Past news

  • Diversifying the board HERMANN JOSEF ABS liked to joke, “What’s the difference between a doghouse and the supervisory board? The doghouse is for the dog; the supervisory board is for the cat.” For those unfamiliar with the nuances of German humour, “for the cat” is slang for something like “trash”. The late banker would know: while running Deutsche ...
  • Fight for boardroom diversity Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) made news this week with the announcement that the company has amended its nominating and corporate governance committee charter to state that it is “committed to actively seeking out highly qualified women and individuals from minority groups to include in the pool from which board nominees are chosen.” How magnanimous of ...
  • The gains from diversity A diverse and inclusive workplace is good for business. And according to Eddie Pate, vice president of diversity and inclusion at Avanade Inc., because people want to join diverse organizations, it’s a quality that not only makes institutions like Harvard destination employers, but is also synonymous with excellence.
  • How Diversity Can Drive Innovation Most managers accept that employers benefit from a diverse workforce, but the notion can be hard to prove or quantify, especially when it comes to measuring how diversity affects a firm’s ability to innovate.
  • Release of the Canadian Board Diversity Council’s fourth Annual Report Card Examining the trends in diversity for FP500 boards and the S&P/TSX60 in Canada, this year’s report indicates that Corporate Canada’s overwhelming support for greater board diversity is not bearing results.
  • Percentage of visible minority directors on Canadian corporate boards dropping The number of visible minority directors on corporate boards in Canada is getting smaller, a surprising trend that comes even as more boards add women to improve their gender diversity.
  • York Region’s 3 hospitals’ leaders represent diversity While new research indicates diversity within the leadership of major GTA health organizations tracks at both ends of the spectrum, York Region’s three hospitals and Central Local Health Integration Network seem above the equitable grade.
  • New report looks at diversity of the GTA’s health care leaders A report released last Tuesday by Toronto’s DiverseCity Counts project documents the diversity of the GTA’s health care leaders. The report, conducted in partnerhsip with Mount Sinai hospital, is the eighth installment in a series of research papers on leadership diversity in the GTA released by DiverseCity Counts, a multi-year research project that is itself ...
  • Diversity lacking in GTA’s health-care leadership: Report Women are well-represented in the Greater Toronto Area’s health-care leadership, according to a report released by Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (CivicAction), in partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital. However, the number of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer (LGBQ) individuals found in leadership are very low, found the ...
  • GTA hospitals lack diversity at the top There is a major lack of diversity at the top levels of GTA hospitals and other health organizations, new research has found. Only 16 per cent of senior managers and 14 per cent of board members are visible minorities, according to a study by DiverseCity Counts, a research initiative by Maytree and the Greater Toronto ...