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Climate Investors Warn the Right Is Winning the War on ESG

US fund giants JPMorgan Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors and Pacific Investment Management Co. withdrew from CA100+ this month. US Representative Jim Jordan has been one of the key forces behind the Republican Party’s war on environmental, social and governance policies. When global warming is politicized, professional investors are unable to do their jobs properly. …

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Why Texas Is Banning Banks Over Their ESG Policies

Bloomberg Texas passed two laws in 2021 that restrict government contracts with companies that take what state officials regard as punitive stances toward the fossil fuels and firearm industries. They’re among the many new laws pushed by Republicans in states across the US to oppose ESG investing and financing, which they’ve made into a culture …

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Exxon Sues ESG Investors to Stop Climate Proposals on Ballot

Texas oil giant wants court to interpret SEC rule-making Exxon names Follow This, Arjuna Capital as defendants in case Exxon Mobil Corp. filed a lawsuit against US and Dutch climate activist investors in an effort to remove what it describes as their “extreme agenda” from the ballot at its annual shareholder meetings, and force a stricter …

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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Agency Powers May Impact Biden ESG Investing Rule

An impending U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could curb the regulatory powers of federal agencies may play a critical role in a challenge by Republican-led states to a rule issued by President Joe Biden’s administration allowing socially conscious investing by employee retirement plans, a court filing filed.The 26 states, led by Utah and Texas, asked …

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