Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Board Diversity Gaps: 2022 Modern Leadership Report

Inaugural research from Diligent Institute and 22 partner organizations reveals massive gaps in how diversity is defined and represented across corporate boards globally.

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Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

Diligent Institute and IoD Ireland report reveals gaps in ESG expertise and strategy implementation.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland and the Diligent Institute were delighted to partner once again on this key piece of research. In recent years, the world has witnessed a momentum shift towards interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Stakeholders such as investors, employees, customers and regulators have heightened the pressure on corporations

Director Confidence Index

Economic Outlook and Midterm Elections

October 2022

October polling of public company directors finds 86 percent now saying recession in the U.S. is no longer avoidable.

Cyber Risk

Blockchain Digital Assets: Fad, Disruption or Strategic Driver?

BCDA Board Oversight, Risk and Strategic Integration

As BCDAs become more mainstream, both to business and to society as a whole, the Diligent Institute and the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange were interested in better understanding how directors were thinking about them as they pertain to their roles and responsibilities in the boardroom.

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Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

Diligent Institute and IoD Ireland report reveals gaps in ESG expertise and strategy implementation.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland and the Diligent Institute were delighted to partner once again on this key piece of research. In recent years, the world has witnessed a momentum shift towards interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Stakeholders such as investors, employees, customers and regulators have heightened the pressure on corporations

Director Confidence Index

Economic Outlook and Midterm Elections

October 2022

October polling of public company directors finds 86 percent now saying recession in the U.S. is no longer avoidable.

Director Confidence Index

Economic Outlook and Inflation Concerns

September 2022

Latest poll shows boardroom optimism sliding as directors brace for a recession, but the expected trough may be less severe than previously anticipated.

Board Diversity Gaps Report Cover

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Board Diversity Gaps: 2022 Modern Leadership Report

Inaugural research from Diligent Institute and 22 partner organizations reveals massive gaps in how diversity is defined and represented across corporate boards globally.

Director Confidence Index

Economic Outlook and Recession Fears

July 2022

The latest reading from the Director Confidence Index shows director optimism rising for the first time in seven months, despite a growing number of directors worried about recession in the near term.

Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

Modern Governance and ESG: Connecting Board Effectiveness and ESG Maturity

As pressure increases for companies to take action on ESG, the question remains: How well-aligned is the board to environmental and social goals?

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Investors Grapple with Changing Demands – Boardroom Diversity and Composition

This post is the fifth in a series of guest-authored commentary pieces spotlighting data and insights from the Board Diversity Gaps report, produced in partnership between Diligent Institute…

Diligent Institute Is Growing

In 2018 we decided to launch Diligent Institute, Diligent’s corporate governance research arm and think tank, to give back to our global network of more than 700,000 board directors…

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Female Tech Experience Enters the Boardroom

This article was originally published as part of the Women Business Collaborative (WBC) report titled Women Corporate Tech Executives in America. Read the full report here.  In the last two years…

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Female Board Leadership in Africa – A Focus on Modern Governance in Nigeria

This post is the fourth in a series of guest-authored commentary pieces spotlighting data and insights from the Board Diversity Gaps report, produced in partnership between Diligent Institute,…

Board Practices

Corporate Governance Emerging Trends- Indian perspective

This post is the third in a series of guest-authored commentary pieces spotlighting data and insights from the Board Diversity Gaps report, produced in partnership between Diligent Institute, the…

Gaps in Modern Leadership- An Overview of Board Diversity in India

This post is the second in a series of guest-authored commentary pieces spotlighting data and insights from the Board Diversity Gaps report, produced in partnership between Diligent Institute, the…

News & Events

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[Corporate Secretary Magazine] “Director education and training: Ensuring the board has what it needs”

November 3, 2022

Corporate Secretary’s ‘Director education and training: Ensuring the board has what it needs’ provides findings from a survey that offers useful insight into, among other things, who on the board…

[FORTUNE] “How boards are preparing for the rise of crypto”

September 1, 2022

As blockchain digital assets become more common, directors believe they will influence roles and responsibilities in the boardroom. The once-niche market for blockchain digital assets (BCDAs), such as cryptocurrencies, stable…

The Activist Investing Half-Year Review 2022

July 20, 2022 | 12:00 am

Insightia presents The Activist Investing Half-Year Review 2022, in association with Olshan Frome Wolosky. Within, we reflect on the news and trends shaping corporate governance and stewardship during the first…

[Financial News] “Boards rush to fill crypto knowledge gap despite crash: ‘Ignore at your peril’”

June 23, 2022 | 11:46 am

More than half of boards enlist consultants to help on crypto The long-awaited crypto winter may be in full swing, but boardrooms are in back-to-school mode when it comes…

[Fintech.ca] “Getting On Board With Bitcoin – 95% of Boards Want To Know More About Cryptocurrency”

According to Vancouver GRC SaaS company Diligent, ninety-five per cent of boards are actively seeking knowledge on the benefits and risks of blockchain-based digital assets like cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens…

[Cision – PR Newswire] New Report from Spencer Stuart and Diligent Finds 71% of Boards Are Incorporating ESG Into Their Company Strategy, with 85% Taking Action to Increase Fluency on ESG

May 5, 2022 | 8:00 am

New Report from Spencer Stuart and Diligent Finds 71% of Boards Are Incorporating ESG Into Their Company Strategy, with 85% Taking Action to Increase Fluency on ESG Other findings include:…

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Diligent Institute educates, connects and informs leaders to champion modern governance.
Diligent Institute produces original research both on our own and in collaboration with partners, including institutions of higher education and thought leaders in the corporate governance space. We produce over a dozen reports each year, ranging from our monthly Director Confidence Index, which measures how corporate directors are feeling about the economy, to in-depth reviews of issues such as ESG (environment, social, governance) practices, to our AI-powered Corporate Sentiment Tracker that analyzes data from thousands of public sources to discern what’s on the minds of corporate leaders.  

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