non-executive directors waiting for an interview

8 July, 2020

Axa introduces 33% gender diversity target for investee companies

A reminder that despite a global pandemic other critical issues remain front of mind—among them gender diversity in the boardroom. Axa Investment Management, the €804bn French fund manager, has...
Hampton-Alexander review, gender diversity targets

25 June, 2020

Investors want gender diversity on boards—but aren’t sure about targets

A majority of the world’s institutional investors believe gender diversity on corporate boards is important. But far fewer believe prescriptive targets are the right means for achieving that diversi...
CEO looking out of office window

20 March, 2020

Putting more women at the helm of corporate boards

Since 2010, we have witnessed a sharp rise in the number of female directors in many developed economies. Yet the number of female board chairs has remained very low. Even in Sweden, which leads the w...
Parker Review, diverse boardrooms

6 February, 2020

Parker Review reveals slow progress on ethnic minority appointments

Britain’s largest companies are failing to appoint members from ethnic minority groups, according to the latest iteration of the Parker Review. This year’s report, compiled by Sir John Parker, ...
2020 sign

2 January, 2020

Key trends in corporate governance for 2020

'The government needs to push through key business reforms' Roger Barker, head of corporate governance at the
BAME representation, boardroom diversity

4 December, 2019

FTSE 100 boards fail to improve BAME representation

Fresh research concludes that FTSE 100 companies have failed to improve black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) representation at the highest level. Indeed, despite much discussion of the issue, the p...
CEO looking out of office window

10 July, 2019

New threats to ‘diversity of thought’ despite better board composition

“We see some extremely good results. But there are also implications.” So says Dr Elisabeth Marx, a corporate lead...
diversity, board composition

11 June, 2019

Broadening board diversity is good corporate governance

Good governance lies at the heart of sustainable businesses. It is vital that directors, executive and non-executive alike, work to ensure their board delivers for all stakeholders, including sharehol...
CEO looking out of office window

21 May, 2019

Practical steps needed to boost gender diversity on US boards

Looking at the evidence, the US does not perform well when it comes to appointing women to boards. According to
boardroom, male directors, investors, boardroom skills

26 April, 2019

Lack of turnover slows progress for women on US boards

The case for boardroom diversity, whether it be gender or ethnicity, has been made; there can be few boardroom leaders left in post who fail to see the benefits. And yet, the sheer obstinacy of boardr...