Global and Regional Trends in Corporate Governance for 2016

Russell Reynolds Associates

The consulting firm Russell Reynolds Associates has published a report containing the responses to the large-scale survey carried out on executives working in public and private sector firms in the US, Brazil, the European Union, Japan and India. When asked “What corporate governance trends do you think we will see in 2016?” interviewees came up with the following ideas:

  • An approach based on the effectiveness of the board of directors, with particular emphasis on its composition, diversity and independence of its members
  • Focus on the individual actions and performance of each board member, and regular assessments of the Board of Directors’ activity
  • Stronger regulation, review of corporate governance codes and publication of rules on information disclosure by companies in order to promote transparency
  • Greater commitment of shareholders, and a greater focus on corporate social responsibility