The Index’s management and governance structure clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved.
The Index initiative is convened, funded, and overseen by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. The Foundation is responsible for overall strategic direction and governance of the Index in line with its bylaws, strategic plan, and purpose.
Euromonitor and SustainAbility are independant third-party advisors assisting with development of the Index. SustainAbility is responsible for stakeholder engagement, development and facilitation of an Index Advisory Panel, and post-publication project review. Euromonitor International is responsible for index process design, research and analysis, and reporting.
The Advisory Panel is composed of experts with knowledge of business, investment, and corporate behavior. The Panel provides strategic advice on governance, design, and promulgation of the Index and issues a public statement on its assessment of and recommendations for the process following publication of the Index.