What is the Nominating and Governance Committee looking for?

By |2019-03-05T09:39:48+02:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: , , |

SpencerStuart, 2018 According to SpencerStuart's survey of 177 nominating/governance committee members, the top trends and priorities are: Recruiting profiles: 62% women, 49% active CEO/COO, 48% technology experience 66% considered or [...]

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California pushes for women on boards

By |2019-03-05T09:40:13+02:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

Wall Street Journal, 8/29/18 Several European countries have adopted gender mandates over the past few years. In the US, the California mandate could fuel more regulations throughout the country. Some [...]

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5 noteworthy trends from our annual proxy benchmark

By |2019-03-05T09:40:13+02:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

For the second year in a row, our benchmark study of the proxy statements filed by Fortune’s 250 largest U.S. firms determined that companies are devoting an increasing amount of [...]

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These are the 10 tech companies with the most diverse boards

By |2019-03-05T09:40:13+02:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

CNBC, April 26, 2018 In the struggle to achieve representative boards, some companies are pulling ahead. For years, the tech industry has grappled with issues surrounding diversity and inclusion. And while there are still [...]

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Boards Will Reach Gender Parity in 2055 at Current Pace

By |2019-03-05T09:40:34+02:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

Equilar, 1/31/17 "The new Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI) revealed that it will take nearly 40 years for Russell 3000 boards of directors to reach gender parity. If the current rate [...]

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State Street’s diversity push hits the road

By |2019-03-05T09:40:34+02:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: News Watch|Tags: |

Corporate Secretary Magazine, 11/07/17 Rakhi Kumar, managing director and head of ESG investments and asset stewardship at SSGA, talks about the impact State Street's stance has had on the firm’s [...]

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Vanguard’s unmistakable disclosure priorities

By |2019-03-05T09:40:49+02:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Recent actions at Vanguard point to the increasing scrutiny within the investor community regarding the topics on which companies are expected to report – and act. In its annual investment stewardship [...]

Spring has sprung! The proxy season is in full swing…

By |2019-03-05T09:41:12+02:00March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Here's what you need to know Boards remain in the spotlight Over the past six months we have heard a lot about board composition. Stakeholders are pushing for answers, asking [...]

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