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This new decade for businesses will be defined by leaders who can balance financial gains with sustainable actions. How can companies make the shift?

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The role of the board is evolving in Europe amid digital disruption, socioeconomic volatility, and increased scrutiny of board makeup and accountability. According to our recent survey, boards of the future will be expected to take a more active lead in steering their companies on issues such as embedding a purpose-driven culture, corporate reputation, and long-term value creation.

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The role of the CEO is changing, and so are the skills and competencies being sought, according to our findings on newly appointed CEOs across 16 countries.

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Singapore’s public company boards have realized the need for more rapid change in corporate governance to meet new economic opportunities. This year’s report tracks how a focus on issues such as board renewal and diversity is affecting director recruitment.

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Hong Kong’s public company boards are seeking new director skills and expertise. In this year’s report, we track what experience is in demand and how recruitment of directors is evolving.

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Public company boards in Australia have taken note of public and government pressure for more diversity, increasing the appointment of women to boards. This report on new directors tracks the governance changes underway in Australia and New Zealand.

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Manufacturing companies have not shown as much progress in diversity and inclusion as some other sectors—but they have the capacity to become leaders by applying the distinctive problem-solving skills they use for other business challenges.

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Corporate leaders in the region increasingly see the value of diverse leadership teams that reflect the markets their companies serve.

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As Board Monitor looks at Canada for the first time, a proprietary analysis offers insights into the demographics, experience, and industry makeup of Canadian boards.

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Europe’s public company boards are seeking a balance of experience and new perspectives. This year’s report highlights the different paths the boards in each country are taking to achieve that diversity.

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In an industry where progress on diversity and inclusion has been fitful and uneven, a handful of companies are leading the way. How? By putting inclusion first and making it a business priority.

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Despite recent progress, the position of board chair is still rarely held by women. We spoke with a number of current and former female chairs at large companies around the world on their experience getting the top job and how to thrive in the role.

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In this podcast, Robert Ronneberger, vice president for Asia at BlackRock, discusses how the company is promoting LGBTQ rights in Asia and encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Growing demand for expertise in artificial intelligence means that companies are vying for a small pool of available talent—and female AI specialists are especially rare. By taking concrete steps, companies can reduce the gender gap and get the talent they need.

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Board diversity is at an all-time high—but there’s a long way to go. In this 10th anniversary Board Monitor report, we examine decade-long trends in board appointments and explore the potential for increased diversity over the next 10 years.

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Corporate leaders are in a quandary: feeling stuck by the lack of significant D&I progress despite meaningful investment and uncertain what to do next. What’s needed? An innovative approach to getting unstuck and gaining traction, driven by hard business considerations that will accelerate corporate performance.

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The role of the CHRO is changing fast. We offer five lessons from some of the world’s most digitally enabled human resources leaders.

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The case for more women executives and board directors is stronger than ever, as female representation not only is essential for the realization of gender equality but also helps improve financial returns.

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This landmark report offers an overview of the case for inclusion of people with disabilities not only in the workforce but also in executive leadership roles. By recognizing the unique challenges faced by leaders with disabilities, organizations can build more comprehensive diversity policies to create an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Women need to embrace their power—and organizations need to support them—to take their rightful place in the technology sector.

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