The Diversity Scorecard: Measuring Board Composition in Asia Pacific
In Asia, as in the rest of the world, board composition concerns have shifted from independence, to competencies, to commitment, and now to diversity. There is an increasing recognition that boards need to incorporate diversity considerations―particularly with regard to gender―when appointing directors.
The study’s findings underscore an urgent need for Asia's boards to recruit more diverse directors, especially now when so many companies are at a turning point. As Asia’s growth trajectory propels it to a central spot in the global economy, the most effective boards will be the ones that are international―with functional, sector, and gender diversity.
As companies across the globe start to recognize that successful boards should reflect the markets they serve, the question will become how fast companies can attract this key board talent from a limited pool to capitalize on opportunities ahead of their competitors.
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.