Women on FTSE 350 boards still to hit 33% target

The Hampton-Alexander Review published its third annual report on 13 November. The report found that a quarter of FTSE 350 companies have only one woman on their board, described as “one & done” boards, and there remain five all-male boards. The five companies are Millennium & Copthorne, Daejan Holdings, Amigo Holdings, Herald Investment, and JP […]

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International Women's Day

Data released by the UK government to mark International Women’s Day this week (8th March) revealed record numbers of women are on boards of FTSE 100 companies. These figures show 309 positions – almost 29% – of FTSE100 board positions are held by women, up from 12.5% in 2011. In FTSE 350 companies, the number […]

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corporate governance codes

Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever, Hiro Mizuno, chief investment officer of the Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund and Brenda Trenowden, global Chair of the 30% Club, opened the market at the London Stock Exchange on Friday (2nd February) as part of an event to mark the growth of its investor group membership. The 30% club which […]

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Malaysia

Malaysia is close to achieving its target of getting women on the boards of all of its top 100 companies its Securities Commission (SC) has announced. When the Malaysian code on corporate governance (MCCG) was published in April last year the SC said it wanted to have no all-male boards on the top 100 companies by […]

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FTSE 100 workforce

While 64% of FTSE 100 companies provide meaningful narrative commentary on the composition of their workforce, just 4% of companies provide a breakdown of their workforce by full time and part time workers according to research carried out by Lancaster University Management School for the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA). The research also found that all […]

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FTSE 350 senior women

The UK government-backed Hampton-Alexander Review 2017, has urged FTSE 350 companies to fill more board and senior leadership positions with talented women with the hope of making the UK a world-leader on gender diversity in business. The review, which was chaired by Sir Philip Hampton and the late Dame Helen Alexander, published its recommendations last […]

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corporate governance codes

More asset owners globally are taking diversity more seriously internally within their organisations, in respect of how they, with their investment consultants, assess external fund managers and in respect of how investee companies are dealing with the issue, according to research by think-tank New Financial in collaboration with the UK’s Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association […]

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Parker review

The Parker review committee, led by Sir John Parker, has published its final report re-emphasising the conclusions made last year that business leaders need to improve the ethnic and cultural diversity of UK boards to better reflect their employee base and the communities they serve. The review team recommended that every FTSE 100 board should have […]

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Canada women boards

Women have increased their numbers on Canadian company boards according to a review of the corporate governance disclosure of 660 companies as it relates to women in leadership roles. The review which covered company reporting made between December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017 was completed by Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities. This is their annual […]

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Dutch stewardship code

The latest Dutch Female Board Index shows that the total numbers of female executive directors and the number of companies with female directors has fallen in the year to 31st August 2017 compared with the previous year. The study of  85 Dutch listed companies found that of the 209 total executive directors 13 of them were […]

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