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At MEIoD we try to share knowledge and best practices related to corporate governance as much as possible. Below are insights on some of the key questions we get asked.

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A Look At Corporate Governance In The Context Of COVID-19

How could have corporate governance minimized the impact of COVID-19 on businesses.

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Is it acceptable for a CEO to also be Chairperson?

It is still common globally for business leaders to be both CEO and Chairperson of the same company, although there is a trend towards separation. In 2016, just over 50% of companies in the S&P 500 Index were led by a dual Chairperson / CEO, down from 77% in 2001.

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5 ESG trends that should be on your radar

ESG will be a priority for boards across the region. In this article, we explore 5 areas of particular importance, and advise how boards can capitalize on these trends.

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Corporate culture and the role of the board

Why is culture important at the board level, and what are the building blocks of a culture which drives performance and success?

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What does it take to excel in the boardroom?

What makes a successful board member? In this article we look at the qualities, qualifications and experience that help both current and prospective board members excel in their role.

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The key drivers of effective corporate governance

Corporate governance is wide ranging in its impact - but what are the core principles that organizations need to focus on as a foundation?

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Resources

Here are some resources that we think you may find useful.

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IFC Corporate Governance Resources

An overview of corporate governance with the IFC including the IFC methodology, and additional resources that organizations might find useful.

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OECD Corporate Governance Guidelines

OECD provides a lot of guidance on corporate governance through various resources such as its corporate governance principles, corporate governance for state owned enterprises etc,

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International Corporate Governance Network

Led by investors responsible for assets under management in excess of $US 59 trillion, and bringing together companies and stakeholders around the world, ICGN advances the highest standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship worldwide in pursuit of long-term value creation,.

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The Corporate Governance Research Initiative

The Corporate Governance Research Initiative provides research and insights on a broad range of issues facing corporations and boards of directors that includes executive compensation, board governance, CEO succession, and proxy voting.