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In this episode host Julia Streets is joined by Margaret Franklin, President and CEO of Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA) and Fiona Hathorn, board advisor and Founder and CEO of Women on Boards UK. They discuss the importance of reporting, transparency and accountability of boards and how to help diverse talent find its route to the boardroom. They consider why diverse boards and executive team representation add a competitive commercial advantage and ultimately drive economic prosperity. Together they endorse gender diversity – known as the universal diversity – setting out and welcoming the key principles of the new DEI Code from the CFA Institute. As the ’Social’ and ‘Governance’ in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies gain prominence, they recognise and support their drive towards removing the hurdles and legacy excuses for homogeneity.