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Special thanks to co-author, Monica Kurnatowska.

A convergence of forces is changing the public face of the boardroom: the increasing amount of data showing how inclusion and diversity improves performance, impassioned protests for gender equality, the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, pressure from investors and shareholders, and legislation. While gender diversity has been a focus for some time now, the importance of racial and ethnic diversity in the boardroom has started to dominate the conversation.

Our new thought leadership paper, Board Diversity – A Corporate Imperative, outlines the latest laws around the world in relation to diversity quotas, transparency and disclosure, and managing diversity data.