The backlash against the ESG movement is on the rise. ‘Anti-woke’ investment funds are launching and 19 US States wrote a letter to BlackRock, saying it is putting leftist politics above investor interests and returns. Jackie and Peter debate if the ESG backlash could change corporate behaviour around climate and the environment. Especially when you consider that, compared with the pro-ESG movement, the anti groups currently represent much less capital.
Next, we invite our guest Radha Curpen, Vice Chair, Vancouver Managing Partner and National Leader, ESG and Strategy and Solutions, Bennett Jones to join us to provide an update on the legal aspects of ESG for corporations.
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To receive Peter’s weekly email commentary, sign-up at Energyphile.orgThe Oxford Institute for Energy Studies paper “Global trade of hydrogen: what is the best way to transfer hydrogen over long distances?”Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich organized and is leading a coalition of 19 states that sent a letter to BlackRock Inc., calling out its practices of putting leftist politics above investors’ interests and returns (August 4, 2022)Anti-Woke’ investment fund launches to back companies that only focus on profits, Proactive (May 11, 2022)Anti-ESG Activist Investor Urges Chevron to Increase Oil Production, WSJ (September 6, 2022)Please review our disclaimer at: https://www.arcenergyinstitute.com/disclaimer/