All Diversity articles

  • Hands2

    Study: Board diversity, gender pay, political contributions top shareholder agendas


    A Conference Board analysis of trends in shareholder voting and activism in Russell 3000 corporations demonstrates more shareholder savvy and creativity in pursuing social and environmental issues.

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    SEC, Congress seek better diversity disclosures


    The SEC has issued new guidance regarding diversity disclosures. Meanwhile, newly proposed legislation would require public companies to annually disclose the gender, race, and veteran status of their board directors, nominees, and senior executive officers.

  • Blog

    SEC invites companies to submit diversity assessments


    The Securities and Exchange Commission, through its Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, has introduced a voluntary diversity self-assessment report. The Commission will also ask firms to submit diversity policies and practices.

  • Blog

    REIT industry shows lackluster board diversity


    Compared to the S&P 500 or the FTSE 100, the REIT industry has a long way to go when it comes to promoting board diversity, writes Paul Hodgson.

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    U.K. boardrooms still ‘pale, male, and stale’


    Across the United Kingdom and Europe, gender diversity requirements often go unmet, keeping boardrooms across the continent the same old boys’ club. Neil Hodge has more.

  • Blog

    SEC will revisit board diversity disclosures


    In the coming weeks, the Securities and Exchange Commission will revisit its existing requirement to disclose board-level diversity, Chairman Mary Jo White said this week during a speech in San Francisco. The goal is to improve reporting requirements that have proven to be ineffective, she says.

  • GenderEquality

    A roadmap toward executive-level gender diversity in the U.K.


    The United Kingdom’s struggle for executive-level gender diversity continues, especially in the financial services sector, where only 23 percent of board directors and only 14 percent of executive committee members are female. The Women in Finance Charter offers a roadmap for how to address this, with a stern warning: Organizations ...

  • Blog

    Regulators Finalize Dodd-Frank Diversity Policies


    Under a Dodd-Frank Act requirement, federal banking regulators, the SEC, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have issued a formal policy for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the entities they regulate. The regulators call for a “model assessment” that would include a self-assessment by each covered entity of ...

  • Article

    Dodd-Frank’s Diversity Disclosures Draw Nearer


    Image: While you were worrying about conflict minerals, CEO pay ratios, and the Volcker Rule, another disclosure requirement from the Dodd-Frank Act has been quietly approaching. Any day now, regulators hint, final rules will emerge for how companies assess and report workforce diversity. “A lot of people just weren’t paying ...

  • Blog

    Pension Funds Ask SEC for Board Diversity Rule


    A coalition of state treasurers and pension funds has petitioned the SEC for new disclosure requirements on board diversity. They want a new rule that adds gender, racial, and ethnic diversity data to current disclosures dictated by Regulation S-K, which only requires companies to identify the minimum skills, experiences, and ...