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Diversity Matters in CEO Transitions: Here’s How to Overcome the Pipeline Problem

July 2022

Boards, CEOs and CHROs must reframe how they think about CEO search and succession planning in six areas to help create more diverse representation at the top in the future.

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Sustainability

Drawing on conversations with more than a dozen CPG leaders globally, we highlight key considerations for boards, culture and leadership capabilities to address climate change.

Diversity and Inclusion

Board Governance

Cybersecurity has become a board-level issue — especially as regulators are pushing for more oversight. That’s why more boards are seeking directors with cybersecurity backgrounds.

In the tech and product services sector, more companies are seeking independent directors who represent the client perspective. We spoke with some industry leaders to learn more about this trend.

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