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Sept. 30, 2021, 10:00 AM

Disability Advocates Seek Inclusion in SEC Board Diversity Rules

Lydia Beyoud
Lydia Beyoud
Corporate Governance Reporter
Andrew Ramonas
Andrew Ramonas
Corporate Disclosure Reporter

The SEC is warming up to calls to include people with disabilities in diversity reporting requirements for public company boards.

Allison Lee, the longest-tenured Democratic commissioner on the Securities and Exchange Commission, said there’s merit to counting individuals with disabilities as diverse members of boards, as women and ethnic minorities often are.

“It’s not an easy analysis. But it does seem to me potentially that disability is a group that makes a lot of sense to include,” Lee told Bloomberg Law in a recent interview.

The agency is looking to propose board diversity disclosure regulations for companies this fall, after ...

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