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Guía de Aplicación de Gobernabilidad Corporativa para Las Empresas Urbanas de Água Potable y Saneamiento en América Latina

Blanche Cotlear

Publisher: GPSA, Water Partnership Program, World Bank Group

2018

Español:

Esta Guía usa el marco conceptual y los resultados de dos estudios efectuados por expertos del Banco Mundial, publicados en los años 2011 y 2013, que han revelado que cuando las empresas de Agua y Saneamiento (AP&S) aplican principios y mecanismos de transparencia y de gobernabilidad corporativa, no solo dan muestra de una clara voluntad ética y promueven un mejor comportamiento de su personal, directores y gerentes, sino que además generan mejores indicadores en calidad, cobertura, productividad laboral y eficiencia.

Ello significa que el impacto de la gobernabilidad corporativa, aparte de tener un carácter ético para las empresas de AP&S, también posee un carácter práctico en el logro de sus objetivos y metas. La Guía se complementa con propuestas y análisis de otros estudios recientes del Banco Mundial y de otras instituciones, realizados sobre el mismo tema. Adicionalmente, recoge ejemplos y prácticas de diversas empresas urbanas de agua de la región para graficar con casos concretos la implementación de mecanismos y herramientas de gobernabilidad corporativa.

English:

Two World Bank studies, published in 2011 and 2013, highlighted the importance and positive effects of water and sanitation companies applying principles and mechanisms of transparency and corporate governance. Beyond showing a clear ethical will and promoting better behavior of staff, directors and managers, doing so resulted in the improvement of companies’ indicators of service quality, coverage, labor productivity and efficiency. This shows that corporate governance, apart from its ethical aspects, also has a practical benefit for water and sanitation companies in terms of achieving their objectives and goals.

This guidance note (in Spanish) complements the conceptual framework and the results of those two studies with other studies by the World Bank and other institutions about the same topic. It also presents examples and case studies to illustrate the implementation of different mechanisms and tools of corporate governance.

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