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How To Make Corporate Boards More Diverse Report
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Businessmen and shoppers walk along Madison Avenue, one of Manhattan's premier shopping and residential streets on November 1, 2011 in New York City. According to a new Census Bureau report, income inequality is greater in New York State and in the New York City region than in any other state or metropolitan area in the country. The report found that in three Manhattan neighborhoods, the Upper East and West Sides and Greenwich Village, the top 5 percent of households make an average of over $1 million. Inequality in America has become a campaign issue following the rise of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the continued high nationwide unemployment rate.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

How To Make Corporate Boards More Diverse

Race and gender diversity on corporate boards is unacceptably low, but better corporate practices and SEC engagement could help accelerate progress toward more diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Alexandra Thornton, Anjunae Chandran

Switching to Responsible Banking Report
 (Customers stand at a teller's window at a bank in Miami, May 2012.)

Switching to Responsible Banking

By enhancing information on environmental, social, and governance matters in banking and facilitating competition, the CFPB and bank regulators can reduce financial abuses and empower consumers to align the financial system with sustainable values.

Divya Vijay, Andy Green

Modernizing the Social Contract With Investment Fiduciaries Report

Modernizing the Social Contract With Investment Fiduciaries

To help build a new social contract among companies, investors, workers, and society, regulators should modernize the fiduciary rules governing investment advisers and retirement plan fiduciaries to ensure that they disclose how they handle environmental, social, and governance considerations.

Tyler Gellasch, Alexandra Thornton

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