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Diversity Disclosure Practices: How are TSX-listed companies stacking up?

Oct 11, 2017

Institutional shareholders, regulators and legislators are increasingly prioritizing gender diversity in corporate leadership roles in Canada and many parts of the world. But has this translated into tangible action from TSX-listed companies relating to the representation of women in senior management or at the board level? For the third straight year, Osler’s Corporate Governance Practice Group analyzed disclosure made by TSX-listed companies for full-year 2016 (and from January 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017), and compared those results to the previous two years. Results highlighted in our 2017 Diversity Disclosure Practices Report — now available for download — reveal that while there is still a long way to go, initial steps are being taken by a number of companies to improve their gender diversity in leadership roles.

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Research methodology

Data presented in this infographic and our 2017 Diversity Disclosure Report were obtained by surveying public disclosure documents filed by all TSX-listed companies other than closed-end and exchange-traded funds. Research methodology is detailed in the report on pages 8 and 9.

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Interested in learning more about the research findings and gender diversity in corporate Canada? Read the full report, 2017 Diversity Disclosure Practices Report: Women in leadership roles at TSX-listed companies, or contact Andrew MacDougall or John Valley in Osler’s Corporate Governance Group.