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The ESG investment backlash is beginning to have an impact
Over the past couple of years, ESG investment has taken the financial and corporate world by storm, but now, an ESG backlash is gathering steam. The FT’s Gillian Tett explains that while much of this criticism has come from the American right, it’s not just conservative politicians criticising the ESG agenda, and these complaints are having an impact.
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