VoxEU Column

Combating climate change: The role of female managers in the workplace

Given the scale of climate risks, achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 represents an urgent priority. This column examines the link between female managers in a firm and corporate carbon emissions. It finds that after the Paris Agreement in December 2015, firms with more women involved in the decision-making process reduced carbon dioxide emissions more than firms with a predominance of male managers. The finding suggests that gender diversity within organisations can have a significant impact on combating climate change.