Dozens of corporations, together with Domino’s Pizza, JD Sports activities and Greene King have been instructed to place extra girls of their boardrooms.
The Funding Affiliation, a monetary sector commerce physique, and the government-backed Hampton-Alexander overview wrote to 69 corporations.
They’ve referred to as on them to have 33% of their boards made up of ladies by 2020.
The overview has threatened to model them “pink tops” as a warning to traders about their lack of gender variety.
They stated it was “unacceptable” that one in 5 of the UK’s largest corporations within the FTSE 350 index are falling quick on gender variety.
Of the corporations singled out, 66 have just one lady on their board, whereas three corporations – property investor Daejan Holdings, Millennium & Copthorne Resorts and TR Property Funding Belief – have an all-male board.
The Funding Affiliation has 250 members which handle £7.7tn in belongings. Its boss Chris Cummings stated that it’s “unacceptable” that one in 5 of the UK’s largest corporations are falling quick on gender variety.
“Corporations should do greater than take the tokenistic step of appointing only one lady to their board and take into account that job performed.
“There’s additionally compelling proof that boards with higher gender stability outperform their much less numerous friends,” he stated.
The Hampton-Alexander overview was commissioned by the federal government in 2016 to cope with company gender inequality and set targets for Britain’s largest corporations.
Sir Philip Hampton, who chairs the overview, stated the truth that corporations had did not deliver girls into board rooms and into management positions “doesn’t mirror the inhabitants of very proficient girls able to making nice contributions in boardrooms”.
Rachel Reeves MP, chair of the enterprise choose committee, stated that the low variety of girls in government positions can hinder progress as gender pay gaps are highest in sectors with few girls executives.
She stated: “The position of traders is essential right here too and they should assert themselves to make sure that variety is mirrored extra visibly at board stage.”
Different corporations on the listing that solely have one lady on their board embody St James’s Place, 888 Holdings, Simply Group, Acacia Mining, Stobart, Restaurant Group and Softcat, amongst others.