The Index initiative is convened, funded, and overseen by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. The Foundation is therefore responsible for overall strategic direction and governance of the Index in line with the Foundation’s bylaws and strategic plan.
Euromonitor and SustainAbility are independent, 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 will issue a public report on its assessment of and recommendations for the process following publication of the Index.
Project Management Structure