Policy Brief: OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

Recommending measures to enhance the effectiveness of corporate governance
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This paper provides specific guidance for policymakers, regulators, and market participants in improving the legal, institutional, and regulatory framework that underpins corporate governance, with a focus on publicly traded companies. The paper also provides practical suggestions for stock exchanges, investors, corporations, and other parties that have a role in the process of developing good corporate governance. Key points include:

  • What are the Principles and what issues do they address?
  • How to strengthen the ownership role of shareholders?
  • How do the Principles deal with conflicts of interest?
  • How do the Principles help strengthen company oversight by boards?
  • How can governments use the Principles?
  • How was the review of the Principles carried out?

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