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Diversity

The Forum firmly believes that a wide range of individuals and capabilities improves company performance and will position companies to deliver sustainable returns over the long-term.
The Forum firmly believes that a wide range of individuals and capabilities improves company performance and will position companies to deliver sustainable returns over the long-term.

LAPFF therefore engages with companies on their levels of diversity both at board level and in the company as a whole, recognising that securing a diverse pipeline is essential for achieving diversity at senior management level and beyond.

 

In particular, LAPFF has carried out sustained engagement on the number of women on boards, and considers that all FTSE 350 companies should reach at least 30% female representation by 2020.

 

Recent engagements on this issue with GKN, Halfords, Weir Group, Tullow Oil and Utility Warehouse have shown that there are plenty of skilled and experienced female candidates to choose from, but that company Chairs need to do more to lead the way.

 

As a member of the Investor Group of the 30% Club, LAPFF continues to participate in collaborative discussions and engagements on this issue to push for positive change.

 

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