In line with our vision and mission, we conduct research that provides new insights and strengthens the foundation for informed decision making. Projects are grounded in critical needs and interests identified by our network members and stakeholders. Projects examine the issues at hand, identify gaps and lessons learned and provide governance recommendations. Our publications are listed below—please feel free to read and share them.
[BLOG] Tax Changes Likely to Create Unintended Fallout for Family Enterprises
(September 6, 2017 | Craig Alexander and Michael Bassett)
As many successful family-owned businesses get ready to pass the torch to a new generation of owners, how much do we know about the implications to Canada's economy? The answer is: not enough. Decisions that are made by business owners and their families, such as whether to sell to a non-family member, sell or transfer to the next generation, or close shop, have tremendous implications for our economy.
The Transformation of the Health System: The Critical Role of Boards of Directors
(March 28, 2017 | 34 pages | Jenny Santos)
This briefing examines the important role that governance plays in health care transformation by researching the governance systems in three provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario) that have taken distinct approaches to health care governance.
Canadian Directors’ Compensation Practices: 21st Edition
This report, which summarizes data from 247 publicly traded companies, is an update of the report published in 2014 on the compensation levels of Canadian boards of directors. The report provides benchmark data on compensation practices, and it reviews typical board composition and practices.
Board and Director Evaluations in the 21st Century
Find out how to redesign board and director evaluations as a constructive performance management tool that helps good boards become great and great boards stay that way.
CEO Succession Practices: 2015 Edition
This report documents CEO turnover among S&P 500 companies, provides an analysis of annual data dating back to 2001, and discusses the correlation between CEO succession and company performance.
Perspectives on Board Diversity
Board diversity is a hot topic. This report explores possible solutions to the fact that women are still underrepresented on Canadian boards of directors.
Big Data Doesn’t Mean “Big Brother” (Implications for Legal and Risk Officers)
Organizations at the leading edge of HCA are using new sources of workforce data to gain competitive advantage. However, these practices raise privacy, legal, and ethical concerns.
Innovation and Canadian Business Survey 2014: What’s Risk Got to Do with It?
This briefing, the first in a series, discusses risk and innovation. It’s based on the results of a 2014 survey conducted to ascertain Canadian business attitudes and behaviours on innovation.
This research is available to subscribers of the Governance and/or Risk Management research services provided through our e-library.