Research | Increasing female participation on boards: Effects on sustainability reporting
Increasing female participation on boards: Effects on sustainability reporting

Increasing female participation on boards: Effects on sustainability reporting

18 June 2020

This study explores the relationship between board gender diversity and sustainability reporting using data from 2,116 banks over a ten-year period. Results indicate that having 22–50% female board members positively affects ESG disclosure, but beyond 50%, negative effects appear. It suggests that banks should mandate quotas to promote sustainable disclosure.

 

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