Women in the boardroom and their impact on climate change related disclosure

@article{Hossain2017WomenIT,
  title={Women in the boardroom and their impact on climate change related disclosure},
  author={Mohammed Hossain and Omar Al Farooque and Mahmood Ahmed Momin and Obaid Almotairy},
  journal={Social Responsibility Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={13},
  pages={828-855}
}
This paper aims to investigate the relationship between gender diversity and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) score/index. Specifically, the study describes extant research on theoretical perspectives, and the impact of women on corporate boards (WOBs) on carbon emission issues in the global perspective.,This study uses the carbon disclosure scores of the CDP from 2011 to 2013 (inclusive). A total observation for the three-year periods is 1,175 companies. However, based on data availability… Expand

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