OECD Update on Corporate Governance Principles

Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD

Good governance contributes to sustainable value creation and is in the interest of companies as it facilitates access to capital as well as increased investor and stakeholder confidence. The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, which are currently being revised, are an international benchmark for policy makers, investors, corporations and other stakeholders worldwide. The Financial Stability Forum has designated them as one of the 12 key standards for sound financial systems.

The October 13 consultation with the OECD Corporate Governance Committee will be an important opportunity for a discussion on the first revised draft of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. As a follow up, a public consultation on the draft revised Principles is planned for the end of 2014. BIAC has been involved all along the process and will continue its active contribution to ensure that the final text to be presented to the 2015 Ministerial Council Meeting reflects business considerations. BIAC is also actively involved in the review of the Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises, which are being revised in parallel, and will participate in the next consultation on October 22.

Staff contacts: Ariel Meyerstein

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Staff Contact:   Ewa Staworzynska

Director, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs
Tel: 212.703.5056

Ewa Staworzynska is USCIB’s Director of Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs. Staworzynska brings to USCIB her extensive policy experience from both public and private sectors. Prior to joining USCIB, she led DoorDash’s policy efforts in international markets and was in charge of diplomatic relations. Before her position at DoorDash, Staworzynska was an officer at the International Labor Organization (ILO), where she worked multilaterally to advance support for decent work and related policies at UN headquarters. Staworzynska began her career in New York working for a real estate start-up. Staworzynska will be based in USCIB’s New York office and will work with Jose Arroyo, USCIB policy associate on corporate responsibility and labor affairs, on a wide range of issues, including human rights and industrial policy, responsible business conduct, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She was born and raised in Norway and has a B.A. in Economics and M.A. in International Relations, with a specialty in International Business, from New York University.
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