G20/OECD’s Corporate Governance Principles, 2023

Ankit Singh Mehar, Executive |

The G20 leaders in the recent G20 Summit held on 8th -10th September,  2023, endorsed the revised ‘G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance’ (‘Revised Principles’). The Revised Principles replace the extant set of principles released in 2015 in light of the evolution in capital markets and global economy, following a review of the erstwhile principles over a period from 2021-2023. 

As stated in the Summit Declaration, the Revised Principles have been endorsed by the G20 leaders “with the aim to strengthen policy and regulatory frameworks for corporate governance that support sustainability and access to finance from capital markets, which in turn can contribute to the resilience of the broader economy.”

The Revised Principles, besides making alterations to the existing principles, also introduce two new chapters, viz., 

Chapter III – ‘Institutional investors, stock markets, and other intermediaries’ focussing on  engagement of institutional investors with the investee company, essential disclosure requirement and management of conflict of interest pursuant to exercise of their key ownership rights. 

Chapter VI – ‘Sustainability and resilience’ focussing on corporate governance policies for managing the risks and opportunities of sustainability and resilience 

Below we summarise the key highlights of the Revised Principles. 

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The Rise of Stablecoins amidst Instability

-Megha Mittal


The past few years have witnessed an array of technological developments and innovations, especially in Fintech; and while the world focused on Bitcoins and other cryptos, a new entrant ‘Stablecoin’ slowly crept its way into the limelight. With the primary motive of shielding its users from the high volatility associated with cryptos, and promises of boosting cross-border payments and remittance, ‘Stablecoins’ emerged in 2018, and now have become the focal point of discussion of several international bodies including the Financial Standards Board (FSB), G20, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO).

Additionally, the widespread notion that the desperate need of cross-border payments and remittances during the ongoing COVID-crisis may prove to be a defining moment for stablecoins, has drawn all the more attention towards the need of establishing regulations and legal framework pertaining to Stablecoins.

In this article, we shall have an insight as to what Stablecoins, (Global Stable Coinss) are, its modality, its current status of acceptance by the international bodies, and how the ongoing COVID crisis, may act as a catalyst for its rise.

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