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Find the thought leadership you need to support your board’s journey to enhanced inclusion.

Tools and Leading Practices

2020 Update of the Diverse Board: Moving From Interest to Action

Practical recommendations on DE&I from your fellow board directors

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Board Inclusion Framework: Enabling Boards to Govern Inclusively

This framework by Deloitte helps boards navigate inclusion within their own ranks.

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Key Questions to Advance Racial Equity in Business Practices

Important questions boards can ask to better understand management’s DE&I focus

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Thought Leadership

Board Diversity Action Expands to Courtrooms, Regulators, and Investors

June 2022

NACD BoardTalk Blog

This blog post details key themes directors can expect to see characterize the board diversity landscape.

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When It Comes to Board Diversity, Regulation Helps But Is No ‘Silver Bullet’

May 2022

NACD BoardTalk Blog

This blog post highlights key insights from a recent NACD Center for Inclusive Governance Advisory Council meeting on the state of board diversity regulation and its impact on the boardroom.

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Boards Need to Think Differently and Be More Intentional About Board Diversity

January 2022

NACD BoardTalk Blog

This blog post summarizes a recent NACD Nominating and Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council meeting on how nominating and governance committee chairs can continue the progress on board diversity and inclusion.

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The Current State of Boardroom Inclusion

December 2021

NACD

This publication provides data and insights on the current state of boardroom inclusions and practices to encourage inclusion.

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The Power of Difference

November/December 2021

NACD Directorship magazine

This online supplement to NACD Directorship magazine focuses on building a culture of inclusion.

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LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Boardroom Is Simply Good Governance

June 2021

NACD BoardTalk Blog

Fabrice Houdart of Out Leadership shares the importance of sexual orientation and gender identity being part of the board diversity conversation.

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Overview of Major Board Diversity Requirements

June 2021

NACD

An overview of federal, state, and stock exchange requirements for board diversity.

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The Issue of Race in the Boardroom

July/August 2020

NACD Directorship magazine

Glean insights from an NACD Nominating and Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council about diversity and inclusion, and how to have “tough” conversations.

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How Boards Can Help Address Systemic Racism in America

June 2020

NACD BoardTalk Blog

This blog post shares multiple steps that boards can take to address racism within their organizations.

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NACD Future Fluency

Future Fluency is a podcast series that challenges conventional thinking about the links between innovation, culture, the changing face of America, and what it means for business. We convene a wide range of perspectives—from neuroscientists and sociologists to those of authors and business leaders—to help make sense of how we think about diversity in this era of disruption. Future Fluency is produced by NACD.

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Additional Resources Coming Soon

  • The Board’s Guide to Trust: Representation by NACD & Edelman

  • The American Board Inclusion Barometer

  • NACD Investor Perspectives on DE&I