Research Insights

Who’s Really On Board?

2020 Global Board Diversity Tracker
Egon Zehnder’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council,
Cynthia Soledad | Pam Warren | Ashley Summerfield

The 2020 Egon Zehnder Global Board Diversity Tracker examined the boards of the largest public companies across 44 countries globally. This is the ninth biennial report since the first findings were reported in 2004.

The data was sourced from BoardEx on April 29, 2020, with corrections and clarifications made by Egon Zehnder Research. In total, the analysis considered data from 1,685 companies from all over the world. Most companies included in the study have market caps exceeding €6 billion—with a few exceptions if there were not six companies of this size in the country.

Key Takeaways

Diversity is Diverse

Champion Change From the Top

Inclusion Matters

Power Through Numbers

Pick for Potential

Expand the Network

Build the Pipeline for Others

Ride the Wave

About the Authors

Cynthia Soledad, Co-leader, Egon Zehnder Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council

Pam Warren, Co-leader, Egon Zehnder Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council

Ashley Summerfield, Leader, Egon Zehnder Global Board Practice
Publish Date

December 2020