Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
Industry Group: Diversified Financials
Country/Region: United States of America
Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company with a wide array of subsidiaries engaged in diverse activities. The firm's core business segment is insurance, run primarily through Geico, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, and Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group. Berkshire has used the excess cash thrown off from these and its other operations over the years to acquire Burlington Northern Santa Fe (railroad), Berkshire Hathaway Energy (utilities and energy distributors), and the firms that make up its manufacturing, service, and retailing operations (which include five of Berkshire's largest noninsurance pretax earnings generators: Precision Castparts, Lubrizol, Clayton Homes, Marmon, and IMC/ISCAR). The conglomerate is unique in that it is run on a completely decentralized basis.
ESG Risk Rating
Industry Group (1st = lowest risk)
Diversified Financials 82 out of 890
Global Universe 1742 out of 14667
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Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.'s Exposure is Low
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Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.'s Management of ESG Material Risk is Weak
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