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

24 August, 2018

Stobart appoints first female executive in board overhaul

Plans to overhaul Stobart Group’s board have come to fruition, with its first female executive appointed. Ginny Pulbrook, a partner at Camarco and co-f...
SGX, Singapore stock exchange

1 August, 2018

Gender diversity in Singapore’s boardrooms makes progress

Gender diversity in the boardrooms of Singapore's largest listed companies continues to make strides, with figures revealing that for the first time a majority of companies now have female board direc...
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 ...
David Styles

12 July, 2018

Flexibility on offer for chairman terms in new governance code

Company chairmen are to be granted flexibility in the UK’s new corporate governance code to be considered independent beyond nine-year terms, according to a senior figure behind the new document. ...
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

31 May, 2018

FTSE 350 bosses give ‘pitiful’ excuses for failing to hit gender targets

“I don’t think women fit comfortably into the board environment” is one of the excuses given by FTSE 350 chairs and CEOs to the team behind the government’s executive gender diversity campaign...
gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

30 May, 2018

Making a difference through diversity in the boardroom

We believe that better diversity brings economic as well as cultural benefits. The World Economic For...
women in business, gender pay gap, gender diversity, equal pay

18 May, 2018

LGIM launches gender diversity fund to promote women on boards

Asset manager Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has underlined the importance of women in the boardroom by launching the first "gender orientated fund" to  focus on UK-listed companies...
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...