The Equilar Institute provides in-depth research and analysis on boards of directors, shareholder engagement, executive compensation and other issues affecting the world of corporate governance. Below are some key highlights from the last quarter that showcase the in-depth information available in public filings via the Equilar database. Visit www.equilar.com/institute or www.equilar.com/blog.html to read these articles in full as well as many more.
It is no secret that women are underrepresented in the highest leadership roles at corporations. In this study, Equilar examined the prevalence of women in different executive roles across Russell 3000 companies over the last 10 years. The results give insight into which C-Suite roles lack gender diversity and why these disparities lead to predominantly male CEOs.
California recently made history when Governor Gavin Newsom signed a monumental bill that will require publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to have at least one board member from an underrepresented community by the end of 2021. According to this Equilar analysis,* 36.1% of Russell 3000 boards headquartered in California would not meet the 2021 requirement.
While initially creating a peer group can be challenging, making appropriate changes during the peer group review can also be difficult. One strategy for improving this process is to study general peer group changes and selection patterns. This Equilar analysis of peer group changes aims to elucidate the overall trends of peer groups and what drives companies to add or remove their previous peer companies.