Readers of this blog will be familiar with the dire contribution made by the CBI to the advance of the gender diversity in the boardroom initiative. But what about corporate governance more generally? Surely people with a professional interest in corporate governance should be concerned by the evidence showing that forcing more women onto boards (whether through quotas or other means) will damage corporate performance? I’ve today written to a number of leading academics in this field – with titles such as ‘Professor of Corporate Governance’ – and I look forward to their responses. With their prior permissions, I’ll publicise their responses on this blog.