A group of businesswomen in a boardroom

2 December, 2020

Shareholder pressure gets women directors on US boards

Much research has argued the business case for gender diversity on boards. But it is pressure applied by big shareholders that seems to have progressed the cause of women in US boardrooms. New rese...
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23 November, 2020

New ISS benchmarks increase the pressure for diverse boards

Despite a lack of clear guidelines, Russell 3000 and S&P 1500 boards will need to demonstrate diversity or risk anti-management proxy votes. In the wake of a turbulent year where racial inequal...
Boardroom with modern chairs

20 November, 2020

UK companies ‘need to go further’ on LGBTQ+ inclusion

This week the spotlight turned on LGBTQ+ people in business and whether they are treated fairly by companies. A report from the UK’s governance regulator concludes that many firms "need to go much f...
gender gap

28 October, 2020

Executive gender pay gap diminishes over time—but doesn’t disappear

Gender pay gaps diminish over time as employers learn more about their newly appointed executives. The bad news is that improved knowledge does not remove the executive gender pay gap entirely. Tho...
LG group logo on website

6 October, 2020

LGIM says it’s ‘time for action’ to boost ethnic diversity on boards

With progress made on gender diversity, one of the UK’s biggest investors is switching its focus to ethnic diversity on boards. Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) has written to nomin...
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24 September, 2020

Gender diversity on boards pays dividends—but inequality persists

Some of the UK’s biggest companies stand accused of failing to reach gender board diversity targets in circumstances that could seriously damage both organisational reputations, and the opportunitie...
Amanda Blanc, Aviva CEO

21 September, 2020

Profile: Amanda Blanc, CEO of Aviva, brings a policy of change

The newly appointed boss of Aviva this week backed herself to make a success of leading the insurance giant by investing £1m of her cash in the company’s shares. A clear signal to the market that t...
Jane Fraser, Citigroup

18 September, 2020

Profile: Jane Fraser, new Citigroup CEO, breaks the Wall Street barrier

The appointment of Jane Fraser as chief executive of Citigroup will see America’s fourth largest bank jump ahead of its rivals—at least in terms of board composition. Fraser is the first woman ...
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6 September, 2020

Board moves: Domino’s delivers on gender diversity after industry pressure

Domino’s Pizza Group has appointed Natalia Barsegiyan and Lynn Fordham as independent non-executive directors...
A group of businesswomen in a boardroom

17 August, 2020

Equality pays: the economic and social benefits of women on boards

The traditionally low representation of women in management positions is due to the so-called "glass ceiling", an invisible cultural barrier that prevents the best educated women from holding position...