Investorgrupper lægger pres på børsnoterede selskaber for at sætte etnicitet højere på bestyrelsens dagsorden

    Investorgrupper lægger pres på børsnoterede selskaber for at sætte etnicitet højere på bestyrelsens dagsorden, i kølvandet på ”Black Lives Matters”:

    ”The under-representation of non-white ethnicities in the boardroom has been a concern for investors for some time, but the worldwide protests after the killing of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer has left investors impatient for change.

    In the US, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility whose members total more than 300 institutional investors is now working on a “formal position” on racial equality, according to media reports. “We are working on a platform and being led by people of colour,” Nadira Narine, senior program director at the ICCR told IR Magazine.

    “There’s a recognition that supporters have to be clear they’re implicit in the systems of oppression that exist – we helped create this. We’ll be looking for people who recognise that upfront and commit to action as a result.”

    Many companies harnessed social media during the recent protests to signal that they supported the Black Lives Matter movement, but their public support for race equality through brand activism has not yet been mirrored by changes in their own boardrooms. Within the UK, the Parker Review, published in February, found that 37% of companies listed on the FTSE 100 still had a complete absence of non-white people on their boards.” Læs videre i gennemgangen fra Minerva Analytics.