The SEC Wants New Rules For Board Diversity—Here’s Why That Matters

The SEC Wants New Rules For Board Diversity—Here’s Why That Matters

Jan 29, 2016

On Tuesday, Securities and Exchange Commission chair Mary Jo White said that her staff is reviewing the agency’s current rules for disclosing boardroom diversity—which may lead to new guidelines.

Unless you've been following the debate over how companies reveal the role that diversity plays in their selection of new board members, the implications of White's remarks—which were first reported by the Wall Street Journalmay not be entirely clear.

Here's a look at the SEC's current policy—and what a rule change could mean for future of women and underrepresented minorities serving on boards.

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