Two leaders looking out of office window

3 August, 2021

Smaller boards are more likely to choose generalist chief executives

Sometimes CEO selection can seem like a mystery to outsiders, a game of hit and miss, an art more than a science. New research, however, sheds light on the process: smaller boards tend to pick general...
Business meeting

22 July, 2021

FRC report calls for more diversity on nominations committees

Nominations committees must become more diverse themselves if they are to increase diversity in boardrooms, according to a new report. The conclusion comes as part of research that looks into diver...
Diverse leadership team members

10 June, 2021

How to boost diversity in your company’s leadership team

Calls for greater inclusion and diversity (I&D) across business and institutions are continuing to grow on both sides of the Atlantic, with the public and investors demanding action on race inequa...
Diverse team working from home due to Covid-19

4 June, 2021

Building better boards: why firms must accelerate diversity in leadership

It’s not just mentoring that helps boost diversity in the workplace and in boardrooms: advocacy can make a big difference too, according to psychologist and diversity expert Doyin Atewologun. Her...
Portrait of George Floyd at BLM protest

26 May, 2021

S&P 500 appoints nearly 200% more black board directors in past year

A year on from the racial justice protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd, companies in the US have responded by boosting the appointment of black directors to S&P 500 boards. Research f...
Woman thinking in front of city skyline

26 April, 2021

Companies with female directors ‘do better on E&S measures’

Companies perform better on environmental and social (E&S) measures after their boards appoint female directors. So says new research from the Université Paris-Dauphiné. After looking at Fren...
Group of colleagues in the sun

30 March, 2021

The group dynamics that define well-functioning boards

From the outside, it’s not so difficult to distinguish well-functioning corporate boards from problem-plagued ones. Healthy, successful boards are those that make wise decisions, within a reasonable...
Diverse board members in boardroom

15 March, 2021

Parker Review urges final push to meet FTSE 100 ‘one by 2021’ target

The Parker Review of ethnic minority representation on the boards of the UK’s largest companies has warned laggards that there is still time to meet the December deadline of having at least one ethn...
Women in discussion at business meeting

19 February, 2021

AIM and FTSE SMC companies lag behind larger firms on diversity

All-white boards are unlikely to disappear from smaller listed companies for years, according to a new report. Research into the progress of women and ethnic minority directors across the AIM UK 50...
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15 February, 2021

Adoption of ESG pay incentives ‘doubles over past two years’

In just two years the use of ESG pay incentives for executives has more than doubled, according to ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). The company's...