The case for diverse boards was given further clout after new research published by the FRC supported the thesis that it leads to better corporate culture and performance as well as benefiting businesses from a social justice perspective.
Board diversity articles
Articles and features from the ICAEW on board diversity.
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The findings of a new FRC study published earlier this month have added further clout to the case for board diversity, arguing that it leads to better corporate culture and performance as well as benefiting businesses from a social justice perspective.
As many governments have taken action to improve the gender diversity on boards, James McMillan, a Non-Executive Director of the Stockport Credit Union, believes that more needs to be done to attract younger people to these roles.
Diversity, breadth, range are all so important in our lives, in our professions and in how we are regulated, that it’s no surprise bringing it to the ICAEW’s Regulatory Board (IRB) is a serious priority. The IRB is committed to taking account of inclusion and diversity in its activities.
8 March 2021: More than a third of FTSE 350 board positions are now held by women, an increase of 50% over the past five years. However, the numbers disguise a mixed picture.
21 December 2020: In November, ICAEW collaborated with The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong to co-host a webinar with over a hundred attendees
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David Levenson of Coaching Futures asks whether we need to think differently about the composition of boards and aim to attract younger board members.
ICAEW interviews Vassilios Kaminaris, Partner at EY in Greece and staunch advocate of diversity, on new legislation requiring 25% of board members to be women.
21 May 2020: Claire Fitzsimons, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, considers the future of board gender diversity as new ways of working evolve following the COVID-19 pandemic.