Sustainability as a vehicle for financial performance

July 14, 2017

The impact of changing weather is being felt by Canadians in every province, from the fires in Fort McMurray in 2016 to the floods in southern Quebec this spring. In this context, it is reassuring that 85% of attendees polled at the 2017 ICD National Conference in Toronto agreed that directors have a fiduciary duty to oversee the risks associated with climate change.

Governance in the time of populism

July 7, 2017

If populism is the rejection of complexity, as former US Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson argued at the 2017 ICD National Conference in Toronto, what should directors be thinking about in an era when confidence in institutions is diminishing, data is mistrusted and anecdotes seem to replace facts?

Stressing governance in the face of populist forces

June 20, 2017

A new wave of populist sentiment has led to game-changing political outcomes including Brexit, the rising popularity of nationalist parties in other parts of Europe, and the unpredictable presidency of Donald Trump.

Boards, innovation, disruption and the fight to stay alive

May 24, 2017

To remain competitive in tomorrow’s marketplace, organizations must either be disruptive innovators or avoid being disrupted themselves.

Sustainability, climate change and corporate social responsibility

April 12 2017

Sustainability, climate change and corporate social responsibilityare top agenda items for business and governments. 


March 6, 2017

Fake news. Rising nationalism. Anti-immigration. Electoral shocks. Protectionism. De-globalization.