Main Content

David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation

Research and resources about boards of directors and corporate governance.

How are publicly-traded corporations controlled?

How are publicly-traded corporations controlled?

Shareholders have the right to vote on a variety of corporate policies and decisions that control the direction of the company. The ownership of a public company can be organized using a single type of share—also called a class—or multiple classes of shares. The use of a single or dual class of shares gives different rights to owners.

How are publicly-traded corporations controlled?

David Beatty: The Rogers' Boardroom & the Case for Dual Class Shares

David Beatty provides his perspective and insights on the most newsworthy topic in corporate governance that was focused on the Rogers Communications' board of directors.

How are publicly-traded corporations controlled?

Corporate Governance Insights: Ontario Long-Term Care Sector

Over the summer, the David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation surveyed Ontario long term-care leaders about corporate governance in the sector. Click the image to access preliminary insights from the survey!


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