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...
Sign at protest after the death of George Floyd

5 June, 2020

Black Lives Matter: US corporates speak out

As protests continue against the brutal killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, corporate America has felt unable to remain quiet. A slew of companies have made their views heard through ...
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%...
Parker Review, diverse boardrooms

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, ...
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

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 ...
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...

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
Diversity, ethnic minority pipeline

17 August, 2017

Ethnic minority pipeline to FTSE100 boards rises; existing number falls

The pipeline for people from ethnic minorities to make it onto FTSE100 boards has improved for the first time in four years, according to executive consultancy Green Park, which has conducted a study ...
diversity, BAME

9 December, 2016

Guidance on board diversity issued

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