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September 18, 2019

What does good governance look like for family firms and why sho ...

Family businesses are the cornerstone of the Canadian economy: 80% of all companies are family-owned and according to some estimates they account for 60% of Canada’s GDP per year. Family...

September 3, 2019

Canada’s top firms now have to disclose figures on diversity in ...

Canada’s top firms now have to disclose figures on diversity in the boardroom, but is ‘sunlight the best disinfectant’? ByManini Sheker, Research Officer, Johnston Centre for...

August 20, 2019

Why is it so valuable to have gender diverse boards?

Does gender diversity affect financial reporting and might diversity matter more in firms with weak governance structures? In the latest issue of Rotman Management Magazine, Johnston Centre...

July 30, 2019

David Beatty: Thoughts on Corporate Board Gender Quotas

In David Beatty's latest video he gives insight into mandatory corporate board gender quotas and the different perspectivesbetween Europeand North America. There are 11 countries that have...

July 26, 2019

Director Sentiments in Alberta

The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) conducted its latest cross-Canada Director Lens survey while Albertawas in the wake of recession and deep concerns about theprovince’s economic...

July 24, 2019

Webinar: Joining a Board of Directors

Matt Fullbrook - Manager of the Johnston Cenre - recently conducted a webinar for Charity Village on the realities and expectations of joing a board of directors. This webinar is a fantastic primer...

June 14, 2019

2019 - TSX Index Board Diversity

Data compiled by the Johnston Centre is featured front and center in the latest issue of Report on Business Magazine. Dawn Calleja’s article, It’s 2019. Where are all the women in...

May 10, 2019


Welcome to the David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation, Rotman’s home for research and resources about boards of directors and corporate governance.

May 9, 2019

Credit Union Governance

Over the past 12 years, Rotman has studied and educated credit union boards across North America. Over that time, we have generated some very interesting insights, in partnership with the Filene Research Institute

May 9, 2019

18 Years of Board Ratings

Back in 2002, Rotman began data collection for the first ever iteration of the Board Shareholder Confidence Index. Since then, the project has generated approximately 400 data points per year for each of the 250-odd issuers on the S&P/TSX Composite Index.

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