boardroom meeting with diverse board members, diversity

15 October, 2019

How companies can develop more diverse boardrooms

Diversity is well-established on the boardroom agenda—but many boards are still far from diverse. The number of women on FTSE 100 boards reached 30.2% in 2018, according to the third report of th...
diversity, BAME

24 September, 2018

Compliance failures and diversity doubts

While the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has set a path towards increased focus on boardroom diversity within its new corporate governance code, there is some consternation that its existing guidel...
Stobart Group, Iain Ferguson

12 July, 2018

Stobart chairman wins pyrrhic AGM vote as board overhaul looms

A major boardroom overhaul looms at support services group Stobart, despite fending off attempts by investors to oust chairman Iain Ferguson (pictured). Its AGM saw Ferguson receive 51.2% of votes ...
gender diversity

3 July, 2018

Female directors boost company performance, says research

Increasing the average number of female directors on a board can increase company performance by more than a tenth, according to a study in Singapore. The research, conducted by Lawrence Lo of the ...
gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

18 April, 2018

Legal & General and investment group to ‘vote against’ non-diverse boards

The heat has been put on boards that fail to manage compliance with diversity targets, after key investor representatives issued broadsides against those with too few women in place. Legal & Ge...
boardroom meeting, gender diversity, female executives

28 July, 2017

Seat at the Table event develops female executives

Fidelio, the executive search company, is to host its latest
Isabelle Kocher, Engie

7 June, 2017

Gender diversity best where companies are also led by women

Gender diversity has improved more on company boards around the world where the chief executive or chairman is also a woman, according to research from Deloitte. The firm's latest
Urban Outfitters

2 May, 2017

Urban Outfitters faces action over diversity criticism

Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters faces claims that it has failed to address a lack of boardroom diversity. CtW Investment Group has now written to investors proposing they vote against the reapp...
Wall Street, US

18 April, 2017

Legal & General to vote against all-male US boards

All-male boards in the US will see the UK's biggest fund manager vote against them in a move to up the ante on boardroom diversity, according to a report in the Financial Times.