boardroom meeting, gender diversity, female executives

5 September, 2018

Corporate photos reveal a minority report of directors

If perception is everything then the appearance of UK board photos reveals a problematic story about the ethnic diversity among execs and non-execs. In a departure from the usual kind of survey, Pi...
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 ...
Google

18 May, 2018

Google CEO tops global reputation list

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is the world’s most reputable CEO, according to a new index by the Reputation Institute. ...
City of London, financial services, financial regulation, FCA

23 March, 2018

‘Monocultures’ in financial firms lead to governance issues, says regulator

Financial firms with a lack of diversity make less money and suffer more problems with governance issues, according to a senior City regulator.
Philip Aiken, Balfour Beatty, Aveva

5 March, 2018

View from the chair: Philip Aiken—Balfour Beatty & Aveva

The phone line was crackly when I spoke to Philip Aiken in Hong Kong recently, but his message was clear—if you want to be a good company chair...
women at work, gender pay gap, business

19 December, 2017

Regulator warns of ‘unlimited’ fines for failures over pay gap reports

The regulator in charge of enforcing gender pay gap reporting among UK companies has warned of "unlimited fines and convictions" for failure to comply with new disclosure rules. The
Bank of England

20 October, 2017

MPs spotlight diversity at Bank of England

Members of parliament have expressed concern about diversity on the Bank of England's policy committees. Nicky Morgan, chair of the House of Commons Treasury Committee, has written to the chancello...

13 October, 2017

FTSE 100 boards given deadline for finding ethnic minority members

FTSE 100 boards should have at least one member from an ethnic minority by 2021—and FTSE 250 companies by 2024—according to the latest report from the Parker Review. The
European Banking Authority

28 September, 2017

European banking authorities urge greater diversity among managers

European financial institutions should improve the diversity of their management bodies to ensure sound governance, said the European Banking Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authorit...
Financial Reporting Council, Paul George, FRC

16 August, 2017

More detail of long-term value created by UK companies proposed by FRC

Improved reporting of long-term planning and non-financial matters is being proposed by accounting’s watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). A consultation has been launched by the FRC, ...