corporate governance


According to the Index of Governance Excellence prepared by The European House – Ambrosetti, the health status of the governance of leading quoted Italian companies is improving, although margin for improvement remains regarding remuneration and incentive mechanisms.

Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy – Final Report 2015

Governance of quoted companies is improving

In 2015 our Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy marked its 11th 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 17, the analysis contained in the Observatory’s 2015 Final Report, prepared in collaboration with ENEL, Gruppo 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 2015 output

  • An updated picture of the Index of Governance Excellence (EG Index 2015), the working tool applied to the top Italian companies listed on the FTSE MIB segment in order to monitor the state of health of governance systems according to a well-structured portfolio of qualitative and quantitative indicators.
  • Level of transparency in the 2014 Remuneration Reports and how the stockholder meetings of FTSE MIB voted
  • Relationship between investment choices of institutional investors and the quality of the governance system.
    An in-depth look at three specific themes:
    – One-tier model
    – Succession plans
    – Whistleblowing
  • Recommendations and proposals to improve governance systems and contribute to spreading a “culture of governance excellence” among Italian companies (both quoted and unquoted).

Observatory on Corporate Governance Excellence in Italy
2015 Final Report (It.)

Documentation and Press Review

Program (It.)

Speakers’ biographical notes (It.)

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