Boards have so far focused on tackling gender diversity, but the next frontier is a better mix of social, ethnic and educational backgrounds.
A modern company needs a modern board—one that mirrors its workforce and customer base. Most companies fall a long way short of this goal but their stakeholders, including investors, will increasingly expect to see a shift.
Progress towards greater gender diversity on boards is happening but change has been slow. The next frontier is to achieve a better mix of social, ethnic and educational backgrounds among board directors. Action to tackle these less visible areas of diversity lags much further behind.
Policymakers in many European countrie
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