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).
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
GMI Ratings (“GMI”) is committed to providing its clients with timely and high-quality data, analysis, and research. It is of paramount importance that persons affiliated with GMI adhere to practices that substantively protect the exercise of independent judgment and ensure that clients, companies, and the public view GMI as independent. It is therefore crucial that GMI exhibit fairness, objectivity, competence, transparency, and integrity in its dealings with “Subject Companies” (the companies GMI rates or analyzes for its subscription clients), clients, the media and all other constituencies.This Code of Ethics (“Code”) sets forth practices designed to achieve those aims. In some cases, conduct considered incompatible with GMI’s objectives is prohibited outright. In other instances, where prohibition is not warranted, this Code requires public disclosure, to enable those who rely on GMI’s data and analysis to take into account all relevant information.