Policy and position papers

What is being decided in Brussels will affect us all directly or indirectly with a domino effect. Do you want your voice to be heard?

Welcome to the backbone of the ecoDa work - our policy section, supported by ecoDa's Benchmarking and Information Committee. This is where we publish our views of what development we promote for European Corporate Governance. These positions have been explored and discussed in depth by knowledgeable, independent, European Corporate Governance experts: the members of the ecoDa Policy Committee. Meet our experts by clicking here.


Every day our 60,000 members face difficult questions and new challenges as professional directors in Boards of Directors all over Europe. Most of the time these challenges emanate from market realities but more and more often they originate in the EU institutions. Our policy work pays attention to both, although focusing on the latter.


This way, we know well in advance how a EU policy decision might affect the board work of our companies, regardless if the company is based in the UK, Germany, France or some other EU member state.


Despite today's fierce global competition, we believe Good Corporate Governance can be a strength and not a weakness for European enterprises. But only if the voice of Europe's professional directors is given a chance to be heard by the EU institutions will governance support rather than hinder growth and prosperity.


Our Benchmarking and Information Committee provides an important source of information and reflection of our work.


Let us invite you to explore our different position papers, guidance documents, reports and press releases by clicking on the links below. Note that you can also explore them according to the theme (see column on the left: Documents by theme)

And please contact us if you want your voice to be heard!


Lutgart Van den Berghe, 

Chairwoman of the Policy Committee

GUBERNA (the Belgian Institute of Directors) 

Position papers

ecoDa's Position Papers refer to any kind of ecoDa's responses to the CG debate at the European level including responses to consultations/Green Papers and to legislative initiatives.

ecoDa's Position Papers


ecoDa's Guidances refer to good CG practices that ecoDa often in cooperation with other partners promotes to board members. 

ecoDa's Guidances


ecoDa's Reports refer to all wrap-up reports of ecoDa past conferences and to any kind of surveys or calls of tenders that ecoDa has undertaken.

ecoDa's Reports

Press releases

ecoDa's Press Releases refer to any statement that ecoDa has made publicly available in the Media. 

ecoDa's Press Releases