fbpx The Sustainable Corporate Governance Initiative in Europe - Mark Roe, Holger Spamann, Jesse Fried and Charles Wang | Harvard Kennedy School

Additional Authors:

  • Mark Roe
  • Holger Spamann
  • Jesse Fried
  • Charles Wang

Excerpt

2021, Paper: "In July 2020, the European Commission published the “Study on directors’ duties and sustainable corporate governance” by Ernst & Young (EY). The Report purports to find evidence of debilitating short-termism in EU corporate governance and recommends many changes to support sustainable corporate governance. In this paper, we point out deep flaws in the Report’s evidence and analysis. We recently submitted the content of this paper in response to the European Commission’s call for feedback. Parallel issues have arisen in American discourse, although none has reached the incipient lawmaking level that it has in Europe. First, the Report defines the corporate governance problem.."

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