Kim Krawiec tackles corporate board diversity

051213_bennear_balleisen_krawiec_wiener001In an opinion piece for the New York Times, KIE Senior Fellow Kim Krawiec (Law) discusses findings that corporate board diversity leads to negative business impact and compares United States quota-based board policies to their European counterparts.

U.S. board diversity advocates, even more than their European counterparts, will probably continue to invoke the business case, even though there is no evidence that board diversity produces these benefits. Diversifying the boardroom out of instrumental business imperatives is apparently more politically palatable than doing so because it’s the right thing to do.