Tag Archives: Stan Magidson

Taking back the dialogue

The ICD’s new guide to director-shareholder engagement is more than a helpful how-to. In encouraging Canadian boards to initiate dialogue with shareholders, it also signals a shift from defence to offence. With directors no longer back on their heels, where do meetings with shareholders go next?
By Paul Brent
May 30th, 2016

The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance didn’t invent board-shareholder dialogue. But in 2009, the CCGG’s decision to start arranging meetings with the boards of large public companies in which its institutional investor supporters had significant holdings, marked the beginning of … Continue reading

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Whose company is it, anyway?

In the U.S., it’s been a big year for proxy access—a process allowing shareholders to nominate directors on equal terms with the board and CEO. Now the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and its members want to make it the norm here
By Robert Thompson
July 24th, 2015

Stephen Erlichman says he doesn’t understand the controversy, but he fully recognizes it is there nonetheless. In May, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, a lobby group that Erlichman leads as executive director, published a report [pdf] insisting shareholders should … Continue reading

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Learning IS the job

Certain big-name programs may get the headlines, but director education is actually a world of different practices and standards. The one constant: as demands on directors from shareholders and regulators keep growing, the need for knowledge keeps increasing, too
By Celia Milne
March 16th, 2012

IT IS WELL KNOWN that corporate directors of publicly traded companies face sharper scrutiny and disclosure duties than ever before. Education is or should be a critical ingredient in the excellent performance that corporations, shareholders, the public and regulators expect. In … Continue reading

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