ASX 300 companies with gender diverse boards grow revenue faster: KPMG report

April 2017. The Sunday Morning Herald. "Companies with females on their boards have achieved higher revenue growth, profitability and shareholder returns than those without, a new report by accounting firm KPMG shows. The KPMG Enterprise's 2017 ASX 300+ Report analysed 664 companies, including 626 local entities and 38 foreign companies listed in ...

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Singapore Wants to Double Women on Company Boards in 3 Years

April 2017. Bloomberg. "The Singapore Government authorized Diversity Action Committee has called for doubling the % of women serving on boards in Singapore within three years, from 9.9% to 20%.  The committee, chaired by Singapore Exchange, Ltd CEO Loh Boon Chye, approved six action items.  Singapore recognizes the value that diversity brings ...

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List Highlights Mass. Companies With Notable Diversity On Their Corporate Boards

March 2017. WBUR Marathon. "When it comes to diversity on corporate boards, there are some Boston-area companies that stand out from the rest. A new list created after a survey of more than 50 Massachusetts-based companies was released Wednesday highlighting 15 companies with the most racial and gender diversity on their ...

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Only 9% women directors in the 505 companies listed on Pakistan Stock Exchange, report

March 2017. Tech Juice. "Women represent only 9 percent of the directorship on boards in 505 companies listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), according to a research report. In Pakistan, the biggest companies and listed corporations are largely male-dominant. Women represent about 49% of Pakistan’s total population and they play a ...

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Toronto women on boards motion clears hurdle at council

March 2017. Toronto Metr. "Staff will now explore how a policy requiring boards of corporations that get city contracts to have 30 per cent women could work. Toronto City Council is one step closer to mandating that boards of companies awarded city contracts have at least 30 per cent women. A ...

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Women Directors On Board: Only at 3.7% Listed Companies on PSX

March 2017.  Pakwired. "Minimal inclusion of women in the corporate sector has been talked about very often, but its accurate picture has been highlighted only recently by a research report. Only 21 companies out of 559 listed companies on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) have a woman director as a board member. ...

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Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs Moves for More Women and Minorities on Corporate Boards

March 2017. Office of the Illinois State Treasurer. "More women and minorities need to serve on corporate boards, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. Frerichs will use his role as Illinois’ chief investment officer to encourage greater boardroom diversity. A corporate board without women and minorities typically does not reflect its ...

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Catalyst CEO Champions For Change Initiative Launches on International Women’s Day

March 2017.  Catalyst. "More than 40 high-profile CEOs and top leaders commit to continuing to accelerate diversity, inclusion and gender equality. A transformational diversity and inclusion initiative launched today called Catalyst CEO Champions for Change. The effort, developed by Catalyst – a global thought leader and partner in accelerating the progress ...

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State Street Global Advisors advocates for more women on corporate boards

March 2017. Boston Globe. "State Street Global Advisors said it has adopted new guidelines to press 3,500 public companies in which it invests to increase the number of women on their boards. The Boston-based investment giant, an arm of State Street Corp., manages nearly $2.5 trillion for institutional investors, predominantly in ...

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State Street Takes A Stand

March 2017.  Wall Street Journal. "Firms won’t have an exact quota for compliance with State Street’s mandate, but must prove they attempted to improve a lack of diversity." "Index-fund giant State Street Global Advisors on Tuesday will begin pushing big companies to put more women on their boards, initially demanding change at ...

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