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Global Partners and Regional Affiliates

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Global Partners

The AFP Foundation exists in the belief that free, independent and responsible media can help people make informed decisions about their lives and thus help reduce poverty, promote development and defend human rights. The Foundation provides training to raise journalists' professional standards and promote press freedom.

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. CIPE supports local initiatives in developing countries that involve the private sector in policy advocacy and institutional reform, improve governance, and build understanding of market-based democratic systems.

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) is an independent, non-profit organisation with a mission to cut the cost of conflict and create choice and capability in dispute prevention and resolution.

The Commonwealth Secretariat is the main inter-governmental agency of the Commonwealth, facilitating consultation and cooperation among member governments and countries. Based in London, UK, the Secretariat organizes Commonwealth summits, meetings of ministers, consultative meetings and technical discussions; it assists policy development and provides policy advice, and facilitates multilateral communication. is a global network of persons and institutions interested in different fields of applied ethics. It offers access to resources on ethics, especially through its leading global digital library on ethics. In addition, it facilitates collaborative web-based research, conferences, online publishing and active sharing of information. aims especially at increasing the visibility of, and access to ethics perspectives from Africa, Latin America and Asia.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a multi-stakeholder network of thousands of experts, in dozens of countries worldwide, who participate in GRI's working groups and governance bodies, use the GRI Guidelines to report, access information in GRI-based reports, or contribute to develop the Reporting Framework in other ways – both formally and informally.

The International Corporate Governance Network ("ICGN") is an unincorporated not-profit association under the laws of England and Wales. It aims to to provide an investor-led network for the exchange of views and about corporate governance issues internationally, to examine corporate governance principles and practices, and to develop and encourage adherence to corporate governance standards and guidelines governance.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is a unique forum where the governments of 30 member countries work together to address the economic, social and environmental challenges of globalization. It provides a setting where governments can compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and work to coordinate domestic and international policies.

Thomson Reuters Foundation is the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters. It leverages the skills and expertise across the corporation to increase trust and access to the rule of law and to improve standards of journalism.

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that aim to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Union of International Associations (UIA) is the world's oldest and most comprehensive source of information on global civil society. It is a non-profit non-governmental organization registered under Belgian law as an AISBL. It has consultative status with ECOSOC (since 1951) and UNESCO (1952).



Regional Affiliates 

Africa (Sub-Saharan)

Center for Corporate Governance aims to promote good corporate governance in Kenya and the East African Region to ensure sound economic management, increase investor confidence, develop the private sector, and fight corruption.

FITC - Nigeria (Financial Institutions Training Centre) designs and delivers training programmes in areas of general management, leadership development, banking and finance.

Institute of Directors - Malawi aims to serve as a center of excellence in corporate governance and other areas of benefit and interest to the Directors of all types of organizations in Malawi.


Institute of Directors - Southern Africa aims to bring about continual development and lifelong learning by facilitating internationally recognized director development and educational programs.

Institute of Directors - Zambia promotes high standards of corporate governance in both the private and public sectors in Zambia.


Asia and the Pacific

Academy of Corporate Governance is an independent think-tank in India for corporate governance policy, advocacy and knowledge development.


Asian Corporate Governance Association is an independent, non-profit membership organization dedicated to working with investors, companies and regulators in the implementation of effective corporate governance practices throughout Asia. 

Asian Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability in a non-profit think-tank that provides a neutral platform for exchange of ideas for multiple stakeholders in Governance and Sustainability space.

Bangladesh Enterprise Institute is a non-profit, non-political research center that promotes issues of importance to the private sector and seeks to influence policy for the development of a market-oriented economy.

Confederation of Indian Industry works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes.

Indonesian Institute for Corporate Directorship promotes good corporate governance practices among Indonesian corporations.

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India is the only recognized professional body to develop and regulate the profession of Company Secretaries in India.

National Institute of Securities Markets is a public trust established by the Securities and Exchange Board of India. It seeks to add to market quality through educational initiatives.

Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance is a public-private partnership to promote good corporate governance practices in Pakistan.



European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is an international financial institution that supports projects in 29 countries, from central Europe to central Asia. Investing primarily in private sector clients whose needs cannot be fully met by the market, the Bank promotes entrepreneurship and fosters transition towards open and democratic market economies.


European Confederation of Directors' Associations aims to promote directors' skills, professionalism and impact on society.

European Corporate Governance Institute provides a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice.

Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance pursues global-class transparency and competitiveness of Baltic public, private and state or municipality owned companies through the promotion of leading corporate governance practices.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales supports a wide range of activities including education and training of students, continuing professional development, maintenance of professional and ethical standards, cutting-edge work on technical accounting issues, and provision of advice and services to members.


Institute of Directors in the UK supports, represents and sets standards for company directors. 

Slovenian Directors' Association is the only membership organization in Slovenia that represents the profession of Supervisory Board members. SDA provides education, certification, research, professional standards, publishing and consulting services to its members.


Latin America and the Caribbean

Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance is the central forum for the introduction and dissemination of the corporate governance concept and best practices in Brazil.

Center for Excellence in Corporate Governance (El Centro de Excelencia en Gobierno Corporativo) is one of the main institutions responsible for promoting excellence in corporate governance in Mexico. The CEGC is a non-profit organization that implements comprehensive programs which provide updated methodology and tools of corporate governance with a practical business approach.

Center for Corporate Governance and Capital Markets (Centro de Gobierno Corporativo y Mercado de Capitales) brings together representatives of the civil society, academia and the private sector to promote better corporate governance practices in Chile.

Confecamaras. The Colombian Confederation of Chambers of Commerce is a non-profit organization which brings together 57 Chambers of Commerce in Colombia. It created the National Corporate Governance Program pioneering the introduction and development of corporate governance culture in both state and private enterprises.

The was established as an informal association of Corporate Governance Institutes from Latin America in 2009, at the Corporate Governance Roundtable organized by the OECD and the Global Corporate Governance Forum.

Instituto para el Gobierno Corporativo was established by FUNDECE & IDEA to spread awareness and improve corporate governance practices in Argentina and the LAC region.

Panama Corporate Governance Institute (Instituto de Gobierno Corporativo - Panama) aims to promote collaboration among the civil society, academia and the private sector to promote good corporate governance practices and sustained economic growth.

Private Sector Organization of Jamaica established its Corporate Governance Committee with a mission to become the key influencer in the delivery and adoption of corporate governance best business practices by providing access to knowledge and learning resources for leaders of business enterprises.



Procapitales (Asociación de Empresas Promotoras del Mercado de Capitales) is a trade association of participating agents in the Peruvian capital market whose mission is to foster capital market development by enabling an efficient legal/institutional framework and by promoting the implementation of good corporate governance practices.


Middle East and North Africa

Abu Dhabi Center for Corporate Governance (ADCCG) encourages and assists the private and public sectors to adopt the highest standards and practices of corporate governance by means of raising awareness, building local capacity, and providing assistance and advisory services.



Corporate Governance Responsibility Forum is a regular event that gathers global experts on corporate governance and responsibility together with business leaders in the MENA region.

The Centre for Responsible Business was established by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry to foster corporate integrity and to promote the Emirate of Dubai as the region's gateway for global commerce. The CRB is the leading centre of expertise in Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in Dubai.

Egyptian Institute of Directors aims to spread awareness and improve corporate governance practices in Egypt and MENA region. 

Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance, aims to promote corporate sector reform and good governance, assist the countries of the MENA region in developing and implementing sustainable corporate governance strategies adapted to national requirements and objectives.


Islamic Financial Services Board promotes and enhances the soundness and stability of the Islamic financial services industry by issuing global prudential standards and guiding principles for the industry, broadly defined to include banking, capital markets and insurance sectors.

Institut Marocain des Administrateurs aims to promote corporate governance and to professionalize board of directors by offering training, information and expertise that allows directors to fulfill their responsibilities with efficiency, integrity and transparency.

Lebanese Transparency Association is the first Lebanese NGO that focuses on curbing corruption and promoting the principles of good governance. LTA advocates for reform by focusing on systemic improvement and by building coalitions with other anti-corruption stakeholders, including the government, parliamentarians, the private sector, media institutions, the international community and civil society organizations.

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