European Women on Boards Gender Diversity Index 2019

Despite advanced science and technology and the good intentions of many male and female leaders, today’s corporate world is still far from gender equality. This study conducted by European Women on Boards, in autumn 2019 provides insights on gender diversity in the European corporate world by countries, industries and companies.

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Ethnic Diversity Enriching Business Leadership: An update report from The Parker Review

In this update of the Parker Review, it has been found that the target of ‘One by 2021’ – of getting at least one non-white director on all FTSE 100 boards by 2021 and by 2024 on FTSE 250, is looking unachievable. Whilst progress has been made 37% of FTSE 100 boards remain all-white and…

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Board of the Future: Moving toward a more diverse, more in tune European board

Boards of directors are set to take a more active lead within companies than they have done in the past. This bias toward action is one of the key findings of a Heidrick & Struggles survey on the board of the future, with 55 board members from European companies and 28 investors, complemented by interviews…

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FRC Annual Review of the UK Corporate Governance Code

Companies need to improve their governance practices and reporting if they are to demonstrate their positive impact on the economy and wider society, according to a new report from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).

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New Corporate Governance Code for Italian Equity-Listed Issuers

A new edition of the Corporate Governance Code for Italian Equity-Listed Issuers was released on 31 January 2020. The four-pronged Code aims to encourage issuers in Italy to focus on long-term sustainability and engagement and is based on four essential objectives and principles: sustainability, engagement, proportionality, and simplification.

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Board Diversity in AIM and FTSE Small Cap Companies

Company Matters have produced their first report exploring diversity within the boards of AIM and FTSE small cap companies. Whilst most attention has been focused on the FTSE 350, what has been happening in small companies? There has been progress but at a much slower rate than in the FTSE 350, which offers an opportunity…

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2020 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board matters

This report from Deliotte and the NACD is designed to give corporate directors and senior executives a comprehensive overview of major business and governance issues likely to demand board focus over the coming year.

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2019 BDO Board Survey

According to the 2019 BDO Board Survey, public company boards, of varying market caps, are busy navigating various oversight issues while evolving the way they communicate key decisions, actions and company performance to meet new or changing stakeholders’ demands.

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The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Africa

This report explores the “power of parity” in Africa, looking at the potential boost to economic growth that could come from accelerating progress towards gender equality. It builds on MGI’s global research on this topic since 2015 which has included reports on globally. This report also further develops the thinking contained in McKinsey & Company’s…

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EY Global Corporate Reporting Survey 2019

Does corporate reporting need a culture shock? Organisations recognise that there is a demand for corporate reporting to be more transparent. These insights into how reporting should change are drawn from findings from the 2019 EY Global Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS) corporate reporting survey. You can also explore the data behind the survey,…

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