Posts Tagged "Lord Mervyn Davies"

United Kingdom: 30% Inspiration

July 2015. A strategy in the United Kingdom to increase boardroom diversity has shown remarkable success, and is now expanding to other countries. Among the boards of businesses that comprise the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 Index in the U.K., today there are none that have all-male boards, a dramatic ...

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UK: Women on boards must be more than symbols

"The number of women on FTSE boards is rising, albeit at a pace unlikely to ensure that the corridors of power echo to the sound of high heels soon. Lord Davies’s commission notes that the numbers of women on key British boards has risen from 12.5 per cent to a ...

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Davies shuns quotas to address gender imbalance

Lord Davies commented that women did not want quotas that would guarantee them places on boards, but rather that they preferred to rise to top roles through merit. His findings are backed up by Financial News’s Women in Finance survey, which asked 650 women how their gender impacts them in the ...

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Cranfield School of Management – 2012 Female FTSE Report: Milestone or Millstone?

Cranfield School of Management has released its 2012 research report: The Female FTSE Report: Milestone or Millstone? The report notes that 141 women filled 163 seats on the FTSE 100 boards, up 25 over 2010.  Overall, women hold 15% of the seats, up 2.5% over the past year -- the year ...

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Board Watch: Monitors Progress in the UK

Board Watch organizes a professional boards forum, featuring UK board chairmen, and tracks the progress woman by woman of membership on the boards of UK companies. read more

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FT: Davies raps bank board’s “fatal mistake”

Financial Times, 2/22/12:  Lord Mervyn Davies, head of the Davies Task Force on Women  on Boards, rails against a decision by the UK Financial Services Authority that  insists that members of bank boards have specific industry experience.  Davies recommends that  more diversified boards would be better for insuring the financial ...

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UK: Investors urged to close sex gap on British boards

Reuters:   "Shareholders must speak out to spur on real change in the sex balance of British boardrooms, a group of UK business leaders and investors urged on Friday.  On the first anniversary of the Davies report, which called on British companies to more than double the number of women ...

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FT: The groundswell feels irreversible

The Financial Times reports that while the percentage of female FTSE 100 board directors has risen from 12.5% to 15% over the past twelve months since the Davies Report was issued, the prevailing view is that UK's largest companies may not meet the Davies' recommendation of 25% by 2015.  The ...

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Telegraph: Lord Davies Shakes-up Britian’s Boardrooms

The Telegraph reports that  "One year on from the launch of Lord Davies' report into "shockingly" low female board representation, he is preparing a new report, due in March, to update ministers on progress towards increasing  numbers. Last February, his study urged FTSE 100 companies to double the percentage of women ...

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Davis Report Update on First Anniversary

As of January 17, 2012, 6.5% of FTSE 100 executive directors and 14.9% of non-executive directors were women.  Among FTSE250, companies, the numbers were 4.6% and 9.4%, respectively.  In the past year, almost 100 women were selected for the boards of FTSE100 and FTSE250 companies, or 27% of all board ...

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