GMI Ratings is a pioneer in the application of non-traditional risk metrics to investment analysis and risk modeling. Formed in 2010 through the merger of The Corporate Library, GovernanceMetrics International and Audit Integrity, GMI Ratings provides global research coverage of the environmental, social, governance and accounting-related risks affecting the performance of public companies. GMI Ratings is a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

  • : GMI Ratings’ Introduces Accounting and Governance Risk (AGR®) Ratings on Companies in Emerging Market Countries

    Investors can integrate comprehensive AGR ratings and data into their investment processes to identify and mitigate portfolio risks July 15, 2014, New York, NY – GMI Ratings, the leading provider of research, data and analytics on environmental, social, governance (ESG) and forensic accounting risks affecting the performance of public companies, today introduced Accounting and Governance Risk (AGR) ratings on 9,000 companies in nearly 60 emerging market countries. GMI’s AGR ratings capture a variety of accounting irregularities and corporate governance weaknesses associated with negative events. With the addition of emerging market companies, GMI now offers AGR ratings on almost 29,000 companies worldwide. Due to increasing market globalization, … [Read More...]

  • : MarketWatch: Barington Withdraws Shareholder Proposal After Darden Restaurants Appoints An Independent Chairman

    ..The Company's poor corporate governance record is likely attributable, in part, to the fact that two-thirds of Darden's independent directors are in at least their ninth year of service. GMI Ratings (an independent provider of research and ratings on governance and other risks affecting the performance of public companies) issued Darden a "D" rating, noting "it is increasingly difficult to consider board members independent after so many years of service. Long-tenured directors can often form relationships that may compromise their independence and therefore hinder their ability to provide effective oversight." This appears to be the case here...   … [Read More...]

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