OECD: Guidance for institutional investors launched

OECD Corporate Governance Principles

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published its paper, Responsible Business Conduct for Institutional Investors, which explains how they can apply the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

The paper was launched online by the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) which is leading a project to support investors to adhere to the OECD guidelines.… Read the rest

Vote for #corpgov research – countdown to the SRII survey

The indefatigable Mike Tyrell of SRI-Connect has reminded us all that the final countdown to the Extel awards for ESG research – the SRII Survey – is upon us.

The IRRI* Survey is the biggest mass participation exercise in SRI & corporate governance. … Read the rest

And so farewell Mark to Mythology?

For all the arm waving, hot air politicking and column pixels devoted to the role of accounting standards and their contribution to the global financial crisis, there has been surprisingly little coverage of the changes to mark to market accounting that were announced by FASB last week.Read the rest