This page contains resources that listed companies may find helpful in implementing the diversity recommendations in the ASX Corporate Governance Council Principles and Recommendations.
Adoption of diversity recommendations by ASX listed entities
The ASX Education and Research Program has commissioned KPMG to undertake independent research on the adoption of the diversity recommendations by listed entities at various intervals since they first came into effect. Click on the link below for their report for:
- 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015
- 31 December 2012 to 30 December 2013
- 31 December 2011 to 30 December 2012
- 31 December 2011 year end only
ASX group diversity policy
The ASX group's corporate policy on diversity can be viewed here.
ASX has reported on diversity, including its measurable objectives, progress towards achieving them and gender statistics, since 2010.
- ASX Group annual report 2016 (page 15)
- ASX Group annual report 2015 (page 16)
- ASX Group annual report 2014 (page 12)
- ASX Group annual report 2013 (page 31)
- ASX Group annual report 2012 (page 22)
- ASX Group annual report 2011 (page 45)
- ASX Group annual report 2010 (page 47)
Useful articles and resources
Male Champions of Change: Progress Report 2015
Chief Executive Women & Male Champions of Change: It starts with us: the leadership shadow, February 2014
Workplace Gender Equality Agency: About setting gender targets, 2013
Women on Boards and Governance Institute of Australia: Guidelines for Gender Balance Performance and Reporting Australia, May 2013
Australian Human Rights Commission: A quick guide to Australian discrimination laws, AHRC Nov 2014
Governance Institute of Australia: Good Governance Guide - developing a diversity policy, 2011
- How stock exchanges can advance gender equality - SSE, 2017
- Building a business case for gender diversity: Melbourne Business School Centre for Ethical Leadership summarises the arguments and evidence for why having more women on boards, in senior management and across organisations makes good business sense
- Creating a positive cycle: Critical steps to achieving gender parity in Australia - Bain & Company, 2013
- The power of flexibility: A key enabler to boost gender parity and employee engagement - Bain & Company, 2015
- Women at the top of corporations: Making it happen - McKinsey & Company, 2010
- Lessons from the leading edge of gender diversity McKinsey & Company
- Diversity matters, McKinsey & Company, February 2015
A number of organisations have helpful information on their websites regarding diversity.
- Australian Human Rights Commission (Sex Discrimination)
- Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Diversity Australia
- Chief Executive Women
- Diversity Council Australia
- Governance Institute of Australia
- Male Champions of Change
- Women on boards
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency
The following links are provided for informational purposes only to assist listed companies to investigate resources available to them in undertaking diversity-related activities. However, please see the important notice below regarding consultants.
- A Human Agency
- Creational Consulting
- Diversity Australia
- Diversity Partners
- Ernst & Young
- Xplore for success
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