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2020 - 2023
Boards should consider increasing their use of external resources for board education programs. The number of S&P 500 boards relying to some extent on external educational resources has increased significantly in...
There are many players trying to influence boards. Whether they are senior executives trying to get their ideas heard, consultants looking to sell business, or activist shareholders hoping to change the direction of an organization, they are all looking to influence and persuade the board...
Boards may want to consider business strategy experience as an essential qualification for independent board chairs. Even as boards are increasingly expected to take on a strategic thought-partnership role, reported business strategy experience is declining among independent...
Directors were asked to select the top five trends that they believe will have the greatest effect on their company over the next year. Slightly more than half of respondents (50.1%) included the threat of an economic recession among their top five trends for 2024...

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A widely accepted notion is that corporate boards function like well-oiled machines. And why shouldn’t they? At their core, boards are more than a group of highly qualified individuals — they are sophisticated teams, assembled to work together smoothly while bringing diversity of thought,...
In the interest of maximizing the long-term return of their investment in each company, the funds seek to ensure that the individuals who serve as board directors to represent the interests of all shareholders are appropriately independent, experienced, committed, capable...
Over the past year, boards found themselves dealing with new investor pressures, ESG disclosure guidelines and SEC rules. Extreme weather events have forced rethinking of siting and supply chains even as climate-related strategies have wavered in the face of on-again-off-again state and federal shifts over green...

LATEST STATISTICS

2020 - 2022
To achieve parity, new or vacant positions need to be filled by women candidates at least half the time. Canadian companies are getting close – and the rate at which women were added to boards this year is higher than reported in any of our prior reports...
Forward-looking boards recognize the challenge. Board skills matrices and director succession plans continue to evolve. Indeed, we are seeing more NXD specifications calling for experience and currency in enterprise and operational transformation, technology, digital innovation, growth markets...

BOARD EDUCATION

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Experience IMIx Executive Programs, led by University of Toronto faculty and industry thought leaders, for efficient career advancement. Our immersive and collaborative sessions empower executives and managers with transformative tools, frameworks, and innovative thinking. Achieve your career ambitions effectively with our flexible executive programs....
Get the insights that you need to provide oversight and foresight on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This program will equip you with the tools and confidence that all board members, investors and executives require to make effective decisions...
Provides corporate board directors and business professionals with an in-depth understanding to help them better grasp the current challenges and opportunities that climate change and transitioning to net-zero present, with actionable advice from dozens of global experts on how to get there...