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Corporate governance: G-20/OECD may be off-track

It also coincides with the launch by prospective US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of a campaign to tackle "short-termism" on the part of individual and institutional shareholders interested in maximising short-term profits rather than long-term corporate investment.

DO SHAREHOLDERS really deserve all the effort being devoted to improving corporate governance in advanced and emerging economies? The Group of 20 and the OECD believe so, even though skittish equity investors are seen by some now as the root of much evil.

Updated G-20/OECD Principles of