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Corporate governance standards

Corporate governance: a set of relationships between a company's management, its board, its shareholders and other stakeholders. Corporate governance also provides the structure through which the objectives of the company are set, and the means of attaining those objectives and monitoring performance are determined. (OECD Code - 1999).

Standards
Examples: LCE/SME 
Resources/News

OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

U.K Combined Code of Corporate Governance

German Corporate Governance Code

France's AFG-ASFFI Recommendations for Corporate Governnace

Japan Corporate Governance Committee Recommendations

King II (South Africa)

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley

Improper Influence on Conduct of Audits

DISCLOSURE REQUIRED BY SECTIONS 406 AND 407 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002; CORRECTION

STRENGTHENING THE COMMISSION'S REQUIREMENTS REGARDING AUDITOR INDEPENDENCE

Implementation of Standards of Professional Conduct for Attorneys

Retention of Records Relevant to Audits and Reviews

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

NYSE Listing Requirements

King II Report (South Africa) See also report

ASX Corporate Governance Principles (Australia)

 

The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance have been revised. For the current principles, including comments by the Ethics & Policy Integration Centre, click here. For reaction of International Chamber of Commerce, click here.

The Economist examines the European corporate governance landscape in the aftermath of the Parma scandal.

Research article on the OECD's response to the corporate governance
scandals among developed economies
.

SEC Approves NYSE, NASDAQ Strengthening of Corporate Governance Standards for Listed Companies The Securities and Exchange Commission today approved new rules proposed and adopted by the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market requiring widespread strengthening of corporate governance standards for listed companies.

Corporate Governance in a transitional economy (Russian Federation)

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Summary of Sarbanes-Oxley

PriceWaterhouse Coopers Sarbanes-Oxley Web page

Whistleblower Protection provisions

Mathilde Mesnard, "Corporate Governance, Investment and Growth: The OECD Principles and their Use," (Paris: Corporate Affairs, OECD, 2002)

Robert Monks, Corporate Governance in the 21st Century



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