Business & Human Rights

  • Microsoft Suspends Relationship with Group Blacklisting Conservative News

    February 13, 2023

    The Microsoft-owned Xandr has been complying with the guidelines of Global Disinformation Index (GDI), a group that intends to shut down disfavored speech including blacklisting conservative websites, leading the advertisement company to suspend working with GDI while Microsoft reviews the relationship.

  • The West’s Battle Against TikTok

    February 08, 2023

    According to the Guardian, TikTok has been making headlines in the West, both in the U.S. and Europe, as each attempt to battle the data harvesting and promotion of China’s worldview through an overhaul of data privacy laws and bans on the social media application.

  • More than 100 Groups and Leaders Back Resolution to Stop ESG Investing for U.S. Retirement Plans

    February 08, 2023

    More than 100 conservative leaders and groups are backing a new resolution whose goal is to terminate President Biden’s Department of Labor rule that allows retirement plan managers to factor environment, social and governance (ESG) issues into investment decisions, raising concerns that 152 million Americans retirement savings are being politicized.

  • House Financial Services Committee Announces ESG Working Group

    February 06, 2023

    The House Financial Services Committee, led by Patrick McHenry (R-NC), has announced a new working group to address environmental, social, and governance proposals (ESG) including the recent Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) move to mandate climate impact disclosures.

  • Republican Lawmakers to Reintroduce Legislation Cancelling the DOL's ESG Rule

    February 03, 2023

    In a news release this week, every Senate Republican, along with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky have announced that a joint resolution will be reintroduced in the Senate and House that would nullify the Department of Labor's new rule permitting retirement plan fiduciaries to consider climate change and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when selecting investments and exercising shareholder rights.

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