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    1. If Companies Really Want to Do Some Good, They Should Unbundle ‘ESG’ and ‘DEI’

      If Companies Really Want to Do Some Good, They Should Unbundle ‘ESG’ and ‘DEI’

      The business world is in thrall to six letters — or, more accurately, to two groups of three letters — ESG and DEI. These stand, respectively, for “environmental, social and governance” and “diversity, equity and inclusion.” Taken together, they constitute the ruling business ideology of our age. Both ESG and DEI have generated massive industries. Investment giants, notably BlackRock Inc., State Street Corp. and Vanguard Group Inc., claim that more than a third of their assets, or $35 trillion, are monitored through one ESG lens or other...

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    2. An ABC on ESG and Sustainable Investing’s Flavors: QuickTake

      An ABC on ESG and Sustainable Investing’s Flavors: QuickTake

      You’ve probably heard of ESG, and may know it as a form of investing and finance that involves considering material financial risks from environmental factors, social issues and questions of corporate governance. If you’re like most people, you’re probably not clear on the difference between ESG and socially responsible investing, impact investing and similar, sometimes overlapping approaches -- in part because ESG has come to means different things to different people. That vagueness has helped..

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    3. Musk's Board-Seat Tweet Needed an Edit Button

      Musk's Board-Seat Tweet Needed an Edit Button

      It says a lot about the relationship between Musk, Agrawal and the board — and the overall dysfunction therein — that we can go from him being a mere Twitter user, to largest shareholder, to board member, to non-board member in barely a week. But this also shows us that people make mistakes and can change their mind. Many Twitter users would love that same luxury — in the form of an edit button...

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    4. Senate Democrats Eye Taxes on Stock Buybacks, Excess CEO Pay

      Senate Democrats Eye Taxes on Stock Buybacks, Excess CEO Pay

      Senate Democrats are discussing a wider range of tax proposals than President Joe Biden has proposed, including levies on stock buybacks, carbon emissions and executive compensation, as part of a package of measures to help fund a ramping up in social spending. One idea is applying an excise tax on stock buybacks or treating them as taxable dividends to shareholders, according to two people familiar with Senate Finance Committee discussions...

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