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we classified the human capital of female directors into three categories including highly educated members, community influentials, and business experts to determine which particular types of these categories can foster sustainability performance.

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It is believed that human capital of female directors on the board, such as substantial knowledge, experience, and skills, determine the quality of a board's decisions. In this sense, this paper is aimed to analyze how female directors' human capital can influence the development of sustainability performance. To better understand the nature of this phenomenon, we classified the human capital of female directors into three categories including highly educated members, community influentials, and business experts to determine which particular types of these categories can foster sustainability performance

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Our results also have important practical implications for policymakers, since the recent international recommendations call for a more gender diverse boards, in order to improve board effectiveness and sustainability performance. Policymakers should play an active role in promoting gender diversity on regional boards by introducing initiatives that provide more support for qualified women's representation on boards to ameliorate corporate sustainability performance.

Ayman Issa

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This page is a summary of: Exploring the relationship between female director's profile and sustainability performance: Evidence from the Middle East, Managerial and Decision Economics, December 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/mde.3503.
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