Research suggests organisations that appoint more women to their boards perform better on environmental and social measures.
Companies perform better on environmental and social (E&S) measures after their boards appoint female directors. So says new research from the Université Paris-Dauphiné.
After looking at French companies following the introduction of mandatory French gender quotas in 2011, researchers Edith Ginglinger and Caroline Raskopf conclude that female board directors do indeed bring about an improvement in a company’s performance on E&S measures. The pair compared the performance of French companies applying the quota law to control groups that did not, and with US companies. On both comparisons, E&S at companies with female directo
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