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In 2023, a fifth (20 per cent) of board positions across the globe were filled by individuals that belong to historically underrepresented groups or ethnicities, with nearly a third within their first two years of tenure, according to a report by McKinsey & Company. The report, which polled more than 1,200 companies across 23 countries, […]

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  • February 29, 2024 February 28, 2024
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As world markets contend with supply chain issues stemming from climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, environmental, social and governance considerations are slowly taking a more prominent role in pension funds’ risk assessments. In particular, Canadian pension funds are taking a progressive approach to ESG investing. Many have become signatories of […]

Just 34 per cent of Canadian employers had boards with female representation of 40 per cent or more as of October 2022, according to a new report by MSCI Inc. The report, which analyzed more than 2,800 employers in 18 countries across the Americas and Europe, found more than a third (38 per cent) reported […]

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  • March 8, 2023 March 7, 2023
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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is setting higher expectations for increased participation of women in board roles at large-cap companies in 2023. The pension fund’s proxy voting guidelines advocate for large-cap companies on developed market indices to increase the number of women directors on their boards to a minimum of 40 per cent, up from […]

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  • January 24, 2023 January 24, 2023
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Last October, Ontario’s pay equity office reported Canadian women received an average of 18 per cent less retirement income than men in 2020, which is three per cent higher than the gap observed in 1976, the earliest year for which data is available. How has progress moved backwards in the past 44 years, even though women are […]

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A quarter (24 per cent) of board seats in Canada are held by women, up two per cent since last year, according to a new report by the Canadian Securities Administrators. The report, which tracked TSX-listed companies and other non-venture issuers subject to the CSA’s disclosure requirements regarding women on boards and in executive officer […]

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  • November 2, 2022 November 2, 2022
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The world’s 500 largest asset managers’ total discretionary assets under management increased by 10.2 per cent in 2021, reaching US$131.7 trillion, according to a new report by WTW’s Thinking Ahead Institute. It found North American AUM accounted for more than half (59.9 per cent) of AUM in the top 500 managers, garnering $78.9 trillion by […]

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  • October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is warning corporate board directors that any companies failing to consider climate risks, adopting multiple-year term lengths or lacking in female representation won’t receive its support during shareholder votes, according to a new report. “How we select investments and hold management accountable to manage these factors can enhance or erode […]

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  • September 29, 2022 September 30, 2022
  • 12:00
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Women made up roughly 19 per cent of corporate board seats in 2019, an increase from 18 per cent the year before, even though the total number of board seats studied fell, according to new data from Statistics Canada. The data agency based its observations on information from 7,165 corporations, a decrease from the 8,697 […]

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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