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...
CEO looking out of office window

24 February, 2021

Hampton-Alexander report highlights lack of women on executive teams

The latest report from the Hampton-Alexander Review on the progress of women in UK boardrooms—with targets happily reached and exceeded—offers much to celebrate. But there is no mistaking its note...
Sun rising behind a group of business people

22 February, 2021

Diversity milestone as FTSE 350 bids farewell to all-male boards (again)

A significant milestone has been reached in the journey to increase diversity in UK boardrooms: all-male boards in the FTSE 350 have disappeared. The news comes after a count by the 30% Club, a gro...
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...
A light, airy boardroom with directors

2 March, 2020

FTSE firms given written warning over gender diversity

Almost a fifth of FTSE 350 companies begin work this week wondering how they will address a lack of gender diversity on their boards and in their senior management.
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, ...
shareholder vote, shareholder dissent

28 May, 2019

Shareholders call for greater transparency on dividend policies

Shareholders have called for greater transparency on dividend policies following a review that found one in five companies are failing to stage an annual vote on dividend payouts, or are simply making...
diversity, BAME

25 February, 2019

Business minister’s intervention on board diversity is long overdue

This weekend we learned that business minister Kelly Tolhurst has written to FTSE 100 chairs calling them out ...
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...
Vanda Murray, Fenner plc

31 March, 2017

View from the chair: Vanda Murray

In her first role as chairman of a publicly listed business, Vanda Murray is clear on both the privilege and the challenge involved in today’s climate of economic uncertainty, and a renewed focus i...