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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.

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