This website is part of an emerging study looking at how “climate-risk” is described, measured and turned into an issue for political and economic concern. In this first branch of the project, we look at narrative data from over 600 corporate disclosure fillings of companies traded on the U.S. stock exchange. These filings (called 10-k forms) are federally mandated reports where companies are required to share with the public information that might help investors decide whether or not to buy stocks in a given company.
We took climate-related excerpts from the 10-k filings (available at climateriskdisclosure.org) and ran this narrative data through some natural language processing and network spatialization software. We then turned the results into a series of visualizations that reveal different trends in how companies are talking (or not talking) about climate-risk in their 10-k forms. These visualizations include:
This is an early-phase project of the Medialab, Sciences Po and CookESG Research.
With special thanks to participants of the seminar Data, Digital Methods and Mapping Social Complexity.