News 11th February 2021 44 seconds read

The Telegraph | No black directors at top FTSE 100 firms

Since Green Park first began surveying the gender and ethnic diversity of the FTSE 100 in 2014, it is the first time that none of London's biggest listed companies has a black Chief Executive, Chair or Chief Finance Director.

The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police last year sparked global protests and further put racial equality under scrutiny. Despite this spotlight and public declarations of comitment from leaders to address the unbalance, research from Green Park found that little had been done to improve diversity in the upper echolons of British business. 

Trevor Phillips, Chair of Green Park, comments: "We know there is no shortage of qualified candidates to fill these roles if companies are willing to look.”  

With the lack of black leadership in the top UK businesses Mr Phillips goes on to state that “Corporate leaders need to stop telling us how much they care and do something to show us that black lives really do matter.”

The above is a summary of an article published in The Telegraph February 3rd 2021. For the full article, please click here. 

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