Tag archives: CSR

Socially responsible investing: considerations for private companies

Certain consumers seeking out companies that have socially responsible products and services or that have a focus on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) is nothing new. Recently, however, evidence has emerged suggesting that investors, both retail and institutional, are increasingly taking these social factors into account when making decisions about how to allocate their … Continue reading

Impact of parent-subsidiary liability and policy developments on M&A in the extractive sector

Until recently, Canadian parent companies in the extractive sector could be relatively confident that any risks created by the actions of their overseas subsidiaries would be reputational in nature. Between the doctrine of separate corporate personality and the tendency of Canadian courts to be unwilling to accept jurisdiction over tort claims based overseas, Canadian parent … Continue reading

The impact of corporate social responsibility on M&A pursuits

An organization’s reputation and longevity requires more than financial prosperity. Highly publicized corporate scandals and M&A disasters are a real threat to a corporation’s long-term sustainability. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is more than a management buzzword; it plays a significant role in M&A strategy. CSR has a variety of elements, but generally involves an organization … Continue reading

Seminar – Corporate governance 2013: meeting shareholder expectations

Join us in Toronto on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 or in Calgary on Thursday, December 5, 2013 for a seminar on corporate governance in 2013. Register now In this full-day seminar, Co-Chairs Walied Soliman and Orestes Pasparakis will canvass a wide range of corporate governance issues including 2012 and 2013 developments, disclosure best practices, shareholder … Continue reading