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’ List of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies Featured in Forbes

    March 20, 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, works with Forbes each year to identify the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in the U.S. The company developed the ratings to highlight companies displaying positive accounting and corporate governance behaviors.  “The focus has always been on companies that cheat, lie, and steal,” GMI Director, James Kaplan, told Forbes.  “It’s also just as important to shine some light on those companies that are transparent and consistent in their accounting and corporate governance practices.” Kaplan added “Companies that make … [Read More...]

  • : MSN Money: Women edge into Gulf boardrooms as economies, societies shift

    ..Women accounted for 9.8 percent of corporate board seats across the world in 2011, the latest data from U.S.-based research firm GMI Ratings shows. But in the Gulf Cooperation Council - the group of six wealthy oil-exporting countries - they accounted for just 1.5 percent, according to the Dubai-based Institute for Corporate Governance... … [Read More...]

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