Tagged: governance

New research: corporate governance & board ethics

Conference Board of Canada has released some new research, available now through OC Library.

Two publications will be of interest to those researching corporate governance and board ethics:

Risk Watch: Thought Leadership in Risk and Governance—January 2012
“This tri-annual journal presents original articles by leading global thinkers and practitioners on risk management and corporate governance. ” – Conference Board of Canada

Ethics Issues and Programs: The Role of the Board
“This report, which is the first released by The Conference Board since 2004 on the subject of director engagement with ethics issues, documents board efforts to deal with the broadening scope of their ethics responsibilities.” – Conference Board of Canada

To access these Conference Board of Canada publications, and others, connect to the Conference Board of Canada e-Library here.

Apple working conditions audit made public

Apple made some headlines today, releasing a working conditions audit that will be valuable to those researching corporate social responsibility and Apple.

According to the Globe and Mail, the audit revealed “a number of violations, among them breaches in pay, benefits and environmental practices in plants in China” (Gupta, 2012).

A 27-page version of the audit report is available from Apple, along with the list of global suppliers, here.


Gupta, P. Apple supply chain audit finds worker conditions not up to standards. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from http://www.theglobeandmail.com

Board Games 2010

The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business ninth annual review of corporate governance practices in Canada is now available. Check out the Board Games 2010 portal to view, sort, and download the rankings, learn about the review’s methodology, and read stories related to the review.

The review includes:

  • Rankings for corporations
  • Rankings for income trusts with internal management
  • Rankings for income trusts with external management


Risk Watch: Thought Leadership in Risk and Governance

The Conference Board of Canada has a new publication, available today, called Risk Watch.

Risk Watch is a tri-annual journal devoted to informing and provoking discussion on risk management and corporate governance. In this inaugural issue, five leading thinkers provide their views on the risk challenges and issues facing boards of directors and management today.

To read this publication, visit the Conference Board of Canada’s e-Library via OC Library, and search Risk Watch.