Posts Tagged "global"

Women are the Next Global Growth Opportunity

August 2016. Amruda Nair, chair of Aiana Hotels & Resorts based in Doha, Qatar, writes about the potential impact of the one billion women who are estimated to enter the global economy in the next decade. Nair's board is 30 percent female. Read her editorial here.

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Boardrooms Uncertain about Economic Outlook, with Few Predicting Growth

Boardrooms Uncertain about Economic Outlook, with Few Predicting Growth  Survey of 4000+ Directors - Conducted by Groysberg, Bell, and Cheng; Spencer Stuart; and WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation - Captures Board Concerns about Strategy, Cybersecurity, Risk, Talent, and Regulation NEW YORK - February 16, 2016 - In a global survey of 4000+ corporate board directors, ...

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Africa: Where are the women? Inclusive Boardrooms in Africa’s Top Listed Companies

August 2015. The African Development Bank recently released a report documenting the extent of women's leadership in top African corporations. The report found, among other data, that women hold 12.7% of board directorships in 307 listed companies based in 12 African countries. This is 4.6% lower than the 17.3% women’s ...

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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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Can Gender Quotas Get More Women Into Boardrooms?

July 2015. A new article from Bloomberg discusses the various strategies used around the world to increase the number of women serving on corporate boards. The author discusses the different levels of effectiveness with voluntary targets compared to mandatory quotas. Though there is hardly consensus between countries on how to diversify ...

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Africa: Top Companies Should Promote Women

June 2015. A new report from the African Development Bank (AfDB) says that Africa has the best record among emerging regions of getting women into top business posts. However, women still make up just 14% of the boards of major African companies. The AfDB says urgent action needs to be taken ...

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Canada: Corporate Boards Need More Women

April 2015. The government of Canada is trying to get more women onto the country's corporate boards. Among the items in the government’s new budget is a change to the Canada Business Corporations Act that would require all companies listed on Canadian stock exchanges to either put gender diversity policies in place ...

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Australia: Women Make Up 20 Percent of Boards

April 2015. An update by the boardroom watchdog Australian Institute of Company Directors shows that as of March, women make up 20% of overseen boards. This is the highest level seen in Australia to date, but there is still progress to be made, with 34 ASX boards having no women at ...

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Japan: Glass Ceiling Cracking, Slowly

March 2015. A survey by the Japanese news outlet Nikkei shows that based on current trends, at least one woman will be on the boards of about half of Japanese companies by the year 2020. The survey currently shows that 34.1% of publicly listed companies currently have a woman on ...

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MSCI ESG Research: 2014 Survey of Women on Boards

March 2015. MSCI ESG Research has a released a summary of its 2014 Survey of Women on Boards. The research shows that the number of women on boards is growing slowly across the globe. While growth has occurred, most is attributable to markets where quotas and mandates have been implemented. The ...

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