The Biden administration awarded $2.8 billion this week to 20 companies after they pledged to honor Democratic goals like diversity, equity and inclusion as they hire people to build batteries and related components to be used in electric vehicles.
The conditional grants are the latest attempt by the Biden administration to push its diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) agenda into the private sector. Last month, DEIA leaders from several agencies met and agreed to extend their efforts in this area "across the federal government and our society."
It is also part of a broader trend of companies following environment, social and governance (ESG) principles as a way of earning a "responsible" brand among investors.
On Wednesday, President Biden and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced the $2.8 billion "investment" in EV battery companies and said explicitly that their decision to provide federal funding for these projects was conditioned on a promise to advance the DEIA agenda.
This agenda sounds just great to accomplish social justice and accomplish altruistic sounding things via these companies. But appears to be very dangerous with hidden objectives that go well beyond that, trying to impose climate and environmental agenda based on complete junk science and the government taking total control with widespread over regulations.
Similar to the Climate Accord that has absolutely nothing to do with the climate because we are having a scientific climate optimum for life on this greening planet. Just another scam to sell an agenda.
WASHINGTON–Today, Heritage Action and the Heritage Foundation released a joint statement announcing the launch of a new digital campaign, “ESG Hurts,” which exposes the radical agenda of the “Environmental, Social, and Governance” movement. The campaign is housed at www.ESGhurts.com. The campaign launches with a 60-second digital ad highlighting how ESG policies are destroying America’s small businesses.
Specifically, the campaign provides background information on the dangers of ESG through written material, graphics, and a commercial. It also includes model state legislation for state lawmakers looking to protect state pensions, investments, and contracts. Currently, Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee have laws on the books ensuring their state’s contracts or investments do not support ESG policies that run counter to their values and jobs.
Andy Puzder, former CKE Restaurants CEO and visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation, released the statement:
“ESG investing is an effort by the left to reorient modern corporations so that they focus on advancing a radical leftist agenda rather than simply doing what makes good business sense, looking out for their shareholders, and staying out of charged political debates. It is a direct assault on the heart and soul of our free-market economy, which has produced more wealth, created more opportunity, and lifted more people out of poverty than any economic system in history.
“The cornerstone of ESG investing is using other peoples’ money to advance this leftist political agenda – and forcing corporate management to elevate that agenda over their obligations to shareholders. Rather than encouraging companies to focus on generating returns for investors by providing the best quality products and services at the best price, ESG incentivizes the politicization of every aspect of a company’s business. It is socialism in sheep’s clothing, a tool to empower corporate and government elites to use the American private sector as a means to avoid the inconvenience and messiness they see in our representative democracy and our free-market economy – with “woke” CEOs all too willing to go along. Most Americans are unaware of what’s happening or how to fight back. That must end. We must fight back against this Marxist “woke” ideology that would turn our economy into a battlefield in the culture war.”
Heritage Action Executive Director Jessica Anderson said:
“American families and workers should not be forced to abide by the left’s radical opinions on gender ideology, climate change, and abortion to make a living. The left’s push for ESG policies is a blatant attempt to push “woke” policies onto private businesses, punish certain industries like oil and gas, and punish small businesses to help big corporations.
“ESG policies will hurt retirees whose money is moved into failing ‘green’ businesses, small business owners excluded from lending programs for their industry or even the color of their skin, oil and gas workers whose jobs are moved offshore, and every American. The United States leads the world in innovation and economic opportunity because of the policies we put in place to empower our businesses and individuals. If we allow the left to use ESG to turn businesses into social justice tools and shareholder reports into social credit scores, our economy will suffer and our adversaries like China will succeed."
“Heritage’s ‘ESG Hurts’ campaign will educate American families and businesses on the dangers of ESG and provide a roadmap to activists to call on lawmakers to act. Heritage Action is committed to pushing back against these dangerous policies by helping states protect state pensions and investments, protect state contracts, and support executive offers. Americans want their rights restored and their freedoms protected, and deserve policies that put their interests ahead of the woke left’s political agenda.”
Agenda 21 is a non-binding action plan of the United Nations with regard to sustainable development. It is a product of the Earth Summit (UN Conference on Environment and Development) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. It is an action agenda for the UN, other multilateral organizations, and individual governments around the world that can be executed at local, national, and global levels. One major objective of the Agenda 21 initiative is that every local government should draw its own local Agenda 21. Its aim initially was to achieve global sustainable development by 2000, with the "21" in Agenda 21 referring to the original target of the 21st century
Could right-wing attacks on a non-binding UN sustainability resolution put sustainable business at risk in some states?
Updated February 8, 2021 08:34AM EST
As a liberal Democrat I can tell you that this is not just about putting solar panels on your roof and insulating your attic. It's about restricting civil liberties, domestic surveillance, smart meters, and limiting food independence. Water rights, property rights, and individual rights are being abridged through the implementation of UN Agenda 21. The environmental movement has been hijacked. Your refusal to see and need to make this a left/right thing is making it easier for your government to regulate and control you.
Tinfoil hats are lots of fun, but I will say it again: This thing has legs, and it is no joke.
I don't follow conspiracy theories, just facts.
Goal 13 calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. It is intrinsically linked to all 16 of the other Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To address climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius. Learn more about Goal 13, and for the latest United Nations climate news, visit un.org/climatechange.
Goal 13 above is based on junk science and DISinformation originating from the United Nations......just like Agenda 21.
CO2 is a beneficial gas, the building block for all life. The increase from burning fossil fuels is causing a booming biosphere and massively greening up the planet, while greatly increasing crop yields and food production. They haven't abolished the law of photosynthesis. What they did was hijack climate science and rewrite climate history and produced programmed computer models to exaggerate negative effects(all too warm but never adjusted).
Isn't it odd that they NEVER tell you about the wonderful benefits? When the truth doesn't support an agenda, then the agenda pushing entities must manufacture their/its own alternative reality..........which is the fake climate crisis.
Like the liberal democrat and environmentalist above, Tree Hugger stated "it is no joke"
Fake beer crisis/Death by GREENING!