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Sweden rejects quotas for women on boards of listed companies12 Jan 1:00pm

Sweden rejects quotas for women on boards of listed companies

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Leftwing government thwarted by opposition in parliament, despite country’s good record on boardroom gender equality Sweden’s parliament has rejected plans to introduce legislation that would fine listed companies who fail to appoint women to at least 40% of board seats. The leftwing government announced in September that it was drafting the legislation, but the centre-right opposition and a far-right party, which together hold a majority in parliament, told parliament’s law review committee on Thursday that they would not support the project.
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