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Wednesday, June 5, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

The afternoon breakout sessions explore pressing boardroom challenges through expert-led discussions. Aimed at providing directors with practical insights and actionable strategies, each session is designed to equip directors with actionable takeaways to navigate complex challenges effectively.

Sessions are selected at registration.

International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) - Your Questions Answered

ESG has risen to the top of the board and regulatory agenda, and various jurisdictions, including Canada, have implemented, or proposed new sustainability disclosure requirements. Driven by investor demand, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) was established to develop IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards - a global baseline of sustainability standards for the capital markets.

The ICD, with CPA Canada, offered a series of webinars on the ISSB standards, that prompted important audience questions. The panel will respond to the most shared questions asked and provide insights on steps boards can take to guide successful adoption of the ISSB standards.

Moderator

Moderator

Rosemary Mcguire

CPA, CA

Vice President of Research, Guidance and Support, CPA Canada

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Panelists

Panelists

Samantha Hill

Head of Sustainability Integration, CPP Investments

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Panelists

Michael Jantzi

ISSB Board Member, Founder, and former CEO, Sustainalytics

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Panelists

Barbara Stymiest

CM, FCPA, FCA

Corporate Director

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Culture, Performance and Compensation – A Subtle Balancing Act

Executive compensation issues have seemingly not been the predominant focus for boards of directors over the past year. Issues including talent management, diversity, climate change impacts and new reporting requirements have pre-empted a focus on rewards. Has the importance of financial incentives decreased or has the nature of rewards evolved?

This panel will explore the intricate balance among culture, performance, and compensation, and how the alignment of compensation structures with key performance indicators can play a pivotal role in cultivating and upholding a healthy organizational culture.

Moderator

Moderator

Tim Kiladze

Financial Reporter and Columnist. The Globe and Mail

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Panelists

Panelists

Sylvia Chrominska

HBA, ICD.D

Director, CPP Investments and Wajax Inc.

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Panelists

Dexter John

LLB, ICD.D

President and Chief Executive Officer, Morrow Sodali (Canada) Ltd.

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Panelists

Catherine McCall

ICD.D

CEO, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance

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How are the Essentials of Talent Management and CEO Succession Planning Changing?

Overseeing the organization’s executive talent has long been a key responsibility of boards. That role has traditionally been focused on CEO succession planning, but as organizations face enhanced complexities, the board must now have confidence that the organization has the critical talent necessary to execute the strategy. Does the board need deeper insight into the organization’s talent to adjust and build new capabilities as the external environment evolves?

This panel will explore the key components of the board’s role in ensuring that the talent pipeline and succession plans are aligned with strategy.  

Panelists

Panelists

Wendy Kei

FCPA, FCA, F.ICD, GCB.D

Chair, Ontario Power Generation Inc. and NFI Group Inc.; Audit Committee Chair, Centerra Gold Inc.

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Panelists

Estelle Metayer

President, Competia; Chair, Nortera

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Panelists

Mante Molepo

LLB/BCL

CEO, Mante Molepo Consulting

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