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June 29, 2021

Diversity in the Boardroom, a Look at America’s Largest Companies

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ISS Corporate Solutions, Inc. (ICS), published the results of its recent analysis of diversity in the boardroom of S&P 500 companies.
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January 07, 2020

BDO Board Study Shows Improving Gender Diversity Among Board Directors

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Released this past October, BDO USA, LLP published The BDO 600: 2019 Study of Board Compensation Practices of Mid-Market Public Companies. The study looked at the compensation practices of publicly traded companies.
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December 16, 2019

Board Member Pay Rises for Middle Market Companies

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BDO USA, LLP has released The BDO 600: 2019 Study of Board Compensation Practices of Mid-Market Public Companies. The study examined the compensation practices of 600 midmarket publicly traded companies. #bdo #fulcrumpartners #boardmember #boarddirector
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August 19, 2019

Institutional Investors and Stakeholders Helping Drive Gender Parity on Corporate Boards

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Every company in the S&P 500 now has a woman on its board of directors. In July, Diane Morefield executive vice president and chief financial officer of real estate investment trust, CyrusOne joined the board of the Dallas-based, online car auction site, Copart. According to Equilar, a research firm that analyzes companies’ boards, women now make up 27% of all board seats. This is a nearly 17% increase since 2012, when one in eight S&P 500 boards was still all male. More significantly, Equilar anticipates that gender parity across the Russell 3000 will be achieved by 2034. This past March, Equilar released the following statement, quoting Susan Angele, Senior Advisor of Board Governance at KPMG’s Board Leadership Center, “There are various factors that are driving progress towards gender equality on boards, including pressure from investors and proxy advisors and, more recently, legislative efforts. California recently passed a piece of legislation that will require public companies headquartered in California to have a minimum of one female on its board of directors by December 31, 2019. That minimum will be raised to at least two female board members for companies with five directors or at least three female board members for companies with
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May 16, 2017

Russell 3000 Companies Seeking Board of Director Gender Parity

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According to the recently updated Equilar Gender Diversity Index, the presence of women on public company boards is improving, albeit at a slow pace. The Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI) was initiated earlier this year to provide quarterly updates on the prevalence of females on Russell 3000 company boards of directors. Why a quarterly report when most information from a publicly traded company is only updated annually? Equilar suggests that the issue is extremely timely, given the increasing number of calls by investors and stakeholders for board diversity. David Chun, founder and CEO of Equilar has said, “Because most research studies on board composition are a lagging measurement of what’s already happened, we believe that providing a quarterly, real-time update with forward-looking analysis will bring attention to this issue.” In January 2017, the Equilar Gender Diversity Index (GDI) announced that, at its current pace, boards of directors for Russell 3000 companies will not reach full gender parity until the fourth quarter of 2055. Just as significantly, 738 percent of Russell 3000 boards of directors, as of December 2016, had no women on the board at all. Which Russell 3000 Company Boards Show Strong Gender Parity? Currently five Boards of Directors
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