Tuesday, June 21, 2016

More women on boards better for financial returns, CSR - CANADIAN LAWYER MAG

by Naveen Mehta
Originally published: June 20, 2016
Publisher: CanadianLawyerMag.com 

Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan now all require listed companies to annually report their approach to adding more women to their boards and senior management. Gender equality on boards is certainly a live issue in the corporate world.

Given the expansive nature of the topic, I have split the topic into three articles. This series supports the fact that not only is gender diversity on boards important for better financial returns, it is a basis for improved corporate social responsibility initiatives.

In many respects, I have written this series to arm those in our profession wanting to demystify some of the mythology around diversity and inclusion surrounding gender, boards, and corporate social responsibility.