Staff Review of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

September 2016. Ontario Securities Commission. Report: CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-308 Staff Review of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions – Compliance with NI 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices   Supporting Data: Ontario Securities Commission Data.

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Editor’s note: A seat at the table

June 2017. Corporate Knights. "One persistent thread of the nascent Trump era is the stark divide between corporate America and the White House on many of the issues du jour, particularly when it comes to questions of diversity and inclusion. Some of these are explicit, such as vocal opposition and fierce ...

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For women on Md. boards, it’s still lonely at the top

June 2017. The Daily Record. "When attendees gather for the first annual Daily Record Women’s Leadership Summit on Tuesday, one of the key topics for discussion will be how to improve Maryland’s below-average rate of including women on company boards. Increasing female board representation won’t happen on its own, says Ann Quinn, ...

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Canadian investors want to see gender pay equity and women in leadership roles

June 2017. Business Vancouver. "The majority of Canadian investors want pay equity among men and women in the workplace, according to a new study from the Responsible Investment Association (RIA). The report, which was commissioned by OceanRock Investments Inc., indicates many Canadian investors feel women need to be treated better in the ...

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Equilar Gender Diversity Index: Q1 2017

May 2017. Equilar. "Gender diversity on public company boards has become a hot-button issue in recent years, as investors and other governance advisors have shined a spotlight on the low representation of women in the boardroom. Because progress has been slow, and women still only account for a fraction of the total ...

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Fearless Girl: State Street Takes On Wall Street’s Gender Gap

May 2017. Fortune. "When the Fearless Girl statue appeared in lower Manhattan in March, it was, for a while, almost impossible to escape her. Here was a little girl, about four feet tall, staring down the massive bronze Charging Bull, a testosterone-charged symbol of Wall Street bravado. The imagery was captivating: ...

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This Trillion-Dollar Investors’ Group Is Challenging Australia’s All-Male Boardrooms

May 2017. Bloomberg. "All-male boards take note: your biggest investors have run out of patience. The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors -- whose members have over A$1.5 trillion ($1.1 trillion) of funds under management –- have pledged to vote down boards that aren’t making sufficient progress on gender diversity. In what seems to ...

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Board Refreshment Drives Progress Toward Gender Parity

May 2017. Directors & Boards. "Gender diversity on public company boards has become a hot-button topic in recent years, as investors and other governance advisors have shined a spotlight on the issue. Major institutional investors have ramped up action, spurring further discussion and lighting the fire for boards to address more ...

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60 Percent Of Women Directors In NSE 500 Companies Independent

May 2017. Bloomberg. "Nearly 60 percent of all women directors on the boards of Nifty 500 companies are independent contrary to the perception that promoters are naming women from within the family to meet the regulatory requirement, a study has found. India is the first developing country to mandate at least one ...

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‘Missing pieces’ in West Michigan’s economic stability

May 2017. GRBJ. "The Business Journal is reporting on the findings of a “Missing Pieces” study by Deloitte in conjunction with the Alliance for Board Diversity, measuring the gains made by women on corporate boards in Michigan. The Business Journal suggests that while 25 percent of boards surveyed added a woman ...

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