Business & Human Rights

  • Washington Times: Proponents of ESG see Business as a Type of Social Welfare Organization

    May 18, 2022

    As American businesses aim to be more socially responsible, supporters of Environment, Social, and Governance policies (ESG) are pushing businesses to contemplate the bigger picture in every move they make, treating business as another type of social welfare organization, with responsibilities and obligations to the world at large.

  • Stuttaford in NRO: ESG, Energy, and War

    May 18, 2022

    Andrew Stuttaford writing in National Review Online explains how Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies are not producing the promised success citing BlackRock as an example.

  • Vinson & Elkins: First ESG Taskforce Lawsuit Shows SEC Serious on Disclosures

    May 18, 2022

    Vinson & Elkins attorneys warn that the SEC’s lawsuit against Vale S.A., a publicly traded mining company based in Rio de Janeiro, reveals that the SEC is considering all reporting and public statements, not just required filings, when determining if a company has misled its investors on environmental and social matters.

  • Meta Challenges Authority of German Regulator at Top EU Court

    May 11, 2022

    Meta has challenged in the European Court of Justice a 2019 decision by the German competition authority that found 95% of Facebook’s market share in Germany allowed the company to violate data privacy rules.

  • New Investment Firm Taking on ‘Woke’ Capitalism

    May 11, 2022

    A new investment firm, founded by pharmaceutical investor and author of « Woke, Inc » Vivek Ramaswamy is taking on ‘Woke’ or ‘Stakeholder Capitalism’ with the backing of various individuals including Pershing Square Capital boss Bill Ackman and tech billionaire Peter Thiel.

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