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October 19, 2023

SEC’s removal of ESG from annual priorities list is tactical, experts believe

The Securities and Exchange Commission says that though ESG investing does not feature on its examination report, “the published priorities will not be the only issues addressed in FY24 examinations” (Photo: Saul Loeb/ AFP via Getty Images)
The Securities and Exchange Commission says that though ESG investing does not feature on its examination report, “the published priorities will not be the only issues addressed in FY24 examinations” (Photo: Saul Loeb/ AFP via Getty Images)

Observers say the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s omission of ESG from its 2024 priorities is designed to avoid political attention, and not a change in policy The US Securities and Exchange Commission has dropped environmental, social and governance factors from its list of priorities for next year, while emphasising...

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