Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) is all the rage right now in corporate America and certain Democrat-led governmental entities as well. Just this week, the U.S. Senate spiked a Department of Labor rule pushing private retirement plans to abide by ESG factors when making investments. Two Democrats joined the GOP, and Joe Biden is reportedly considering issuin his first veto since the GOP seized control of the U.S. House in January.
Back here in New Jersey, Warren County may be the first county in the state to formally stake out its opposition to the controversial outgrowth of woke ideology.
“[T]he Board of Commissioners of the County of Warren strongly oppose preferential treatment or discrimination based upon ESG and
directs the County to take all necessary action, to the extent authorized by law, to oppose and prohibit the use or implementation of ESG in all matters of County government,” explains the proposed resolution.
The all-Republican commissioner board will take up the resolution next Wednesday, March 8th.
Located in the exurban Northwestern reaches of the state, Warren is one of eight New Jersey counties where Republicans have a registration advantage over Democrats.