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Oct 13, 2021: OSC virtual roundtable on ‘Rethinking Diversity in Capital Markets’

OSC | Aug 25, 2021 (last updated Sep 16)

Diversity in finance - Oct 13, 2021:  OSC virtual roundtable on 'Rethinking Diversity in Capital Markets'

The OSC is hosting a virtual roundtable to discuss whether, and how, the disclosure needs of Canadian investors, and corporate governance practices among public companies have evolved.  Panelists will speak about the benefits, challenges and experiences associated with the consideration of broader diversity on boards and in executive officer positions, with a specific focus on diversity data, targets and term limits. The panelists include representatives of issuers, investors and advocacy groups, as well as governance experts.

 

Event Details

Oct 13, 2021

10:00 am  - 11:30 am

Virtual Event (Webinar)

The roundtable is open to the public; register and receive a link to watch the webinar

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) will host a virtual roundtable on Wednesday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET to discuss broader diversity (beyond gender) on boards and in executive officer positions, with a specific focus on targets, term limits and diversity data.

The OSC has convened an expert panel to explore the benefits, challenges and experiences associated with the consideration of broader diversity, as well as evolving corporate governance practices and disclosure needs of Canadian investors. The roundtable panellists are:

  • Rahul Bhardwaj, ICD.D, President and CEO, Institute of Corporate Directors
  • Wes Hall, ICD.D, Executive Chairman and Founder at Kingsdale Advisors, The BlackNorth Initiative, Dragon on CBC's Dragons' Den
  • Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, U of T’s Rotman School of Management
  • Catherine McCall, Executive Director, Canadian Coalition for Good Governance
  • Rima Ramchandani, Partner and Co-Head of Capital Markets Group, Torys LLP
  • Paul Schneider, Head of Corporate Governance, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Grant Vingoe, Chair and CEO, Ontario Securities Commission

The panel will be moderated by Wendy Berman, Vice-Chair, Ontario Securities Commission.

Attendees will have an opportunity to direct questions to the panel.

live on October 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET. For those unable to watch the live webinar, a transcript and link to watch the video-recording will be available after the event on the OSC website.

If you have any questions, please contact us at  eventsregistration@osc.gov.on.ca

 


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