Ranking Digital Rights is an independent project that is hosted by the Open Technology Institute at New America. At no time have either New America’s board, or its CEO, or any other New America program directors, been involved in any part of the research, including the selection and scoring of companies for the Corporate Accountability Index. All funding for the Corporate Accountability Index research, including for the salaries of Ranking Digital Rights staff, came entirely from independent foundations and the U.S. State Department.
We are grateful to our funders and institutional partners (who have contributed office space, staff time, or both) for their ongoing support and enthusiasm for RDR’s work.
- Center for Media, Data, and Society, Central European University, Hungary
- Alexander Von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany
- Access Now, USA & Global
- Sustainalytics (2015 Index), Canada & Netherlands
- Centre for Internet and Society, India
- Social Media Exchange, Lebanon
- OpenNet Korea, South Korea
- Internet Sans Frontieres, France
- Derechos Digitales, Latin America
- Fundacion Karisma, Colombia
- Hong Kong Transparency Report project, Hong Kong
- Hivos People Unlimited
- Media Democracy Fund
- John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (2014 Knight News Challenge)
- Global Engagement Fund (Provost’s Office), University of Pennsylvania
- Internews Center for Innovation and Learning
- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
- The Shuttleworth Foundation (Flash Grant)
- Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
- Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
The 2013 methodology development phase was carried out in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania through an interdisciplinary, university-wide project called “New Technologies, Human Rights and Transparency.” It was hosted by the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication in collaboration with students and faculty from the Wharton School of Business, Penn Law, Penn Engineering, and the School of Arts and Sciences.
Other former institutional partners: