Corporate Knights looked at the percentage of board members that are women and/or a visible minority and/or Aboriginal, and found this percentage based on total number of directors assessed. A score of 100% would be achieved when these groups represent half of the assessed representatives.
Criteria for inclusion: Using the most recent financial and proxy statements available, Corporate Knights examined companies in the S&P/TSX60, the top 50 on the FP500 and/or ROB1000, the top 25 holdings of the Ethical Canadian Index Fund, and additional companies with significant operations in the communications, chemicals, utilities, retail, mining, oil and gas, finance, and forestry sectors for the year ended December 31, 2009. Only TSX-traded or Canadian headquartered companies were examined. The total number of companies examined was 118.