Posts Tagged "Research"

Canada: Despite Growing Calls for More Women on Boards, Corporate Canada Resists

June 2016. Shareholders in some of Canada's biggest companies have shown some resolve to increase female representation at the board level, yet efforts in recent months to boost the number of women have been rejected time and again. Proposals to diversify the makeup of boards at Bell and the parent company of ...

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Opinion: Does it matter how many women sit on corporate boards?

June 2016. Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby argues that it trivializes gender equality, in the corporate world or anywhere else, to be reduced to nothing but a body count. He says that what should concern those who value male-female diversity is not whether 20 percent or 40 percent of board members are ...

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Australia: Meet Corporate Australia’s 20 Female Free Zones

June 2016. When the Australian Institute of Company Directors released its quarterly gender diversity report, the headlines were mostly about how women have made up 43 percent of new board appointments this year, up from just 5 per cent in 2009. However, not everyone has been enlightened on the benefits of gender diversity ...

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Australia: AICD Gender Diversity Progress Report

June 2016. The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) recently released its quarterly report for March through May of 2016. The report notes that female appointments to ASX 200 boards have tracked above 40 percent so far in 2016, the highest rate since they began monitoring figures in 2009. This solid ...

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Glass ceiling: Women hold only one of five board positions

June 2016. Men land four of every five board seats, according to a survey by Catalyst, which specializes in finding ways to promote women within organizations. The stats are even worse when it comes to female CEOs. They hold only 4.2% of the elite top jobs. “Men continue to be overrepresented, holding more than ...

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Canada: Are Mandatory Gender Diversity Targets Coming for Public Companies in Ontario?

June 2016. On June 7, the Ontario government announced that it has accepted all 11 recommendations set forth in Catalyst Canada’s report, Gender Diversity on Boards in Canada: Recommendations for Accelerating Progress. Catalyst Canada is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. The report ...

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Canada: Catalyst Recommendations for Accelerating Diversity in Canada

June 2016. Catalyst Canada recently released its report of recommendations to accelerate diversity in Canadian corporations. Read the full report here.

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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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MSCI Report: Women on Boards: Global Trends in Diversity on Corporate Boards

MSCI Study (November 2015): Women on Boards: Global Trends in Diversity on Corporate Boards Many global asset owners and other institutional investors are increasingly focused on the gender composition of company boards. This MSCI ESG Research report shows that companies in the MSCI World Index with strong female leadership generated a ...

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Breaking Down the Gender Challenge

March 2016. Corporate ambitions to achieve gender parity often produce scattershot initiatives. It’s easy to see why: gender parity is a huge undertaking, with many dimensions in which executives must reimagine their zone and culture, put in place multiyear plans, add infrastructure, and improve services. McKinsey's latest research suggests that leaders ...

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