Posts Tagged "GMI"

Key Metrics Series: Women on Boards

Gender diversity improves board functioning, and may also contribute to stock price performance in certain circumstances. GMI Analyst allows subscribers to identify companies whose boards are lagging with regard to female representation. GMI Analyst: ESG and Accounting Metrics for Investment Use: Women on Boards (March 2013)

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Gender balance lags on Canadian boards

Financial Post 11/28/12: Out of 23 countries reviewed by the Governance Metrics International, Canada ranks at 10 for gender diversity on corporate boards. The Canadian government is concerned and believes there are serious economic implications to this. Finance Ministerm, Jim Flaherty said  “ncreasing opportunities for women to serve on corporate boards ...

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GMI Ratings Report Dispels Mandate Myth

In this important study, GMI, a corporate governance risk analysis company, reviewed the board affiliations and biographies of 54 female directors newly appointed at French companies post adoption of French quota legislation to determine whether the fears of critics of the law were realized.  The critics had claimed that the ...

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GMI Ratings’ 2012 Women on Boards Survey

GMI Ratings’ 2012 Women on Boards survey includes data on over 4,300 companies in 45 countries around the globe. The results show incremental improvement in most measures of female board representation since our 2011 report. However, these global statistics mask significant differences between individual countries and between industrialized economies and emerging ...

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Why Facebook needs women on its board

Blog highlights reasons why Facebook should include women on its board.  One of the benefits "of female board members: reducing group think, or the tendency to avoid questions or suggestions that go against group norms, which produces new ideas and enhances innovation and can reduce risk too." The blog also cites ...

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GMI Ratings: Female CFOs underpaid by 16% on average

GMI Ratings Free Report: Female Chief Financial Officers Underpaid by 16% on Average GMI Ratings released today a study of chief financial officer (CFO) compensation data at publicU.S.firms,  demonstrating that women are paid significantly less than men for the CFO role, even after accounting for a number of factors known to affect ...

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Women make gains in boardrooms worldwide, but US still lags behind

The Gardian:  Women corporate directors now represent 10% of the public company directors tracked in an annual survey completed by the corporate watchdog company, Global Metrics International.  US Boards lag behind many of their western peers in percentage growth from 2009 to 2011.  The percentage of women directors rose a ...

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GMI publishes 2012 Women on Boards Survey on 4,300 companies in 45 countries.

GMI Ratings’ 2012 Women on Boards survey includes data on over 4,300 companies in 45 countries around the globe. The results show incremental improvement in most measures of female board representation since our 2011 report. The main findings include: For the first time ever, women hold more than one in ten board seats ...

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