Selected Resources – Corporate Governance
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Rock Center – Social Science Research Network offers an elibrary of working papers, research papers and abstracts.
Accounting and Audit (Big 4)
Deloitte – Center for Corporate Governance offers a number of resources for executives, directors, and others who are active in governance.
Ernst & Young – Governance and Reporting covers relevant information about companies, transactions, markets and risks.
KPMG – Audit Committee Institute serves as a resource for audit committee members and senior management.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers – Corporate Governance helps boards and audit committees sharpen their focus on their primary responsibilities.
Accounting and Audit
Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) was created to serve investors, public company auditors and the markets. The CAQ’s mission is to foster confidence in the audit process and to aid investors and the capital markets.
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Since 1973, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been the designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the national, professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants.
Women on Corporate Boards Initiative
Stanford Business School Alumni Association: Women on Corporate Boards Initiative’s goal is to increase the representation of women on boards.
Board of Directors
AgendaWeek is a weekly newsletter that gives readers a glimpse into the most relevant issues hitting corporate boardrooms across the country.
Bank Director’s Desktop A Federal Reserve Resource
Board Analyst® is the core platform for The Corporate Library and is an extensive source of corporate governance research and executive compensation data.
Board Source is dedicated to advancing the public good by building exceptional nonprofit boards and inspiring board service.
Corporate Board Member is an information resource for senior officers and directors of publicly traded corporations, top private companies, and Global 1000 firms.
Directors & Boards is a quarterly journal dedicated to the topics of leadership and corporate governance. Relevant for board chairperson, CEOs, senior management, corporate board members and board advisers.
Directorship targets the boardroom community which includes corporate directors, chief executives and C-suite officers, governance professionals, regulators, public officials, and institutional shareholders.
Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of senior-level executive search and leadership consulting services, including talent management, board building, executive on-boarding and M&A effectiveness.
National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to serving the corporate governance needs of corporate boards and individual board members. Produce Directors Daily, a daily news briefing.
The American Society of Corporate Secretaries has over 3,800 members representing approximately 2,600 companies. Its members deal with public disclosure under the securities laws and matters affecting corporate governance.
Spencer Stuart (Boards & Governance) Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is one of the world’s leading executive search consulting firms.
Catalyst is a nonprofit membership organization working globally with businesses and the professions to build inclusive workplaces and expand opportunities for women and business.
The Board of Directors Network is an organization of women and men representing boards of directors, corporations, government agencies, academia, the legal and financial professions, not-for-profit organizations, and the media seeking to influence public companies to further the advancement of women in the boardroom and executive suites.
Blogs and Forums
AAO Weblog The Analyst’s Accounting Observer blog is published by Jack Ciesielski. The blog addresses accounting issues and news topics related to investment and finance.
Equilar’s CEO Blog provides insights on executive compensation trends.
HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation Harvard Law School forum on corporate governance and financial regulation.
Securities Mosaic Blogwatch The SM Blogwatch publishes blog posts from dozens of the leading experts on securities and financial law and regulation.
The RiskMetrics Group: Risk and Governance blog The Risk & Governance blog offers ongoing and timely posts on risk and governance topics.
TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog provides coverage of governance and regulatory compliance issues.
CompensationStandards.com is a resource for executive compensation practices.
Equilar Inc. is an executive compensation research firm.
Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc. provides compensation survey data. Focus is on cash compensation (salary and bonuses) and equity incentives for executives and key employees throughout the organization.
Hewitt Associates LLC provides HR consulting and outsourcing services. Provides advice on executive compensation and governance issues.
The Conference Board Inc. operates as a global independent membership organization working in the public interest. It publishes information and analysis, makes economics-based forecasts and assesses trends, and facilitates learning by creating dynamic communities of interest that bring together senior executives from around the world.
Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals was founded in 1946 as the American Society of Corporate Secretaries, has over 3,100 members representing approximately 2,500 companies.
The Corporate Library is one of the leading independent sources for U.S. and Canadian corporate governance and executive & director compensation information and analysis.
Governance Ratings and Proxy Voting Advisory Services
Egan-Jones Proxy Services provides proxy proposal research and voting recommendations.
Glass Lewis & Co. provides governance analysis and proxy voting guidance.
GovernanceMetrics International is a corporate governance ratings agency.
RiskMetrics Group provides risk management, corporate governance, financial research & analysis services.
The Corporate Library provides corporate governance research, ratings and investment risk analysis.
Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (”FCIC” or “Commission”) was created by Congress as section 5 of the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, which became law on May 20, 2009. The bipartisan Commission is charged with examining the domestic and global causes of the current U.S. financial and economic crisis. The Commission has a broad investigatory mandate.
United States Department of Justice (DOJ) enforces the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.
Index of Global Codes of Corporate Governance
European Corporate Governance Institute provides an index of global codes of corporate governance. The ECGI is an international scientific non-profit association that provides a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues.
National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents.
Securities Class Actions
Securities Class Action Clearinghouse Stanford Law School in cooperation with Cornerstone Research provide detailed information relating to the prosecution, defense, and settlement of federal class action securities fraud litigation.
AFL-CIO The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 57 national and international labor unions.
CalSTRS (California State Teachers’ Retirement System) is the largest U.S. teachers’ retirement fund and the second largest U.S. public pension fund.
Council of Institutional Investors is a nonprofit association of public, union and corporate pension funds with combined assets that exceed $3 trillion. Member funds are major long-term shareowners with a duty to protect the retirement assets of millions of American workers.
Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) manages, invests and safeguards assets of the Florida Retirement System Trust Fund and other funds for the State of Florida and local governments.
The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection.
TIAA-CREF is a nearly $400 billion full-service financial services group of companies that has dedicated itself to helping those in the academic, medical, cultural, and research fields for over 90 years.
NASDAQ is the world’s first and largest (US) electronic stock market.
New York Stock Exchange Euronext (NYSE) operates one of the world’s largest exchange groups and offers a diverse array of financial products and services.