In BOARD magazine Prof. Klaus Schweinsberg reports about the results of the „Board Diversity Index (BoDI)“: The index, authored by Klaus Schweinsberg, analyses the results of supervisory board elections since 2013 with special regards to diversity and plurality of offices. While there was a certain ambition in 2014 to elect new personalities into bodies rather than reappointing holder of the positions, the annual general meeting season 2015 was characterised by „a little bit more of the same“. There was little progress and partly even regression.
To be successful, Industry 4.0 needs improved protection against cyber attacks: Almost 90 percent of political and economic decision-makers see IT security as the greatest challenge to achieving a complete transition to Industry 4.0, according to the latest Deutsche Telekom Cyber Security Report. In fact, a large majority of managers (84 percent) are convinced that the risk of attacks will rise with Industry 4.0, i.e. the intelligent networking of people, machines and production processes. According to managers, other Industry 4.0 related challenges include nationwide coverage with high-speed Internet (80 percent) and reaching agreement on unified global standards (81 percent). Deutsche Telekom’s Cyber Security Report, prepared by Allensbach Institute for Public Opinion Research and Centre for Strategy and Higher Leadership, is now being published for the fourth consecutive year.
The Board Diversity Index 2015 shows, that despite some new elections within the supervisory boards of Dax 30 corporations, nothing has been achieved regarding the composition of the boards in terms of international character, vocational variety and age mix. There was significantly less movement in 2015 compared to the “super election years” 2013 and 2014. Only 36 board positions have been newly elected of which 14 members have been reappointed and 22 positions were filled with fresh faces.
MANAGER MAGAZIN, Issue 11/2015
“Supervisory committees in DAX companies are changing excruciatingly slow. Only the proportion of women varies” manager magazin summarises the results of the Board Diversity Index 2015, developed by Prof. Klaus Schweinsberg. The current Index shows that it is still a long road ahead towards achieving greater diversity.
Manager Magazin, Issue 11/2014
Manager Magazin reports in its current edition about the ‘Board Diversity 2014’ Index developed by Prof. Klaus Schweinsberg. The Index measures the composition of Dax 30 Boards in respect of gender, nationaliy, education and age.