UK Boardroom Diversity Targets Explained

UK companies have met gender diversity targets, but will ethnic minority representation on FTSE boards be harder to achieve?

James Gard 8 March, 2021 | 8:46AM
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Long characterised as “pale, male and stale”, the boardrooms of FTSE companies are coming under pressure from investors to improve the representation of women and ethnic minorities. This year's AGM season is expected to be a key focus for this drive for change, not least because it’s the first year that companies will be reporting how they’ve met the targets under the “Parker Review” on improving cultural diversity.

Let's run through the key targets on gender and race in the boardroom and rate how UK companies have responded to these:

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk