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Investment management giant BlackRock voted in 2021 in support of 149 U.S. shareholder proposals related to environmental, social, and governance issues at companies’ annual general meetings....
The environmental, social, and governance industry has been the target of critics who have attacked it on many fronts. They have chided ESG over inconsistent metrics, pointed out disappointing fund...
While it may seem incomprehensible today, some 40 million people worldwide fall under a modern definition of slavery. Chattel slavery, where one person owns another person, is illegal worldwide, but...
Proxy advisors are the hidden force behind the rise of the ESG (environmental, social and governance) movement and its morph into a large-scale grift wherein American companies and investors are the...
Environmental, social, and governance proposals submitted to companies have been on the rise, but corporations’ acceptance has lagged behind, according to one study. This year, shareholders...
The U.S. Security and Exchange Commission on Wednesday voted to amend proxy voting advice rules adopted in July 2020 but never enforced. The 2020 final rule was to have become effective in August...
Environmental, social, and governance proposals submitted to companies have been on the rise, but corporations’ acceptance has lagged behind, according to one study. This year, shareholders...
Purchasing a way out of an unpleasant or unwanted situation has a long and storied history – be it paying for a substitute to take someone’s place in a military draft or paying the church...
The Business Roundtable is a nonprofit lobby association whose members are CEOs of major U.S. companies. Together, these companies employ more than 20 million people and have a total market value of...
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February, many environmental, social, and governance investors have discovered that some of their money was invested in Russian-controlled firms...
In 2018, Harvard Law professor John Coates published a paper titled “The Problem of the Twelve.” Coates focused on the rise of index funds as investment vehicles and the muscle that index...
The Securities and Exchange Commission last month proposed amendments to specific rules and reporting forms under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 that would require registered investment advisers...
As Republicans prepare for what pollsters believe will be a major election victory in the 2022 Midterms, efforts are already underway in conservative circles to fight the growing ESG movement through...
The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has begun an investigation into the investment management segment of Goldman Sachs. The investigation is...