Davies Governance Insights 2018

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Oct 03, 2018

On October 3 2018, Davies released their annual "Governance Insights" reports that analyze the top governance trends and issues important to Canadian boards, senior management, in-house counsel and governance observers.

Here are a few of the issues that they highlighted in the 2018 edition:

  • Shareholder proposals and proxy access, including trends in shareholder proposals on ESG and other topics; and the tepid adoption of proxy access policies in Canada
  • Gender diversity and #MeToo, including data and trends in women’s representation on boards and executive positions; pending diversity-related amendments to the federal corporate statute; potential implications for companies in the #MeToo movement; and potential changes in securities law disclosure requirements
  • Virtual shareholder meetings, including the advantages and disadvantages of virtual or virtual-hybrid meetings; the positions taken by proxy advisory firms; and issues to consider in deciding whether to go virtual

Review the full report on Davies' website.

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