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Reviewing corporate action following the overturn of Roe vs Wade

REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Fotoware
REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Fotoware

The overturning of Roe vs Wade has caused shockwaves across the US and globally, while business and finance are set to face growing activists’ pressure and lawmakers’ threats.

The US Supreme Court’s controversial decision last Friday to overturn the constitutional right to abortion is likely to lead to abortion access to be restricted or even cut off in many states. This has led to various challenges for business and finance: should companies comment publicly on the matter, how should they support their employees, should they be offering alternative healthcare options? And where does this sit in the environmental, social and governance spectrum?

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