Top-KPI-Report-Cover-2011-2012-Governance May 20, 2013, Melbourne, Australia – The KPI Institute, the global authority on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) research and education announces the launch of a new report in its 2011-2012 edition of its popular Top 25 series of reports. The series is based on research conducted through, which contains over 20,000 Key Performance Indicator examples, making it the world’s largest source of thoroughly documented KPIs.

Corporate governance, according to the Cadbury Committee of the European Corporate Governance Institute, refers to “the system by which companies are directed and controlled”. Clear and efficient governing ensures that the interest groups trust the Company and also underlines the business utility, thus increasing the shareholder value. The mechanisms involved in the process are regulatory and market related. An important part is played by the relationships between a company’s management, its board, its shareholders and stakeholders and obviously, by the goals for which the company is governed in the first place.

The “Top 25 Governance KPIs of 2011-2012” report provides insights in the state of Governance KPIs performance measurement today by listing and analyzing the most visited KPIs out of the more than 30 KPIs in this category on in 2011-2012. In addition to KPI names, the report contains a detailed description of each KPI, as documented in smartKPIs Premium.      

Governance KPIs are grouped into clusters such as Board Meetings, Board Members, Corporate Governance Policy, Equity Distribution and Corporate Governance Performance. From these subcategories, Board Meetings, Board Members and Corporate Governance Policy were the most popular of Governance, in 2011. One of the most important benefits that this report brings is the international perspective on the most popular KPIs for Governance Management. Governance KPIs provide quantifiable measurements of factors determined to be important for Governance strategy successful implementation. The skill in applying KPIs is in the selection of the optimum number and appropriateness of KPIs. The top 5 Governance KPIs in this report are:

  1. # Corporate Governance index (CGI)
  2. # Briefing notes on performance
  3. # Board size
  4. # Board meetings dedicated to organizational performance reviews
  5. # Time lapse between gathering of market intelligence and strategic response

By discussing the use of KPIs today, presenting the best practice in documenting them and listing the most popular KPIs of 2011, the “Top 25 Governance KPIs of 2011-2012 report is a valuable resource in promoting the informed use of KPIs or refreshing the existing performance measurement and management practice in any organization.

According to Aurel Brudan, The KPI Institute’s CEO “The Top 25 Governance KPIs of 2011-2012 report is a synthesis of what is all about: it provides an overview of how Governance KPIs are used in practice today, by combining input from the online community with analysis and insights from our research team.”

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The KPI Institute is a research, publishing and educational provider specialized in developing better practice in the use of KPIs. It developed the KPI Management Framework and runs five main research programs, dedicated to performance management, the Balanced Scorecard, KPIs, analytics and organizational strategy. Over the last 8 years, The Institute assisted over 5,000 organizations in finding solutions to their KPI needs.

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