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    2. Board Diversity by U.S. Region

      Board Diversity by U.S. Region
      Under SB-826, California became the first state to pass legislation to require that publicly traded companies have at least one woman on their board. Specifically, companies in California will need to achieve this by 2019. Starting in 2021, the required number of women on boards will increase based on the overall size of the board. For example, if a board has five directors, two of them must be women, and ...
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    3. Quotas are a Terrible Way to Promote Board Diversity. Companies Should Do This Instead

      Quotas are a Terrible Way to Promote Board Diversity. Companies Should Do This Instead
      The just-concluded 2018 elections have been referred to as a new " year of the woman ," as nearly 25% of all members of the next Congress will be female. That puts Congress one point ahead of SP 500 boardrooms, where 24% of all corporate directors are women . Neither number is impressive and the pace of change remains glacially slow...
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    4. All-Male Boards at Top U.K. Firms Come Closer to Extinction

      All-Male Boards at Top U.K. Firms Come Closer to Extinction
      (Bloomberg) -- All-male boards at the U.K.s biggest companies are nearing extinction, a sign that government efforts to increase gender parity are paying off. Just five companies in the FTSE 350 Index have no women at the top table, down from eight in 2017, according to data from the annual Hampton-Alexander Review that will be released in full Tuesday. The number has fallen dramatically since 2011 when 152 boards ...
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    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