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  • Center of Law and Globalization: A partnership between the University of Illinois College of Law and the American Bar Foundation: http://www.lexglobal.org/
  • CIGI: Canada: is a global network of networks: IGLOO International Governance Leaders and Organizations online, 2004, the project was founded by CIGI Think tank and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation: CIGI The Centre for International Governance Innovation: international law, institutions and diplomacy, global order, international economic governance: http://www.cigionline.org/
  • Earth System Governance: Earth System Governance is a core project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change IHDP and builds on the results of the former IDHP project on the Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change IDGEC:
  • GARNET Network of Excellence: Global Governance, Regionalisation & Regulation: The Role of the EU: European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme: http://www.garnet-eu.org
  • GECAFS: Global Environmental Change and Food Systems: was launched in 2001, as a 10-year, comprehensive programme of international, interdisciplinary research focused on understanding the links between food security and global environmental change: GECAFS is hosted by the Environmental Change Institute at the School of Geography and the Environment- University of Oxford: http://www.gecafs.org/
  • GGW Global Governance Watch: global regulatory regimes pillar of Global Governance Watch > GGW is a joint project of the American Enterprise Institute AEI, and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (think tank) > the project monitors issues of national sovereignty and the ways in which the agendas of international organisations influence domestic politics > HR, Health and Intellectual Property, the Right to Health, Corporate HR, Business and HR: http://www.globalgovernancewatch.org
  • Global Governance 2020 series: is jointly implemented by the GPPI, the Woodrow School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Fudan University, Hertie School of Governance, the Brookings Institution and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences: Berlin Office and Geneva Office: http://www.gg2020.net > http://www.gppi.net/
  • Global Health Council: formerly National Council of International Health, is a U.S.-based, nonprofit membership organization that was created in 1972; in 1998, the organization changed its name to the Global Health Council: key issues: Women´s health, Child Health, HIV/AID, Infectious Diseases, Health System: memberships: health-care professionals and organizations that include NGOs, foundation, corporations, government agencies and academic institutions: http://www.globalhealth.org/
  • GLOGOV: is The Global Governance Project is a joint research programme of twelve European research institutions that seeks to advance understanding of the new actors, institutions and mechanisms of global governance. GLOGOV is coordinated by the Institute for Environmental Studies IVM of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: http://www.glogov.org
  • GPPI: The Global Public Policy Institute is an independent think tank based in Berlin and Geneva: Accountable governance, PPP, policy entrepreneurship, facilitating United Nations Reform through Partnerships: http://www.gppi.net
  • IBSA: Virtual Centre of Exellence on Governance and Public Administration: Accountability & Transparency, Decentralized Governance, Non-State Actors & Governance: Directory of Institutions: http://www.ibsa-vc.org
  • IDEA: The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance: is an intergovernmental organization-Conference 1995 in Stockholm- that supports sustainable democracy worldwide: headquarters Stockholm: offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America: members: 14 founding member’s states, today it has 25 members: has observer status in the UN General Assembly since 2003: associate memberships was open to international non-governmental organizations: http://www.idea.int/
  • IRGC: International Risk Governance Council: is an independent organisation: developing concepts of risk governance, anticipating major risk issues and providing risk governance policy recommendations for key decision makers: Geneva-Switzerland: http://www.irgc.org/
  • ONE WORLD TRUST: making global governance more accountable: one world trust is an independent think tank that conducts research, develops recommendations and advocate for reform to make policy and decision-making processes in global governance: governance and accountability: NGO self regulatory initiatives: TNC initiatives: IGO initiatives: global public service delivery, principle of accountability: http://www.oneworldtrust.org
  • RECON: Reconstituting Democracy in Europe: RECON is coordinated by ARENA: Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo: RECON is a five year research supported by the Sixth Framework Programme for Research: http://www.reconproject.eu
  • UNPOG UNGC: United Nations Project Office on Governance/United Nations Governance Centre-UNGC: subsidiary organization of the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs-UNDESA: Address, Seoul-Republic of Corea: http://www.unpog.org > http://www.ungc.org


  • BC Journal of International Affairs: http://bcjournal.org > Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs: The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies SAIS > Washington, Bologna, Nanjing, SAIS: http://www.sais-jhu.edu
  • CFR: International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations: The CFR is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank and publisher: Office: New York and Washington: http://www.cfr.org/thinktank/iigg/
  • e-IR International Relations: e-IR was established in 2007 by students from Oxford Leicester and LSE > e-International Relations (e-IR) is an independent, student-run website for people who are interested in international politics: http://www.e-ir.info
  • G24 Intergovernmental Group of Twenty Four: on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G24) was established in 1971. Its main objective is to concert the position of developing countries on monetary and development finance issues: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia: Office Address Washington: http://www.g24.org/
  • GGI: Global Governance Institute: think tank based in Brussels: Research areas, Peace & Security; Global Justice (including International Law & Human Rights); Environment & Sustainable Development; Economic Policy; Forward Studies & Innovation: http://www.globalgovernance.eu
  • IEPI: Laboratoire d'analyse de la gouvernance et de l'action publique en Europe > Institute d´Études Politiques et Internationales > Université de Lausanne UNIL : http://www.unil.ch/iepi/page33255.html
  • NINFO: Norwegian research on international relations: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Polar Areas: Development and Human Rights; Economy and Globalization; Nature, Climate and the Environment; Economy and Globalization; Organizations, States and Governance and other topics: Oslo-Norway: http://www.ninfo.no/eng/
  • SGIR ECPR European Standing Group on International Relations: the SGIR is a European ECPR broad-based Standing Group where IR specialists: universities, independent research institutes, public administration are brought together to promote scholarly activities > global governance, global health and IR, pragmatism and IR, small State, State capacity, sovereignty, UN globalized international system: Online Paper Archive: http://www.sgir.eu
  • The Group of Twenty G-20: is an informal forum (Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, system of governance established in 1999: was created in response both to financial crisis of the late 1999s-first meeting was in Berlin December 15-16/1999-, and to a growing recognition that key emerging market countries were not adequately included in the core of global economic discussion and governance) that promote open and constructive discussion between industrial and emergent-market countries-to discuss key issues in the global economy: http://www.g20.org
  • WAGE Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy: University of Wisconsin-Madison: http://wage.wisc.edu/


  • CEMR: Council of European Municipalities and Regions: members, 50 national associations of towns, municipalities and regions from 38 countries: Paris-France, Brussels-Belgium: http://www.ccre.org
  • CEMR: Council of European Municipalities and Regions: members, 50 national associations of towns, municipalities and regions from 38 countries: Paris-France, Brussels-Belgium: http://www.ccre.org
  • Chaire C-A: Poissant de recherche sur la gouvernance et l'aide au développement : Université de Québec à Montreal : http://www.poissant.uqam.ca
  • COHESIONS: Charte européenne de la coopération en matière d'appui à la gouvernance locale: territorial development, territorial governance; local governance: the technical secretariat of the European Charter on development cooperation in support of local governance is ensured by PLATFORMA, the European platform of local and regional authorities for development: the Secretariat of Platforma is hosted CEMR-Council of European Municipalities and Regions: Paris-Francehttp://www.charte-coop-gouvernancelocale.eu/gouvernance/spip.php?rubrique2 > http://www.ccre.org
  • EPIGOV: Environmental Policy Integration and Multi-level Governance
    is a research project on the modes of governance employed at global, EU, national and regional/local levels to support the integration of environmental concerns into other policy areas, Coordinator: Ecologic-Institute for International and European Environmental Policy. Berlin, Brussels: http://ecologic.eu/projekte/epigov
  • GOVER NAT: Multi-level Governance of Natural Resources > GoverNat is a Marie Curie Research Training Network in the 6th framework Program > Water and Biodiversity Governance in Europe: http://www.governat.eu
  • OECD LEED: Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance: Document Database website: for the management of the database, the OECD partners with Centre for Social Innovation/Centrum fuer Soziale Innovation-ZSI, Vienna-Austria: http://www.forumpartnerships.zsi.at
  • UNPAN: United Nations Public Administration Network: global network, promotion of better public administration: Division for Public Administration Development Management-DPADM UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs-UNDESA: UN, New York: http://www.unpan.org


  • ARCCGOR: Amsterdam Research Centre for Corporate Governance Regulation: is located within the Department of Political at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: the Centre was founded in 2004 in order to further the knowledge on corporate governance regulation: http://www.arccgor.nl/
  • Boston College: Center for Corporate Citizenship: managing corporate citizenship, global corporate citizenship: http://www.bcccc.net
  • BUSINESS AND GOVERNANCE: Strengthening Responsible Business and Governance Program: Responsible Business Practices and Good Corporate Governance: Conveners: World Bank Institute, InWent, Belgian Government, World Forum for Ethics in Business, UN Global Compact, the Africa and MENA regions of the World Bank: http://www.responsiblebiz.info
  • Centre for Corporate Governance : Corporate Governance, Leadership and Excellence: Nairobi-Kenya: http://www.ccg.or.ke
  • CIPE Center for International Private Enterprise: the CIPE strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market oriented reform. CIPE (1974) is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment Democracy and a non-profit affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce: advocacy, business associations, democratic governance, and corporate governance: http://www.cipe.org
  • CORPGOV: Corporate Governance: Stakeholders: since 1995 has facilitated the ability of institutional and individual shareowners to better govern corporations, enhancing both accountability and the creation of wealth: The Harvard law School Corporate Governance Forum: CORPOGOV: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov > www.corpgov.net > http://corpgov.net/wordpress/
  • Corporate Governance OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: good corporate governance is key to the integrity of corporations, financial institutions and markets and central to the health of economies and their stability, OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and their implementation in economies throughout the world, privatization and CG; CG principles; guidelines for multinational enterprises: http://www.oecd.org/corporate
  • ECGI: European Corporate Governance Institute: is an international scientific non-profit association: ECGI maintain close links with 57 memberships and other organisations active in the field, for example ICGN International Corporate Governance Network and the Global Corporate Governance Forum GCGF: http://www.ecgi.org > http://www.icgn.org/ > Index of Global Codes of Corporate Governance: http://www.ecgi.org/codes/all_codes.php
  • GCGF: Global Corporate Governance Forum: better companies, better societies: IFC international finance corporation, WB, Financial & Private Sector Development: toolkit developing CG Codes of Best Practice: established in 1999, GCGF is an IFC multi-donor trust fund: the GCGF aims to promote the private sector as an engine of growth, reduce the vulnerability of developing and transition economies to financial crisis and provide incentives to corporations to invest and perform efficiently in a socially responsible manner: GCGF sponsors regional and local initiatives that address the corporate governance weaknesses of middle-and low-income countries: http://www.gcgf.org
  • ICGN: International Corporate Governance Network: is a non for profit company limited by guarantee under the laws of England and Wales UK: global membership organisation: 450 leaders in corporate governance based in 45 countries: enhancing corporate governance information internationally raising corporate governance standards throughout the world: http://www.icgn.org
  • IGOPP: Institut sur la Gouvernance d´Organisations Privées et Publiques : http://www.igopp.ca
  • PFCG Polskie Forum Corporate Governance: PFCG is a platform of professional discussion and a source of recommendations on corporate governance issues. Corporate Governance in Central Eastern Europe: CIPE Center for International Private Enterprise: http://www.cipe.org/programs/corp_gov/cgi/gime.php
  • TCGD/ECGI: Transatlantic Corporate Governance Dialogue: collaboration between ECGI and the American Law: established in 2004: from 2008, partners: Brookings Institution and Columbia University: http://www.ecgi.org/tcgd/index.php
  • TRANSNATIONALE.ORG: is published by Transnationale & Co. (T&C), is self-financed: 13000 companies profiled and rated: Bagnols sur Cèze-France: http://www.transnationale.org/
  • WCFCG: World Council for Corporate Governance: is an independent, not for profit international network, 2002, London: http://www.wcfcg.net
  • WICGI: Wisconsin International Corporate Governance Initiative: University of Wisconsin Law School, East Asian Legal Studies Center: http://law.wisc.edu/ealsc/wicgi/


  • AGTER: Gouvernance de la Terre, de l'Eau et des Resources Naturelles; Asociation internationale à but non lucratif, créé en 2005: Nogent sur Marne, Cedex, France: http://www.agter.asso.fr/
  • Basel Institute on Governance: is an independent and non-profit think tank devoted to interdisciplinary research and policy advice in the areas of public, corporate and global governance, including self-regulation, fighting corruption and money laundering, regulation mechanisms and compliance systems: based in Switzerland and associated with the University of Basel, Basel Institute on Governance works with a wide variety of partners from different stakeholder groups: OECD, World Economic Forum, GTZ (Germany), SDC (Suisse), Transparency International, DFID (UK), UNDP, UNICEF, WB: Basel International Conference: February 2007: The Role of NSA in Standard Setting: http://www.baselgovernance.org
  • Chaire C.-A. Poissant de recherche sur la gouvernance et l'aide au développement: UQÀM Faculté de science politique et de droit de l'Université du Québec à Montreal, Bonnie Campbell : http://www.poissant.uqam.ca ; Groupe de recherche sur les activités minières en Afrique GRAMA UQÀM Faculté de science politique et de droit de l´Université du Québec à Montreal : http://www.grama.uqam.ca
  • CINEFOGO: Civil Society and New Forms of Governance in Europe: CINEFOGO Database was created within the CINEFOGO Network of Excellence project on civil society and governance in Europe: 43 institutions involving more than 200 researchers and PhD students in Europe are part of the Network that is coordinated by the University of Roskilde, Department of Society and Globalisation Denmark. CINEFOGO is supported by the Sixth Framework Programme. Links: CORDIS: International Coordination: Roskilde University; Spread of Excellence Office at Charles University in Prague, Czechia: http://www.cinefogo.org > http://cinefogo.cuni.cz/index.php
  • Euro-African Partnership for Decentralised Governance: is the result of cooperation between the UNDESA and Tuscany Region, initiative financed by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.euroafricanpartnership.org
  • GAP Governance Assessment Portal: it seeks to provide UNDCP staff, national counterparts and the wide community of stakeholders with information on tools for assessing governance, existing initiatives for measuring democratic governance at the national, regional and global level: country-led democratic governance assessments: UNDP Global Programme on Democratic Governance Assessments: Governance and MDG, Human Rights, Local governance and Decentralization: http://www.gaportal.org/ > http://www.gaportal.org/areas-of-governance > http://www.undp.org/governance
  • Global Forum on NGO Governance: sponsored by Board Source and contributions from organizational partners, funding for this site is provided by the GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of General Electric Company: http://ngoboards.org > http://www.boardsource.org/
  • GSDRC : Governance and Social Development Resource Centre: funded by UK Department for International Development DFID: fragile states, HR, Pro-poor growth, political systems, measuring governance, non-state providers/suppliers, service delivery, social exclusion, voice and accountability, drivers of change: University of Birmingham-UK, IDS Institute of Development Studies: http://www.gsdrc.org
  • INLOGOV: is the Institute of Local Government Studies: governance and accountability, shaping localities and regions, community cohesion, empowerment: is a national centre for exploring mechanisms for local governance and improved accountability, research and consultancy: INLOGOV is located at the University of Birmingham, School of Public Policy, Institute of Local Government Studies, Birmingham: http://www.inlogov.bham.ac.uk
  • IPEG: Institute for Political and Economic Governance > The University of Manchester: Established in 2002, IPEG is a multi-disciplinary research Institute, aims to connect research, policy and practice, and provides a focus for debate and research around the general theme of governance: political, international, regional and local: http://www.ipeg.org.uk
  • LARGOTEC: Laboratoire de recherche sur la gouvernance: territoire et communication: Faculté d'Administration e échanges internationales-AEI et de l'Institut de préparation à l'administration générale-IPAG de l'Université de Paris 12 Val-de-Marne:http://largotec.u-pec.fr/
  • Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: Trade and Sustainable Development, European Union and Global Multilateral Governance, Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law: http://ghumweb2.ghum.kuleuven.ac.be/ggs/index.html
  • Living Reviews in European Governance LREG Journal: located at the Institute for European Integration Research Austrian Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with the Max Planck Society: http://europeangovernance.livingreviews.org/
  • Maastricht Graduate School of Governance: UNU-MERIT, United Nations University: Maastricht University: UNU-MERIT is a research and training centre of the United Nations University: UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology: Maastricht-The Netherlands: http://mgsog.merit.unu.edu > http://www.merit.unu.edu/
  • OEF: One Earth Future Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization: As an operating, OEF uses a ´Think Do Tank´ model: PEACE THROUGH GOVERNANCE: Louisville-Colorado: http://www.oneearthfuture.org
  • REFGOV: Reflexive Governance in the Public Interest: 6th European Framework Programme in Research and Development. REFGOV counts 29 partner institutions and is coordinated by the Centre for Philosophy of Law – Centre de Philosophie du Droit of the Catholic University of Louvain Louvain-La-Neuve: http://refgov.cpdr.ucl.ac.be
  • The Centre for the Study of Global Governance: Institution dedicated to research, analysis and dissemination about global governance: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/global
  • The diffusion of Governance in CHINE within ONGs: FPH Fondation Charles Leopold Mayer pour le Progrès de l´Homme: 38 rue Saint Sabin 75011 Paris: FNGM Forum for a New World Governance: http://www.world-governance.org > The Forum is supported by the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humanity: http://www.fph.ch
  • TRANSDEMOS: is a six year research program: researcher from the Departments of Political Science at Lund and Stockholm University, between 2008-2013: the program is founded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation: Democracy Beyond the Nation State? Transnational Actors and Global Governance: http://www.transdemos.se/index.html


  • ABA Net: Promoting the Rule of Law: ABA American Bar Association: Rule of Law Initiative: Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean: http://www.abanet.org/rol
  • CIEL: Center for International Environmental Law: legal counsel and advocacy, policy research, capacity building: office in Washington DC-USA and Geneva-Switzerland: http://www.ciel.org
  • CIGJ: Centre for International Governance & Justice CIGJ
    building democracy, justice after conflicts, peace research network, peacekeeping and the rule of law, restorative approaches to justice: http://cigj.anu.edu.au
  • ECCJ: European Coalition for Corporate Justice: represent over 250 civil society organizations present in 16 countries around Europe (FIDH, OXFAM, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Friends of the Earth), is a network of NGOs, trade unions, academic institutions promoting corporate accountability: http://www.corporatejustice.org
  • HRoLN : The Hague Rule of Law Network: is an international and interdisciplinary group of academics, policy makers and practitioners sharing interest in the rule of law and a commitment to promoting it worldwide: http://www.haguerolnetwork.org
  • IDLO: International Development Law Organization: founded in 1983 by a group of lawyers working in international development agencies in Africa: IDLO´s International Advisory Council: nonprofit organization, established in 2006: strengthen the rule of law and good governance: a world free of poverty: Rule of Law Assistance Directory: IDLO is based in Roma-Italy, United Nations Permanent Representation New York-USA: http://www.idlo.int/english/Pages/Home.aspx > http://www.idlo.int/english/Resources/ROL/Pages/default.aspx
  • LANIC UTEXAS: LANIC Latin American Network Information Center: análisis comparativo de las Constituciones Latinoamericanas: Georgetown University: http://lanic.utexas.edu
  • LEX MERCATORIA: hosted by The Law Faculty of the University of Oslo, Norway : treaties, international trade instruments ; Private International Commercial Law ; International Economic Law ; International Trade Law ; Intellectual Property Law ; International Human Rights, International environmental Law: http://www.jus.uio.no/lm/
  • OHADA: Organisation pour l’Harmonisation du Droit des Affaires en Afrique: OHADA a été crée par le Traité relatif à l’Harmonisation du Droit en Afrique signé en 1993 à Port-Louis-Ile Maurice et révisé à Québec au Canada en 2008: reagrupe 16 pays-les 14 pays de la Zone franc CFA plus les Comores et la Guinée Conakry : Adresse : Yaoundé-Cameroun : partenaires de l’OHADA : PNUD, WB, EU, Coopération Canadienne, Coopération Française, Coopération Suisse, Banque Africaine de Développement, OIT : http://www.ohada.org > http://www.ohada.com
  • Oil & Gas Observer: Is a portal site for the global Oil & Gas industry and Legal publications published by MARIS: online publications, Contracts & Tenders, OGEL, OGEL Forum, TDM, OGEMID, Dreding News Online, Offshore Shipping Online: MARIS BV, Voorburg-The Netherlands: http://www.oilandgasobserver.com/ > http://www.maris.nl/
  • Promoting the Rule of Law: ABA American Bar Association: Rule of Law Initiative: Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean: http://www.abanet.org/rol
  • StAR: Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative: is a partnership between the World Bank Group and the United Nations office on Drugs and Crime: global forum on stolen asset recovery and development: StAR is financed by the World Bank and UNODC, contributor to StAR include Australia, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom and Netherlands: StAR Secretariat, Washington DC-USA: http://www1.worldbank.org/finance/star_site/index.html
  • The Hague Academy of International Law: Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations: The Hague-the Netherlands: http://www.hagueacademy.nl/
  • WLF World Legal Forum Foundation: PPP: Where the Power of Law meets the Law of Power: TNCs & Justice: WLF is founded to stimulate the effectiveness of international law through organizing public-private interaction, debate between stakeholders. Partners: TNCs (Shell), LexisNexis, Dutch Ministry of Justice, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Global Compact Network Netherlands GCNL, European Company Lawyers Association, The European Academy of Business in Society EABIS, CRS Europe and others organisations: The Hague-The Netherlands: http://www.worldlegalforum.org/cms/index.php
  • ZERP: Centre of European Law and Politics: Universität Bremen: Projects: European Law and Politics as Transnational Constitutional Politics: ZERP is an interdisciplinary research Institute, established as a foundation in 1982 by the Senate of the “Freie Hansestadt Bremen”: Universität Bremen, Germany: http://www.zerp.uni-bremen.de > http://www.uni-bremen.de/


  • APRM: African Peer Review Mechanism: is a mutually agreed instrument voluntarily acceded to by the Member States of the African Union-AU as an African self-monitoring mechanism: the APRM is a cornerstone of NEPAD: Performance and progress in measured in four areas, Democracy and Political Governance-DPG; Economic Governance and Management-EGM; Corporate Governance-CG; and, Socio-Economic Development-SED: Standards and Codes, African Peer Review Mechanism & Process, published in 2003; Objectives, Standards, Criteria and Indicators for the African Peer Review Mechanism, published in 2008: APRM Secretariat, Midrand-South Africa: http://www.aprm-international.org/
  • Business & Human Rights Resource Centre: Tracking the positive and negative impact of over 4000 companies worldwide: The Business & Human Rights : independent resource on HR, is an independent non-profit in a collaborative partnership with Amnesty International, UK Registered Charity in England & Wales: offices in London-UK and California-USA, with regional researchers based in Hong Kong, India, South Africa and Ukraine: http://www.business-humanrights.org
  • Business in Society Gateway: Links with EABIS and EFMD European Foundation for Management Development: Directory: listing of Business Schools and universities in the domain of CSR research, education and training in Europe and beyond: Brussels: http://www.businessinsociety.eu/ > http://www.efmd.org/
  • CAE: The W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics: The University of British Columbia, Vancouver-Canada: http://www.ethics.ubc.ca/
  • DANSK STANDARD: Danish Standards: private commercial foundation: national WTO Enquiry Point, member of ISONET: Danish Standards, Charlottenlund-Denmark: http://www.ds.dk
  • EITI: Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: is a coalition of governments, companies, civil society groups, investors and international organisations: Global Standard for local transparency: EITI is an independent international voluntary initiative creating transparency in the oil, gas and mining industries: EITI was launched in 2002 by Tony Blair UK: the EITI was constituted into the EITI Members Association under Norwegian law: EITI aims to improve the accountability of governments that get revenues from oil, gas and mining as a step towards managing and applying those revenues in such a way that they contribute to sustainable development economic growth and poverty reduction: 43 of the world’s largest oil, gas and mining companies support the EITI: over 80 global investment institutions that collectively manage over US$16 trillion are supporting the EITI: International Secretariat: Oslo-Norway: http://www.eiti.org > http://eitransparency.org/node > http://www.eitransparency.org > EITI 5th Global Conference: March 2011, Paris-France: http://eiti.org/paris2011 > ITIE RDC Initiative pour la Transparence des Industries Extractives/EITI, Democratic Republic of Congo: http://eiti.org/DRCongo > http://www.itierdc.org/index.html
  • ETI: Ethical Trading Initiative: is a ground-breaking alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations: ETI, London-United Kingdom: http://www.ethicaltrade.org/
  • Global Witness: International campaigns: advocacy, transparency: natural resources: the Global Witness Trust and Foundation: the Global Witness Trust Ltd is a charitable company limited, London-UK: the Global Witness Foundation, is an independent non-profit public benefit corporation based in California-USA: Global Witness, Head office: London, US office: Washington DC-USA: http://www.globalwitness.org/ > http://www.globalwitness.org/our-campaigns
  • GRLI: Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative: is the largest community of business and business schools: GRLI is a co-convenor, a member of the Steering Committee and an active supporter of the Principles for Responsible Management Education-PRME-: GRLI Founding Partners > United Nations Global Compact and European Foundation for Management Development-EFMD [based in Brussels, with more than 700 members from Academia, business and public sector organisations across 80 countries; EFMD influences international governmental and non-governmental organisations through advocacy and lobbying]: GRLI Foundation, Brussels-Belgium: http://www.grli.org > http://www.unglobalcompact.org/ > http://www.efmd.org > GRLI Global Responsible Leadership Initiative: GRLI Ambassadors: https://www.grli.org/index.php/focus-areas/grli-ambassadors > https://www.grli.org
  • IFAC: International Federation of Accountants: is a global organization for the consultancy profession: it works with 164 members and associates in 125 countries and jurisdictions, representing more than 2.5 million accountants: Secretariat/Headquarters, New York-USA: IFAC is a Swiss registered association: http://www.ifac.org > http://web.ifac.org/about/member-bodies
  • IFRS & IASB: the IFRS Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit private sector organisation working in the public interest: International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS through its standard-setting body-the IASB: the IASB International Accounting Standards Board, is the independent standard-setting body of the IFRS Foundation, it consists of 15 members from nine countries, including the United States: IFRS & IASB, London, United Kingdom: http://www.ifrs.org
  • IIRC IR: Integrated Reporting: Integrated Reporting Framework: IIRC-International Integrated Reporting Committee: the IIRC is chaired by Sir Michael Peat, Principal Private Secretary to TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Professor Mervyn King, Chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative-GRI is Deputy Chair: http://www.theiirc.org > http://www.theiirc.org/the-iirc/
  • ITC-ILO: Social Dimension of Trade and Investment Programme-SDTI of the ITC-ILO: standards and courses: ITC- International Training Centre: CSR Corporate Social Responsibility: Promotion Labour Standards: ITC-ILO, Turin-Italy: http://sdti.itcilo.org > http://sdti.itcilo.org/csr
  • IVSC: International Valuation Standards Council, is an independent not for profit, private sector organisation: initiative from UK & US valuation profession in the late 1970s: the first edition of IVS was published in 1985: Headquarters, London-United Kingdom: http://www.ivsc.org/
  • Kenya Open Data project: Public government data: transparency and accountability: open data initiative: http://opendata.go.ke/
  • OfD: Oil for Development: NORAD Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation: the Secretariat of OfD is in NORAD, involving Norwegian Embassies, national agencies of petroleum, pollution and nature management. Oil for Development provides core funding over three years for the Revenue Watch Institute RWI as part of efforts to facilitate civil society capacity building in selected OfD-countries: cooperation with a range of stakeholders – multilateral institutions: UNDP, WB, UN Global Compact, the oil industry and civil society organisations, like: WWF Norway, Norwegian Church Aid, Revenue Watch Institute, Global Witness-INGO, Friends of the Earth Norway, Publish What You Pay-Norway, SAIH Project Observatorio Boliviano de los Recursos Naturales: Norway supports the EITI and hosts the international secretariat of EITI. The aim of the aid initiative OfD is to assist the cooperating countries in exploiting their petroleum resources in a way that benefits the population as a whole and which is environmentally sound. Guide: Use of the petroleum industry-oil companies and the supply industry in OfD’s activities: http://www.norad.no/en/ > http://www.norad.no/en/Thematic+areas/Energy/Oil+for+Development
  • Oil & Gas Observer: Is a portal site for the global Oil & Gas industry and Legal publications published by MARIS: online publications, Contracts & Tenders, OGEL, OGEL Forum, TDM, OGEMID, Dreding News Online, Offshore Shipping Online: MARIS BV, Voorburg-The Netherlands: http://www.oilandgasobserver.com/ > http://www.maris.nl/
  • ORSE: Observatoire sur la Responsabilité Sociétale des Entreprises / Study Center for Corporate Social Responsabiliy : is a french network on corporate social responsibility : Paris-France : http://www.orse.org/
  • PTF: Partnership for Transparency Fund: PTF is a not-for-profit corporation registered in New York, le secretary-general of CIVISCUS is chairman of the PTF board, headquarters in Washington: supported by a private UK Foundation, UNDP, SIDA (Sweden), World Bank and civil society organizations: committed to fighting corruption, may apply for a grant from the PTF directly: reports by countries, the market (clients) : monitoring national strategies anti-corruption, anti-corruption coalitions, regulating anti-corruption politics, monitoring mining sector (extractive industries), monitoring local governments budgets, assessing governance for eliminating corruption, local government public expenditure tracking: http://www.ptfund.org > http://transparency.de
  • PWYP: Publish What You Pay: international coalition of civil society that campaigns for transparency, for the mandatory disclosure of company payments and government revenues from the oil, gas and the mining sector. The coalition also calls for the disclosure of licensing arrangements and extractive industry contracts: PWYP, c/o Open Society Foundation - London-UK: http://www.publishwhatyoupay.org > http://www.publishwhatyoupay.org/en/about/funding
  • SAI: Social Accountability International SA8000: SAI is a non-governmental international multi-stakeholder organization: SAI promotes worker’s rights primarily through voluntary SA8000 system. Based on the International Labor Organization ILO standards and UN Human Rights Conventions: SA8000 is widely accepted as the most viable and comprehensive international ethical workplace management system available: SAI works with companies (like: The Gap Inc, Co-op Italia and Chiquita Brands International), NGOs (like: Amnesty International and CARE), workers and trade unions, local governments: promoting human rights of workers around the world: http://www.sa-intl.org
  • T / A Initiative: Transparency and Accountability Initiative: is a donor collaborative committed to strengthening democracy and development: eight leading funders includes private foundations, a leading bilateral donor and NGOs: Ford Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, HIVOS people unlimited, IBP, OMIDYAR Network, Open Society Foundations, Revenue Watch Institute, UKaid from the Department for International Development-DFID’s UK: the T/A Initiative is co-chaired by the Open Society Foundation-OSF and the Department for International Development-DFID: T/A Initiative, London-United Kingdom: http://www.transparency-initiative.org
  • TDM: Transnational Dispute Management: Network for International Arbitration Mediation and ADR: International Investment Law and Transnational Dispute Management: http://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/ > TDM (ISSN 1875-4120): TDM is an initiative of MARIS BV- Marine Information Service, (the Netherlands), private company, Voorburg-The Netherlands: http://www.maris.nl/
  • TRACE & TASA: Raising the Standard of Anti-Bribery Compliance Worldwide: TRACE is a non-profit membership association: the purpose of TRACE is to promote transparency and anti-bribery compliance in international business transactions: TRACE, Annapolis MD-United States: https://secure.traceinternational.org/ > TASA TRACE Anti-bribery Specialist Accreditation: https://www.thetasa.org/
  • Transparency International: TI:the global coalition against corruption: global network: Transparency International Secretariat, Berlin-Germany: 90 locally established national chapters and chapters-in-formation: http://www.transparency.org > Transparency International Deutschland e.V: http://www.transparency.de
  • Transparency International Belgium: TI Belgium, est la section belge de Transparency International-90 sections dans le monde : La Fondation Bernheim et la Fondation Roi Baudouin soutiennent Transparency International Belgium: TI Belgium, Bruxelles : http://www.transparencybelgium.be
  • U4: Anti-Corruption Resource Centre: partner development agencies: DFID-UK, CIDA-CANADA, GTZ-GERMANY, MINBUZA-THE NETHERLANDS, SIDA-SWEDEN, BTC-BELGIUM: the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin is responsible for the U4 Help Desk: U4 begun in 1999 with an initiative taken by the ministers of international development from The Netherlands, Germany, Norway and the UK. In 2005 SIDA and CIDA joined as U4 partners. In January 2008 BTC also became a funding U4 Partner. The U4 is operated by the Chr. Michelsen Institute CMI (Think tank): http://www.u4.no
  • UNGC UK: United Nations Global Compact Network, United Kingdom: UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office > since 2006 the Secretariat for the UK Network has been provided by the IBLF-International Business Leaders Forum: IBLF was set up in 1990 by the Prince of Wales and a group of chief executives of international companies in response to the emerging challenges of economic growth and change in the global economy: http://www.ungc-uk.net
  • WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organisation: international standardization body – ISO: Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization: signed at Stockholm on July 14, 1967 and as amended on September 28, 1979. WIPO is a specialized agency of the United Nations; it is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property IP: http://www.wipo.org