Ilitch School team submits response to SEC call for public input on climate change disclosures

A team from the Mike Ilitch School of Business has provided the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with a public comment letter regarding climate change and climate reporting disclosures. Accounting student Samantha Tirakian took the lead on this assignment with assistance from Matthew Roling, part-time faculty in finance, and fellow accounting student Tom Otten.

The Ilitch School team answered a call from the SEC to provide public input on climate change disclosures, and their robust report was published on the SEC’s website. They submitted a well-thought-out memo addressing 15 questions the SEC posed on how the SEC should view and create a reporting framework for helping investors understand public companies’ response to and impact on climate change.

“Here at Wayne State, we continually see students who selflessly pursue educational paths and entrepreneurial endeavors aimed at addressing environmental sustainability and climate change,” Roling said. “This passion is what inspired Samantha, Tom and me to create this submission.”

Visit the SEC’s website to view the Ilitch School team’s submission and other submitted comments.

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