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Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy - Final Report 2016

According to the Index of Governance Excellence prepared by The European House – Ambrosetti, the quality of governance of the main listed companies continues to improve, whereas, in the case of others, there is still work to be done.


Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy – Final Report 2016

On-going improvement of governance quality

In 2016 our Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy marked its 12th year. The goal of the Observatory is to provide concrete information and proposals to promote the attainment of excellence in the corporate governance of Italian companies.

During the workshop held in Milan on November 24, the analysis contained in the Observatory’s 2016 Final Report, prepared in collaboration with ENEL, ERGGruppo Falck, Intesa SanPaolo, Pirelli and SNAM, and observations on a number of currently-relevant themes for the corporate governance of businesses and the country were presented.

Observatory 2016 output

Update of the Observatory’s historical topics, with analyses also of the companies of the STAR and MID CAP segments:

  • Remuneration systems of Presidents and CEOs of FTSE MIB companies
  • Level of transparency in the 2016 Remuneration Reports and how the stockholder meetings of FTSE MIB voted
  • How the stockholder meetings voted on Section 1 of the FTSE MIB companies 2016 Remuneration Report
  • The governance state of health through the Index of Governance Excellence EG Index 2016.

An in-depth look at four topics:

  • Requisites for independence of Board Members
  • Skills required of Board Members
  • Slate voting mechanism
  • Level of transparency and quality of information of issuers.

Recommendations and proposals to improve governance systems and contribute to spreading a “culture of governance excellence” among Italian companies (both listed and not listed) were developed for each topic.

Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy
2016 Final Report (It.)

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