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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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How do you tell if someone is qualified to sit in the boardroom?

The question of whether board membership should be viewed as a profession in the same way as law, finance, or medicine, and therefore require the awarding of qualifications by an independent body, is a subject of current global debate.

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The value of governance for SMEs

In this article, we look at what corporate governance means for SME owners and the various ways in which it can benefit them, regardless of the stage of development of their business.

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Getting started with governance: a guide for SMEs

In this article, we look at a number of practical steps which SMEs in the Middle East can take as they start on the path to implementing corporate governance within their business.

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What’s on the boardroom agenda in 2021?

After the disruption of the last 12 months, we’ve looked at how forward-thinking boards in the region are responding to the challenges posed by the “new normal”

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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.