By: Joann S. Lublin and Sarah Krouse
Index-fund giant State Street Global Advisors will begin pushing big companies to put more women on their boards, initially demanding change at those firms without any female directors.
The money manager, which is a unit of State Street Corp., says it will vote against board members charged with nominating new directors if they don’t soon make strides at adding women. Firms won’t have an exact quota to be in compliance with State Street’s mandate, but must prove they attempted to improve a lack of diversity.
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