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Women on Boards Hong Kong 2017

The eighth study of its kind and provides an in-depth analysis of female directorships representation and whether Hong Kong to obtain target by 2020.

Board Diversity in Hong Kong:

Directors' Perspectives 2013

香港董事會 多元化:2013年董事的觀點與角度》

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Improving Governance through Board Diversity: A guide for companies listed in Hong Kong
《建立多元董事會 優化企業管治:香港上市公司適用指南》

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Community Business' campaign for greater diversity on boards:

We have long campaigned that diversity in the workplace and in the boardroom are essential to sustainable business success. Our strategy builds on this belief and is based around three key pillars:

Broaden our focus

We will continue our campaign for better boardroom effectiveness in Hong Kong but will move beyond ‘women on boards’ to ‘diversity on boards’.  This is a natural evolution for Community Business given the breadth and depth of our experience and research across the different dimensions of diversity since we were founded.

Extend our reach
Our membership-based operating model is based around mobilising and coordinating with the business community. Our focus to date has been mainly with MNCs with a strong presence in Hong Kong and the region. We are now extending our reach to Hong Kong’s local business community including the 1550 companies listed on the Exchange.

Foster coordinated and collective action
We believe strongly in the benefits of coordinated and collective action to bring about change. Many initiatives are now underway by different organisations to encourage more diversity. These are welcome moves and are testimony to the ‘can-do’ nature of Hong Kong. They can only help to make boardroom (and corporate-wide) diversity a reality.  


 In the News



2017 Progress in Representation of Women on Hong Kong Boards Remains Slow

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Representation of Women on Boards Remains Stagnant at 11.1%


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Representation of Women on Boards in Hong Kong Reaches Double Digits for the First Time


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Women’s Representation on Hong Kong’s Boards Stalling

Despite HKEx’s Requirement for Boardroom Diversity


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Community Business reinforces the value of gender diversity to Hong Kong boards

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17/01/2014 David Webb: Does gender diversity add value to HK boards?

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2013 Richard Branson on Why We Need More Women in the Boardroom
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13/07/2013 Companies need to explore more alternatives to keep women in the workforce  | English |

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This year the scope of the research has been extended to include a wider pool of companies as listed on the Hang Seng Composite Index (HSCI) and an analysis of the performance of these companies by industry. With the continued sponsorship of Standard Chartered Bank, we have extended our past research on women on boards to include the broader dimensions of diversity.

  Engaging Chairmen/women

A number of prominent chairmen/women and business leaders are working with us in an advisory capacity to help bring about meaningful and sustainable change in Hong Kong through increased board diversity. boardroom diversity in Hong Kong.

  Multi-channel advocacy and communication

We will continue our communications campaign to create more awareness around the topic of boardroom diversity, working in coordination with other leading experts and advocates from Hong Kong and abroad.

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