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Attacks on ESG Investment and What They Mean for our Movements to Divest

What is ESG Investing & How Does It Impact Divestment Movements?

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Join CODEPINK, World BEYOND War, and Andrew Behar with As You Sow on Monday, March 27th at 5pm PT/8pm ET for a discussion about the mounting controversy surrounding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, and how this impacts divestment from weapons, fossil fuels, and other extractive industries.

Earlier this month, Congress passed a resolution to overturn Biden's 2022 rule permitting ESG investment, which Biden vetoed on March 20. Nationwide, there are lawsuits mounting and state-level anti-ESG legislation in the works. ESG investment is also being increasingly scapegoated for economic downturn, with the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank being blamed on its ESG investments. Join us as we talk with experts on ESG investment about what to make of these legislative and legal battles, how they may impact our divestment movements, and how to take action.

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Andrew Behar is CEO of As You Sow, the nation’s leading non-profit practitioner of shareholder advocacy and engagement. With a 30-year track record of success,  As You Sow advances values-aligned investing and uses shareholder power to compel companies to reduce material risk on issues including climate change; toxins in the food system; ocean plastics; diversity, equity, and inclusion; racial justice; and wage equity. Previously Andrew was a documentary filmmaker and entrepreneur founding start-ups developing an innovative physiological monitoring medical device and grid-scale fuel cells. He is currently on the board of the Responsible Sourcing Network. His book, The Shareholders Action Guide: Unleash Your Hidden Powers to Hold Corporations Accountable, was published in November 2016 by Berrett-Koehler.

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