Posts Tagged "Europe"

You know those quotas for female board members in Europe? They’re working

May 2016. If a goal of the quotas is to bring more women into the top ranks of business, they seem to be working. Norway was the first to introduce quotas for women in 2003. Iceland, Spain and France followed with 40% targets. Last year, Germany became the largest economy to impose a ...

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New Study: Progress and Challenges for Women on Company Boards

April 2016. European Women on Boards ( EWoB) has published a major new report which examines the progress that women are making on the boards of the 600 largest European-listed companies. This comprehensive new study, undertaken in association with ISS, examines how gender diversity in European boardrooms has evolved over the ...

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IMF Report: Unlocking Female Employment Potential in Europe

Spring 2016. The IMF recently released a staff study on the correlation between more women in senior positions and boards of corporations and better corporate performance. Read the full report here.

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Stock Exchanges Address Boardroom Diversity

July 2015. Tara Giunta and Michelle Cline of  Paul Hastings LLP explore the role of stock exchanges in promoting gender diversity on corporate boards. The article from Ethical Boardroom reviews the varying stages of progress in Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and North America regarding diversity-related provisions in listing requirements. Although few ...

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Germany: New Gender Quotas in Boardroom

March 2015. The New York Times reports on the new German law requiring that the boards of the largest German companies be made up of at least 30 percent women. Fewer than 20 percent of the seats on corporate boards in Germany are held by women. The measure passed by a clear ...

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Australia: Corporations Could Face Quotas

March 2015. Notables in the Australian business community are spreading a message that if corporations don't diversify boards on their own, quotas could be on the way. Currently, 21 percent of non-executive director roles on Australian boards are held by women in, with 10 percent in key management personnel roles. Pressure ...

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Germany: 30 Percent Required on Corporate Boards

March 2015. Germany's new law requiring corporate board to be at least 30 percent women is making news around the world, including in the United Kingdom. The UK Progressive explains that the quota will apply to the country’s 100 biggest companies with a deadline of 2016. In those corporations, women currently ...

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Germany: Push to End Wage Gap

March 2015. Germany's government is considering a new bill that would promote wage equality between men and women. In Germany, women earn 22 percent less than men do, one of the worst rates in the European Union. The bill would help women push for wage equality by providing anonymous data to ...

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Egon Zehnder Report: European Board Diversity Analysis

October 2014. The 2014 Egon Zehnder European Board Diversity Analysis is now available. Among the report's findings are three main conclusions: (1) boards across Europe and in other select regions have become significantly more diverse in the past few years, primarily with regard to gender and nationality; (2) the representation ...

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Catalyst: Women on European Boards

Catalyst published a blog post evaluates the efforts to diversify boards in Europe. Aside from quotas, voluntary target setting, public disclosure obligations, or adherence to a public charter can all help increase the number of women serving as board directors. The full blog post can be viewed here.

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