Diversity

Cultivating A More Diverse Corporate Board

Most directors believe gender diversity adds value to the board, improves board performance and brings a unique perspective to the board.

Why Boards Must Approach Human Capital As A Competitive Advantage

In this episode, Michael Steib, CEO & director with XO Group Inc. and outside board member with Ally Financial, shares how boards and management should approach discussions of human capital.

Boards Shouldn’t Ignore BlackRock’s Take On ESG, Diversity

Boards looking for support from BlackRock will have to place a priority on ESG issues and diversity moving forward.

Women on Boards Reduce Risk, Increase Profits

New evidence suggests that organizations with a critical mass of women board members approach risk more holistically and in a way that squeezes a little more value out of decisions.

3 Mistakes Companies Make When Recruiting Women as Board Members

Large companies have continued to improve the gender diversity of their board composition, and in 2017, nearly 20% of all board seats at Fortune 1000 companies were held by women.

More Hispanics Are Needed On Boards

The percentage of Hispanics on Fortune 500 boards is stagnant, with 2.6 percent of board members being Hispanic as of summer 2017, and 2.5 percent at the end of 2015. Three-quarters of Fortune 500 companies have no Hispanic board members.

To Manage Cyber Risk, Boards Need More Insight

Cyber risk, which has always represented a significant area of enterprise risk, is finally being acknowledged as intersecting with other areas of the board’s oversight.

Board Under Siege: What Wells Fargo Did Right (And Wrong)

The real test for good governance occurs in the wake of a crisis.

Shareholder Engagement: A Balancing Act

Board members share whether their oversight responsibilities should mandate regular communication with shareholders.