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I've copied the attached eclectic list of global governance stakeholders wholesale from one of Chris Macrae's megablogs....
January 24, 2006
I’ve copied the attached eclectic list of global governance stakeholders wholesale from one of Chris Macrae’s megablogs….intangibles valuation.
Beyond Accountability itself, a useful list to browse and cogitate. It maybe represents 1% of the institutions ‘in play’ shaping global stakeholder accountability.
The Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) is an independent, non-profit membership organisation dedicated to working with investors, companies and regulators in the implementation of effective corporate governance practices throughout Asia. ACGA was founded in 1999 from a belief that corporate governance is fundamental to the long-term development of Asian economies and capital markets.
Asian CG Roundtable
Pursuant to a G-7 mandate to the OECD and World Bank, the OECD organises the Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance to discuss improving corporate governance in non-OECD member countries of the Asian region. The Roundtable comprises Asian policy-makers, regulators and business leaders, as well as regional and international experts.
Asian Development Bank
ADB’s Anticorruption Policy designates the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) as the point of contact to report allegations of fraud or corruption among ADB-financed projects or its staff. OAG has established an Integrity Division (OAGI) to handle all matters related to allegations of fraud and corruption.
Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit InstitutionsThe Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI), one of the seven Regional Working Groups of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), was established in 1979. The membership of the ASOSAI consists of Charter Members, Members and Associate Members. ASOSAI has grown from the original 11 SAIs, to a membership of 42 SAIs.
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body with 240,000 students and 105,000 members in 170 countries. Our mission is to be the leading global professional accountancy body by reputation, influence and size, offering the first choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
Association of Institutional Investors
VIP is an association of people in a European network who see Corporate Governance as a necessary prerequisite for a lively and fruitful financial market with credible ethical priorities and principles of steadfastness: Corporate Governance demonstrably enhances profits and market liquidity! VIP uses its professionality and more than twenty years of experience as an active, puiblicly operating physical proxy agent at anuual general meetings in order to influence management processes effectively by pointing to the rules of best practice in Corporate Governance.
The British Accounting Association Corporate Governance Special Interest Group
Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations with a combined workforce of more than 10 million employees. The Roundtable is committed to advocating public policies that ensure vigorous economic growth, a dynamic global economy, and the well-trained and productive U.S. workforce essential for future competitiveness. Business Roundtable believes that its potential for effectiveness is based on the fact that it draws on CEOs directly and personally, and presents government with reasoned alternatives and positive suggestions.
Canadian Coalition for Good Governance – CCGG
The mission of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance is to represent Canadian institutional shareholders through the promotion of best corporate governance practices and to align the interests of boards and management with those of the shareholder.
Center for Corporate Governance
The Center for Corporate Governance is the home for all those who have interest in involvement in good governance
Center for Economic and Social Justice
We are building this site as a portal to a new economic vision of the future, which we call the “Just Third Way.” To turn vision into reality, CESJ offers capital homesteading ideas and strategies for structural reform of economies, and justice-based management concepts for building organizational cultures of ownership, servant leadership, and justice.
Center for International Private Enterprise – CIPEThe Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. CIPE has supported more than 800 local initiatives in 95 developing countries, involving the private sector in policy advocacy and institutional reform, improving governance, and building understanding of market-based democratic systems. CIPE programs are also supported through the United States Agency for International Development.
Center for Strategic and International StudiesThe Center for Strategic and International Studies provides strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers committed to advancing global security and prosperity. Founded in 1962 by David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh Burke, CSIS is a bipartisan, non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C with more than 220 employees.
Center for the Study of Ethics in Professions – CSEP
The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) at the Illinois Institute of Technology was established in 1976 for the purpose of promoting education and scholarship relating to the professions.
Centre for Social Responsibility
To engage collectively with all stakeholders, so that economical development and globalization works for all and not only for the rich particularly in the context of a deepening conflict between ecological decline and challenges to establish patterns of social behavior on the hand, and economic expansion on the other.
Commonwealth Association for Corporate Governance
It is widely recognised that good corporate governance is one of the vital ingredients in economic development. In the Edinburgh declaration the leaders of the commonwealth supported this view. In April 1998 the Commonwealth Secretariat held a technical workshop, in London, on corporate governance. Twenty four Commonwealth countries attended and they resolved to set up a Commonwealth Association for Corporate Governance (CACG). A task force was authorised to establish CACG and then hand the new association over to a council. This was effected on 3 December 1998 when the CACG Council held its first meeting in Johannesburg. CACG is an Incorporated Society registered in New Zealand.
The Conference Board creates and disseminates knowledge about management and the marketplace to help businesses strengthen their performance and better serve society. Working as a global, independent membership organization in the public interest, we conduct research, convene conferences, make forecasts, assess trends, publish information and analysis, and bring executives together to learn from one another.
Since 1995 the Corporate Governance site at CorpGov.net has facilitated the ability of institutional and individual shareowners to better govern corporations, enhancing both corporate accountability and the creation of wealth. News, links, commentary, and advocacy geared to the active investor. Browse our small reference library, join our NETwork, subscribe to the publications of our stakeholders. CorpGov.net is supported by your purchases through Amazon.com and google, as well as the editor’s speaking engagements, and consulting contracts on corporate governance.
Corporate Governance in Russia
This web site is the project of implemented within the framework of the OECD/World Bank – Russian Corporate Governance Roundtable. Here you can find information on corporate governance and protection of investors’ rights in the Russian market, as well as exchange opinions and share your experience.
Corporate Governance Rating
CoreRatings’ corporate governance rating delivers an independent evaluation of your company’s risk profile. Our governance expertise and investor insight are helping companies worldwide understand and manage their risk exposure.
Council on Competitiveness
In 1986 the United States was facing one of its most dire economic challenges since the end of World War II: the country slid from being the world’s largest creditor to its largest debtor; its position as a global leader in technology and innovation was declining; and American industries were losing market share to international competitors. To meet this mounting challenge, two-dozen industrial, university, and labor leaders joined together to found the Council on Competitiveness, a forum for elevating national competitiveness to the forefront of national consciousness.
From a pioneering step taken in 1987, to playing an integral role in India’s development milestones, CRISIL has emerged as India’s leading Ratings, Financial News, Risk and Policy Advisory company. Extending our expertise and repute to other continents, with a significant enhancement of our relationship with Standard & Poor’s, our recent acquisition of UK based gas information and advisory company EconoMatters Ltd. and our strategic investment in the world’s first ever regional credit rating agency – the Caribbean Information & Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS) are, but beginnings of a global footprint.
Deminor Rating helps to bridge the corporate governance expectation gap between investors and listed companies. First European corporate governance rating agency.
Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V
Deutsches Aktieninstitut e.V., founded in 1953 as “Arbeitskreis zur Förderung der Aktie”, is the association of German exchange-listed stock corporations and other companies and institutions with an interest in the capital market. Its most important task is to strengthen Germany’s position as the location for financial services in the international competition, to support the development of the relevant framework, to enhance corporate financing in Germany and to promote the acceptance for equity among investors and companies.
Directors & Boards
Directors & Boards is a quarterly journal dedicated to the topics of leadership and corporate governance. Its readers are at the very pinnacle of business — board chairmen, CEOs and members of senior management, corporate board members, and board advisers.
Economic Policy Institute
The mission of the Economic Policy Institute is to provide high-quality research and education in order to promote a prosperous, fair, and sustainable economy. The Institute stresses real world analysis and a concern for the living standards of working people, and it makes its findings accessible to the general public, the media, and policy makers.
An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an employee benefit plan which makes the employees of a company owners of stock in that company. Several features make ESOPs unique as compared to other employee benefit plans. First, only an ESOP is required by law to invest primarily in the securities of the sponsoring employer. Second, an ESOP is unique among qualified employee benefit plans in its ability to borrow money. As a result, “leveraged ESOPs” may be used as a technique of corporate finance.
EU Company Law & Corporate Governance
Harmonisation of the rules relating to company law and corporate governance, as well as to accounting and auditing, is essential for creating a Single Market for Financial Services and products. In the fields of company law and corporate governance, objectives include: providing equivalent protection for shareholders and other parties concerned with companies; ensuring freedom of establishment for companies throughout the EU; fostering efficiency and competitiveness of business; promoting cross-border cooperation between companies in different Member States; and stimulating discussions between Member States on the modernisation of company law and corporate governance.
European Corporate Governance InstituteThe ECGI is an international scientific non-profit association. We provide a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice.
Federation Of Indian Chambers Of Commerce And IndustryFICCI is the rallying point for free enterprises in India. It has empowered Indian businesses, in the changing times, to shore up their competitiveness and enhance their global reach. With a nationwide membership of over 1500 corporates and over 500 chambers of commerce and business associations, FICCI espouses the shared vision of Indian businesses and speaks directly and indirectly for over 2,50,000 business units. It has an expanding direct membership of enterprises drawn from large, medium, small and tiny segments of manufacturing, distributive trade and services. FICCI maintains the lead as the proactive business solution provider through research, interactions at the highest political level and global networking.
Global Corporate Governance Forum – GCGFThe Global Corporate Governance Forum is a multi-donor trust fund co-founded by the World Bank Group and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to promote global, regional, and local initiatives that aim to improve the institutional framework and practices of corporate governance. Housed in the joint IFC/World Bank Corporate Governance Department, the Forum’s unique activities promote sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction within the framework of agreed international development targets.
Global Proxy Watch
Global Proxy Watch newsletter is the principal means of keeping abreast of international developments in corporate governance-the fastest-growing investment factor in global capital markets.
Global Reporting Initiative – GRI
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a multi-stakeholder process and independent institution whose mission is to develop and disseminate globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. These Guidelines are for voluntary use by organisations for reporting on the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of their activities, products, and services. The GRI incorporates the active participation of representatives from business, accountancy, investment, environmental, human rights, research and labour organisations from around the world. Started in 1997, GRI became independent in 2002, and is an official collaborating centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and works in cooperation with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Global Compact.
Governance is a monthly newsletter authoritative, providing international news and analysis on corporate governance, boardroom performance and shareholder activism. It is essential reading for board directors, senior executives, investment professionals and their advisers.
GovernanceMetrics InternationalGMI was formed in April 2000 by a small group of people who recognized the need for a new, easy-to-use tool to monitor corporate governance. Our ratings system has been developed following extensive research in multiple markets and consultations with institutional investors, corporate officers and directors and governance specialists.
Hispanic Association on Corporate ResponsibilityFounded in 1986 as an association of some the most prominent national Hispanic organizations, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)3 organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C. HACR strives to ensure that there is an equitable participation of the Hispanic community in corporate America commensurate with Hispanic purchasing power. Responsible corporations endeavor to include Hispanics in employment, procurement, philanthropy, and corporate governance.
Institute Of Directors
IOD is a registered non-profit apex association of company directors committed to improving the competitiveness of Indian Business through development of its leadership.
Institute On Governance
The Institute On Governance (IOG) is a non-profit organization with charitable status founded in 1990 to promote effective governance. From our perspective, governance comprises the traditions, institutions and processes that determine how power is exercised, how citizens are given a voice, and how decisions are made on issues of public concern.
Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc
Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS) is a world’s leading provider of proxy voting and corporate governance services with over 20 years of experience. ISS serves more than 1,600 institutional and corporate clients worldwide with its core business — analyzing proxies and issuing informed research and objective vote recommendations for more than 33,000 companies across 115 markets worldwide.
International Accounting Standards Board
The International Accounting Standards Board is an independent, privately-funded accounting standard-setter based in London, UK. The Board members come from nine countries and have a variety of functional backgrounds. The IASB is committed to developing, in the public interest, a single set of high quality, understandable and enforceable global accounting standards that require transparent and comparable information in general purpose financial statements. In addition, the IASB co-operates with national accounting standard-setters to achieve convergence in accounting standards around the world.
International Corporate Governance Network – ICGNThe ICGN is a leading investor-led authority on corporate governance and a network for the exchange of views and information about corporate governance issues internationally. ICGN’s members are drawn from all sides of the corporate governance community, in over 30 countries.
International Financial Corporation
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives. IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, DC. It shares the primary objective of all World Bank Group institutions: to improve the quality of the lives of people in its developing member countries.
International Policy Governance AssociationThe International Policy Governance Association (IPGA) is an independent, non-profit organization formed in 1999 and incorporated in 2001 in order to create a forum for the nurturing of responsible governance and of effective, ethical governance consulting. The Association intends to impact the understanding, use and teaching of the Policy Governance system and welcomes into membership boards using Policy Governance, as well as individuals or organizations who use or teach Policy Governance or are interested in supporting IPGA and its purpose.
Investment Management Consultants Association
Investment consultants today must keep up with a complex and constantly changing financial marketplace. The knowledge required in today’s marketplace is far greater than at any time in the past. That’s why the educational opportunities, conferences, publications, networking, and professional certification program offered by IMCA are so important. Our organization keeps members in touch with developments in investment strategies, legal and regulatory issues, economic news, and marketing techniques. This added knowledge gives our members a professional edge, helping them build their business and increase their client base. Our mission at IMCA is to ensure quality service to the public by developing and encouraging high standards in the investment consulting profession. As an organization, our role has been to broaden the public’s understanding of investment management consulting and to promote and protect the interests of the profession. We also provide forums for ongoing education and information sharing among our members. We believe these activities build a common purpose among our members, establishing a network of support that makes us more knowledgeable professionals in our day-to-day work.
ISACA got its start in 1967, when a small group of individuals with similar jobs—auditing controls in the computer systems that were becoming increasingly critical to the operations of their organizations—sat down to discuss the need for a centralized source of information and guidance in the field. In 1969, the group formalized, incorporating as the EDP Auditors Association. In 1976 the association formed an education foundation to undertake large-scale research efforts to expand the knowledge and value of the IT governance and control field.
Japan Corporate Governance Forum
JCGF attempts not only to put forward effective policies relevant to corporate governance, but also to set a model for exploring new kinds of academic associations.
National Association for Business Economics
NABE is an association of professionals who have an interest in business economics and who want to use the latest economic data and trends to enhance their ability to make sound business decisions. There are approximately 3,000 members representing more than 1,500 businesses and other organizations from around the world. Since its founding in 1959, NABE has continued to attract the attention of the most influential and prestigious economic leaders in business. Past Presidents have included several former Federal Reserve Governors, the current Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan, and other senior business leaders.
National Association of Corporate Directors
Founded in 1977, NACD is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to serving the corporate governance needs of corporate boards and individual board members. NACD’s 17,500 members and customers represent companies ranging from Fortune 100 public companies to small, over-the-counter, closely held, and private firms. NACD promotes high professional board standards, creates forums for peer interaction, enhances director effectiveness, communicates and monitors the policy interests of directors, conducts benchmarking research, and educates boards and directors concerning traditional and cutting-edge issues.
National Investor Relations Institute
Investor relations is a strategic management responsibility that integrates finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance to enable the most effective two-way communication between a company, the financial community, and other constituencies, which ultimately contributes to a company’s securities achieving fair valuation.
OECD – Corporate Governance
Corporate Governance looks at the institutional and policy framework for corporations – from their very beginnings, in entrepreneurship, through their governance structures, company law, privatisation, to market exit and insolvency. The integrity of corporations, financial institutions and markets is particularly central to the health of our economies and their stability. The OECD Steering Group on Corporate Governance co-ordinates and guides the Organisation’s work on corporate governance.
Open Compliance and Ethics GroupOCEG is a not-for-profit organization with a clear public mission: to help organizations align their governance, compliance and risk management activities to drive business performance and promote integrity OCEG was formed by a multi-industry, multi-disciplinary coalition that saw the need to integrate the principles of effective governance, compliance, risk management and integrity into the practice of everyday business.
SRI Media- Corporate Governance News
SRiMedia PLC is a U.K. based publisher of new media and hard-copy titles devoted to the topic of corporate governance. We are global, independent, and indispensable. Our publications include srimedia.com, the business intelligence “e-zine” Corporate Governance News and several hard-copy titles. We operate globally, in real-time, with offices in both London and New York.
Standard & Poor
Many people know Standard & Poor’s as one of the world’s preeminent providers of credit ratings, and for such globally recognized financial-market indices as the S&P 500®. But that’s only part of the picture. We also provide a wide range of other products and services designed to help individuals and institutions around the world make better-informed financial decisions with greater confidence.
Transparency International, the only international non-governmental organisation devoted to combating corruption, brings civil society, business, and governments together in a powerful global coalition. TI, through its International Secretariat and more than 85 independent national chapters around the world, works at both the national and international level to curb both the supply and demand of corruption. In the international arena, TI raises awareness about the damaging effects of corruption, advocates policy reform, works towards the implementation of multilateral conventions and subsequently monitors compliance by governments, corporations and banks. At the national level, chapters work to increase levels of accountability and transparency, monitoring the performance of key institutions and pressing for necessary reforms in a non-party political manner.
World Council for Corporate Governance
The World Council for Corporate Governance was established as an independent, not for profit international network aimed to galvanise good governance practices worldwide. It was eastablished at the first International Conference on Corporate Governance held in January 2001in New Delhi.
World Quality Council
It is the Vision of the WQC that governments, organizations and individuals all over the world, adopt and promote Quality and Quality Management Principles, to improve the Quality of Products and/or Services, the Quality of Organizations, the Quality of the Environment, and ultimately to improve the Quality of Life in all participating societies.