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Treasurer calls on CalPERS, CalSTRS to adopt diversity standards for corporate boards

November 2017. Pensions & Investments. "California Treasurer John Chiang is calling on CalPERS and CalSTRS to put pressure on corporate boards of the companies they invest in to meet a diversity standard of 30% women and 30% diverse representation in terms of sexual orientation and cultural and ethnic composition."   More from this ...

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Gender Diversity and Overboarding Dominate ISS’s 2018 Proxy Guideline Updates

November 2017. Lawson Lundell LLP. "Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) has published its 2018 updates to its proxy voting guidelines for Canadian public companies. As it had indicated earlier this fall in the summary of its 2018 Global Policy Survey, ISS has implemented a gender diversity policy, to be phased in for ...

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Women make up 15% of board seats in listed Indian firms

November 2017. The Hindu Business Line. "About 15 per cent of board seats in listed Indian companies are now held by women, reflecting their rising sway in the corporate world. The numbers have risen from just 4 per cent three years ago, following a SEBI directive to have at least one ...

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Caveat: Donohoe runs shy of own advice on women directors

November 2017. The Irish Times. "Paschal Donohoe, our surprisingly bookish Minister for Finance, was busy fiercely channelling his inner Emmanuel Macron this week. Like the French president, it seems Donohoe is rather fond of philosophy. It certainly puts his boss, Leo Varadkar’s cartoon socks fetish in the intellectual shade."   More here.

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EU proposes 40 % quota for “non executive” women

November 2017. Women's Post. "The European Commission has proposed that companies whose non-executive directors comprise of more than 60 per cent men to prioritize the hiring of women when choosing between candidates of equal merit. The proposal aims to have a minimum of 40 per cent of non-executive members on company boards ...

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Assets invested in empowering women surpass $2 billion

November 2017.  The Star. "Gender-lens investing is still a nascent trend, pouring money into small business owned by women, startups with female founders or other businesses that improve the lives of women. Investment strategies that focus on improving the lives of women and girls, closing the gender pay gap or adding women ...

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Cincinnati companies get national recognition for board diversity

November 2017. Cincinnati Business Courier. "Six Greater Cincinnati-based companies are receiving national recognition for the female representation on their boards of directors. Macy’s Inc., CH2M Hill, Convergys Corp., Fifth Third Bancorp, Kroger Co., and Procter & Gamble Co. were honored by the Women’s Forum of New York during its breakfast on Tuesday. Macy’s ...

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The “Fearless Girl” Has More Battles to Fight to Achieve Parity

November 2017. HuffPost. "The installment of the “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street focused the entire world’s attention on just how few women there are running large U.S. companies. But gender inequality in the workplace, including the gender pay gap, is far from a problem in just the United States. It ...

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2017

November 2017. World Economic Forum. "Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide. The Global Gender Gap ...

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“Being a Woman on the Board”

November 2017. Suzanne Hopgood Blog. Article published by Suanne Hopgood discussing women on boards. Article: Being a Woman on the Board   More from this blog.

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