TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Nominations are now open for the
inaugural Excellence in Governance Awards (EG Awards), presented by the
Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS). Nominations can be
submitted at www.excellenceingovernanceawards.org starting today, February 15, 2013, until April 15, 2013.
The shortlist of finalists will be announced in early June, 2013 and
winners will be announced and celebrated on August 18, 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the opening dinner of the CSCS' 15th Annual Conference.
The CSCS EG Awards recognize the important contribution governance
professionals make to the best practices that build shareholder and
stakeholder value in Canadian organizations across sectors and
industries. The awards underscore the critical role that good
governance plays in sustaining the value of Canada's public and private
companies, crown corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit
organizations, and in contributing to Canada's economy, its services,
and its capital markets.
"Corporate secretaries and governance professionals so rarely get the
acknowledgment they deserve for their contribution to the successes of
their organizations," says CSCS President, Lynn Beauregard. "We created
the EG Awards to celebrate their leadership, guidance, and the best
practices they bring to their boards, their organizations and to the
quality of governance in Canada."
Nominations are sought for the following Awards categories:
Best sustainability, ethics and environmental governance programs
Best use of technology in governance, risk and compliance
Best approach to board and committee support
Best shareholder or stakeholder engagement by a governance team
Best overall corporate governance
Best approach to board diversity
Peter Dey Lifetime achievement award
Joyce Borden-Reed CSCS distinguished contribution award
Descriptions of each category can be found at http://cscs.org/EGA_entry.
The Excellence in Governance Awards jury panel includes the following governance thought leaders:
Gigi Dawe, Risk Oversight and Governance, and National Practice Area Leader,
Governance, Strategy and Risk, CICA
Stephen Griggs, Director and past Executive Director of CCGG
Sylvia Groves, President and Creative Director, Governance Studio
Carol Hansell, Senior Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Richard Leblanc, Associate Professor, Governance, Law & Ethics, Faculty of Liberal Arts
and Professional Studies, York University
Carol McNamara, Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Secretary, Royal Bank of
Paul Schneider, Manager, Corporate Governance, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP)
Elizabeth Watson, Q.C, President of Watson Inc.
These experts will be joined by Honorary Judge Peter Dey, Chairman, Paradigm Capital, Master of Ceremonies, David Beatty, Conway Director Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics and Board
Effectiveness, and judging facilitator Brendan Sheehan, Founder and President, The Illawong Group.
About the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS)
The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries is recognized as the most important organization for corporate
governance professionals in Canada.
As the principal advocate for those who work in corporate governance,
CSCS strives to enhance the public's awareness of the importance of
good governance. CSCS is the voice of corporate governance
professionals in Canada and participates with other stakeholders,
including capital markets participants, government bodies and
regulators, in fostering a governance environment that sets Canada
apart in the world. CSCS supports its membership with continuing
education and networking opportunities that are second to none.
SOURCE: Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries
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