New NASDAQ Diversity Disclosures
On August 6, 2021, the SEC approved NASDAQ’s board diversity rules. The NASDAQ exchange felt new rules were needed because current board diversity is not consistent or sufficiently widespread to allow investors to readily compare diversity statistics across companies. The new rules will require NASDAQ-listed companies to have—or explain why they do not have— at least two diverse directors (including at least one woman and at least one member of an underrepresented community). This article provides details on the diversity disclosures.