Views on proposed directive on gender quotation in company boards

The Board has submitted its views to the Swedish government on the EC Commission's proposal for a directive on gender quotation. The Board shares the view of the Commission taht there is a need to improve the gender balance among society’s decision makers, including the corporate sector, but regards the introduction of quota rules for the boards of listed companies as the wrong way to go. Such a measure may instead lead to a number of negative consequences for listed companies, and, by extension, for society as a whole.