Corporate governance refers to the structures and processes for the direction and control of companies. Corporate governance concerns the relationships among the management, board of directors, shareholders and other stakeholders. Good corporate governance contributes to sustainable economic development by enhancing the performance of companies, increasing access to external capital and improving confidence in the market, which leads to stability.
Around the world there is an increase in dialogue on corporate governance policy and a heightened focus on the development of national corporate governance codes, regulations and guidance. National governments, global organisations, stock exchanges, regulators and the private sector recognise the importance of sound corporate governance in improving the performance of companies and developing public and private capital markets.
On these pages, we provide you with information and guidance to understand developments and trends shaping subjects in corporate governance.