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Board moves | Britain's biggest firms are failing all diversity targets at Board-level

Britain's biggest firms are failing all diversity targets at Board-level

The purpose of the corporate Board is to inject the kind of diverse thought leadership and management that comes with selecting leaders in their field with a broad range of expertise.

Whereas the leaders of functions have a responsibility to ensure that their decision-making is equally relevant for employees from all demographics, the corporate Board, by its own very nature, absolutely has to be as diverse and equality focused as possible. However, a new study by Government-backed committee the Financial Reporting Council, shows that in the UK, Boards are massively failing with diversity.

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