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The Corporate Diversity Jigsaw: A conversation with the author - 9 December 2022

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Tea and coffee will be served from 3.30 - 4.00pm after which the conversation will commence.

Book synopsis: Although diversity in companies is a topic of great interest, significant aspects of the issue are often left out of the debate. The Corporate Diversity Jigsaw connects all the dots so that steps taken to address issues of diversity in business organisations can be more effective. Akshaya Kamalnath offers a nuanced justification of exactly what types of diversity are most useful for corporations, where they should be implemented, and how best to address diversity in ways that account for recent social movements such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter. After a critical assessment of quotas and disclosure requirements across jurisdictions, she provides a different way to solve the problem, by encouraging companies to make improvements to their culture and internal processes. This timely book offers a balanced analysis, practical solutions, and fresh perspectives on how corporate culture and social movements impact diversity efforts.

This event is part of the King's Business, Regulation and Society Research Seminars and is funded by the International Financial Law LLM Pathway.

Author Bio: Dr. Akshaya Kamalnath is a senior lecturer at the Australian National University College of Law. She is the law editor at ANU Press, an affiliated researcher at the Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law at the University of Manitoba in Canada, and co-chair of the Younger Scholars Chapter of the Asian Law Schools Association.

Akshaya's research and interests focus on the broad themes of corporate law, regulating corporations in emerging sectors, corporate governance, corporations and society, and corporate insolvency. Her work is often comparative in nature. Akshaya has published in legal journals in UK, Australia, United States, and elsewhere. She also blogs at The Hitchhiker's Guide to Corporate Governance.

 Akshaya has law degrees from New York University (LLM), Deakin University (PhD), and NALSAR India (BA.LLB(Hons)). Prior to joining academia, Akshaya worked in a leading corporate law firm in India.

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