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ORGANIZATIONAL GOVERNANCE
AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Raising the bar in ethical and responsible business practices

At the forefront of a better world

Consumers increasingly hold companies accountable. Organizations are responding with stronger corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies — including philanthropic, community and sustainability commitments. Social responsibility and return on investment, however, are still often seen as mutually exclusive. We’re shattering that myth. Our academics are expanding the triple bottom line — a framework that integrates a company’s social, ecological and financial footprint. The results are unlocking opportunities for growth and informing better policies.

Defining good governance

Our track record as best in governance research is unmatched. Through work conducted by our academics, like the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Corporate Governance and the RBC Professorship in Responsible Organizations, we document governing mechanisms and their outcomes, giving leaders the tools to make more strategic decisions.

The digitalization of business has challenged IT governance structures like never before. Our experts consider how to align business and IT objectives to permeate all levels of an organization. Our RBC Professorship in Interorganizational Governance of Information Technology, for instance, studies how to leverage developments involving artificial intelligence and data mining to streamline organizational processes and decision-making while respecting the role of people.


Michel Magnan (photo by Christian Fleury)

Michel Magnan

Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Corporate Governance


Claudine Mangen


Claudine Mangen

RBC Professorship in Responsible Organizations
Director, Luc Beauregard Centre of Excellence in Communications Research


Rustam Vahidov


Rustam Vahidov

RBC Professorship in Interorganizational Governance of Information Technology

Supporting the corporate watchdog

Auditors are the guardians of corporate accountability. In a time of rising corporate fraud, we examine how corporate governance models impact an auditor’s job, as well as issues around auditing that affect researchers and policy-makers. And through our Lawrence S. Bloomberg Chair in Accountancy, we’re deepening our work in forensic accounting practices.


Cedric Lesage


Cedric Lesage

Lawrence S. Bloomberg Chair in Accountancy

Tackling best communication practices

At the Luc Beauregard Centre of Excellence in Communications Research, we examine how corporations can adapt to a communications-saturated world. We look beyond public relations as a crisis-management tool to its potential to promote and encourage greater CSR.


Claudine Mangen


Claudine Mangen

RBC Professorship in Responsible Organizations
Director, Luc Beauregard Centre of Excellence in Communications Research

Looking at the whole world

As businesses continue to span across borders, they’re faced with significant organizational challenges. We seek to understand the impact globalization has on an organization’s workforce, its customers and the company itself. We identify ways in which businesses can seize the opportunities the global society presents and how they must adapt to this phenomenon. 

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Read about how JMSB is making an impact in governance and sustainability-related research and education

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