We’ve scoured the Web for sites on corporate governance and related subjects. While the newest and most frequently visited links can be found on the blogroll, we have too many to list. Please recommend additional links (only with substantial corporate governance content) and let us know if you find dead links listed below (contact: James McRitchie). If you’d like to add a link from your site to ours, please link-to-us

  • Accounting/Auditing ~Antitrust ~Audit Committees
  • Benefits/Compensation ~Blogs & Blog-Like ~Boards and Officers ~Board and Compliance Software ~Books ~Business
  • Career Advisors ~Compliance ~Consulting & Search ~Corporate Governance CentersCorporate Governance Networks/Resources
  • Employee Ownership/Workplace Democracy ~Ethics
  • Financial Resources
  • Glossary of Corporate Governance Terms ~Government
  • Individual Investors ~Initial Public Offerings ~Institutional Investors ~Institutional Investor Advisors ~International Corporate Governance ~Investigators ~Investment BanksInvestor Communications/Relations Services
  • Labor ~Law ~Legal Services ~Links
  • Mutual Funds ~Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Pensions ~Professional Associations ~Proxy Voting/Monitoring  ~Public Interest Groups and Research Centers
  • Ratings (Corporate Governance) ~Relational Investors – Hedge Funds ~Risk Assessment
  • Shareowner Action ~Socially Responsible Business/Investments ~Sociology ~Stock Exchanges
  • Whistle Blowing ~Women and Corporate Governance



Audit Committees


Blogs & Blog-Like

Boards and Officers

Board and Compliance Software


Business (General)

Career Advisors


Consulting & Search

  • aanapier- communications and issues management
  • Barclay Simpson style=”font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, Swiss, SunSans-Regular; font-size: x-small;”>- corporate governance recruiting. Also see their Market Report
  • Deloitte Center for Corporate Governance
  • Directorship
  • Diverse Director DataSource (3D)
  • Forbes Group
  • G.LI & Co. assists clients in enhancing their governance systems
  • Global Proxy Watch
  • Gouvernance & Structures specialized in Non Executive Directors Search
  • Grant Thorton
  • HIM Governance agent in the Asia-Pacific region of Carver’s Policy Governance® model and of Governance for Owners.
  • IT Governance – IT governance and information security solutions
  • Mc Management Control Concepts
  • McKinlay Douglas Limited
  • Mercer Investment Consulting and Mercer Human Resource Consulting
  • Muller, DeBettignies & Co.: gainsharing specialists
  • Nestor Advisors Ltd, – London-based consultancy, among the first to focus exclusively on corporate governance
  • Michael Solomon Associates (MSA)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Protiviti’s Governance Portal
  • The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance
  • Veaco Group
  • Warren, McVeigh & Griffin (Risk Management Letter
  • WCS Strategic Partners

Corporate Governance Centers

  • University of Amsterdam Corporate Governance Research Initiative
  • Asian Centre for Corporate Governance
  • Asian Institute of Corporate Governance
  • Berlin Center of Corporate Governance
  • Canadian Corporate Governance Institute
  • Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law (3CL) (Cambridge University)
  • Center for Corporate Governance (Tuck at Dartmouth
  • Center for Corporate Governance (Deloitte)
  • Center for Corporate Governance – John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware
  • Center for Corporate Governance (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Centre for Corporate Governance Research, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Center for Good Corporate Governance (CGCG)closely associated with People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, Korea’s leading NGO in shareholder activism.
  • Center for Integrated Risk Management and Corporate Governance (Loyola University)
  • Center for Law, Economics and Finance (George Washington Law)
  • Center for Leadership and Change Management (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Center for the Study of Fiduciary Capitalism – St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga, co-founded by Professors James P. Hawley and Andrew T. Williams
  • Center on Corporate Governance (Columbia Law School)
  • Corporate Governance Center at the University of Tennessee
  • Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting Centre (National University of Singapore)
  • Corporate Governance Initiative (Harvard)
  • Corporate Governance, Innovation and the Economic Performance in the EU
  • Corporate Governance Institute (San Diego State University
  • The Corporate Library
  • European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
  • Global Corporate Governance Forum (World Bank)
  • Global Corporate Governance Research Center (The Conference Board)
  • GMI
  • Hawkama (Middle East & North Africa in Arabic)
  • Hawkamah (Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia in English)
  • Hills Governance Center – under joint auspices of Hills Program on Governance of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the World Bank and Yonsei University
  • Institute for Corporate Governance (ICG) Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
  • Institute of Corporate Law and Corporate Governance (Russia)
  • Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance (IECG), (University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Japan Corporate Governance Research Institute, Inc
  • John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
  • John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business (Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard
  • Kennesaw State University Corporate Governance Center
  • LeBow College of Business Center for Corporate Governance (CCG) (Drexel University)
  • Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance (MCCGP)
  • Netherlands Institute for Corporate Governance (University of Amsterdam)
  • Research Centre of Corporate Governance of Nankai University (China)
  • Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance (Yeshiva University)
  • Sloan Project on Corporate Governance (Center for Law & Economic Studies, Columbia Law School)
  • University of Wisconsin International Corporate Governance Initiative (WICGI)

Corporate Governance Networks/Resources

Employee Ownership


Financial Resources

Glossary of Corporate Governance Terms


Individual Investors

Initial Public Offerings We’ve only found one model we can recommend:

Institutional Investors

Institutional Investor Advisors

International Corporate Governance


Investment Banks

Investor Communications/Relations Proxy Solicitation Services



Legal Services

Links to Links – selected link pages from other corporate governance sites

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mutual Funds


Professional Associations

Proxy Voting/Monitoring

Public Interest Groups and Research Centers

Ratings (Corporate Governance)

Warning: Not all ratings firms are created equally, nor do they use the same criteria for rating companies. Fannie Mae, for example, got a gold star (nine out of ten) when rated by Standard & Poors in late 2002 but scored below average by GovernanceMetrics. International. Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) won’t even give them a score because, as a government sponsored entity, Fannie Mae isn’t required to abide by US securities laws. S&P takes a different approach from the other two since they rate at a company’s invitation only. While this provides them with access to nonpublic information, I believe they also agree not to release certain ratings without the company’s consent.

  • Audit Integrity. “Audit Integrity proprietary modeling effectively detects and measures fraud and transparency-related risks in over 8,500 publicly traded corporations.”
  • Board Analyst. ”Research shows that companies identified as High Risk by Board Analyst are nearly twice as likely to encounter problems as companies identified as Low Risk.” Among factors considered are: Board Composition, CEO Compensation, Shareholder Responsiveness, Accounting, Strategic Decisionmaking, Litigation & Regulatory Problems and Takeover Defenses.
  • Deminor Rating helps to bridge the corporate governance expectation gap between investors and listed companies. First European corporate governance rating agency.
  • GovernanceMetrics International. Bills itself as the “world’s first global corporate governance ratings agency.” Weighs more than 600 variables, including environmental, workplace safety, and earnings management.
  • RiskMetrics Group – ISS: Corporate Governance Quotient. ISS calculates CGQs for 6,000 companies. To generate a CGQ, ISS analysts gather data on more than 61 criteria in the following categories: board, charter/bylaws, compensation, state of incorporation, executive and director compensation, qualitative factors, stock ownership, and director education. Launched in June 2002, information is primarily gathered from SEC filings.
  • Moody’s Investors Servic is overhauling the corporate governance assessment in its existing ratings. The firm hired Kenneth Bertsch to serve as director of corporate governance, a position he held at TIAA-CREF.
  • Open Compliance and Ethics Group, a nonprofit focused on providing universal guidelines (benchmarks) for integrated compliance and ethics programs.
  • Standard & Poor’s: Governance Services offers a range of products and services to evaluate the corporate governance standards of individual companies around the world. The Corporate Governance Score assesses companies’ corporate governance performance for investors. The Corporate Governance Evaluation Service confidentially diagnoses corporate governance for companies. The Corporate Governance Customized Research tailors research for investors, companies, regulators, or other organizations.

Relational Investors

  • Alliance Capital Management L.P.
  • Alta Communications
  • Alta Partners
  • AltAssets
  • Apax Partners
  • Barington Capital Group LP
  • Brown Brothers Harriman
  • The Children’s Investment Fund
  • Creative Investment Research
  •  Family Funds
  • EOS, Partners, L.P.
  • Governance for Owners
  • Hedge Fund Association
  • Ichan Enterprises. LP
  • JANA Partners
  • Japonica Partners
  • Lazard
  • LENS
  • Pirate Capital
  • Providence Capital, Inc.
  • Ramius
  • Relational Investors LLC
  • Riley Investment Management, LLC
  • Sandell
  • Steel Partners, LLC
  • Third Point, LLC
  • Trian
  • Tweedy, Browne

Risk Assessment

Shareowner Action

Socially Responsible Business/Investments

  • American Values Investments
  • Article 13: advisors in corporate social responsibility (CSR), governance and sustainable development
  • Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia
  • As You Sow
  • Business Ethics
  • Business for Social Responsibility
  • Capital Ownership Group (COG)
  • Carbon Disclosure Project: provides a secretariat for the world’s largest institutional investor collaboration on the business implications of climate change.
  • Cases, references, and commentary that incorporate social impact management, corporate social responsibility, and business ethics.
  • Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research
  • Century Foundation see economic policy
  • Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES)
  • Cornerstone SRI (socially responsible investing) Conference
  • Corporate Accountability International corporate watchdogs known for boycotts
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Europe: a business-driven membership network helping companies combine profitability and sustainability
  • Corporate Welfare Search Engine
  • CorpWatch
  • Creating a Code of Ethics for Your Organization
  • Enhanced Analytics Initiative – research that takes account of extra-financial issues on long-term investment
  • Ethical Corporation magazine
  • European Business Network for Social Cohesion
  • European Social Investment Forum
  • Foundation Partnership on Corporate Responsibility
  • Good Money
  • Global Reporting Initiative
  • The Greenmoney Online Guide
  • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
  • Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
  • International Corporate Environmental Reporting Site
  • Kinder, Lydenberg, Domini & Co. (KLD)
  • Multinational Monitor
  • Northwest Corporate Accountability Project
  • One World Online
  • Real Climate Economics
  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC)
  • Responsible Wealth
  • Serious Critiques of SRI
  • Social Choice for Social Change: Campaign for a New TIAA-CREF maintained by Neil Wollmanand Abby Fuller
  • Social Investment Forum
  • SocialFunds.Com
  • Students Transforming And Resisting Corporations
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute
  • Trillium Asset Management
  • UK Social Investment Forum
  • WiserEarth directory and networking forum