Boardroom Diversity Isn’t Just How You Look, But How You Think

By: Susan McArthur Susan McArthur is managing partner of GreenSoil Investments and a corporate director. The mandate of the Canadian Board Diversity Council is to improve diversity on corporate boards. Every year, the CBDC circulates a survey to measure the makeup of Canadian board memberships. The data are compiled into an annual report card that …

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Capital Markets Regulatory Authority Initial Board of Directors Announced

At long last, the board of directors for the cooperative securities regulator has been announced. This is another milestone for the cooperative securities initiative. With a board of directors in place, it is hoped that the process towards implementation can move more quickly. The announcement of the board follows on the close of the comment …

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What’s Wrong With Dual Class Shares?

by Anita Anand Many large firms – Google, Alibaba and Fitbit to name a few — have dual class or multiple voting share structures (MVS) in which the firm issues two or more classes of shares, one to the public and the other to insiders (typically founders, promoters, management, private investors or board members). The shares that …

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