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Every week we curate interesting articles, research and opinion pieces from Canada and around the world that may provide value to our alumni and other governance professionals. Here are a few of the items we shared:
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
7 Biases That Sabotage Board Decision Making
SEC gives green light to Nasdaq board diversity plan
Companies Are Adding More Women to Their Boards. What’s Driving the Change?
Tone At The Top: Where Does Diversity Begin? Diversity within organizations is so much more than a policy or a job title. It is culture, atmosphere, and environment
First-of-Its-Kind Book Unites Trailblazing Women Board Leaders to Foster Gender Diversity & Challenge Disparities in Corporate Boardrooms Worldwide
How to Create a Diverse Board of Directors
The Rise of Women on Boards of Directors Worldwide: The growth rate slowed in 2020
It’s time to address the millennial in your boardroom
Out with the old? Ageism, tokenism and other challenges in board diversity: A long-term board strategy can avoid problems, ensuring a balance of youth and experience
As Workplaces Move Toward Normalcy, Gender Diversity in the Boardroom Is Critical
The ‘Glass Cliff’ Challenge For Corporate Governance: women are more likely to be appointed to senior executive positions during times of organizational crisis, making them less likely to succeed.
Ransomware attacks increased 150% in 2020, and the payments rose 171%. Cybersecurity is a boardroom issue
Ensuring digital maturity in the boardroom: how will you be able to thrive under new competitive circumstances?
How boards can help digital transformations via @McKinsey
Why Board Directors And CEOs Need To Learn AI Knowledge Foundations: Building AI Leadership Brain Trust is a Business Imperative: Are You Ready?
Digital experienced directors are rare at the top 100 TSX corporations – that’s a problem creating a gap in providing the necessary oversight that is a fundamental responsibility of the board
World Economic Forum says boards should follow this one cybersecurity guidance
What you need for responsible leadership and innovation in 2021 – a breakout year for leadership
Should we be concerned about the digital literacy of Canadian board of directors? The short answer is yes.
Artificial Intelligence In The Corporate Boardroom: using artificial intelligence to make decisions in boardrooms could lead to a void of accountability
Regulatory and Compliance
Small investors punch above their weight when it comes to improving corporate governance
Where the line may get drawn in terms of the where, when, and to whom a director owes its duties remains to be seen: Nine West’s sales creates implications for director liability
Alberta Eliminates Director Residency Requirements making Alberta a more welcoming jurisdiction for non-Canadian businesses to incorporate their Canadian subsidiaries
Qualities To Look For When Choosing Board Members For Your Micro- To Mid-Sized Company via @forbes
Building an inclusive end-to-end health innovation ecosystem able to deliver the appropriate medical technologies required to achieve Health for All equitably requires reforming corporate governance to be more long-term and purpose-oriented
What Will Dominate Future Corporate Governance Agendas? The pandemic has heightened the necessity for effective crisis management and board engagement
Four common biases in boardroom culture: What behavioral psychology can tell you about the human dynamics of your board
We need a Pay Czar in Canada: Governance expert on Air Canada bonuses: Where was the board?
How private company boards are leading for what’s next – focused on innovation and culture as keys to long-term growth as they oversee risks for their organizations
What are frontier risks and how can we prepare for them? Decisionmakers must widen their field of vision to consider risks that could emerge as humans push new frontiers.
No More “Mystery Meat”: A Case for Better Corporate Governance Data. The field of empirical corporate governance is a poster child of the growing use of data as a key pillar of informing and shaping research
Boyden Executive Search Board Leadership Panel: board directors across the industry spectrum discuss the changing business landscape, governance practices, identify arising opportunities/anticipate risk and the skillset and composition of the board of the future.
Transparency between the Board of Directors and the executive leadership team, stakeholders, managers, employees, and customers improves a Board’s decision-making skills.
How boards have risen to the COVID-19 challenge, and what’s next
A Boardroom and CEO Cheat Sheet on Chaos and Systemic Risk
Why Startups Are Increasingly Prioritizing Corporate Governance As Their Businesses Scale
Lessons From Covid-19 For Company Board Directors: Here’s How To Upgrade Your Corporate Governance
The Boards Role During a Crisis and Beyond
Preparing For A Post-Pandemic Boom: Boardroom Agendas Should Identify Supply Chain Vulnerabilities
Navigating the Pandemic and Looking Ahead: Questions for the (Virtual) Boardroom
Do Employees Benefit From Worker Representation on Corporate Boards? workers in firms with worker representation do see some benefits
What Association Governance Needs in 2021: future board meetings may need to be more bite-sized
Environmental & Social Responsibility
The board’s role in embedding corporate purpose: Five actions directors can take today via @McKinsey
Another report, same Dey: New guidelines on corporate governance and how the role of the corporation in society has significantly evolved
The ESG imperative – Canadian legislative and regulatory developments
Create Your ESG Road Map To Meet Consumer And Investor Demands For Transparency
The EU is moving ahead with mandatory ESG disclosure – what does it mean for Canadian companies?
How to Bring ESG Into the Quarterly Earnings Call – Stop treating environmental, social, and governance strategies as a sidebar and integrate them into regular financial reporting
Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not Only Ethical, But Also A Modern Business Tool
Five ESG Concerns for Corporate Boards with a Social Conscience
A Living Wage: The Latest ESG Challenge For Corporate Governance
Why boosting workplace mental health is good for business: a central concern in a growing number of boardrooms
From the boardroom to Wall Street, ESG fluency is an essential component of successful contemporary risk management for boards
Companies that incorporate ESG into their overall strategy, risk management, and operations are better able to present their story on why and how they create value.
2020 has forced a reckoning about the role of the corporation in society, and along with it, the responsibilities of boards of directors to the corporation’s myriad stakeholders.
Biden has hit the ground running on climate and environmental justice. How will Canada respond?
Has the pandemic become the catalyst of a more sustainable future?