The Path to Board Diversity

Board diversity is well-established on the boardroom agenda - but many boards are still far from diverse. Board diversity encompasses not only gender, but also ethnicity, age, disability, education, social background, nationality, career path and personality traits. Boardroom data on most of these is not available. However, Sir John Parker’s review into the ethnic diversity of UK boards, Beyond One by ’21, found that UK citizens of colour represent only about 2% of the total population of FTSE 100 directors. Just over half (51%) of these companies had no directors of colour.
Read this white paper produced by Board Agenda and Diligent that discusses the key steps to achieving a diverse boardroom.