Walls, Berrone, and Phan (2011)

Walls, Judith L., Pascual Berrone, and Phillip H. Phan.  “Corporate Governance and Environmental Performance:  Is There Really a Link?”  Strategic Management Journal, December 2011. 

From the authors' abstract:  "Corporate governance scholars are increasingly interested in firms’ social and environmental performance. Empirical research in this area, however, has moved forward in an uncoordinated fashion, producing fragmented and contradictory results. Our paper seeks to address this situation by adopting a fact-based research approach that comprehensively explores the link between corporate governance and environmental performance."

Link:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smj.1952/abstract