Corporate Governance Resources

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Corporate Governance

Since 1995 the Corporate Governance site at 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, corporate governance definitions and advocacy geared to the active investor. Browse our small reference library, join our NETwork, subscribe to the publications of our stakeholders.

Corporate Governance: An International Review

The mission of Corporate Governance: An International Review (CGIR) is to publish cutting-edge research on the phenomena of comparative corporate governance throughout the global economy. CGIR acts as a forum for the exchange of information, insights and knowledge based on both theoretical development and practical experience. It is committed to publishing rigorous and relevant research on corporate governance so that the practice of corporate governance can be influenced and improved throughout the world.

Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society

The journal aims to cultivate and share knowledge and ideas in order to assist businesses to enhance their corporate governance practice. Being international and inter-disciplinary in scope, this journal seeks to provide a platform for debate amongst diverse academic and practitioner communities who address a broad spectrum of corporate governance issues and disciplines in different parts of the world.

Directors and 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.
Directors & Boards was founded in 1976, just as the Securities & Exchange Commission was taking an aggressive stance on the accountabilities of corporate boards of directors. For the past 23 years, Directors & Boards has been the undisputed information source and intellectual thought leader in the field of corporate governance.


Directorship is committed to providing board directors with the information they need in this new era of corporate governance, through our magazine Directorship, website, Boardroom Forums, newsletters and daily news.


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.

IUP Journal of Corporate Governance

The IUP Journal of Corporate Governance is a quarterly journal focusing on governance and ethics framework, role of boards, role of CEOs, CFOs and other senior management, role of other stakeholders, disclosure and transparency, regulation and best governance practices.

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics

As the world becomes increasingly dominated by interconnected corporations alongside increasing demands for transparency and accountability, business governance is no longer just about running companies and organizations efficiently, but about managing wider responsibilities. Company directors need to move beyond governance concerns that deal with their functional responsibilities towards understanding how their personal values and actions affect the organizations they lead, and how in turn these affect local and global communities. IJBGE provides a professional forum to address these issues.

Journal of Management and Governance

The Journal of Management and Governance (JMG) is dedicated to advancing the understanding of corporate governance issues within and throughout privately-held firms, publicly-held corporations and government-controlled organizations. The journal is devoted to exploring the links between management and governance through both theoretical analyses and empirical investigations to improve the understanding of all the rules, codes, principles, practices, processes, mechanisms, structure and relationships, as well as institutions, networks and individuals affecting the way firms and organizations are managed, administered and controlled. Analyzed are strategies and decision-making; accounting, reporting and information control; measurement issues in governance; relational, cognitive and behavioral based; institutional economics. Contributions from all areas of business administration (accounting and control, general and strategic management, organizational theory and behavior, finance and banking) and manuscripts concerning both the private and the public sectors are welcome to the extent that they contribute to these general issues and to the understanding of governance thus broadly defined.

National Association of Corporate Directors

NACD advances exemplary board leadership - for directors, by directors. Our team provides the information and insights that board members rely upon to confidently navigate business challenges and enhance long-term shareowner value. Importantly, directors and boards turn to NACD to gain the knowledge and wisdom to become a strategic asset to their companies, and NACD amplifies the collective voice of directors in the national dialogue on board governance issues. NACD is the Voice of the Director. This is not corporate speak: Our entire organization is focused on meeting the needs of board members, and supporting directors to perform more effectively and efficiently.

Pensions and Investments

With unmatched integrity and professionalism, Pensions & Investments consistently delivers news, research and analysis to the executives who manage the flow of funds in the institutional investment market. Since its founding in 1973, this continues to be the mission of Pensions & Investments, the international newspaper of money management. Written for pension, portfolio and investment management executives at the hub of this market, Pensions & Investments provides its audience with timely and incisive coverage of events affecting the money management business. Written by a worldwide network of reporters and correspondents, Pensions & Investments' coverage includes business and financial news, legislative reports, global investments, product development, technology, investment performance, executive changes, corporate governance and other topics crucial to the people who drive the world of professional money.

The Corporate Board

The Corporate Board is the nation's leading corporate governance magazine, providing corporate directors and senior executive officers with information vital to the efficiency and success of their corporate governance actions. The Corporate Board meets the ever-increasing needs of corporate directors.


CalPERS is dedicated to providing world-class customer service to more than 1.6 million members and more than 3,000 public agency employers. We believe good governance leads to better performance. We seek corporate reform to protect our investments. The global governance team challenges companies and the status quo. We vote our proxies, we work closely with regulatory agencies to strengthen our financial markets, and we invest with partners that use governance strategies to earn value for our fund by turning around ailing companies.

Council of Institutional Investors

The Council of Institutional Investors (CII) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of pension funds and other employee benefit funds, foundations and endowments with combined assets that exceed $3 trillion, and a leading voice for good corporate governance and strong shareowner rights.

Glass, Lewis & Co.

Glass Lewis supports the creation and preservation of long-term shareholder value through best-in-class proxy voting solutions and high quality, independent analysis of governance, finance, accounting, legal and political risks at public companies worldwide.We are the leading, independent, governance analysis and proxy voting firm, serving institutional investors globally that collectively manage more than $15 trillion in assets. With research focused on the long-term financial impact of investment and proxy vote decisions, we empower institutional investors to make sound decisions by uncovering and assessing governance, business, legal, political and accounting risks at more than 23,000 companies in 100+ countries.

Institutional Shareholder Services

ISS is the leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community. More than 1,700 clients rely on ISS' expertise to help them make more informed investment decisions on behalf of the owners of companies. ISS' services include objective governance research and analysis, end-to-end proxy voting and distribution solutions, turnkey securities class-action claims management, and reliable governance data and modeling tools.

Investment Company Institute

The Investment Company Institute (ICI) is the national association of U.S. investment companies. Founded in 1940, its membership as of August 1, 2006 included 8,719 mutual funds, 653 closed-end funds, 211 exchange-traded funds, and five sponsors of unit investment trusts. Its mutual fund members serve 89.5 million individual shareholders and manage $9.225 trillion in investor assets. Membership in ICI is available to any SEC-registered investment company (open-end or closed-end), its investment adviser, and its underwriter.
The Institute engages in three core missions: encouraging adherence to high ethical standards by all industry participants; advancing the interests of funds, their shareholders, directors, and investment advisers; and promoting public understanding of mutual funds and other investment companies.

Investor Responsibility Research Center

As a leading funder of research on corporate responsibility and investing, we invite you to learn about the IRRC Institute and its work. We are dedicated to funding objective research focused on corporate governance and responsibility. Our research is broadly available to investors, policymakers, and interested stakeholders to help foster informed, fact-based decisions.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The Pension Research Council

The Pension Research Council of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is committed to generating debate on key policy issues affecting pensions and other employee benefits. We sponsor interdisciplinary research on the entire range of private pension and social security programs, as well as related benefit plans in the United States and around the world.