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 Australia. The mid-market sector represents over 65 per cent of the Australian economy. The report found that in 2016 companies in Australia’s mid-market sector with boardroom diversity, a dominant shareholder, or a long-serving chairperson outperformed their peers.”

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