Mind the Gap: Board Gender Diversity in 2014 is Glass Lewis’ annual review on empirical findings from our research on board gender diversity in 14 different markets. In this report we discuss relevant research, analyze trends regarding the proportion of women on boards and discuss regulatory, policy and market developments on this issue. We also provide information regarding our findings concerning female representation in the boardroom, on key committees and in various sectors of the economy.
On February 19, Glass Lewis hosted a webinar to discuss the use of double voting rights in the French and Italian markets, as well as other loyalty measures currently under consideration by European institutions. Panelists included representatives of issuers’ associations AFEP and Assonime, and asset manager Amundi.
Co-sponsored by CGI Glass Lewis and Guerdon Associates, the 9th Annual Governance & Remuneration Forums will take place on 5 March in Melbourne and 9 March in Perth. Panel sessions at both Forums will feature prominent speakers debating and discussing major corporate governance, remuneration and engagement issues. The Programs of speakers and topics are now available.
In early February Glass Lewis held three Proxy Talks to discuss the upcoming proxy seasons for the North American, European and Asian markets. These talks highlight policy updates and identify key governance trends to keep an eye on.
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