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David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation

Research and resources about boards of directors and corporate governance.

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The Digital Tsunami: How Boards Are Adjusting

David Beatty collaborates with Google’s former Chief Evangelist Nick Darveau-Garneau, and Rotman School Guest Lecturer to explore how boards are adjusting to the acceleration in digital transformation. Based on the findings from their study, Beatty and Darveau-Garneau provide six recommendations on how companies can succeed in the competitive global marketplace long-term.

Corporate Governance Insights: Ontario Long-Term Care

In 2021, researchers at the David & Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation embarked on a project to learn and share insights about corporate governance in Ontario’s long-term care organizations. This report summarizes the findings of our research, in five parts. In part one, a brief background on long-term care, and what the system looks like in Ontario...

From window-dressing to real change: Success stories from Boards on a journey of Diversity & Inclusion

This new report builds on the 2021 report Not-For-Profit Board Diversity & Inclusion: Is It Essentially Window-Dressing? by discussing the experiences of six leading not-for-profit organizations, and the advice of four leading executive search consultants. The co-authors share practical advice about recruitment strategies to achieve diversity goals; overcoming barriers to building diversity and inclusion and more.

How are publicly-traded corporations controlled?

WEBINAR: From window-dressing to real change: Success stories from Boards on a journey of Diversity & Inclusion

Robin Cardozo and Matt Fullbrook discuss equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism (EDI-R) success stories – and practical advice – from Canadian not-for-profit boardrooms.


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We’ve curated a collection of research and resources on board effectiveness and corporate governance.

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