Outside the United States, governance systems can differ considerably, reflecting diverse legal systems and traditions for interpreting and enforcing corporate governance legislation. Non-U.S. companies may have unfamiliar capital structures, regulatory systems, and cultures that challenge U.S. thinking on corporate governance.
One of the features of non-U.S. governance regimes is the corporate governance code. Codes of governance are typically voluntary compendiums of leading practices for boards, management, and shareholders. The most well-known of these is the code produced by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance have proven to be a model for other codes adopted by countries around the world.
Director 360 Global Report
This publication from the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance offers a wide perspective on the views and concerns of boards around the world. Based on in-depth interviews with 215 directors at both listed and private companies in 12 countries, this survey explores issues regarding board effectiveness, how boards are functioning, and the changing roles of directors.
Directors’ Alert 2014 - Greater oversight, deeper insight
The fifth edition of the Global Center for Corporate Governance’s Directors' Alert, an annual publication examining some of the top challenges likely to face companies and their boards of directors in 2014, focuses on governance topics such as innovation, technology, productivity, strategy, leadership, regulation, and diversity. Each article includes questions that board directors may ask to further explore these challenges with their own boards, as well as additional resources, and input from Deloitte subject matter experts across the globe.
Women in the boardroom - 2013
Recent legislative efforts and other initiatives have helped bring women’s representation in the boardroom to an all-time high. Despite this, nearly 90 percent of the world’s board seats are occupied by men. This third edition of the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance’s publication Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective highlights initiatives, spanning 25 countries and six continents, aimed at balancing the scales in favor of a more diverse and inclusive boardroom.