Bloomberg Law
Feb. 11, 2022, 11:00 AM

S&P 500 Opens Up on Diversity After Floyd as Investors Seek More

Andrew Ramonas
Andrew Ramonas
Corporate Disclosure Reporter

Large publicly traded companies are ramping up diversity and inclusion disclosures following George Floyd’s murder, as 80% of the S&P 500 now discuss work to achieve equitable businesses in annual reports.

At least 402 companies in the stock index mentioned diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in annual 10-Ks filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission last year, according to a Bloomberg Law review. The list includes companies from Facebook to Walgreens to Nike.

That’s a big jump from as few as 72 companies—roughly 14% of the S&P 500 Index—that spoke about diversity, equity and inclusion in 10-Ks submitted in 2020. ...

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