Posts Tagged "Canada"

Canada: Despite Growing Calls for More Women on Boards, Corporate Canada Resists

June 2016. Shareholders in some of Canada's biggest companies have shown some resolve to increase female representation at the board level, yet efforts in recent months to boost the number of women have been rejected time and again. Proposals to diversify the makeup of boards at Bell and the parent company of ...

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Canada: Are Mandatory Gender Diversity Targets Coming for Public Companies in Ontario?

June 2016. On June 7, the Ontario government announced that it has accepted all 11 recommendations set forth in Catalyst Canada’s report, Gender Diversity on Boards in Canada: Recommendations for Accelerating Progress. Catalyst Canada is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. The report ...

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Canada: Catalyst Recommendations for Accelerating Diversity in Canada

June 2016. Catalyst Canada recently released its report of recommendations to accelerate diversity in Canadian corporations. Read the full report here.

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Canada: BCE rejects call to set targets for number of women in senior management

April 2016. Telecommunications giant BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) rejected a shareholder motion to set targets to increase the number of women on its senior management team during the company's annual general meeting. The proposal came from a shareholder and member of Mouvement d'education et de defense des actionnaires (MEDAC) on behalf of the ...

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Canada: Vancouver Board of Trade Breaks Glass Ceiling in Move Toward Gender Equality

June 2015. The Vancouver Board of Trade (VBOT) recently became Canada’s first major business organization with more women than men on its board of directors. VBOT’s board of directors consists of 36 members of the local business community, 20 of whom are women. Read more here.

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Canada: Minister Releases Progress Report for Women on Boards

June 2015. The Honorable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Canada's Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, highlighted progress made since the federal Advisory Council released its report, Good for Business: A Plan to Promote More Women on Canadian Boards, in June 2014. At the federal level, women represented approximately ...

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Canada: Corporate Boards Need More Women

April 2015. The government of Canada is trying to get more women onto the country's corporate boards. Among the items in the government’s new budget is a change to the Canada Business Corporations Act that would require all companies listed on Canadian stock exchanges to either put gender diversity policies in place ...

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Catalyst: 2014 Report on Women in the Boardroom

January 2015. Catalyst issued its 2014 Census on women board directors on January 13. This year, the data are based upon the S&P 500, rather than the Fortune 500, as was done in prior years. Additionally, the data uses a new source: Catalyst partnered with The Data Morphosis Group to ...

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Canada: OSC Issues Revised Disclosure Rules Regarding Gender Diversity

October 15, 2014. Today the Ontario Securities Commission (together with eight other provincial securities commissions) issued its revised disclosure rules regarding gender diversity in the boardroom and executive suites. OSC Chairman Howard Wetston had previewed the rulemaking at the SAIS Conference last month. On a comply or explain basis, listed companies must disclose: director term limits ...

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Study: Women on Board Cut Costs of M&A

A new study by the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business shows that M&A deal costs drop by 15.4 percent for every female director on the board making the M&A decision.  The research also found that every extra female director on the board reduces the number of a company’s attempted ...

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