York professors edit and author a forthcoming book on public, private and not-for-profit governance
Leblanc is one of Canada’s leading experts on corporate governance and accountability, and the director of the Graduate Program in Financial Accountability (MFAc).
Fraser is the former senior vice-president of internal audit, and chief risk officer of Hydro One Networks Inc., one of North America’s largest electricity transmission and distribution companies.
Leblanc says the book is a one of its kind and presents a comprehensive view of all facets of governance from leading global subject matter experts.
The Handbook of Board Governance covers all major subject matter areas: strategy, value creation, chairing a board, shareholder engagement, internal audit, compensation, liability, duties, risk, climate change, diversity, dynamics, cyber-security, board composition, and succession – all from the board’s point of view. “There are over 40 leading authors, most of whom have on-the-ground experience,” says Leblanc.
In this book, practical scholars from Canadian, American and European universities elaborate on best practices, whilst investors, chairs, directors and CEOs weigh in with their experience in the trenches.
The governance of startups, small companies, family firms, not for profits and subsidiaries is also discussed.
The target market for the book is academics teaching governance, law and ethics, and practicing directors and executives. Contributing authors come from Australia, Belgium Canada, France, New Zealand, Turkey, the United States, and the United Kingdom.