Nasdaq seeks US approval to require board diversity

New York (AFP) – Citing sluggish progress in appointing non-white directors, the Nasdaq announced Tuesday it was seeking US regulatory approval to enact diversity requirements on listed companies.The exchange filed a request with the Securities and Exchange Commission to require listed companies to have, or explain why they do not have, at least one female board member and one board member who identifies as either an underrepresented minority or LGBTQ.The move comes amid a broader US reckoning on both gender and race in the wake of the “me too” movement and mass protests on racial justice foll…

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