The report, originally a joint project between the IoD and the IPPR, said that while three-quarters of directors said their companies promote equal opportunities, only half actually collected information on how many women work for them and even less did the same for ethnic minority employees.
In addition six out of 10 directors said environmental impact was important to their business but less than a third collected information on greenhouse gas emissions.
The IoD pulled out of the research, accusing the IPPR of putting a negative slant on the research, and asked it to delay the publishing of its results until it produced its own report, due today.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements