Posts Tagged "Norway"

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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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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What Norway Can Teach the US About Getting More Women into Boardrooms

May 2015. Norwegian quotas for gender diversity among board members were the first such laws implemented in the world. New research shows that Norway's quota requirement has greatly benefited the workforce and the way that companies do business, and that the country may have much to teach the US about boardroom diversity. Read the article from ...

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Germany: Op-Ed Against Quota

March 2015. The Bloomberg View recently published an op-ed by Paula Dwyer on why German boards would do better without quotas. Dwyer argues that while diversifying corporate boards has been proven a successful strategy for for corporations, it should not be done via quotas. You can access the article here.

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Norway: Impact of 2003 Quota on Firm Value

2012. The Quarterly Journal of Economics published a study about the impact of Norway's 2003 board quota on firm valuation. The main finding is that the value of Norwegian firms subject to the quota declined following imposition of the mandate. To access a free PDF of the report, please click here. ...

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Norway: The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Labor Market Outcomes.

December 2014. The National Bureau of Economic Research has published a working paper regarding the effect of board quotas in Norway on the representation of women at the board level and below, as well as the effect on the gender gap in earnings. In 2003, Norway instituted a 40 percent ...

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Women in the boardroom

New York, 6 March 2013 — Organizations would benefit from increased participation from shareholders on gender diversity discussions in the boardroom. This is according to the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (DTTL)  third edition of a report from the Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance, "Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective." ...

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Deloitte report: “Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective”

Deloitte issues 2013 report, listing the status of efforts by country to increase gender diversity on corporate boards. Excellent report details countries that have imposed quotas or other requirements in 25 countries in Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and in Africa. See report here:  Women in the boardroom March 2013

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France tops US in women on corporate boards: study

2/22/2013: When it comes to women on the boards of Fortune Global 200 companies, a CWDI study found that both the US and France are ahead of the world average of 15% female directors.  France's 25.1% in its top 17 companies, however, surpasses the US's 20.9% in its top 57 ...

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International Forum Highlights Dearth of Women on Corporate Boards

January 2013: The disproportionately small percentage of women on corporate boards was discussed this November in Paris at the Council on Business and Society's first International Forum.  Noreen Doyle, who is against forced gender quotas like Norway's, argued that nevertheless the threat of them in the UK and in other Scandinavian countries succeeded ...

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