Corporate DE&I Oversight: Six Questions for Boards

Most boards have prioritized increasing their own gender, racial and ethnic diversity and have made progress in the past few years, particularly on gender diversity. But there has been less consensus on the board’s oversight role on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the business. In some U.S. boardrooms, DE&I has been a key board topic for more than a decade. In others, the racial reckoning of the summer of 2020 and health disparities seen during the COVID-19 pandemic elevated DE&I to the board agenda more recently.


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