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Case Length : 18 Pages
Period : 2004
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Royal Bank of Canada
Industry : Financial Services
Countries : Canada


Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), the largest financial services group in Canada, has one of the best boards in Canada. It has received the Overall Award of Excellence for corporate reporting from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

RBC has received top scores in four categories: (1) Annual Reporting; (2) Corporate Governance Disclosure; (3) Electronic Disclosure; and (4) Sustainable Development Reporting.

The case examines the best practices in corporate governance that RBC has adopted, with special reference to board composition, board responsibilities, board structure, board committees and directors'' compensation.

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The case can be used for MBA level students as part of the business ethics and corporate governance curriculum. The objective of the case is to help students understand how good governance must be proactive than reactive in its outlook.


Royal Bank of Canada - Corporate Governance.


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Business Segments 3
Background Note 4
Corporate Governance Code 5
The Board of Directors 5
Board Composition 7
Board Responsibilities 7
Board Committees 7
Directors – Compensation 10
Corporate Disclosure 12
Concluding Notes 13
Exhibits 4


Royal Bank of Canada; RBC; Corporate governance; Board committees; Board structure; CEO compensation; Board compensation; Corporate reporting Award of Excellence; Corporate Governance Code; Best practices; RBC banking; Subsidiary governance office; RBC global services; RBC insurance; RBC investments.

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