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Infographic: The Current State of Board Diversity

by The Directors College Team | Jun 21, 2018

Board Diversity

Diverse boards are proven to have enhanced dialogue, improved decision-making, stronger risk mitigation/crisis management, higher-quality management guidance, and a more positive culture in the boardroom.

Global investment firms and regulators like the Ontario Securities Commission, and the royal asset of Bill C-25 are calling for organizations to set specific goals and timetables to improve diversity on their boards.  And still, it is estimated that, at the current rate of change, it will take until 2097 to achieve gender parity on Canada’s boards - and much longer for visible minorities, indigenous people, people with disabilities and LGBTQ to achieve significant footing.

Where does board diversity stand today in Canada and across the World?

Diversity in the Boardroom
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Direct Sources:
#Not Good Enough 2017
Canadian Board Diversity Council's 2016 Annual Report
Why diversity matters
Analysis of Board Diversity and Performance
Delivering through diversity
Gender is the Trojan Horse of diversity
Women in the boardroom a global perspective

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