How many women on boards? Regulators release data

By Staff | November 12, 2015 | Last updated on November 12, 2015
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The securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan and Yukon have published the underlying data used to prepare CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-307 Staff Review of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions – Compliance with NI 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices.

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The data was compiled from public information filed on SEDAR and includes the name, industry and year-end of the 722 TSX-listed issuers whose disclosure was reviewed by participating jurisdictions; the number of women on each board and in executive officer positions; and details regarding issuers’ disclosure of mechanisms, policies, targets and considerations made for women on boards and in executive officer positions.

The data has been posted in Excel format on the websites of the participating jurisdictions.

On December 31, 2014, the participating jurisdictions implemented amendments to NI 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices. These amendments are intended to increase the transparency for investors and other stakeholders regarding the representation of women on boards and in senior management positions. On September 28, 2015, the participating jurisdictions published a review of 722 TSX-listed issuers and their compliance with the new disclosure requirements set out in the amendments.

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