Perspectives from The Directors College

Harnessing Governance During COVID-19 to Accelerate Board ESG Oversight Now and Post Pandemic

On April 21, Michael Hartmann, Principal of The Directors College with guest panelists Judy Cotte, CEO at ESG Global Advisors and Coro Strandberg, President of Strandberg Consulting and Faculty of The Directors College discuss how boards can manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) components during the pandemic and how to better manage risk and generate sustainability long-term.

Lessons for Leading a Virtual Organization

In the April 15 session of The McMaster Collaboratorium, Dr. Michael Hartmann and guest panelist Jessica Nordlander, COO of Thoughtexchange, explored the experience of running a fully virtual business with 100s of employees around the world and the implications for leadership, governance and change management.

Managing Reputation in Times of Disruption: Lessons in Real Time

On April 14, in the first installment of The McMaster Collaboratorium, Principal of The Directors College, Michael Hartmann and guest panelist John Crean, Senior Managing Director at TENEO Canada, take a deeper look at managing reputation: What are the best practices; how boards are trying to apply best practice principles under uncertain circumstances, and what might be the new set of practices and principles to emerge post-pandemic.

The Educated Director

The Educated Director

Governance education in Canada took root in the early 2000s in the wake of the institutionalized fraud and corruption that plagued North American corporations. Most notably, the Enron scandal, that resulted in the loss of billions in pensions and stock prices and drove the creation of new regulations and legislation to increase accountability, highlighted the need for stronger board governance.