The Role of Female and Millennial Directors on the Environmental Performance of Indonesian SOEs

  • Dian Kusuma Wardhani Vocational School of Diponegoro University, Indonesia
  • Eiffeliena Nur'aini Purwinanti Vocational School of Diponegoro University, Indonesia
  • Muhammad Priandi School of Information Systems & Technology Management, University of New South Wales, Australia


The Indonesian Ministry of SOEs seeks to increase the proportion of female and millennial directors on the SOE board of directors to improve the environmental performance of SOE. This study aims to obtain empirical evidence of female and millennial directors' influence on the environmental performance of SOE. The results indicate that female directors have a negative effect on environmental performance. The proportion of female directors is only a political reason to meet the quota requirements for women directors on the SOE board of directors. They only practice tokenism without having management power over the environment. Conversely, millennial directors have a positive impact on environmental performance. Robustness testing shows the same results as the primary research model and proves that this study's findings are robust. This research has implications for The Ministry of SOEs to increase millennial directors' representation to improve SOE corporate governance and obtain high environmental performance.

Keywords: female directors, millennial directors, environmental performance


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How to Cite
WARDHANI, Dian Kusuma; PURWINANTI, Eiffeliena Nur'aini; PRIANDI, Muhammad. The Role of Female and Millennial Directors on the Environmental Performance of Indonesian SOEs. Jurnal Ilmiah Akuntansi dan Bisnis, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 2, p. 362-375, july 2022. ISSN 2303-1018. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 mar. 2023. doi: