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    2. Many of Massachusetts’s Biggest Companies Do Not Have a Single Black Board Member

      Many of Massachusetts’s Biggest Companies Do Not Have a Single Black Board Member
      Change in Corporate America often begins in the board room, and by that measure, the biggest public companies in Massachusetts have a long way to go when it comes to appointing Black directors. Of the 100 largest public companies in the Commonwealth, close to two-thirds do not have a single Black board member, according to analysis by BoardProspects, an online platform that specializes in corporate director and advisory board searches...
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    3. When It Comes To Diversity, Watch What CEOs Do, Not What They Say

      When It Comes To Diversity, Watch What CEOs Do, Not What They Say
      We read about it almost every day that a diverse workplace environment improves performance. This phenomenon exists as a relatively recent development, as diversity and inclusion only came about as a term after WWII when then President Trumanrequired the integration of the armed forces. Truman was roundly criticized for his decision, now considered bold and morally courageous...
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    4. Adding Women to Corporate Boards Improves Decisions About Medical Product Safety

      Adding Women to Corporate Boards Improves Decisions About Medical Product Safety
      Medical supply companies with boards that included at least two women recalled life-threatening products almost a month sooner than those with all-male boards, according to our forthcoming study examining thousands of medical product recalls from 2002 to 2013. When boards had just one female director , seriously defective products such as cardiac stents and breast implants were not recalled more quickly...
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    5. Question of the Week

      Question of the Week
      Warren Buffett made news at Berkshire Hathaway's Annual Meeting this past week when he rejected a shareholder proposal from the New York City Comptroller's Office which would require the company to have women and people of color in any external search for directors and CEOs at its companies. Buffett supported the concept of increased diversity on boards and in the c-suite, but stated he did not believe it ...
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  2. Quotes about Board Diversity

    1. We would like you to set out how you intend to make genuine progress to improving board diversity. We therefore ask you to set out what actions the board is taking to ensure that substantial progress is made to meet the Hampton-Alexander 2020 targets.
      In UK: FTSE 350 Firms Under Fire Over ‘unacceptable’ Lack of Female Directors
    2. Often when we engage with companies on the issue of board diversity we hear that the biggest challenge is a lack of suitable female candidates.
      In Investor State Street Uses Financial Clout to Get More Women to the Top
    3. While our board has determined not to make a recommendation either in favour of or opposed to the shareholder proposal, we believe that our current practices and recent enhancements to our new director candidate selection process support board diversity.
      In With No Women on its Board, Shareholder Calls for Diversity Policy at Tim Hortons owner RBI