Financial issues are often symptomatic – if not the direct cause – of organizational failure. Being on the board of a company means being not only alert to the signs of potential financial issues but also ready to take prompt action.


To guide directors in their role of overseeing corporate culture, the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) has released The Culture Imperative, a resource with insights on understanding, monitoring and measuring culture at the board level.


The Board of Directors of ICD Quebec has set up an ad-hoc technology committee to better understand the impact new technologies will have on the role and responsibilities of directors. This committee is today releasing this introductory guide. Overseeing company strategy is one of the board’s most critical roles. Today, that cannot be done without a working knowledge of emerging technologies, as they are a critical tool shaping the future of industries and allowing companies to remain c...


In this whitepaper, in partnership with Odgers Berndtson, we examine the critical role CFOs and Audit Chairs need to play if their organizations are to take advantage of powerful new technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI).


As set out in this paper, the Institute of Corporate Directors believes that the boards of directors of Canada’s listed companies should directly engage with their significant investors on matters of corporate and board governance.


In this paper we seek to provide a framework for boards to build a renewal process that increases accountability and achieves the right mix of skills and experience to create long-term effectiveness. 


CPA Canada, Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB), and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) are pleased to announce the launch of new publications to help audit committees enhance their oversight of the external auditor.


The Institute of Corporate Directors firmly believes greater board diversity can contribute to better corporate governance. We reached this conclusion following a multi-faceted, year-long dialogue with our national membership.


In spring 2011, Knightsbridge and the Clarkson Centre for Board Effectiveness at the Rotman School of Management (CCBE) partnered with the Institute of Corporate Directors on a large-scale study into the role and effectiveness of human capital oversight among Canadian boards of directors.


While the past few years have necessitated boards of directors putting a majority of their time and effort into getting the regulatory requirements right, a new survey shows that now is the time for directors to put their focus back on to the business strategy and put their agendas into action.