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30% Club

The 30% Club began in the UK in 2010 and has since expanded globally to twelve other countries including Australia, Brazil, Japan, and the United States. The 30% Club’s goal is gender balance on boards and in senior management. The 30% Club does not encourage quotas to reach gender balance, but champions a voluntary approach involving “collaborative, concerted, business-led efforts.” The purpose of this strategy is to promote meaningful, sustainable change, enthusiastically enacted to both promote better governance and optimize business performance.

“The U.S. 30% Club launched in June 2014 with a goal of achieving 30% female directors on S&P 100 boards by 2020. Today, 26.9% of S&P 100 directors are women, up from 20.2% at launch. Additionally, all S&P 100 boards have at least one female director. Even more encouraging, the US membership has achieved an average of 30% women on their boards, up from 21.7% when it launched – a testament to what business leaders are able to achieve when they commit to driving change.”

Search Firms

Egon Zehnder

Egon Zehnder is a leadership advisory firm, specializing in executive search, board advisory, executive assessment and development, and diversity and inclusion. The firm has 68 offices in 40 countries and values long-term relationships with clients that can last decades.

Nurole

Nurole is a global talent network of c. 30,000+ business leaders in 100+ countries. They combine traditional search expertise with technology to help organisations find the best talent at board and C-level. Nurole sources talent via i) their network ii) their recommendations (which account for 50% of placements) and iii) their in house, traditionally trained research team. In the last few years they’ve placed c. 600+ people on boards.

Russell Reynolds Associates

Russell Reynolds Associates is both a search firm and a leadership advisory firm. In addition to finding the right people to fill executive and board roles, Russell Reynolds develops customized growth strategies to help organizations grow and thrive in an increasingly complex business landscape.

“Diversity of perspective does matter. Having a broad range of collective attributes, rather than overlapping or redundant qualities, helps the board significantly in fulfilling its responsibilities of providing good corporate governance and strategic oversight…Diversity of perspective leads to more innovation, better risk management, and stronger connections with customers, employees and business partners.”

Spencer Stuart

Spencer Stuart provides executive assessment, leadership consulting, and executive search and recruitment to clients around the world. Spencer Stuart provides the insight that organizations need to hire, develop and promote the right leaders, and offers advice that measurably improves the performance of their top teams and boards.

“For the second consecutive year, women and minorities composed half of the incoming class of S&P 500 directors. But progress on the diversity front was mixed. Female directors made real strides, while male minorities saw their advancement in the boardroom slow. Ongoing low turnover in U.S. boardrooms continues to slow down the advancement of women and minorities on boards.” https://www.spencerstuart.com/research-and-insight/ssbi-2018

Research

The Better Boards Initiative

The Better Boards Initiative aims to make transformative societal change at the very top of the corporate structure by advancing racial and gender diversity in the boardroom. BBI is unique in that our initiatives are based on original, large-scale qualitative research with sitting board directors who give the inside story on what works, and what doesn’t work, on diverse boards. We capture their insights and best practices on recruitment, onboarding, inclusion, board culture and leadership, along with the impact of changing board composition on governance, to develop impactful tools for first-time directors and increasingly diverse boards.