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...
Neon green arrow over staircase

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...
Paper faces with different skin tones

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...
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...
Woman on arrow heading to the top

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...
Diverse board members in boardroom

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...
diversity, board composition

16 July, 2019

‘Practical actions needed’ to improve board diversity

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 gend...