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Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Department of Finance and Business Law
Jason D. Fink
Investors and firms are increasingly concerned with their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risk exposures. Awareness of firms’ ESG policies by investors has grown substantially over the past five years. This growth led to the creation of company ratings for ESG operational risk exposure from third parties. We will analyze six years of ESG rankings, accounting and return data for S&P 500 firms and test whether ESG risk management ratings are associated with market derived measures of risk.
Johnson, Kelly L., "Is it risky to make the world a better place: A study on the association between Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) operational risk management and market derived volatilities" (2021). Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current. 132.