Our Views

Quotas Do Not
Ensuing Benefits

We are interested in having women on boards for the benefits that it brings. Meeting quotas does not guarantee that benefits follow.

Suitable Women
are Available

Look beyond personal networks and re-examine the typical profile of board directors. The pool of candidates could be much larger than expected.

And Diversity
Can Co-Exist

We support appointing board directors based on merit. However, board diversity is crucial to achieve sustained, long-lasting change.

Boost Investor
Confidence Through Diversity Disclosure

Companies disclosing their board diversity policy in the right spirit will help raise the profile of Singapore-listed issuers.

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STATE OF board diversity disclosure OF SGX-LISTED ISSUERS

Listing Rules on board diversity disclosures came into effect for annual reports for financial years commencing on or after 1 January 2022. 

What is the state of reporting of listed issuers in Singapore? What are the views of selected retail, institutional and global investors on the quality of disclosures?

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Board diversity progressed strongly across SGX-listed companies, statutory boards and charities in 2023, with the proportion of women directors rising to the highest on record, finds the Council for Board Diversity’s latest annual study on board gender diversity.

The data review, spanning from 2013 to 31 December 2023, was conducted in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Finance Innovation (CSFI), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

The climate in the boardroom

The urgency of climate change, interest in sustainability disclosures, and emerging regulations call for change to be driven from the top. This was the focus of The Climate in the Boardroom, a compact lunchtime forum hosted by the Council for Board Diversity following Day 1 of Ecosperity Week.

Featuring speakers Loh Boon Chye (Co-chair, Council for Board Diversity and CEO and Board Member, SGX Group), Mindy Lubber (CEO & President, Ceres), and moderator Deborah Ho (Country Head of Singapore and Regional Head of SE Asia, BlackRock), a 30-minute panel discussed practical ways companies can navigate the low carbon transition, deliver long-term value, and stay true to all stakeholders.

Attended by 70 board directors and senior sustainability leaders from across sectors, and even region, The Climate in the Boardroom also offered a good reminder that diversity adds to decision-making and innovative solutions to sustainability challenges.

Board Perspectives
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
Chairman of Ayala Corporation
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Euleen Goh
Chairman of SATS Ltd and Public Service Star recipient
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Lim Hock Chee
Chief Executive and a board director of Sheng Siong Group
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Progress of Women on Boards

Congratulations to organisations on
appointing women board directors