USA TODAY: GOP sees backlash to ‘woke’ fight; Business groups say bills restrain free markets

March 14, 2023

Conservative attacks on ESG investing have spread to statehouses across the country. Now business groups are fighting back.

From North Dakota to Mississippi, state lawmakers have defeated proposals that would bar state governments or pension funds from doing business with financial institutions that follow ESG – environmental, social and governance – principles, making way for weakened versions of legislation.

ROKK Solutions co-founding partner Ron Bonjean spoke with USA Today and discussed why voters, including Republicans, oppose government action to curb ESG investment. Get the full story here.