Netherlands - Companies recruit more female board members - August 31, 2019

Shareholders of Dutch listed companies are increasingly committed to recruiting more female board members. Half of the board members appointed since October 2018, are women, according to a study by Eumedion. Eumedion represents institutional investors’ interests in the field of corporate governance and related sustainability performance. The study by Eumedion found that more and more shareholders voted against the appointment of a new male board member if there were only men on the board.

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