Strategic intent is not enough, warns a new white paper on board diversity. Organisations need a practical roadmap to help build better boards.
Companies have begun to boast about their achievements in making their boardrooms more diverse. Research regularly reveals diversity is improving. But there is still some way to go.
Whether on gender, ethnicity and culture, or social background, diversity could still be improved across a swathe of companies. But while the headline issues are frequently explored, the subject receiving less attention is the actual process of improving diversity. In other words, the problem may be easily diagnosed and the causes identified. What boards really need, however, is the treatment.
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Queen's Speech lays out legislative agenda for Theresa May, but ignores corporate governance despite the issue being at the heart of the prime minister's social justice agenda when she first came to power.
This past year has been packed with governance events from the launch of new codes, executive pay debates, and leadership behaviour debacles to climate change, cybersecurity scandals and the Khashoggi murder.
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