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Interview with the authors of "Female directors & impression management in sustainability reporting"



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This is an interview with the authors of the Nr 1 article on our Top20 Favorite Reading List on gender and sustainability entitled "Female directors and impression management in sustainability reporting".

The study examines the relationship between board diversity in terms of gender differences, and the quality of sustainability reporting, measured by several aspects: balance, conciseness, clarity, comparability and reliability of information. The findings suggest that boards with greater female representation decrease the risk of impression management strategies on sustainability disclosure. Female directors are positively associated with more balanced, comparable and reliable information; although, they are also associated with less precise and clear information, given their narrative character. These effects are greater in firms located in more stakeholder-oriented countries. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2018.10.007

Isabel María García Sánchez is a Full Professor at the University of Salamanca. Her research interests include sustainability, ethics, circular economy, SDGs, corporate governance, gender diversity and accounting. https://www.linkedin.com/in/isabel-mar%C3%ADa-garcia-sanchez-62bb8943/

Óscar Suárez Fernández is Lecturer in Business Administration at Santiago de Compostela University, Faculty of Economics. His research interests are issues around the narrative information disseminated by companies, in particular its usefulness and the management of impressions through it. https://www.linkedin.com/in/oscar-su%C3%A1rez-fern%C3%A1ndez-314a22182/

Jennifer Martínez-Ferrero is Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Salamanca. Her research, focuses on sustainability, corporate governance and gender diversity. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-mart%C3%ADnez-ferrero-962a3695/
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