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July 30, 2020

Report: Private Company Governance 2020: A Closer Look

Private companies are the most significant drivers of the Canadian economy, contributing nearly 67% of Canada’s GDP. Yet the ways inwhich private companies make decisions have largely been...

July 28, 2020

A decade of change: Canada’s corporate boards cast their nets wi ...

Canadian boardrooms are under increasing pressure to open their doors to ‘diverse’ candidates and our new study suggests that boards are increasingly making more room at the top. We...

July 27, 2020

Canada’s biggest companies commit to fighting anti-black systemi ...

The death of George Floyd – an unarmed 46-year-old Black man at the hands of a Minnesota police officer on May 25th – sparked an uprising against policy brutality and systemic racism...

June 19, 2020

A Year in Review: A Look Back at 2019-2020

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...

June 1, 2020

Real-World Perspectives: How COVID-19 is Affecting Corporate Gov ...

Over the last month, we spoke to boards and managers from eleven organizations across a spectrum of industries and sectors to gain a real-world perspective on the way directors and senior...

April 20, 2020

Johnston Centre Launches Webinar Series!

Missed our webinars? You can watch it again below In the first webinar on Friday, April 17, Matt talked about board ratings, the evolution of public disclosure, and the ways in which our thinking...

April 20, 2020

David Beatty on the most important question boards can ask thems ...

In a recentop-ed for the Globe and Mail, Johnston Centre DirectorDavidBeatty argues that a sustained strategic focus on the long-term will be critical to ensuring that companies emerge from the...

February 10, 2020

State of Credit Union Governance, 2020

In the face of waves of changes from digital disruptions to shifting demographics, credit union directors face a critical task: to be vigilant stewards of their members’ funds and make...

January 31, 2020

Report: The critical importance of effective private company gov ...

What does ‘good governance’ look like for private companies? Privately-owned companies are the most significant drivers of the Canadian economy, contributing up to 67% to GDP. Yet most...

January 16, 2020

Research Brief: Family businesses with advisory boards may be be ...

Family businesses are the foundation of the Canadian economy, with families owning or controlling 80% of all companies. Yet research suggests that only a third of family-run businesses last into...

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