On December 1, 2020, the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a proposal for new listing rules related to board diversity and disclosure, which are intended to advance board diversity and enhance the transparency and comparability of diversity statistics. The new rules would require Nasdaq-listed companies:

  • to have,

Earlier this month, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee passed, with overwhelming bi-partisan support, three bills to promote gender, racial and ethnic diversity on corporate boards. Although there has been progress in diversifying board representation in recent years, the rate of change is slow. The Alliance for Board Diversity reported that among Fortune 500 companies,

On February 6, 2019, the Staff of the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued two identical Regulation S-K compliance and disclosure interpretations (C&DIs), which address the extent to which a director’s self-identified diversity characteristics need to be disclosed as director background or in connection with the discussion of a company’s policy with regard to the