Why Diversity? Gender Balance in Corporate Bodies

Notes on the Recent Amendments to the Equal Opportunities Code and the Final Approval of the Women on Boards Directive

by Mia Callegari, Eva R. Desana and Fabiana Massa Felsani

The work analyzes the rules stated by the Law no 120/2011 (so-called Golfo-Mosca Law) and its subsequent and even recent amendments developed both in relation to the details of the discipline and to the principles of corporate governance and gender diversity in listed companies, State-owned companies, bank and insurance companies.
The work takes into account also the EU Directive on Gender Balance on corporate boards (published on 7 December 2022 and entered into force on 27 December 2022) and the recent legge no 162 of 2021, amending the Italian Equal Opportunities Code (decreto legislativo 11 April 2006 no 198) and introducing the new rules about the certification of gender equality, or ‘gender diversity rating’, envisaged also by Mission 5 of the National Reform Programme (PNRR).

DOI 10.23815/2421-2156.ITALJ           ISSN 2421-2156

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