Risk Oversight in a Pandemic: Strategies for Grappling with Financial Uncertainty, Delivering on Your Mandate, and Governing the “Return to Normal”

January 19, 2021 10:45am

Lalit Aggarwal
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (Toronto, ON)

Marg Epp
Nunavut Business Credit Corporation (Iqaluit, NU)

Darlene Halwas
Board Member
Canadian Development Investment Corporation (Toronto, ON)

Joanne Larocque-Poirier
Chief of Staff and Corporate Secretary
Canada Council for the Arts (Ottawa, ON)

This year has confronted crown corporations with unprecedented financial pressures and imperiled their long-term viability. As boards continue to operate in precarious circumstances and prepare for a post-pandemic world, they must rethink enterprise risk management in ways that they did not imagine a year ago. This session will address how crown boards around the country are navigating these challenging times:

  • Managing reputational risks resulting from inability to meet your mandate
  • Overcoming the impact of significant revenue losses in sectors like tourism and transportation
  • Mitigating the impact of disruption to supply chains in the COVID-19 world
  • Setting strategy and long-term thinking amid major uncertainty