Topic Results: Diversity

January 17, 2018

Liberals launch a fresh attack on corporations. They may not win

As a longtime member of the Association of Correspondents Tracking the War On Corporations, I have embedded with troops of lawyers, activists and corporate officials through the great battles of the last several decades. From the failure to ward off the stakeholder invasion of the 1990s to the great executive retreat at the Battle of […]

May 26, 2017

Anne Marie Croteau will become the first female dean of JMSB

Anne-Marie Croteau, IGOPP Board member, starts as dean of the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) on June 1, 2017, and will become the first female dean of JMSB, one of North America’s largest and leading business schools. A professor in the Department of Supply Chain and Business Technology Management, she is a highly respected academic leader […]

January 11, 2017

Corporate Governance: The New Paradigm

[ … ] a growing body of academic research has confirmed that short-term financial activists are a major contributor to systemic short-termism in managing businesses and investments. The notion that activist attacks increase, rather than undermine, long-term value creation has been resoundingly discredited. Economists Yvan Allaire and François Dauphin, for example, demonstrated in a series […]

June 27, 2016

Enhancing the Dynamics of Boards of Directors

Board members with extensive experience readily observe, and often comment, that the quality of governance and a board’s effectiveness result as much from subtle, dynamic, intangible factors as from strict observance of the fiduciary and formal aspects of governance. These factors take shape in social interaction among members, in the style of the Chair’s leadership, […]

June 1, 2016

Isabelle Courville becomes a board member of IGOPP

The Institute for Governance (IGOPP) is pleased to announe the appointment of Ms. Isabelle Courville as a new board member. Ms. Courville, an engineer and a lawyer by training, is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Laurentian Bank of Canada. Previously, Ms. Courville was President of Hydro‐Québec Distribution. This division has 7,000 employees serving […]

May 15, 2014

The Canada Business Corporations Act

The Institute for Governance (IGOPP) submitted his comments to Industry Canada in response to the Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA).. We will examine these issues individually to formulate specific recommendations in each case. In its comment document, the IGOPP covered the following topics: Shareholder advisory votes on compensation packages Diversity of board […]

May 14, 2014

Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act

The Institute for Governance (IGOPP) submitted his comments to Industry Canada in response to the Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA).. We will examine these issues individually to formulate specific recommendations in each case. In its comment document, the IGOPP covered the following topics: Shareholder advisory votes on compensation packages Diversity of board […]

June 12, 2013

Chaviva Hošek appointed to IGOPP Board of Directors

Chaviva Hošek is currently a Professor in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. Between 2001 and 2012 she served as President and CEO of The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Prior to that she was Director of Policy and Research in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, […]

November 26, 2012

What does it take to get more women on Canadian boards?

In 2010, only 14.4% of directors of the 100 largest Canadian publicly-listed corporations were women. In the same year, roughly 7% of board members were new and in only one-in-five instances was the new member female, according to the 2010 Spencer Stuart Board Index. Even to a patient, passive observer, that rate of change is […]

May 11, 2011

Five years after the adoption of Bill 53

In a new report the IGPPO recently assessed the progress of governance modernization efforts in Quebec state-owned corporations since the establishment of modern rules and new disclosure norms five years ago. According to the report, Quebec-government owned corporations have conformed well to the disclosure provisions of Bill 53, which was adopted in 2006. However the […]

May 11, 2011

Five years after the adoption of Bill 53

In a report the IGPPO recently assessed the progress of governance modernization efforts in Quebec state-owned corporations since the establishment of modern rules and new disclosure norms five years ago. According to the report, Quebec-government owned corporations have conformed well to the disclosure provisions of Bill 53, which was adopted in 2006. However the IGPPO […]

March 23, 2011

The place of women on board

In 2010, 14.4% of board members of the 100 largest Canadian publicly listed corporations were women. During the year 2010, roughly 7% of these board members were replaced and for one in five cases by a woman. (Source: Spencer, Stuart, Corporate Board Report, 2010). Even to a patient, passive observer, it is clear that the […]

September 23, 2009

Opinion of the IGOPP : Bill 44c and Bill 38

Act to amend the General and Vocational Colleges Act with respect to Governance. For the purposes of the Parliamentary committee on the governance of the Vocational Colleges and Universities, IGOPP have submitted two memorandum stating that good governance is the best safeguard for the autonomy of the colleges and the universities : the legitimity and […]

June 15, 2009

Pushing for Change : A 40% Gender Equality Target for Corporate Boards

Today, the IGPPO releases a policy paper that includes key practical proposals to increase the number of qualified women directors on corporate boards in Quebec and Canada Currently, corporate boards of directors are not taking full advantage of the benefits that qualified and competent women can bring. Representation by both genders on corporate boards should […]

March 30, 2009

The Status of Women Corporate Directors in Canada

Corporate boards of directors are not taking full advantage of the benefits that including qualified, competent women can bring. Representation by both genders on corporate boards should thus be increased to a minimum of 40%. These are the key recommendations included in an IGPPO policy paper. The report also recommends that the gender balancing process […]