Top Congressional Democrat Defends ‘Woke’ ESG Investing

A top congressional Democrat defended “woke” Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ideology and that investors need to be “watchful and alert to opportunities and risks.”
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) blasted Republican attacks on ESG at a House Oversight Committee hearing on May 10, saying that it was needed to guide companies in their business decisions.
Republicans nationwide have been attacking the progressive political agenda, arguing that the adoption of ESG by multi-national financial institutions is an attempt by radical foreign elites to impose their views on American society.
Public sentiment has been turning against ESG, with American investors beginning to insist that asset managers focus on company financial returns when making investment decisions over politics….

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