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How do multinationals report their economic, social, and environmental impacts? evidence from global reporting initiative data (English)

This paper examines the role of multinational enterprises in sustainability reporting. The study assesses how multinational enterprise status correlates with a company's average disclosure rate and probability of reporting on economic, labor and social, environmental, and governance indicators. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8274 DEC 13, 2017

Winkler,Deborah Elisabeth Disclosed

You get what you ask for : testing information disclosure in a multi-country study (English)

Financial consumers often fail to compare across different products and do not choose the most cost-effective product or the one most suitable to their needs. ... See More +

Brief 121110 NOV 01, 2017

Mazer,Rafael Keenan; Gine,Xavier Disclosed

Corporate sustainability principles (English)

The World Bank manages its internal operations to safeguard the wellbeing of staff as well as the ecosystems, communities, and economies in which we work. ... See More +

Brief 120972 NOV 01, 2017

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Are public credit guarantees worth the hype? (English)

Public credit guarantees have become a popular instrument to try to expand lending to financially constrained firms. In many instances, these schemes have proven useful to increase access to finance. ... See More +

Brief 121486 NOV 01, 2017

Abraham,Facundo; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Achieving full and effective corporatization of port authorities: reform models from global experience (English)

Port corporatization has become the model of choice for countries that have been reluctant to entirely privatize their port authorities. Today, the most commonly pursued route for port governance reform embraces the concept of an autonomous, government-owned port authority with terminal operations under private companies. ... See More +

Brief 120581 OCT 01, 2017

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Strengthening stakeholder participation (English)

The Financial Services Authority (OJK) of Indonesia has introduced Regulation Number 21/POJK.04/2015 concerning the Implementation of the Corporate Governance Guideline for Public Companies. ... See More +

Brief 121272 OCT 01, 2017

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CG Updates (July - September 2017) (English)

This newsletter includes the following headings: supporting corporate governance in Iraq; news on corporate governance at IFC : the year in review; Indonesia : diversification and new revenue streams for management consultants; Myanmar : planning underway for new directors’ institute; Vietnam : corporate governance as competitive differentiator for listed companies; Kazakhstan : job exchange for sovereign wealth fund staff leads to deeper collaboration with IFC; Macedonia : senior government officials discuss impact of 3-6-9 reforms on economy and businesses; Ukraine : IFC helps local consultants expand into SME governance services; Peru : annual companies circle meeting focuses on ESG practices and increased investor awareness; Colombia : at event for women on corporate boards, emphasis on governance to strengthen firms; Peru : how good corporate governance helps family businesses avoid common pitfalls; Afghanistan: governance upgrades for ghazanfar bank; Jordan and Pakistan :market-wide improvements through corporate governance codes; Pakistan: accounting firms find new revenue opportunity in SME governance consulting; Bhutan : improving corporate governance and reducing risk for Bhutan’s financial institutions; India: meeting highlights timely business concerns: disclosure, cyber security, SME finance; India : spotlight on corporate boards: making board evaluations more effective; Cote d’ivoire : spreading the word and building skills: good governance is good business; Ghana : building a foundation for the future by teaching governance principles today; Kenya : improving transparency and accountability; working with partners; working with regulators; working with firms; integrating environment, social and governance issues; Media coverage; adapting to new trends : corporate sustainability and the role of the board; reports and publications; corporate governance tool kits and manuals. ... See More +

Newsletter 121271 SEP 01, 2017

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Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)

This program document for the Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project has four pillars as follows : (i) Pillar A - Improve access to finance for small and young enterprises; (ii) Pillar B - Strengthen capital markets by improving the institutional framework and broadening the range of instruments; (iii) Pillar C - Improve the financial sustainability of the Caisse Marocaine des Retraites; and (iv) Pillar D - Strengthen oversight of the banking sector. ... See More +

Program Document 114404 JUL 19, 2017

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Improving Board effectiveness (English)

The Financial Services Authority of Indonesia (OJK) introduced OJK regulation number 21/POJK.04/2015 concerning the implementation of the corporate governance guideline for public companies. ... See More +

Brief 121267 JUL 01, 2017

Razook,James Christopher; Chaudhry,Mohsin Ali Disclosed

Argentina - Assessment of capital market mechanisms for financing of SMEs (English)

This document has the purpose of identifying and describing actions that could aid in facilitating the financing of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through instruments channeled via the capital markets. ... See More +

Working Paper 117055 JUN 28, 2017

.org;; 000012349:John Daniel Pollner:jpollner@worldbank Disclosed

Argentina - Capital market financing for infrastructure (English)

Argentina’s improved sovereign credit rating has helped to spur the recent sub-sovereign and corporate bond issues. In early April 2016, Standard & Poor’s upgraded Argentina’s sovereign ratings for local and foreign currency debt to B from B-. ... See More +

Working Paper 117054 JUN 28, 2017

.org;; 000012349:John Daniel Pollner:jpollner@worldbank Disclosed

Colombia – Business Productivity and Efficiency Development Policy Loans I-III (English)

Ratings for Business Productivity and Efficiency Development Policy Loans I-III were as follows: Outcome was moderately satisfactory, risk to development outcome was moderate, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and Borrower performance was satisfactory. ... See More +

Project Performance Assessment Report 110740 JUN 26, 2017

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Statement by H.E. Arun Jaitley at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defense, at the ninety-fifth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017. ... See More +

Board Report 114564 APR 22, 2017

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Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (English)

This program document for the Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project has four pillars as follows : (i) Pillar A - Improve access to finance for small and young enterprises; (ii) Pillar B - Strengthen capital markets by improving the institutional framework and broadening the range of instruments; (iii) Pillar C - Improve the financial sustainability of the Caisse Marocaine des Retraites; and (iv) Pillar D - Strengthen oversight of the banking sector. ... See More +

Program Document 114404 APR 19, 2017

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Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Project : implementation support mission - 13-27 February, 2017 (French)

Aide Memoire 113888 MAR 28, 2017

Jenane,Chakib Disclosed

Vietnam - Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Projects (English)

The objectives of the Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Projects for Vietnam are to: (i) increase the production efficiency of household-based livestock producers; (ii) reduce the environmental impact of livestock production, processing and marketing; and (iii) improve food safety in livestock product supply chains in selected provinces. ... See More +

Inspection Panel Notice of Registration 114025 MAR 21, 2017

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Tajikistan - Private Sector Competitiveness Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 113276 MAR 10, 2017

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Moldova - Support to state owned enterprises (SOE) preliminary diagnostics and reform assessment : Phase 1 (English)

This report has been prepared to support the government of Moldova’s efforts to identify and begin to address issues and opportunities in relation to their state owned enterprises (SOEs). ... See More +

Working Paper 117276 MAR 01, 2017

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Quarterly corporate governance network newsletter (English)

This newsletter includes following countries and headings: Peru; United States of America (USA); East Asia and the Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; South Asia; how good corporate governance facilitates investment in Mongolia; media coverage; IFC’s corporate governance program; and corporate governance toolkits and manuals. ... See More +

Newsletter 115710 MAR 01, 2017

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Latin American companies circle : recommendations on ethics and compliance (English)

This paper comprises a set of recommendations related to ethical principles and the corporate compliance function. The objective of this paper is to share a set of good practices for companies in Latin America to consider in developing, implementing or improving their ethical guidelines and compliance policies and practices. ... See More +

Working Paper 113254 FEB 01, 2017

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How do multinationals report their economic, social, and environmental impacts? evidence from global reporting initiative data (English)
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DEC 13, 2017 WPS8274 Policy Research Working Paper
You get what you ask for : testing information disclosure in a multi-country study (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121110 Brief
Corporate sustainability principles (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120972 Brief
Are public credit guarantees worth the hype? (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121486 Brief
Achieving full and effective corporatization of port authorities: reform models from global experience (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120581 Brief
Strengthening stakeholder participation (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 121272 Brief
CG Updates (July - September 2017) (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 121271 Newsletter
Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (Arabic)
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JUL 19, 2017 114404 Program Document
Improving Board effectiveness (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 121267 Brief
Argentina - Assessment of capital market mechanisms for financing of SMEs (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 117055 Working Paper
Argentina - Capital market financing for infrastructure (English)
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JUN 28, 2017 117054 Working Paper
Colombia – Business Productivity and Efficiency Development Policy Loans I-III (English)
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JUN 26, 2017 110740 Project Performance Assessment Report
Statement by H.E. Arun Jaitley at the 95th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 22, 2017 (English)
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APR 22, 2017 114564 Board Report
Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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APR 19, 2017 114404 Program Document
Burundi - Coffee Sector Competitiveness Project : implementation support mission - 13-27 February, 2017 (French)
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MAR 28, 2017 113888 Aide Memoire
Vietnam - Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Projects (English)
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MAR 21, 2017 114025 Inspection Panel Notice of Registration
Tajikistan - Private Sector Competitiveness Project : procurement plan (English)
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MAR 10, 2017 113276 Procurement Plan
Moldova - Support to state owned enterprises (SOE) preliminary diagnostics and reform assessment : Phase 1 (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 117276 Working Paper
Quarterly corporate governance network newsletter (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 115710 Newsletter
Latin American companies circle : recommendations on ethics and compliance (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113254 Working Paper