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Woman on Board: A study on the relationship between female representation on Corporate Board of Directors and Environmental Impact
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As environmental awareness increases, companies have to adopt a more sustainable approach in order to survive. Moreover, the importance of gender diversity within firms is being widely debated and several countries have introduced quotas to increase female participation on corporate boards. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between female representation on the board of directors and the environmental impact of the firm. The analysis was conducted through fixed effect regressions with three different environmental metrics as dependent variables: greenhouse gas emission, energy consumption and water withdrawal. The regressions were based on unbalanced panel data for 448 Nordic listed companies during 20142016. A statistically significant negative effect was found for emission. Additionally, the result showed that the effect on emission becomes evident when the number of female directors reaches a critical mass of at least four.

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2018.
Keywords [en]
Gender Diversity, Women, Board of Directors, Environmental Impact, Critical Mass Theory
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-365153OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-365153DiVA, id: diva2:1261954
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Available from: 2018-11-09 Created: 2018-11-09 Last updated: 2018-11-09Bibliographically approved

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