Stock investors want companies on board with ESG — but principles have a price

Stock investors want companies on board with ESG — but principles have a price
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Investors have been drawn into culture wars and other divisive debates in the U.S., distracting them from their traditional focus on business quality and prosperity. Wading into these waters is the country’s investor protection agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, but the SEC should recognize the perils of the current predicament and proceed cautiously. Investors would otherwise defer to managers on nuanced topics, such as whether to market a product guaranteed to save a thousand human lives but at the expense of as many laboratory animals, and politics were not central to corporate practice.

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