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How Republicans Are ‘Weaponizing’ Public Office Against Climate Action

(Outlet: The New York Times) Nearly two dozen Republican state treasurers around the country are working to thwart climate action on state and federal levels, fighting regulations that would make clear the economic risks posed by a warming world, lobbying against climate-minded nominees to key federal posts and using the tax dollars they control to ...Read More

Needed: A COVID course correction

(Outlet: The Boston Globe) President Biden’s rebound case of COVID-19 has highlighted the continued public health threat posed by the rapidly spreading BA.5 variant. COVID infections are becoming more common, with cases spiking in most states just when population immunity is dropping. Read More

ESG Under Fire in US State Capitols

(Outlet: Financial Times) This past weekend we read with interest The Economist’s deep dive into environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. The central argument is that ESG “is deeply flawed”; that it is riddled with greenwashing and has become “an unholy mess that needs to be ruthlessly streamlined”. Those who have been around this ...Read More

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  • Investing in Refugee Entrepreneurs in East Africa
    Wharton’s Katherine Klein talks to Julienne Oyler, co-founder and CEO of the African Entrepreneur Collective, which helps micro, small, and medium businesses across East Africa.…Read More
  • Corporate Good vs. Social Good: Can Investors Have Both?
    In an episode of the "All Else Equal" podcast series from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Wharton’s Jules van Binsbergen and Stanford’s Jonathan Berk discuss the strategies available to the social-minded investor, and why they are not clear-cut.…Read More
  • Texas Fought Against ESG. Here’s What It Cost
    When states boycott financial institutions over their ESG policies, it can have a chilling and costly effect on competition in the bond market, according to a new paper from Wharton’s Daniel Garrett. …Read More
  • How Responsible Research Can Tackle Society’s Toughest Challenges
    Companies aren’t the only ones feeling pressure to meet environmental, social, and corporate governance metrics. Business schools are also working to ensure their coursework and research adhere to a higher standard of responsibility.…Read More

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