Governance Professionals of Canada ("GPC") is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Excellence in Governance Awards/Prix d'excellence en gouvernance (EGs).
We received over 60 nominations this year from organizations across all sectors and the shortlisted nominees, organized by category, are presented below:
Best Practice in Enterprise Risk Management
Vancouver Airport Authority
Best Practice in Sustainability and ESG
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
Best Approach to Achieving Effective Board and Committee Operations
BMO Financial Group
Royal Bank of Canada
Aldergrove Credit Union
Best Practices to Enhance Boardroom Diversity
Manulife Financial Corporation
Best practices in strategic planning, oversight and value creation by the board
Engagement by a Governance Team
Gore Mutual Insurance
Canada Council Arts
Best Pay for Performance
MEG Energy Corp.
Tahoe Resources inc.
Best Overall Corporate Governance
BC Housing Commission
Canadian National Railway Company
We thank the following individuals who volunteered a considerable amount of time and effort in reviewing all of the submissions for the shortlist: Wendy King, Vice President, Legal, Risk & Governance, Capstone Mining Corp.; Christine Staley, Director of Professional Development, Canadian Corporate Counsel Association; Sheldon Stener, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Federated Co-operatives Limited; Terri Uhrich, Vice President, Legal Affairs, K+S Potash Canada.
The Excellence in Governance Awards final jury panel is composed of seasoned and well-respected governance experts from across Canada and include:
The Governance Professionals of Canada-formally known as 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, GPC strives to enhance the public's awareness of the importance of good governance. GPC 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. GPC supports its membership with continuing education and networking opportunities that are second to none.
For further information:
Lynn Beauregard, President
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