Women in the Boardroom: Has the Time for Quotas Arrived?
On Thursday, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released its third review of corporate Canada's disclosures concerning the number of women in the boardroom and the executive suite.
Since 2015, regulators from most Canadian jurisdictions have required companies to be transparent about the representation of women in their governance. In this "comply-or-explain" approach, firms must publicly disclose whether they have a written policy on selecting female directors, whether they take gender representation into account in composing their governance structures and whether they have adopted numerical targets for women on their boards and in their executive offices. If companies have not done these things, they must explain why.
The Globe and Mail
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