TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries ("CSCS") will be opening Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday December 4th to celebrate the 2014 Excellence in Governance Awards' winners.
The CSCS EG Awards recognize the important contribution that governance professionals make in terms of best practices that build and sustain shareholder and stakeholder value in Canada. The awards also underscore the critical role that good governance plays in sustaining the value of Canada's public companies, crown corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, and in contributing to the competitiveness of Canada's economy and its capital markets.
The Excellence in Governance Awards jury panel is composed of seasoned and well-respected governance thought leaders from across Canada. CSCS has carefully selected the judges to ensure representation from all aspects of the governance community including shareholder representatives, regulatory experts, leading academics and practitioners.
The winners were announced at the opening gala of the CSCS' 16th Annual Corporate Governance Conference held in Banff, Alberta, on August 24, 2014. The recipients were:
- ATB Financial - Best sustainability, ethics and environmental governance program
- Royal Bank of Canada - Best use of technology in governance, risk and compliance
- ATB Financial - Best approach to board and committee support
- Bombardier Inc - Best stakeholder engagement by a governance team
- Hamilton Community Foundation - Best practices to enhance boardroom diversity
- Royal Bank of Canada – Best practices in strategic planning, oversight and value creation by the board
- BC Cancer Foundation and MTS Allstream - Best overall corporate governance
- Sylvia Groves, Governance Studio - CSCS - Joyce Borden-Reed distinguished contribution award
- Stephen Jarislowsky and Claude Lamoureux (Co-Founders of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance) - Peter Dey governance achievement award
The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries is recognized as the most important organization for corporate governance professionals in Canada. CSCS strives to enhance the public's awareness of the importance of good governance and to be the voice of corporate governance professionals in Canada. The organization 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 also supports its membership with continuing education and networking opportunities.
SOURCE: Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries
For further information: Lynn Beauregard, President, 255-55 St. Clair Avenue West, Phone: 416-921-5449 / 1-800-774-2850, Email: [email protected], Website: http://www.cscs.org/EGA