Board meeting in glass-walled office

15 January, 2021

‘A systemic risk’: investors demand greater ethnic diversity in boardrooms

In case there was any doubt: it’s time to address the lack of ethnic diversity in boardrooms. The issue has been in the background for some time, but the Black Lives Matter protests in the US, UK...
Sacha Sadan, LGIM

10 December, 2020

Sacha Sadan: ‘Good companies have always thought about these issues’

Sacha Sadan, director of investment stewardship at Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM), says boards are feeling a “seismic change”. Speaking to Board Agenda for
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...
Colleagues on laptop in light, airy office

24 August, 2020

Why is there a progress gap between FTSE gender and ethnicity targets?

This year we just reached the Hampton–Alexander Review’s target for female directors in the FTSE 350; next year, we are very much on course to badly miss the Parker Review’s target for directors...
Kamala Harris, running mate of Joe Biden

17 August, 2020

What would a Biden–Harris victory mean for US corporate governance?

Ahead of official confirmation at the Democrat’s National Convention this week, we now know that the candidates chosen to run against Donald Trump are Joe Biden and his freshly appointed running mat...
Team working from home due to Covid-19

28 May, 2020

How will Covid-19 impact diversity in UK business?

Most now agree that we will be entering a "new normal" as we move out of the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. For corporate UK, that may mean pivoted business models being made (semi) permanent a...
Parker Review, diverse boardrooms

19 May, 2020

McKinsey diversity report highlights growing performance risk

There is a stark warning in the McKinsey report on diversity in business. Those companies that are the least gender diverse are 19% more likely to underperform on profitability. That’s up on the 15%...
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...
boardroom

2 November, 2017

Work to be done on ethnic diversity of banking and finance

The talent pipeline in FTSE100 financial institutions is at its most ethnically diverse in four years, according to a survey. Consultancy Green Park found that the ranks of leaders just below the t...
BAME pay, business people, cheque, money, finance

19 September, 2017

PwC reveals BAME pay gap of 12.8% in bid to ‘shine spotlight on ethnicity’

PwC UK, part of the world's largest professional services firm, has published figures for the first time on the pay gap for black, Asian and minority ethnic workers, revealing they are paid on average...