Diverse leadership team members

10 June, 2021

How to boost diversity in your company’s leadership team

Calls for greater inclusion and diversity (I&D) across business and institutions are continuing to grow on both sides of the Atlantic, with the public and investors demanding action on race inequa...
Women executive with missing rungs on the leadership ladder

28 May, 2021

What works? Achieving gender balance on executive teams

Plaudits have been exchanged recently for meeting the target of 33% female non-executive directors in the FTSE 350 under the Hamp...
Portrait of George Floyd at BLM protest

26 May, 2021

S&P 500 appoints nearly 200% more black board directors in past year

A year on from the racial justice protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd, companies in the US have responded by boosting the appointment of black directors to S&P 500 boards. Research f...
Superhero CEO overlooking the city

23 March, 2021

Do we overestimate the impact of CEOs on company performance?

Do CEOs really affect company performance? Many would argue that they don’t, and that companies would get along just fine without the intervention of a high-flying, exhorbitantly paid chief executiv...
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...
Jeff Bezos, founder CEO of Amazon

8 February, 2021

Prime problem: the challenge of founder CEO succession

'They leave a space that is impossible for an outsider to completely fill' Dr Andrew White, senior fellow in management practice at Saïd Business School and a CEO executive coac...
Boardroom meeting with diverse board members

5 February, 2021

Progress on ethnic diversity in FTSE 100 boardrooms ‘has stalled’

“The snowy peaks of British business remain stubbornly white.” Those are the words of Trevor Phillips, chair of Green Park, the consultancy whose research this week revealed the cause of ethnic di...
Black businesswoman looking out over the city

26 January, 2021

WEF launches coalition to ‘put racial equality on the board agenda’

Saadia Zahidi, managing director of the World Economic Forum (WEF), points out this poignant fact: just 1% of Fortune 500 companies are led by Black chief executives. She highlighted the statistics th...
Boardroom with modern chairs

20 November, 2020

UK companies ‘need to go further’ on LGBTQ+ inclusion

This week the spotlight turned on LGBTQ+ people in business and whether they are treated fairly by companies. A report from the UK’s governance regulator concludes that many firms "need to go much f...
Alison Carnwath

9 November, 2020

Dame Alison Carnwath: ‘We’d all rather look into somebody’s eyes’

Dame Alison Carnwath is one of the most respected figures in the City of London. The former chair of Land Securities, where she served for 10 years, Carnwath last year won the Lifetime Achievement Awa...