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David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation

Research and resources about boards of directors and corporate governance.

Highlights: Johnston Centre 2020-21

In May 2019, the David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation was established to create and disseminate research and insights on organizational governance particularly focusing on under-served sectors.
As we embark on our third year, we invite you to explore highlights from our past year.

 Not-For-Profit Board Diversity & Inclusion: Is It Essentially Window-Dressing?

Not-For-Profit Board Diversity & Inclusion: Is It Essentially Window-Dressing?

In our latest paper, the authors argue that current efforts to diversify the boardroom are likely to fail unless there is a parallel commitment to inclusion. The paper also offers guidance to boards on how they can become more deliberate in including new perspectives, new cultures and new expectations.

LongView - Governance at a glance.

Over the last 20 years, our researchers have learnt that while there is no single best practice, good governance is a critical part of long-term, sustainable value creation. LongView is an evolution from the Board Shareholder Confidence Index (BSCI).

Real-World Perspectives: How COVID-19 is Affecting Corporate Governance

We discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has both posed an unprecedented governance challenge and ushered in a period of great experimentation.
DATE | Published by the Johnston Centre, Toronto, 2020, [12pp]


What we’re talking about

We’ve curated a collection of research and resources on board effectiveness and corporate governance.

Family Enterprise

Dual-Class Shares

Private Companies

Public

Credit Unions


Events

Upcoming:

Stay tuned for more in the fall! In the meantime you can have a look at our replays below or visit our YouTube page.

Livestream Replays:

NFP Board Diversity & Inclusion: Is it essentially Window-Dressing?
Aired: February 8, 2021

Why we need to engage young people in corporate governance
Aired: June 26, 2020

What we’ve learned about dual-class structures
Aired: June 12, 2020

Real-world perspectives on governing through COVID-19
Aired: May 29, 2020

How executives can make or break board effectiveness 
Aired: May 15, 2020

Why we need to pay attention to private company governance
Aired: May 1, 2020

20 years of Corporate Governance Evolution
Aired: April 17, 2020