Quotas Do Not
We are interested in having women on boards for the benefits that it brings. Meeting quotas does not guarantee that benefits follow.
Look beyond personal networks and re-examine the typical profile of board directors. The pool of candidates could be much larger than expected.
We support appointing board directors based on merit. However, board diversity is crucial to achieve sustained, long-lasting change.
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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Board Appointment Guide for Charities
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies
“An effective board does not come by chance. Whether it is in attracting board members, developing them, evaluating performance, or preparing for succession, none of these happen on their own without conscious thought and planning. And they are more critical now than ever before, as the challenges that charities seek to address are getting more complex.”
FUTURE-PROOFING COMPANIES THROUGH DIVERSITY
CO-CHAIR, COUNCIL FOR BOARD DIVERSITY; CHAIR, TOTE BOARD SINGAPORE AND SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
“The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted stakeholders to pay close attention to companies’ sustainability and resilience. Companies need to assure stakeholders that they can navigate constant change and uncertainty, anticipate risks and capture new opportunities.”
Ong Ai HuaHead of Government Affairs and Policy at
Johnson & Johnson in the Asia Pacific
Deputy Head of the Corporate & Transactional Group and
Head of the M&A Practice at Rajah & Tann Singapore
Head of Government Affairs and Policy at Johnson & Johnson in the Asia Pacific
Deputy Head of the Corporate & Transactional Group and Head of the M&A Practice at Rajah & Tann Singapore
Progress of Women on BoardS
As at 1 Jan 2022
As at 31 Dec 2021
As at 31 Dec 2021