The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced Wednesday it will hold a roundtable next month to review the regulator’s latest assessment of corporate disclosure regarding gender diversity.
The roundtable, which is slated for Oct. 24 at the OSC’s offices in Toronto, will include a panel discussion on the results of the regulator’s third annual review of public company disclosure concerning women on boards and in executive officer positions.
The review itself will be published in the next few weeks. The roundtable will also examine firms’ experience with the disclosure requirements, including the benefits and challenges.
The full agenda and roster of panellists will be revealed in the weeks ahead, the OSC announcement says. The panel will include issuers, investors, proxy advisors, and governance experts.
Over the past several years, securities regulators have required companies to reveal their approach to gender diversity at the highest levels, in order to empower investors and inform their proxy voting decisions, while also focusing corporate attention on the issue.
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