Posts Tagged 'media'

Journalists at the Forefront of Corporate Governance Reporting: The Story That Lies Beneath

Global Corporate Governance Forum, 5th March 2013, IFC

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the International Center for Journalists held the panel discussion on Journalists at the Forefront of Corporate Governance Reporting: The Story That Lies Beneath. In this interactive discussion the panelists examined the media’s role as a watchdog, discussed what constitutes good practice, and how reporting on corporate governance fits into overall development, democracy, and governance efforts. Continue reading…


Who’s Running the Company: A Guide to Reporting on Corporate Governance

The “media” guide

Who’s Running the Company: A Guide to Reporting on Corporate Governance,” (pdf) will help journalists develop clear and compelling stories that examine how a company is governed. It was produced by IFC’s Global Corporate Governance Forum in partnership with the International Center for Journalists, a an organization that advances quality journalism worldwide. Topics include the media’s role reporting on corporate governance, how a board of directors functions, what financial reports reveal, and how to track down information that sheds light on a company’s performance in an informed way.

In an era of rapid globalization and volatility, entire economies can depend on how individual businesses are governed. “The recent financial crises have elevated the importance of good corporate governance,” says William Bulmer, Director of IFC’s Environment, Social and Governance Department. “There is a clear connection between well governed companies and better company performance, with benefits such as easier access to finance, improved efficiency, and enhanced market reputation. This media guide aims to support a better understanding of corporate governance, thereby helping promote much better communications on this important topic.” Continue reading and download the guide here!

Business Reporting Beyond Numbers – Looking for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Corporate Governance

Posted by Alexey Volynets & Santiago Chaher (Corporate Governance Leaders) for the Global Corporate Governance Forum, October 8 -2010

Roksana Yasmin

Roksana Yasmin - June 2010 at the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute training

To properly cover the workings of a modern enterprise, journalists need to understand how it is governed—and how various issues under the corporate governance umbrella fit together and affect the company’s performance. This Lessons Learned aims to help business journalists track down corporate governance stories, ask the right questions to uncover critical information, and explain complex subjects to the public.  


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