Corporate Governance for Directors

Carol Hansell

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Thousands of directors have relied on What Directors Need to Know: Corporate Governance, the first edition of this book. Now, the thoroughly updated Corporate Governance for Directors addresses the current issues facing directors.

Corporate Governance for Directors taps into some of the best practices in corporate governance from across Canada and the U.S. to fully explain:

  • The basics of being a director
  • The relationship between the board and management
  • The governance rights of shareholders and their relationship with the Board
  • Management structure and roles
  • Specific issues for Crown corporations and not-for-profit corporations
  • Distinctions between Canadian and U.S. law and practice
  • The evolution of governance in Canada
  • Current issues such as climate change, privacy, cybersecurity risks, diversity issues, and the #metoo movement a requirement for well-informed decision-making

In a Cases and Crises section, this edition also catalogues 30 of the most important governance events in Canada in the last 15 years.

Corporate Governance for Directors gives directors the tools to make tough decisions. The book presents complex concepts in an engaging and easily understood manner. The underlying foundations of modern governance are examined, including independent directors, audit committees, and executive compensation disclosure. The impacts of global trade and climate change on the environment in which businesses operate and issues of privacy, cybersecurity risks, diversity issues,an d business opportunities require well-informed corporate decision-making.


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Commercial Law


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