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September 9, 2022
By Daniel Sutter
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/esg-and-markets
...Street is known for characters like the real Jordan Belmont and fictional Gordon Gekko personifying greed.  Yet today’s great Wall Street controversy involves putting societal values above profit.  Environmental, Social and Governance investing, orESG, raises significant issues regarding misuse of investors’ money.           Some have long invested “responsibly.”  A United Nations sponsored group of international investors in 2005 set down six “Principles for Responsible Investment.”  Over 3,0...
September 20, 2022
By David Hoyt
https://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/esg-and-corporate-totalitarianism
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores are a Trojan horse for left-wing totalitarianism; yet the rise of ESG caught the right-wing completely off-guard. ESG scores continue the radical Left’s fruitless pursuit of prohibiting carbon dioxide emissions. Moreover, ESG incorporates social justice as a metric, a completely subjective qualifier that will be used to serve political ends. David Hoyt, author of the op-ed “ESG and Corporate Totalitarianism” and executive director of developme...
July 8, 2022
By Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Christopher Talgo
https://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/353-esg-wreaking-havoc-energy-and-education-sanity
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo present episode 353 of the In The Tank Podcast. ESG standards and sustainability goals are reeking havoc in the agricultural sectors. Farmer protests are starting in countries around the world. And also, are we turning a corner in energy and education towards… sanity? The ITT crew talks about this and more on episode 353 of the In The Tank Podcast.   OPENING CHIT CHAT Cost of a 4th of July Cookout 2021/2022 https://twitter.com/...
September 22, 2022
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/america-is-successfully-pursuing-esg--extreme-shortages-guaranteed
...resident Biden’s stated goal that “we are going to get rid of fossil fuels”. Today, Biden supports and encourages banks and investment giants to collude to reshape economies and energy infrastructure with their Environmental, Social and Governance ESG) divesting in fossil fuels  movement. ESG is an extremely dangerous precedent as the American people never voted to give banks this sort of control over our country.   With no known replacement for crude oil, Biden and the ESG believers need to ...
February 22, 2022
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/the-similarities-between-esg-and-fascism-are-scary
As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) divesting in fossil fuels progresses, by many of the masters of the financial universe, the short memories of petrochemicals’ golden goose contributions to societies are leading the world to an era of Extreme Shortages Guaranteed (ESG) like we had in the decarbonized world in the 1800’s! Allowing banks and investment giants like BlackRock, led by CEO Larry Fink to collude to reshape economies and energy infrastructure is a very dangerous precedent....
April 5, 2022
By Justin Haskins, Donald Kendal
https://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/states-fight-back-against-esg-social-credit-scores
One of the most important parts of elites' plan for a Great Reset of the global economy is the widespread use of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores, which are a kind of social credit system. After we, working closely with Glenn Beck, revealed what has been going on, state lawmakers across the country stepped up to the plate, launching a wave of anti-ESG legislation. Is your state one them, and what kinds of bills are state lawmakers considering? In this episode of Justin and Don...
May 27, 2022
By Donald Kendal, Christopher Talgo, S. T. Karnick
https://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/347-davos-2022-plans-for-global-esg-scheme-another-school-shooting
...e Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Chris Talgo, and Sam Karnick present episode 347 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about the ongoing World Economic Forum Davos 2022 meeting and their scheme to establish a globalESG system. Also, in the aftermath of another school shooting, the ITT asks “What is going on?”   TOPIC ONE – ANOTHER TRAGIC SCHOOL SHOOTING Instead of talking about this from a that-policy-won’t-help perspective, I want to talk about this from a w...
May 24, 2022
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/the-esg-community-lacks-an-understanding-of-what-crude-oil-is-used-for
...prosper. Energy realism requires that the legislators, policymakers, media and the investment community begin to understand the staggering scale of the decarbonization movement. Of the three fossil fuels, the Environmental, Social and Governance ESG) community is unaware that crude oil is not used for electricity. In fact, crude oil is virtually useless, unless it is manufactured (by refineries) into oil derivatives that are the basis of more than 6,000 products in our daily lives that did no...
July 14, 2022
By H. Sterling Burnett, Gary L. Stone
https://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/biden-and-company-created-todays-energy-crisis-esg-is-exacerbating-it-guest-gary-stone
...dministration and Congressional Democrats about the fossil fuel industry's dim future created the energy crisis plaguing the nation. Policies implemented that damage the industry reinforce and exacerbate the issue. Proposed corporate and governmentESG mandates are the cherry on top. As Gary Stone of Five States Energy explains, America has the energy to be independent and prosperous. The only thing holding its production back is alarmist climate rhetoric and policies adopted to end fossil fuel ...
May 16, 2022
By Justin Haskins, Christopher Talgo, Jim Lakely
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/heartlandrasmussen-poll-most-voters-oppose-the-great-reset-and-esg-scores
Only 32% of voters have a favorable view of the Great Reset movement 45% of voters favor a law that would protect American companies from having to comply with a European ESG scoring system; Only 29% oppose 41% of voters favor law that would stop publicly traded banks, financial institutions and investment managers from generating ESG scores for individuals and businesses who have not explicitly asked to be rated; Only 32% oppose ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (May 16, 2022) – Since the onset of the ...