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Stanford-Rotman Corporate Governance Day: Major Challenges in Today’s Boardrooms

October 21, 2014

Good corporate governance plays a critical role in sustaining the value of Canada's companies – big and small, private and public. As the business landscape continues to shift in Canada, the U.S. and other countries, companies are paying greater attention to the way they conduct business and their social responsibilities as corporate citizens. In today's economy, boards of public companies, in particular, must look beyond business as usual to be mindful of transparency, accountability and efficiency. Staying up-to-date on best practices and continuing education is critical for any business leader or board member.

On October 25, 2014, the University of Toronto's Executive Programs, Rotman School of Management and Stanford University's Rock Center for Corporate Governance will host a full-day program for directors and senior executives of Canadian companies to learn from esteemed faculty members from both schools, as well as experienced board members and corporate governance experts from Canada and the U.S. Titled "Stanford-Rotman Corporate Governance Day: Major Challenges in Today's Boardrooms," the program will address a broad range of challenges that confront modern companies and boards, including:

  • Shareholder activism;
  • The role of independent directors;
  • M&A litigation; and
  • Challenges of subsidiary governance.

The day will include keynotes from Tiff Macklem (Dean of the Rotman School of Management and former deputy governor of Bank of Canada), a welcome video from Canada's Governor General David Johnston, four Stanford Law School faculty, as well as a panel line up of board chairs, directors and CEOs from organizations such as Valeant, Suncor, TD Bank, and Manulife.

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