Date and Time
29 June 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Auditorium, SGX Centre 1, 2 Shenton Way, Singapore 068804
Organised by: Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO)
Mr Simon ISRAEL
Singapore Telecommunications Limited and Singapore Post Limited
Associate Professor Lawrence LOH
NUS Business School
Chaired by Mr THAM Sai Choy, First Vice-Chairman, Singapore Institute of Directors
Close to 130 C-suites and senior management attended a seminar organised by the Diversity Action Committee with CGIO presenting key findings from its research on the link between board gender diversity and company’s financial performance.
In the study, CGIO investigated the relationship between board gender diversity and corporate governance score, and between these variables and financial performance, using ordinary least squares (OLS) regression models.
Prof Lawrence Loh, CGIO’s Director presented the research findings at the seminar. This was followed by a panel discussion with Mr Tham Sai Choy chairing the discussion.
The study by CGIO reveals the following aspects:
Professor Lawrence Loh said, “Up to now, studies across the world have found that the impact of board gender diversity on financial performance is either non-existent or weakly positive. Through econometric techniques, our study is the first in the Singapore context to establish that such a relationship exists through corporate governance.”
The event drew much public attention as evidenced by the strong media coverage after the event.
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