Willis Towers Watson and Singapore Institute of Directors launch Singapore Board Diversity Index

Inaugural index ranks top Singapore-listed companies that embrace diversity on their corporate boards.

SINGAPORE, 16 September 2020 – Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today announces the launch of the Singapore Board Diversity Index, developed in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) and supported by BoardAgender.

The inaugural and the first of its kind, Board Diversity Index, tracks primary-listed companies on the Singapore Exchange that embrace diversity on their corporate boards and benchmarks them against eight dimensions. These include gender, age, tenure, board independence, cultural ethnicity, international experience, domain expertise and industry knowledge. Based on data as at 30 June 2019 from 704 companies with primary-listing on the SGX, the firms are categorised into Large-Cap, Mid-Cap, Small-Cap and Real-estate Investment Trusts and Business Trusts in the ranking.

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