Multiple American corporations are including left-wing talking points about combating “global warming” in their most recent quarterly reports, as reported by Breitbart.
A common phrase that is being used by virtually all corporations involved is “Environmental, Social, and Governance,” or ESG, which is being included in their portfolios for the second quarter of 2021.
One example is Goldman Sachs, where spokesman David Kostin released a statement saying that “meeting ESG demands from investors is becoming an increasingly formidable task, requiring sustainability reports and additional ESG headcount.” According to Kostin, investors in Goldman Sachs are “continuing to ask for ESG-themed investment products, including green bonds.”
There has been a resurgence in the narrative of “global warming” after the heat wave that particularly impacted the West Coast of the United States this summer. Although such heat waves are actually routine, the United Nations, among others, have claimed without evidence that this trend is indicative of global warming. The U.N. released a report recommending that countries and corporations reduce greenhouse gas emissions and donate to far-left groups aimed at fighting “global warming.”
Other corporations that have addressed so-called ESG measures in their most recent quarterly reports include Hess, LyondellBasell Industries, Qualcomm, and Caterpillar. But despite these latest statements, such companies have been accused of taking purely symbolic measures that do not actually address the alleged issue of global warming, which far-left activists have dubbed “greenwashing.”