ESG takes a $14 trillion hit as financial firms pull back on commitments

Feb 16, 2024
Corporate ESG initiatives face legal and political challenges.
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Is climate change pushing more investors to ESG funds?

Rich Nuzum of Mercer says ESG funds reflect concern for the planet, but this year they’ve underperformed the overall stock market.
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Some Republicans are blaming SVB’s collapse on ESG initiatives

We explore what’s really going on here with Washington Post reporter Julian Mark.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is one of several prominent Republican lawmakers blaming the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank on so-called ESG investing.
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In his first veto, President Biden defends Labor Department's ESG rule

Mar 20, 2023
Critics say ESG investments allocate money based on political agendas rather than on earning the best returns for savers.
It's unlikely that Republicans have enough votes in Congress to reach the two-thirds majority required in each chamber to override Biden's veto.
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Banks are weighing environmental, social issues when investing. Some states punish them for it.

Mar 3, 2023
ESG considers environmental, social, and corporate governance factors along with profitability. Republican opponents call it "woke investing."
Republican-controlled states are increasingly targeting investment strategies that consider environmental, social, and corporate governance factors.
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Inside the current landscape of socially conscious investing  

The values-driven ESG framework has recently grown in popularity ... and attracted criticism.
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Is ESG investing really socially responsible?

Oct 25, 2021
Emily Stewart of Vox says some socially responsible investments might not be what investors think they are.
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