The TSX Composite Index
also returned to the black, posting returns of 3.7 per cent, up from -1.6 per cent in Q2 2017.
ISS notes that the number of women on boards of the London Stock Exchange FTSE 350 firms grew roughly 8 percentage points from 2008 to 18.5 percent in 2014, and Canada's TSX Composite index
increased 4 points to 14.6 percent.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's oil and gas group has fallen nearly 5 per cent since the start of the year, compared with a 2.8 percent decline in the broad TSX composite index
. Besides the pipeline controversy, earnings from energy companies are expected to be the worst among the 10 TSX sectors for the first quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Starmine Smart Estimates.
The S&P TSX Composite Index
closed up 31.87 points, or 0.27 percent, at 11,746.07 on Monday.
Currently, 60% of companies on the TSX Composite Index
now report some sustainability performance information, and 22% actually produced sustainability or integrated annual reports for 2001 or 2002.
ET (13: 38 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's SandP / TSX composite index
was down 26.22 points, or 0.16 percent, at 16,345.33.