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US financial watchdog opines on controversial US topic, rejecting ‘ordinary business’ arguments.
The latest developments in sustainable finance: Church Commissioners votes against 91 companies on human rights grounds; MEPs adopt anti-greenwashing law.
The latest ESG movers and shakers: M&G Investments taps Grayer to head climate investment; Rajchl to head green finance dept at Austria’s climate action ministry.
Use of antitrust laws by ESG critics is hypocritical, according to prominent lawyer and lifelong Republican Daniel Crowley.
Texas court judgement and Missouri filings provide useful precedents for firms dealing with the backlash, says Ropes & Gray partner.
Two background conversations suggest more common ground than one might expect between those involved in filing ESG shareholder resolutions and the asset managers assessing them.
Kurt Gottschall, who spent more than 20 years at the SEC, tells Responsible Investor that the regulator's ESG taskforce may be a ‘paper tiger’.
US investment giant bemoans ‘continued’ decline of quality of proposals in voting spotlight.
Comptroller Lander describes legal action as ‘weak attempt by anti-ESG, anti-union forces to undermine the decisions by our pension system trustees to assess the very real risks of climate change to their portfolios'.
Right-wing critics of ESG are increasingly turning their attention to SEC’s oversight of shareholder proposals. Is this simply old wine in new bottles or a genuine threat to a decades’ old system?

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