Home

17.6%

Top 100 Primary-listed Companies

Click for individual companies’ %WOB

27.5%

Statutory Boards

Individual statutory boards’ %WOB

28.8%

Top 100 Institutions of a Public Character

Individual IPCs’ %WOB

News and Highlights

More women appointed to boards in private, public and people sectors

More organisations across the three sectors now have at least 30% women on board. Although more first-time directors are being appointed, majority are still men. Organisations are urged to consider directors with a wider mix of gender, age, skills, experiences, and backgrounds amidst post-pandemic recovery and to be open to first-time female directors. Read the full report here.

Legal & General Investment Management will vote against TOPIX Mid 400 companies which do not have at least one woman on their board. This is an expansion of their policy from 2020, which only applied to TOPIX 100 companies with all-male boards. The move joins other global investors such as AllianceBernstein to pressure Japanese companies to increase diversity.

The new Council will continue to play an instrumental role in advancing board diversity among listed companies, statutory boards, and Institutions of a Public Character in Singapore. It comprises 21 members with a strong and varied slate of expertise across the private, public, and people sectors. CBD’s second term runs from 2021 to 2022.

CBD Co-Chairs Loh Boon Chye and Mildred Tan wrote an article calling upon organisations to capitalise on the benefits of having diverse perspectives and experiences on the board. It also pointed to global trends that support the need for greater board diversity and spur companies to think deeper about leadership capabilities needed for continued success. Read more here.

View all News and Highlights

Events

From 15 Jun2021
Course (online)International Directors Programme
by INSEAD
From 14 Sep2021
Course (in Hong Kong)Non-Executive Director Diploma Asia
by The Financial Times
29 Sep – 2 Oct2021
Course (online) Preparing to Be a Corporate Director
by Harvard Business School
29 Nov – 3 Dec2021
Course (in Singapore)Women on Boards: Succeeding as a Corporate Director
by Harvard Business School
View all Events

Interviews and Speeches

Ong Chong Tee

Deputy Chair, Board of Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

To weather crises like Covid-19, boards can look at improving the organisation’s operational resilience, business resilience, and human capital resilience. Read about the Fireside Chat with Mr Ong here.

Euleen Goh

Chairman, SATS Ltd, and Singapore Institute of Management; Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc; and other directorships

The three underlying imperatives for companies’ long-term survival are the ‘ABC’ (Agility, Beliefs, Connectivity) of their corporate DNA. Read about the Fireside Chat with Ms Goh here.

Lim Hwee Hua

Board Director of United Overseas Bank, Jardine Cycle & Carriage, and Trustee of the International Valuation Standards Council

Board Directors may consider applying ‘P-H-D’ (People, Hard decisions, Dynamism/Digitalisation/Diversity) in board deliberations in light of unprecedented disruption due to Covid-19. Read about the Fireside Chat with Mrs Lim here.

Sherman Kwek

CEO, City Developments Limited

“The ‘4Cs’ common to successful board directors are: Courageous, Curious, Comprehensive, and Calm.” Read more about what Mr Kwek shared at his Fireside Chat with CBD here.

View all Interviews and Speeches

Resources

Pointers for Aspiring Board Directors
Compiled by the Council for Board Diversity

SUBSCRIBE

to our newsletters

    Please enter your particulars to subscribe to newsletters
    from the Council for Board Diversity

    Our Council

    (L-R) Top: Loh Boon Chye, Mildred Tan, Janet Ang, Chan Wai Ching, Gerard Ee, Rachel Eng, Junie Foo
    Middle: Euleen Goh, Goh Swee Chen, Piyush Gupta, Kay Kuok, Lee Tung Jean, Lim Hock Yu, Lim Jit Poh
    Bottom: Jonathan Ng, Ong Chong Tee, Ong Toon Hui, Tham Sai Choy, Robert Yap, Yeo Wan Ling, Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin