Improved reporting on environmental and social issues is increasingly seen as central to efforts to encourage shift towards more sustainable and resilient economies and societies. This is understanding has led to a growing array of ESG metrics to assess companies’ performance, with significant focus on climate activities, including net zero commitments. Concurrently, companies remain under the diversity spotlight, with moves to enhance gender reporting and to address the persistent gender gap in company leadership roles. Is there a link between the two: does greater gender diversity in the workplace help companies’ climate reduction efforts?
A recent academic paper, published by the European Central Bank, suggests so. Join us for an online conversation with two of the authors of the ECB Working paper, “Does gender diversity in the workplace mitigate climate change?”, to hear a fresh look at listed company disclosures helps provide statistical insights into how empowering more women managers can support companies’ actions to reduce their CO2 emissions.