Women on boards and greenhouse gas emission disclosures

Janice Hollindale, Pamela Kent, James Routledge, Laurelle Chapple

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We apply institutional and board capital theory to examine whether women on boards are associated with disclosure and quality of corporate greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions related reporting. We examine the research problem in Australia in a period when no requirements existed for listed companies to appoint female directors or to report GHG emissions. This environment allows us to examine the association between women on boards and GHG emissions related disclosure in annual and sustainability reports in a voluntary setting.We find that companies with multiple female directors make GHG emissions related disclosures that are of higher quality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-308
Number of pages32
JournalAccounting and Finance
Issue number1
Early online date12 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


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