Boardroom Tools

Investor Perspectives on Board Diversity

By NACD Staff


Diversity Center for Inclusive Governance

In brief: In recent years, public company boards have increasingly faced shareholder pressure to enhance boardroom diversity. This tool, published as part of the NACD NXT Initiative, provides guidance to boards on what an array of institutional investors, pension funds, and proxy advisory firms have stated about the importance of diversity as a governance imperative.

This resource can help your board

  • Initiate boardroom discussions around boardroom diversity

  • Become familiar with shareholders’ priorities around board composition

  • Identify potential areas of improvement related to board recruitment and diversity

Most relevant audiences: public company directors, nominating and governance committee members, lead directors

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