TITLE

EU moves closer to quotas

PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Governance Newsletter;Mar2012, Issue 213, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the measures taken by the European Union to ensure greater involvement of women in company boards which include legislative measures as well as consultation of stakeholders. It is inferred that legislative measure coupled with sanctions are more effective in promoting women in senior leadership positions. It is also mentioned that national corporate governance codes in countries like Austria, Belgium and Denmark encourage gender diversity.
ACCESSION #
74018822

 

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