ESG-Related Risk Factors: Nearly All S&P 500 Co’s Now Have Them — TheCorporateCounsel. net Blog

Based on our review of companies in the S&P 500, having ESG-related disclosures in the risk factors is now a common practice. For companies which have already filed their annual report for fiscal year 2022, 89% had ESG-related risk factors. These risk factors spanned a range of ESG-related topics, primarily related to climate change, but also including diversity-, other environmental-, or general ESG-related risks….

As you can see, the number of companies with an ESG-related risk factor has increased year-over-year. Less than half of the S&P 500 had an ESG-related risk factor in their annual report for fiscal year 2019. Since then, a significant number of companies have added ESG-related risk factors to their annual report, and we expect this trend to be followed by small- and mid-cap companies.

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