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David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation

The David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation is the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management’s home for research and resources about boards of directors and corporate governance. We focus on under-served sectors such as family enterprise, both public and private, co-operatives, crown corporations and dual-class public issuers.

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The critical importance of effective private company governance

In collaboration with KPMG, we conducted interviews with private companies across Canada about how they make decisions.

State of Credit Union Governance 2020

State of Credit Union Governance, 2020

We provide a snapshot of the state of US credit union governance in 2020, from the shifting recruitment priorities of boards and how they define leadership, to the nature of dissent within the boardroom. We found that credit union boards are making progress in important areas of governance even as they continue to falter in other ways.

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


Credit Unions

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