Date of Award
Senior Honors Thesis
College or School
Le (Emily) Xu
In 2022, the Security and Exchange Commission created a proposal that would make climate risk disclosures mandatory for publicly traded companies. This paper aims to understand how Congress is likely to vote on the proposal as well as how students at the University of New Hampshire perceive the proposal. Using publicly available comment letters made by members of Congress in response to the proposal and extrapolating the responses of the other representatives, it is unlikely that the proposal will have enough support to be ratified. However, a survey conducted with students at the University of New Hampshire showed that the younger population is extremely supportive of the proposal. This information indicates that the proposal has the potential to be approved by Congress in the future.
Blanchette, Isaac, "Public Opinion of the SEC’s Proposal for Mandatory Climate Disclosures" (2023). Honors Theses and Capstones. 768.