Un guide des pratiques de gouvernance dans l’Union Européenne (EU)
Vous trouverez, ci-dessous, un guide complet des pratiques de gouvernance relatives aux entreprises de l’Union Européenne.
Il n’y a pas de version française de ce document à ce stade-ci. J’ai cependant demandé à ecoDa (European Confederation of Directors’ Associations) si un guide en français était en préparation. Toute personne intéressée par la gouvernance européenne trouvera ici un excellent outil d’information.
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This publication has been produced in collaboration with the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (ecoDa) primarily aimed at ecoDa’s membership and for supporting IFC’s work in surrounding regions with countries aspiring to understand and follow rules, standards and practices applied in the EU countries but which may be of wider relevance and interest to practitioners, policy makers, development finance institutions, investors, board directors, business reporters, and others.
The purpose of this publication is twofold: to describe the corporate governance framework within the European Union and to highlight good European governance practices. It focuses on the particular aspects of European governance practices that distinguish this region from other parts of the world.
In addition to providing a useful source of reference, this guide is designed to be relevant to anyone interested in the evolving debate about European corporate governance. It should be of particular interest to the following parties:
Policymakers and corporate governance specialists, to assist in the identification of good practices among the member states. Improvements in corporate governance practices in a country may attract foreign direct investment.
Directors of listed and unlisted companies, to inspire them to look again at their ways of working.
Directors of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), to assist in improving corporate governance practices prior to selling off state assets.
Bankers, to assist in the identification of good corporate governance practices to inform their lending and investing practices.
Staff within development financial institutions, to assist in the identification of good corporate
Proxy advisors and legal advisors, to assist in the identification of corporate governance compliance issues.
Investors, shareholders, stock brokers, and investment advisors, to assist in the identification of good practices in investor engagement and activism.
Senior company management, to assist in the identification of good relationship-management practices with boards of directors.
Journalists and academics within business schools, who are interested in good corporate governance practices.
Private sector and public sector stakeholders from the EU candidate and potential candidate countries in their preparation for eventual accession. Geographical areas of potential readership may include the following in particular:
The 18 Eurozone countries (listed in Appendix A);
The 28 EU member states (Appendix B);
The five EU candidate countries (Appendix C);
The three potential candidate countries
The 47 European Council Countries (Appendix E); and
Emerging markets and others seeking to increase trade or attract investment with European countries.