10th Conference – Paris, France

“Improving business cultures for sustainable growth”

Date: 6 April 2016
Location: Paris, France
Host Institution: Proparco


The main objective of the conference was to show how good governance improves corporate performance, to examine financial institutions’ role in supporting their clients and to demonstrate the added value of gender diversity in governance bodies.

Main Outcomes

  • Exploring an SME version of the CG tools to facilitate investments of smaller DFIs;
  • Examining whether regional chapters should be created for Europe, LAC and Africa with the participation of regional DFI’s as well as larger ones with local presence in these regions;
  • Opening the Framework Agreement to the wider investment community, building on existing relationships with specialized governance investment funds and global institutional investors with a vested interest in governance issues; and
  • Upgrading the website to become a key reference point for all CGDF-related initiatives and promoting signatory interaction through a dedicated LinkedIn group.


The participating institutions of the conference include: