ESG Is a Globalist ‘Scam’ Meant to Usher In ‘One World Government’

ESG Is a Globalist ‘Scam’ Meant to Usher In ‘One World Government’. By James Lindsay, in an interview written up by Cindy Drukier.

James Lindsay, author of “Race Marxism” and other books challenging woke narratives, has taken environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores into his crosshairs, calling ESG a weapon in the hands of “social justice warriors” to shake down corporations and a tool in the hands of those seeking to impose “one world government.” …

Lindsay believes the ESG concept was suspect from the very beginning and it’s unclear whether higher scores translated into good long-term profitability for participating corporations.

Worse still, he argued that, over time, ESG scores have been hijacked and “weaponized” by “social justice warriors.”

“They have the leverage to be able to use this like a … financial gun to the head of any corporation that doesn’t do what it wants them to do,” he said, calling it a “blatant weaponization.”

“In fact, it’s racketeering is what it is, is just criminal racketeering, using what looks like a responsible measurement tool as the mechanism. So nobody’s directly responsible for engaging in what is really a mob shakedown of corporations,” he argued.

Lack of transparency in how ESG scores are determined is an open door for abuse, Lindsay further contended.

“You have this ability for a very small number of people who wield a tremendous amount of power over markets, to be able to make those decisions. It’s a return almost to a feudal system … the Lords get to decide what is right and wrong,” he said. …

ESG scores are much like China’s social credit system but applied at a corporate level, Lindsay argued. …

Even more troubling is Lindsay’s argument that ESG fits into a “broader global agenda” that he said wants to make the West energy poor — to the benefit of countries like China — and as a way of social control.

But westerners use it to signal virtue, and the ESG bureaucracy is a huge earner for western consultants.

It’s really just a system for labeling things the NGOs approve of as good, things they disapprove of as “bad”.