Interlocks research platform BoardEx added Board Diversity variables that track membership in ethnicity association networks. The system tracks “champions, allies, and advocates of specific ethnicities in leadership roles. It comprises multiple networks of associations representing a specific ethnicity – referred to as ethnicity association networks.” Seventeen thousand execs are tracked, along with execs that have received awards from association members.
BoardEx covers two million companies and 1.5 million executives, with data maintained by 350 editors.
“Our clients are seeking ways to help their own clients improve ethnic and other forms of diversity within their own organizations and report on their progress with this change,” says BoardEx CEO Cameron Ireland. “The new network helps you connect with members of over 2,600 ethnicity associations that actively champion ethnic diversity. It also surfaces people who have received awards recognizing their contribution to ethnic diversity in business from publicly available information.”
Along with collecting the Board Diversity data, BoardEx will be working with clients and partners to
- Champion the efforts of diversity associations to help raise awareness for groups who are historically underrepresented.
- Enhance the ability of companies to discover and connect with talented leaders of different ethnic, racial and functional backgrounds to build leadership teams, C-suites, and boards that reflect their customers and wider society.
- Empower professionals to analyze diversity trends within workplaces in order to create transparency and accountability around different diversity attributes.
The new selects are available to all clients.
BoardEx is owned by Euromoney which has assembled a set of complementary services in its People Intelligence business: WealthEngine, BoardEx, and Wealth-X. WealthEngine provides wealth and lifestyle insights on 300 million Americans and 122 million households. Wealth-X profiles the global wealthy.
Following the December acquisition of WealthEngine, Euromoney stated that “the Group now has full coverage across the wealth intelligence value chain, which is a growing information-services market.”