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SAP Canada is launching a benefits platform to help guide employees who identify as women through their motherhood journey. Launched last month, the platform is available to women who’re expecting, including via birth, adoption and/or surrogacy. It’s designed to support female employees expecting children, from having/welcoming a baby to taking maternity leave to returning to […]

When Kris Dalrymple (pictured) decided to come out as transgender at work, he was a bit worried about the reaction. But those fears quickly disappeared after he sent out a company-wide email chronicling his journey to outwardly living as the person he feels like on the inside. “The second the email came out, it was […]

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KPMG in Canada is supporting its transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse employees with a new gender affirmation policy. Stephanie Braid, director of inclusion, diversity and equity at KPMG in Canada, says the policy provides employees who are in the process of affirming their gender with a complete support plan, including how to announce a name change […]

While talk about the importance of improving diversity on corporate boards and in the C-suite has been ongoing for decades, actual action has been too slow. In 2020, there were more chief executive officers named Michael or James than actual women CEOs in the U.S., with just six per cent of the top 500 public […]

Women held 23.4 per cent of the total 4,914 board seats among Canadian companies providing disclosure for 2021 — a steady increase of 2.2 per cent from 2020’s year-end results, according to Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s latest diversity report. The report tracked companies subject to the Canada Business Corporations Act that disclosed the number of […]

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  • October 25, 2021 October 25, 2021
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While 72 per cent of institutional investors are currently integrating environmental, social and governance factors into their investment strategies, 29 per cent are placing greater emphasis on ESG considerations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by RBC Global Asset Management. The survey, which polled 800 global institutional investors, found […]

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  • October 13, 2021 October 13, 2021
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A third of investment organizations participating in the CFA Institute’s recent diversity, equity and inclusion program said they’ve trained between 81 and 99 per cent of their employees in detecting unconscious bias or practicing inclusive leadership, according to a new survey. The survey — conducted across 41 investment organizations that participated in the 2020 program […]

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  • September 16, 2021 September 15, 2021
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Institutional investors agree profits can’t be top concern for companies: survey

To push for greater female representation on a corporate board, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan withheld its support for the re-election of a female board director during a shareholder vote. During the annual general meeting of network management software developer Netscout Systems Inc., the pension fund’s proxy refrained from voting on a measure to re-elect […]

Thierry Miras, Schneider Electric’s vice-president of human resources in Canada, discusses embracing workplace inclusivity, flexible working and the Toronto Raptors. Q. What top challenges do you face in your role? A. The past year has brought unexpected challenges. As we still face uncertainty, one fact remains true: businesses must put employees first. We’re going to […]

While employees are being more open about their gender identities — whether they identify as gender fluid, intersex, non-binary, transgender or two-spirit — at work these days, there’s still progress to be made when it comes to benefits language, systems, plans and rate tables, says Chantelle Tadman, manager of benefits, savings plans and wellness at […]