by Julie Gorte, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Impax Aseet Management and Pax World Funds
When I began working to make boards more gender diverse in 2001, the percentage of women on the boards of large companies in the United States was around 12 percent. By 2011, women had gained a few more seats at the table, and by 2016 women held 21 percent of board seats at Fortune 500 companies. At this rate of progress — less than one percent increase per year — it will be three more decades before big companies’ boards achieve gender parity. And that, sadly, is the good news.
LONDON and NEW YORK, February 9, 2016 / 3BL Media/ - AccountAbility is pleased to announce that Ms. Amy Springsteel, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Voya Financial, has been appointed to the AccountAbility AA1000 Standards Board. Ms.Springsteel is currently the Assistant Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Voya Financial, which rebranded from ING U.S.
Strengthens Its Role as Premier Global Sustainability Organization
December 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center’s (WEC) Board of Directors today announced a new slate of officers and members to lead and strengthen this global non-profit organization for 2016 and beyond. Appointed as the new Chairman is Francisco Suárez Hernández, Corporate Affairs Officer of Coca-Cola FEMSA, based in Mexico City. Mr. Suárez is WEC’s first Chairman from Latin America. He will lead the Board’s efforts to assess and implement a new strategic plan and expand membership development and related initiatives in this and other regions.
Wins $100,000 first prize in TransCanada-sponsored Calgary Stampede Saddle Bronc event.
If you won $100,000 you might take some time off work to celebrate. Not Cort Scheer. Just a few days after winning the Calgary Stampede’s Saddle Bronc event last month, he was back on the road competing in rodeos across the United States.
Do you work for a company or government agency and want to change the world?While I’m sure you’re already using many of the lessons shared on this blog to do good within your company, you now have an opportunity to use your skillset outside of your day job.
Youth Fusion announced today something everyone here at Vigilant has known about for a short while! One of our co-founders, Arvind Ramanathan, was appointed a board member on the Board of Directors for Youth Fusion. We’re all pretty excited, especially Arvind.