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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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Board Governance

Now in its 27th edition, the 2022 UK Spencer Stuart Board Index examines the latest data and trends in board composition, diversity, committees and remuneration in the top 150 FTSE companies.

Now in its 37th year, the U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index examines the latest data and trends in board composition, board governance practices and director compensation among S&P 500 companies.

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

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