Fightback Against Anti-ESG Agenda and Investment Bans in US
As a non-profit, Unlocking America’s Future is committed to highlighting the economic harm posed to workers, families, businesses, and the environment by what it calls these ‘coordinated attacks’ and interference from politicians that are pushing the anti-ESG agenda.
“Over the last few years, we have seen politicians, who accept campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry, attack and attempt (in some cases successfully) to ban responsible investment,” says Kyle Herrig, spokesperson for Unlocking America’s Future, talking to Sustainability magazine.
Herrig, an Executive Director at Congressional Integrity Project and Senior Advisor at Accountable.US, with over a decade of experience launching and scaling impact-driven organisations, highlights a number of states that have already enacted anti-ESG laws – pointing to Texas, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.
“At least eight states have anti-ESG bills in their legislatures that carried over from 2023 to 2024: Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina and more 2024 bills are expected in other states as well.
“This is deeply troubling because, as we have already seen in states like Texas, these laws create unfriendly business environments, hurt the economy, and prevent progress on climate change.”