Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center

Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center

NACD has long been championing diversity in the boardroom, from the position that directors should bring varied experiences that align with the company's strategic goals. This Resource Center provides practical guidance and tools specifically designed to increase diversity in the boardroom.

Stakeholder Discussions on Diversity

Investor Interest in Diversity-Related Disclosures and Actions Grows Illinois State Treasurer Letter to Directors on Board Diversity NYC Comptroller Letter on Workforce Diversity Disclosure Diversity Strategy, Goals & Disclosure Expectations (State Street Global Advisors) Levi Strauss & Co's Diversity Problem- And Plan to Fix It Footlocker's Commitment to Fight Racial Inequality and Injustice PepsiCo's Racial Equality Journey Investor Perspectives on Board Diversity Director Tip Sheet: Discussing Boardroom Diversity with Major Shareholders Initiative to Bring Diversity to Board and CEO Recruitment (NYC Comptroller’s Office)

Building an Inclusive Culture

Board Inclusion Framework The Power of Difference: Building a Culture of Inclusion The Inclusion Imperative for Boards (Deloitte) How Boards Can Avoid Important D&I Pitfalls

Creating Diverse Board Composition

When It Comes to Board Diversity, Regulation Helps But Is No ‘Silver Bullet’ How Gender Diversity May Impact These Four Boardroom Discussions Board's Guide to Trust: Representation Overview of Major Board Diversity Requirements NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report: 2020 Update of the Diverse Board Moving From Interest to Action Dispel the Myth of ‘Fit’: Improve Diversity on Your Board Increasing the Diversity of Experience, Expertise, and Ideas in the Boardroom Washington State’s New Gender Quota for Boards Reflects Broader Trends Looking Beyond the Matrix for Your Next Director 2020 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters Why the Military Community Belongs in Your Boardroom Foot Locker Champions Diversity and Inclusion Creating an Agile Board for the 21st Century Overcoming Bias in Board Recruitment Gauging the Resistance to Greater Board Diversity Newmont Mining’s Journey to Diversifying its Board Leading Practices of Diverse Candidate Search Policies (UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust) Metrics to Monitor for Evaluating Gender Progress Survive Proxy Season by Prioritizing Board Composition How a Company Incorporated LGBTQ Diversity into its Proxy

Diversity and Management

The Current State of Boardroom Inclusion 2020 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Survey (Pearl Meyer) Four Ways Boards Can Lead on Racial Diversity The Issue of Race in the Boardroom Johnson & Johnson Diversity and Inclusion Policy AIG Diversity & Inclusion Policy Purdue Federal Credit Union Diversity and Inclusion Policy AB InBev Diversity & Inclusion Policy agl Diversity and Inclusion Policy Diversity Demands Trickle Down from Boardroom to Workforce Change Management—Integrating Diverse Points of View Embracing the “Power of Difference” at All Levels of the Company

Videos and Webinars

NACD Future Fluency Podcast What Does the Data Say About Diversity and Inclusion in Executive Compensation? Making an Impact on Board Diversity and Inclusion Boardroom of the Future


Director Professionalism® Master Class NACD Summit

Racial Justice                                 

The Myth of the Model Minority and Why It Hurts DE&I The Racial Equity Imperative: The Need for Business to Take Bold Action Now (Deloitte) Board Oversight of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to Combat Racism Key Questions to Advance Racial Equity in Business Practices Michael Steele on Having Difficult Conversations About Race NYC Comptroller Call on S&P 100 Companies Who Issued Supportive Statements on Racial Equality How Boards Can Help Address Systemic Racism in America

Diversity & Inclusion Disclosures

Board Diversity Action Expands to Courtrooms, Regulators, and Investors Data Shows Boards Are Taking Steps On Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion SEC Approves New Nasdaq Rule on Board Diversity Disclosures Why, What, and How to Communicate around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Bank of America Human Capital Management Report 2020 Target Workforce Diversity Report Intel Diversity and Inclusion Report Microsoft Global Diversity & Inclusion Report Walgreens Boots Alliance Diversity & Inclusion Report