Archive for April, 2017

Women on boards

April 2017. Moneyweb. "Women are well established in professions like medicine, law and banking. They’ve advanced to the top of prominent companies, including General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Pepsico and IBM. Yet a gap remains: corporate boards. Men hold about 80% of all S&P 500 board seats and growth in female representation has slowed. ...

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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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