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How Canadian Companies Can Diversify Their Boards

As the President and CEO of CIBC and a Catalyst Canada Advisory Board member, I know firsthand the importance of gender diversity for increased innovation and stronger financial performance in business.

Simply put, gender diversity more accurately reflects the world we're dealing in. When you embrace it, you gain insight into your clients' thinking, you develop better relationships, and you build a better company. At CIBC, we’re building...

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Comment les entreprises canadiennes peuvent-elles diversifier leur conseil d’administration?

En tant que président et chef de la direction de la Banque CIBC et président du 30% Club Canada, je sais d'expérience l'importance de la diversité des genres pour accroître l'innovation et renforcer le rendement financier des entreprises.

En quelques mots, la diversité des genres reflète plus fidèlement le monde dans lequel nous faisons affaires....

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Gender Diversity and Inclusion: it’s the smart and right thing to do

In today’s global market, a diverse workforce is a fundamental, key driver to succeed as a Tier-one international player. It boosts productivity, breeds innovation and strengthens recruitment efforts. Access to a wider repertoire of ideas and experience also contributes to accelerating the development of solutions adapted to a client’s needs, provides a broader range of services and gives access to sociodemographic insights otherwise inaccessible.  

While SNC-Lavalin...

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La diversité et l’inclusion des genres: une décision juste et futée

Dans le marché mondial d’aujourd’hui, la réussite de toute entreprise internationale de premier niveau repose sur une main-d’œuvre diversifiée. Elle améliore la productivité, favorise l’innovation et renforce les efforts de recrutement. L’accès à un vaste bassin d’idées et d’expériences contribue également à acc...

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Investors Weigh Whether a Female CEO Matters to Market Returns

Once through the ceiling, women may encounter “glass cliff” $560 million in assets now pegged to gender investing products

Some investors are finding that companies with more women in top positions outperform. Now they’re starting to wonder: How much does a female CEO add to market returns?

On one hand, a company led by a woman has reached the pinnacle of corporate diversity efforts, but on the other...

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We’ve Made Great Strides on Women’s Equality - But This Is No Time to Pat Each Other on the Back

We have just reached a momentous milestone on our journey to secure what should be a basic right - equality for women in the workplace. As we speak, one in every four people sitting on a FTSE 100 board is a woman - double the number five years ago. Not only this, but the gender pay gap is lower than it has ever been and the number of businesses led by women is higher...

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IPO companies widening board gender imbalance

Earlier this month, the 30% Club investor group met to discuss board refreshment, human capital reporting & next steps for change.

The good news is that the goal set by Lord Davies to have 25% of women directors on FTSE 100 boards by the end of 2015 is within reach.

Given the current rate of director turnover and proportion of new appointments going to women, the year end outcome will lie somewhere between...

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Maximising women’s contribution to future economic growth

The UK faces unprecedented  challenges in the current financial climate, and it has never been more important to harness the huge additional contribution that women can make. We are at a turning point in recognising women’s economic value, and a major report released by the Women’s Business Council focuses on how women’s contribution to growth can be optimised. Today’s workforce is changing and is...

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