corporate governance


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, the room for improvement is still considerable.

Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy – Final Report 2017

The quality of governance of the listed companies continues to improve

In 2017 our Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy marked its 13th 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 2017 Final Report, prepared in collaboration with Allianz Global Investors, ENELGruppo FalckIntesa Sanpaolo, Lavazza and Pirelli, and observations on a number of currently-relevant themes for the corporate governance of businesses and the country were presented.

Observatory 2017 output

Update of the Observatory’s historical topics, with analyses extended to the companies of the FTSE MIB, MID CAP and STAR segments of the Italian Stock Exchange, for a total of 128 companies:

  • Remuneration systems of Presidents and CEOs
  • Level of transparency in the Remuneration Reports
  • Correlation between corporate performance and the CEO’s bonus
  • How the stockholder meetings voted on Section 1 of the Remuneration Report
  • The governance state of health through the Index of Governance Excellence EG Index
  • Mapping of international benchmarks

An in-depth look at four topics:

  • 2017 Survey on institutional investors
  • Relationship between issuers and institutional investors
  • Succession plans
  • Self-regulating code for unlisted companies.

The observatory has continued to develop recommendations and proposals for improving governance systems and contributing to the spread of a “culture of governance excellence” among Italian companies (both listed and unlisted).

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