Links

Environmental, social and corporate governance issues

CSRwire (Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire)

ESG Survey of some 3.000 organizations in 105 countries maintained by Michael Kane, EPA Finance Working Group

http://www.csrwire.com/directory

UNCTAD

Authoritative knowledge-based institution shaping current policy debates and thinking on development and whose Civil Society Outreach (CSO) Unit responsible for liaison between UNCTAD and civil society.

http://www.unctad.org/

UN Global Compact

Strategic policy initiative for businesses aligning strategies and operations on ten universally accepted principles in human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption

http://www.unglobalcompact.org/

Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI)

Framework for investment professionals on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues

http://www.unpri.org/

Corporate Governance

Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) multi-donor trust fund facility located within IFC Advisory Services and co-founded by the World Bank (WB) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with extensive work program to support corporate governance reform in developing countries.

http://www.gcgf.org/

International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

Global membership organisation of some 450 leaders in corporate governance based in 45 countries with mission to raise standards of corporate governance worldwide

http://www.icgn.org/

Transatlantic Corporate Governance Dialogue (TCGD)

Leading academics from law, economics and finance, regulators, judges, law makers, corporate leaders, investors and other corporate constituencies engaged in forward-looking discussions of corporate governance at the forefront of policymaking on both sides of the Atlantic.

http://www.tcgd.org/

European Corporate Governance Institute

Nonprofit research network and association providing a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners on major corporate governance issues

http://www.ecgi.org/

World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)

Trade association of 53 publicly regulated stock, futures and options exchanges subject to membership criteria providing for orderly market operations that treat investors fairly, are transparent in their processes, and assure clear, pertinent and accessible information from issuers

http://staging.wfe.precedenthost.co.uk/about-wfe

Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE)

Trade association with established code of conduct for clearing and settlement based on principles of transparency and fairness of stock exchange operations

http://www.fese.be/en/?inc=cat&id=19

Luxembourg Stock Exchange (Bourse de Luxembourg)

At forefront in development of principles of corporate governance for corporate governance charters of firms quoted on stock exchange

http://www.bourse.lu

Market Integrity

CFA Institute

Association of some 96.000 investment professionals fully engaged in the support and promotion of professional excellence, ethics and integrity

http://www.cfainstitute.org/

CFA Institute Centre for Market Integrity

Policy authority on ethics promoting ethical practices and investor protection

http://www.cfainstitute.org/centre/index.html?intCamp=centre_title

 

Regulation & Oversight

Financial Stability Board (FSB)

Senior representatives of national financial authorities (central banks, regulatory and supervisory authorities and ministries of finance), international financial institutions, standard setting bodies, and committees of central bank experts addressing financial vulnerabilities and to develop and implement strong regulatory, supervisory and other policies in the interest of financial stability.

http://www.financialstabilityboard.org/

G20

UK 2009 hosted website on G20 meetings and working groups

http://www.g20.org/

Money Laundering and funding of organized crime & terrorism

LexisNexis®

LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, riskmanagement, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic reas. LexisNexis® provides, through its Solution Centers, solutions on Anti-Money Laundering, Debt Collections, Intelligence Solutions, Revenue Recovery, Fraud Detection and Accounts Receivable Management.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/

Financial Action Task Force (FATF-GAFI)

Inter-governmental policy-making body in the development and promotion of national and international policies to combat money laundering and organized crime & terrorist financing

http://www.fatf-gafi.org/pages/0,2987,en_32250379_32235720_1_1_1_1_1,00.html

Egmont Group

Informal group of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) for facilitating international cooperation, each being a central, national agency responsible for receiving, (and as permitted, requesting), analyzing, and disseminating to the competent authorities, disclosures of financial information on suspicious transactions and persons

http://www.egmontgroup.org/

Moneyval (Council of Europe)

Committee of experts on the evaluation of measures in anti-money laundering and combating terrorist financing, a leading ‘FATF style’ regional body (FSRB) assessing its members' compliance with all relevant international standards in the legal, financial and law enforcement sectors through a peer review process of mutual evaluations

http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/moneyval/

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

IMF's work in connection with anti-money laundering and combating the financing of organized crime and terrorism: assessments, technical assistance and policy development

http://www.imf.org/external/np/leg/amlcft/eng/aml1.htm

World Bank (WB)

WB’s work on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of organized crime and terrorism

http://www1.worldbank.org/finance/html/amlcft/index.htm

Wolfsberg Group

Association of eleven global banks developing financial services industry standards and related products (Wolfsberg Principles and Statements) for customer due diligence, anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing policies

http://www.wolfsberg-principles.com/

Crime and Corruption

Transparency International (TI)

Global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption

http://www.transparency.org/

Global Witness

Global organization fighting corrupt exploitation of natural resources and international trade systems to end impunity, resource-linked conflict, and human rights and environmental abuses

http://www.globalwitness.org/

Basel Institute on Governance

Governance & corruption prevention and training projects through its International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) and Centre for Governance and Anti-corruption (GOV)

http://www.baselgovernance.org/

OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA)

CTPA providing analytical and technical support to Committee on Fiscal Affairs bringing together senior OECD member government officials on formulating and implementing tax policies

http://www.oecd.org/department/0,3355,en_2649_34897_1_1_1_1_1,00.html

OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions

Mandated to do systematic country monitoring of implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the 1997 Recommendation

http://www.oecd.org/document/5/0,3343,en_2649_34859_35430021_1_1_1_1,00.html

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Mandated to assist member states in struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism

http://www.unodc.org/

World Bank (WB) governance and anti-corruption

WB focus on internal organizational integrity, minimizing corruption on World Bank-funded projects, and assisting countries in improving governance and controlling corruption

www.worldbank.org/wbi/governance

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Mandated to assist member states in struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism

http://www.unodc.org/