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Diversity in the Boardroom

Practices and perspectives

Diversity in the boardroom has been a hot topic in recent years. Does the traditional boardroom of a fairly homogenous group of individuals really have exposure to a wide enough range of perspectives to facilitate the most effective decisions and strategy for a company?

Board Diversity

In this series of articles, we seek to understand the concept of board diversity in a global and South African context and the case for and against heterogeneity in the boardroom.

Furthermore, we will explore practical steps that a company can take to embrace board diversity.

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What is Board Diversity

In this article we explore various types of diversity that can exist in a boardroom being a mix of skill and expertise, gender, ethnicity, age, geography and independence. 

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External Pressures

This article details the external pressures including regulatory reforms, both from a global and South African perspective, that drive diversity into the boardroom.

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The case for and against

What are the benefits and costs of having a heterogonous mix of individuals on the board? This article weighs up the case for and against diversity in the boardroom.

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Getting the optimal mix

How does a company create the optimally diverse board? This article suggests practical steps that may be taken to effectively incorporate diversity in the boardroom.

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