Session Summary: Bringing practical and scholarly perspectives to define what good governance in the 21st century should be. The session features the release of "360º Governance: Where are the Directors in a World in Crisis?" - a new report by Sarah Kaplan and Peter Dey.
Kenneth Corts is Interim Dean and Academic Director of the Lee-Chin Institute at Rotman. Previously he was Vice-Dean, Faculty and Research and Director of the Commerce Program. He is a microeconomist with research and teaching interests in industrial organization, competition policy, organizational economics, and energy policy
Peter Dey is a prominent corporate director, formerly a governance expert at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt. Among other senior governance roles, he was chair of the Ontario Securities Commission where he chaired a committee on corporate governance which established guidelines for the governance of Canadian corporations (also known as the “Dey Report,” 1995).
Sarah Kaplan is Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy, Professor of Strategic Management and a Fellow of the Lee-Chin Institute at Rotman. She is a co-author of the bestselling business book, Creative Destruction as well as Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business. Her latest book, The 360° Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-offs to Transformation was published in September 2019.
Veena Ramani leads Ceres’ work on critical market levers that will help scale the transition to sustainable capital markets. This includes governance systems that companies should put in place at the corporate board level to allow for effective board sustainability oversight. She also oversees Ceres work to engage financial regulators on climate change as a systemic risk, under the umbrella of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets.
Kathleen Taylor is chair of the board of Royal Bank of Canada. She is the former president and chief executive officer of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, where she served in a variety of senior leadership roles from 1989 to 2013. She is also the chair of Altas Partners LLP and a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. She is chair of the board of SickKids Foundation as well as a member of the board of trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children, the principal’s international advisory board of McGill University and the dean’s advisory council of the Schulich School of Business at York University. Ms. Taylor is a member of the Order of Canada.
Cornell Wright is a leading corporate lawyer. He is the Chair of Torys’ Corporate Department and former co-head of the firm’s M&A Practice. His practice focuses on M&A transactions, both public and private, and other critical situations. He has played a lead role acting for some of Canada’s largest public and private companies on their most significant strategic matters, including advising Thomson Reuters, The Woodbridge Company, Weston group and Brookfield group.
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