Subscribers to TheCorporateCounsel.net can listen to a podcast that provides a quick excellent overview to RiskMetrics Group’s new Governance Risk Indicators (“GRId”). (Inside Track with Julie: Ning Chiu on RiskMetrics’ GRId (3/26/10)).
Another good overview is posted to mondaq.com (United States: Adapting to RiskMetrics Group’s New Governance Risk Indicators System, 3/30/10). “In comparison to the CGQ score, which was based upon a relative ranking of the corporate governance of peer companies in any given industry group against RMG’s standards, the GRId system is intended to operate on an absolute basis so that companies are judged only on their own governance practices as compared with what RMG perceives as local best practices.”
All covered issuers will have access to a complimentary data verification tool, which will enable them to view the Indicators for their firm, as well as to verify the underlying data. All companies are advised to avail themselves of this opportunity. For more complete coverage, see the RMG site.