Posts Tagged "Viviane Reding"

NACD Annual Surveys: American Boards Would Struggle to Meet Board Quotas Should They Become Law

NACD Directorship, 06/28/13: NACD’s annual governance surveys show that American boards would have difficulty fulfilling diversity quotas should they become law, as in Norway and Spain, with 27.4 percent of boards responding to NACD’s most recent Public Company Governance Survey reporting zero female members. “When figures do not improve, the probability ...

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Reding urges MEPs to back ‘Women on board’ quotas

TheParliament.com 10/5/12:  "EU commissioner Viviane Reding has called for the European parliament to back her controversial plans for more women to be represented on company boards." In a joint meeting of the EU high-level group on gender equality and diversity and the European Parliament's women's rights and gender equality committee, ...

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Malta Business Weekly: “EU female quota opposition grows”

Another day, another country opposing a nascent European Commission plan to impose a 40% quota on women serving on corporate boards. Last week, a UK-led letter to the proposal’s author, EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding, and her boss, commission president José Manuel Barroso, included nine countries, including Malta and the interior ...

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FT: Cherchez la femme

"Although it is the problems in the eurozone that continue to grab the headlines, there is another thorny issue facing many European companies: how many women they have on their corporate boards. It is a debate that has raged since long before the currency crisis, but 2012 has seen it ...

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EU to go for 40% gender quota on company boards

"EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding will propose decisive legislative action on gender quotas for corporate boards next month, after her calls to take voluntary steps to increase the number of women on boards to 40% by 2020 failed to deliver tangible results. The legislative proposal follows a three-month consultation and a ...

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Vivian Reding Proposes EU wide legislation this October

The New York Times discusses the proposal of Viviane Reding, the European Union justice commissioner, that suggests serious sanctions later this decade for companies allocating fewer than 40 percent of seats on supervisory boards to women. Commissioner Reding said earlier this year that self-regulation had failed and that legislation would be required in order ...

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EU: Vice-President Viviane Reding meets with leaders of Europe’s business schools and industry

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding met with European Industry Associations, European Business Schools and Senior Executive Women to discuss progress being made on improving the gender balance in company boardrooms. Business schools play a crucial role in equipping young women for a career in business and helping them to reach the ...

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UK: Firms face compulsory quotas if they don’t put women in top jobs

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary said that businesses could be hit with compulsory quotas to increase the number of women on boards unless they raise the number voluntarily. He is ready to introduce legal targets if firms had failed to ensure a quarter of executives at board level were female by ...

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EU: ACCA wants incentives to encourage more women representation on boards, but not EU-wide rigidly imposed quotas

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in its response to Commissioner Reding’s public consultation published early March argues that full self-regulation has not been successful in increasing the proportion of women on company boards, so some additional regulatory incentive for companies to recruit more suitable female candidates is needed. ...

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EU: The European Business Schools Women on Board Initiative

European Business Schools/Women on Board initiative responds to "Public Consultation" and adds senior executive women, Business Schools and organizations to their ever-growing list of "Board Ready Women" in support of European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding's call to increase Women on Boards to 30 % by 2014 and 40 % ...

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