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What Are ESG Funds and Why Are They Under Scrutiny?

Investors propelled ESG funds to new heights in 2020, and federal agencies are watching. WSJ explains why regulators have ethical and sustainable investment funds under review. Photo Illustration: Alex Kuzoian

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    Question Everything — Thought Provoking Ideas

    "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. "
    — Thomas Jefferson

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    Sanjaya Ariyawansa

    Quite insightful

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    Question Everything — Thought Provoking Ideas

    'Only when the tide goes out do you discover who is swimming naked'
    ― Warren Buffett

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    Question Everything — Thought Provoking Ideas

    “Ultimately, saying that you don't care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different from saying you don't care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.” 
    ― Edward Snowden

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    Moral Goals? Did they create a New Religion or something…

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    WSJ / Rupert Murdoch = destroyers of democracy the world over.

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    Lexie Odonnell Rebekah Mercer

    30:27 Anyone would like to do this to me😍💋 💝💖 ♥ ️❤️

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    Basically, ESG funds are religion-driven funds.

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    Trump – Pence 2020

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    what are the differences between these funds and impact investing funds?

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    Financial Shinanigan

    All companies might fit ESG in one aspect but fail in others. True ESG investing doesn't exist

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    I bought Amazon, Apple, Nvidia, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Wells Fargo, CRM, Lululemon,
    Broadcom (AVGO), Adobe

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    will esg be needed for ai robots?

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    So when they say there company going to go carbon negative. That means all there employees half to hold there breath?

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    ESG investing is a total sham. Oil company’s are bad Investments and tech are good ones, not due to ESG, but due to secular unrelated trends

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    Lee - Child of God

    🙋 *John 3:16-17
    [16]For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    [17]For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    *1 Corinthians 15:1-4
    [1]Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
    [2]By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
    [3]For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    [4]And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
    *Romans 3:20-26
    [20]Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
    [21]But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
    [22]Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
    [23]For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    [24]Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
    [25]Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
    [26]To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
    *Romans 13:8-10
    [8]Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
    [9]For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    [10]Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
    *For those interested, here's a dose of Biblical/historical truth:


    🤓

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    87 Seconds - Short Educational Videos

    Am I high or does the video just loop the same thing over and over again

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    김대경 목사 치유 기도

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    Oh come on. This is clearly a take down piece by special interests. ESG Funds are trying to clean up the financial markets and WSJ casts doubt on them.

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    Even with faults most ESG funds are way better for society and climate than the majority of non ESG funds.

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    Fund makes money on %AUM, their investment return is not that high priority as long as investors stick with them. What makes an investor stay is convincing them they are on a mission to make ESG impact. Plenty of empirical research debunk it’s all virtual signaling

    It’s just marketing at the end. In fact the most important financial skill among practitioners is marketing skill

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