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Global Corporate Governance Forum focus series

October 2003 - present

 

Focus is published as practical guides to corporate governance reform and are typically drawn from discussion papers. IFC Global Corporate Governance Forum supports corporate governance reforms in emerging markets and developing countries. The Forum develops advanced knowledge and training products promoting good practices in corporate governance and facilitates capacity building of director training organizations engaged in implementing corporate governance reforms.

 

 

Otherwise known as:

Focus

 

Sub-series:

Global Corporate Governance Forum discussion papers

 

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Firms behaving nicely : incentives and commitment (English)

Ever since the rise of large firms in the 18th century, debate has been raging about how to combine economic efficiency and productivity with socially desirable behavior of firms. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88177 SEP 26, 2013

Klein, Michael Disclosed

Guidance for the directors of banks (English)

The need for sound governance of banks worldwide has never been stronger. After the global financial crisis of 2007-2009, spectacular bank failures, whether caused by greed, incompetence, or indifference, are still occurring. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 88176 AUG 09, 2013

Westlake,Richard Gordon Alexander Disclosed

Corporate governance and development : an update (English)

What do we know about the links between economic development and corporate governance in emerging markets? Stijn Claessens and Burcin Yurtoglu have sifted through scores of academic studies on various countries, sectors, and business organizations - from state-owned enterprises to publicly listed companies - to determine how corporate governance can influence economic development and well being, and what is needed to promote good practices. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 67394 APR 23, 2012

Claessens, Stijn; Yurtoglu,Besim Burcin Disclosed

Women on boards : a conversation with male directors (English)

Research suggests that the presence of women on boards contributes to improving corporate performance. Yet, globally over 90 percent of directorships are held by men. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 65001 JUL 21, 2011

Guy, Marie-Laurence [editor]; Moline, Ann [editor]; Niethammer, Carmen [editor] Disclosed

Stakeholder engagement and the board : integrating best governance practices (English)

Companies have always had relationships with their stakeholders, which include shareowners, customers, suppliers, employees, regulators, and local communities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 62980 DEC 01, 2009

Zollinger, Peter Disclosed

The moral compass of companies : business ethics and corporate governance as anti-corruption tools (Arabic)

This publication targets private sector stakeholders who want to reduce a company’s risk and vulnerability to corruption. It aims to provide guidance and recommendations for integrating ethics programs into corporate governance mechanisms to safeguard against corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 47791 APR 16, 2009

Sullivan,John D. Russian, French, English Disclosed

The moral compass of companies : business ethics and corporate governance as anti-corruption tools (Russian)

This publication targets private sector stakeholders who want to reduce a company’s risk and vulnerability to corruption. It aims to provide guidance and recommendations for integrating ethics programs into corporate governance mechanisms to safeguard against corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 47791 FEB 18, 2009

Sullivan,John D. Arabic, French, English Disclosed

The moral compass of companies : business ethics and corporate governance as anti-corruption tools : La boussole morale des entreprises : l'éthique des affaires et la gouvernance d'entreprise comme outils de lutte contre la corruption (French)

This publication targets private sector stakeholders who want to reduce a company’s risk and vulnerability to corruption. It aims to provide guidance and recommendations for integrating ethics programs into corporate governance mechanisms to safeguard against corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 47791 FEB 17, 2009

Sullivan,John D. Arabic, Russian, English Disclosed

The moral compass of companies : business ethics and corporate governance as anti-corruption tools (English)

This publication targets private sector stakeholders who want to reduce a company’s risk and vulnerability to corruption. It aims to provide guidance and recommendations for integrating ethics programs into corporate governance mechanisms to safeguard against corruption. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 47791 FEB 15, 2009

Sullivan,John D. Arabic, Russian, French Disclosed

Reforming corporate governance: experiences with public takeover bids in Chile and Panama : Factores de reforma en gobierno corporativo : experiencias en ofertas publicas de adquisicion en Chile y Panama (Spanish)

This issue of Focus covers the experiences of two high-profile cases in Chile and Panama and analyzes reforms that shape new legislation and protect minority shareholders. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44247 MAY 16, 2008

Gordon Barsallo,Carlos Antonio; Clarke De La Cerda,Alvaro English Disclosed

Reforming corporate governance: experiences with public takeover bids in Chile and Panama (English)

This issue of Focus covers the experiences of two high-profile cases in Chile and Panama and analyzes reforms that shape new legislation and protect minority shareholders. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44247 MAY 15, 2008

Gordon Barsallo,Carlos Antonio; Clarke De La Cerda,Alvaro Spanish Disclosed

Novo Mercado and its followers : case studies in corporate governance reform (English)

Brazilian companies listed in Novo Mercado (New Market) listing segment voluntarily commit themselves to corporate governance standards beyond the requirements by Brazilian law. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 42676 FEB 15, 2008

Alexandru, Petra; Ararat,Melsa; Santana,Maria Helena; Yurtoglu,Besim Burcin Disclosed

Mediating corporate governance conflicts and disputes : Смягчать конфликты корпоративного управления и споров (Russian)

This paper explores how consensus-based alternatives to adjudication - especially mediation - can help resolve corporate disputes, and consequently, contribute to improving corporate governance practices, strengthening investor confidence, supporting business continuity, and reducing the costs resulting from disputes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 41827 NOV 16, 2007

Guy,Marie-Laurence; Runesson,Eric Michael English Disclosed

Mediating corporate governance conflicts and disputes (English)

This paper explores how consensus-based alternatives to adjudication - especially mediation - can help resolve corporate disputes, and consequently, contribute to improving corporate governance practices, strengthening investor confidence, supporting business continuity, and reducing the costs resulting from disputes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 41827 NOV 15, 2007

Guy,Marie-Laurence; Runesson,Eric Michael Russian Disclosed

Enforcement and corporate governance : three views (English)

This report comprises the edited extracts of the three speeches about the role of enforcement in improving markets. "Non-traditional Modes of Enforcement," by Ira M. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 35710 APR 15, 2005

Bajpai, Shri G. N.; Berglof,Erik; Claessens, Stijn; Millstein, Ira M. Disclosed

Guidance for directors of banks (Arabic)

This manual, for present and prospective directors of noncomplex banks, is intended to provide a guide to emerging international best practice. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34668 DEC 17, 2003

Charkham,Jonathan English Disclosed

Guidance for directors of banks (English)

This manual, for present and prospective directors of noncomplex banks, is intended to provide a guide to emerging international best practice. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34668 OCT 31, 2003

Charkham,Jonathan Arabic Disclosed

Corporate governance and development (English)

This paper investigates the relationship between corporate governance and economic development and well-being. It finds that better corporate frameworks benefit firms through greater access to financing, lower cost of capital, better firm performance, and more favorable treatment of all stakeholders. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 34667 OCT 01, 2003

Claessens, Stijn Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Firms behaving nicely : incentives and commitment (English)
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SEP 26, 2013 88177 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Guidance for the directors of banks (English)
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AUG 09, 2013 88176 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Corporate governance and development : an update (English)
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APR 23, 2012 67394 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Women on boards : a conversation with male directors (English)
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JUL 21, 2011 65001 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Stakeholder engagement and the board : integrating best governance practices (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2009 62980 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The moral compass of companies : business ethics and corporate governance as anti-corruption tools (Arabic)
See More +
APR 16, 2009 47791 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Russian, French, English
The moral compass of companies : business ethics and corporate governance as anti-corruption tools (Russian)
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FEB 18, 2009 47791 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Arabic, French, English
The moral compass of companies : business ethics and corporate governance as anti-corruption tools : La boussole morale des entreprises : l'éthique des affaires et la gouvernance d'entreprise comme outils de lutte contre la corruption (French)
See More +
FEB 17, 2009 47791 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Arabic, Russian, English
The moral compass of companies : business ethics and corporate governance as anti-corruption tools (English)
See More +
FEB 15, 2009 47791 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Arabic, Russian, French
Reforming corporate governance: experiences with public takeover bids in Chile and Panama : Factores de reforma en gobierno corporativo : experiencias en ofertas publicas de adquisicion en Chile y Panama (Spanish)
See More +
MAY 16, 2008 44247 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Reforming corporate governance: experiences with public takeover bids in Chile and Panama (English)
See More +
MAY 15, 2008 44247 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Spanish
Novo Mercado and its followers : case studies in corporate governance reform (English)
See More +
FEB 15, 2008 42676 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Mediating corporate governance conflicts and disputes : Смягчать конфликты корпоративного управления и споров (Russian)
See More +
NOV 16, 2007 41827 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Mediating corporate governance conflicts and disputes (English)
See More +
NOV 15, 2007 41827 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Russian
Enforcement and corporate governance : three views (English)
See More +
APR 15, 2005 35710 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Guidance for directors of banks (Arabic)
See More +
DEC 17, 2003 34668 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Guidance for directors of banks (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 2003 34668 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Arabic
Corporate governance and development (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2003 34667 Working Paper (Numbered Series)