Archive for July, 2017

Women occupy record 12% of board seats in Singapore

July 2017. International Business Times. "Singapore-listed companies are getting more women on to company boards, with research showing women participation exceeding 10 percent for the first time. The top 100 largest primary-listed companies achieved 12.2 percent women's participation on boards from 10.9 percent six months ago, the Diversity Action Committee (DAC) said ...

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BlackRock supports effort to boost number of women board members

July 2017.  Reuters. "BlackRock Inc (BLK.N) voted for eight proposals pushing U.S. and Canadian companies to adopt policies boosting their boards' diversity during the most recent quarter, the world's largest asset manager said on Thursday. BlackRock said it supported the shareholder motions to press companies to develop or disclose policies geared to ...

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Treasurer Goldberg Announces Release of “Bringing Diversity on Board” Report

July 2017. Massachusetts State Treasury. "State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg announced the release of a comprehensive report from her 'Bringing Diversity on Board' initiative, an effort she launched earlier this year to help corporate leaders advance diversity in the boardroom. In May, Goldberg organized three roundtables in Boston that brought together ...

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The Thirty Percent Coalition Commends 151 Companies Adding Women to their Boards of Directors following its Adopt a Company Campaign

July 2017. IT Business Net. "Representing more than $3.2 trillion in assets under management, the Thirty Percent Coalition's institutional investors are committed to increasing diversity in the public company boardroom. Following the Coalition's Adopt a Company Campaign which began in January 2012, 151 companies have now appointed a woman to their boards. ...

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Quotas should be considered if private sector can’t get act together: Chris Bowen

July 2017. Women's Agenda. "Gender equality will boost Australia’s economy and quotas on ASX-listed companies might be necessary to help us get there, according to the Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen. Speaking at the Women In Economics Network yesterday, Bowen said Australia is making far too little progress in dealing with gender inequality. 'Quotas ...

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