This second edition of the Corporate Governance Factbook was developed as a complementary reference for the review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance carried out during 2014 and 2015, and may also support follow-up work related to implementation of the Principles in OECD member and partner countries. It provides the most comprehensive catalogue to date of the legal and regulatory frameworks, institutions and practices in place across more than 40 OECD and partner jurisdictions, to help policy-makers understand how different jurisdictions address the corporate governance issues and challenges raised in the Principles in practice. (OECD Corporate Governance Factbook, Forward, 2015).
From the Press Release:
This report shares up-to-date information about corporate governance practices in OECD countries and a selection of additional jurisdictions. It provides a useful resource for national governments looking to compare their own framework with that of other countries or seeking information about practices in specific jurisdictions.
Published at regular intervals, the Corporate Governance Factbook compiles information gathered from the responses to questionnaires issued during the preparation of thematic peer reviews. It provides background information to the 2014-2015 review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.
All OECD countries as well as Argentina; Brazil; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Lithuania; Saudi Arabia; and, Singapore.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Corporate Landscape
- The ownership structure of listed companies
The Corporate Governance Framework
- The regulatory framework for corporate governance
- Cross-border application of corporate governance requirements
- The main public regulators of corporate governance
- Stock exchanges
The Rights of Shareholders and Key Ownership Functions
- Notification of general meetings and information provided to shareholders
- Shareholder rights to request a meeting and to place items on the agenda
- Shareholder voting
- Related party transactions
- Takeover bid rules
- The roles and responsibilities of institutional investors
The Corporate Board of Directors
- Basic board structure and independence
- Board-level committees
- Board nomination and election
- Board and key executive remuneration