Restoring Trust Through Improved Corporate Governance and Adherence to Gender Quotas

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According to some key actors in Iceland’s financial sector, in the wake of the financial crisis, Icelandic financial institutions consciously tried to build trust and a positive new image through, among other things, the visible presence of women on their corporate boards and management teams. By strict adherence to gender quota legislation and through improved corporate governance practices and much stricter control and monitoring, the financial sector sent signals of change to various stakeholders. Now 10 years on, the re-establishment of trust is still a work in progress.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Return of Trust? Institutions and the Public after the Icelandic Financial Crisis
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781787433472
ISBN (Print)9781787433489
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Other keywords

  • Board of directors
  • corporate governance
  • diversity
  • gender legislation
  • gender stereotypes
  • risk appetite


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