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Vanguard calls for more diverse corporate boards, better climate-change disclosures

September 2017.  MarketWatch. "In an open letter addressed to the directors of all public companies, most of which it is a sizable investor in, Vanguard, a gigantic passive asset management institution,  called on U.S. companies to improve their governance.  It outlined new factors—including ones related to diversity and climate issues—that it ...

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CalPERS Champions Board Diversity Campaign Across 500+ US Companies

August 2017. Chief Investment Officer. "Continuing its push for diversity among boards, The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) sent letters to 504 Russell 3000 Index companies calling for changes in the appearance of their boards of directors. Detailing CalPERS’ evidence that board diversity yields positive performances, the $330 billion fund requested ...

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Corporate America Needs the Power of Women in Leadership

August 2017. Rivard Report. "On Tuesday, March 7, State Street Global Advisors unveiled a life-size statue of a young girl confidently staring down Wall Street’s famous 'Charging Bull.' The “Fearless Girl,”created by artist Kristen Visbal, was installed on the eve of International Women’s Day to raise awareness of the lack of gender diversity and ...

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Malaysia’s push for gender equality holds lessons for Asia

August 2o17. Nikkei Asian Review. "Malaysia has come a long way in women's socioeconomic advancement, but progress has remained slow in the higher economic and political echelons. The government is pressuring publicly listed companies to fulfill a 30% women quota in board membership. However, other interventions are needed, to prohibit unfair discrimination ...

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100 firms set to achieve 30pc women participation target

August 2017. Daily Express. "The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is on track to achieve its target of 30 per cent women participation on boards of top 100 companies on Bursa Malaysia with the launch of the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG). Spokesperson for the SC-organised MCCG Roadshow, Kasturi Nathan, said the ...

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Corporate gender equality: Why boards need more women to make more money

August 2017. ABC News. "Michael Kimmel is in Australia to give corporate men a bit of a gee-up about equality. 'It's so close, it's right there,' he says. Women, on average, currently represent 25.2 per cent of all board positions. Experts say that once 30 per cent representation is achieved, gender equality on ...

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Female leadership drives board diversity

August 2017. IT Online. "Women are still largely under-represented on corporate boards, despite continued efforts to improve boardroom gender diversity. The fifth edition of Deloitte Global’s Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective publication explores the efforts of more than 60 countries to promote boardroom gender diversity, and reveals that women ...

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Put more women on your boards or we’ll make you, government warns business

August 2017. The Local. "German Women's Affairs Minister Katarina Barley on Wednesday slammed the country's top firms for not having enough female executives and threatened a mandatory quota if they did not do better by next year. 'I am giving businesses one more year to take care of this themselves,' Barley ...

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Women in PH boardrooms increasing, but barely

August 2017. Inquirer. "Despite being hailed last year as “the best performing nation”  when it comes to improving gender diversity in the workforce, the Philippines barely saw an increase in the number of women on corporate boards this year. This is according to a study by Deloitte Global that was recently released ...

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Little change at the top as Irish boardrooms remain a male affair

August 2017. The Irish Times. "When the late Gillian Bowler became the chairwoman of Irish Life & Permanent in June 2004, she was the first woman to fill that role in any Irish public limited company (plc). Thirteen years later, the boardrooms of listed companies remain predominantly male. Since 2011, a year ...

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