Workshop: The New Hostile Takeover: Free Markets Under Threat from ESG (come learn what that is)
The New Hostile Takeover: Free Markets Under Threat from ESG (come learn what that is)
“A people… who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything.” – George Washington
America was founded on the premise that all citizens should have the freedom to pursue economic opportunity. Our Founders inherently knew that a free market system encourages innovation and produces prosperity that leads to a better life for all. America’s rapid rise to become the world’s leading economy is evidence that the Founders were right.
Yet despite our enduring history of entrepreneurship, a stealthy and steadfast campaign by activists is quickly undermining economic freedom. Today, companies must perform a delicate balancing act between growth and innovation on one hand and pressure to acquiesce on governance, environmental and social (ESG) issues. The result has been a Pandora’s box, diminishing state pension growth, undermining the ability of corporations to retain the right leaders and harmfully instilling a business versus society mentality.
Please join us for a critical and timely conversation on the influence of ESG on the free market and how good state policy can help mitigate the threat.