Choose a side: the greenwash revolution rages on

Choose a side: the greenwash revolution rages on
The French revolutionary hero/villain Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Count of Mirabeau. (Image: Getty)
David Chaplin
Australasian financial regulators have been getting their hands dirty with environmental, social and governance issues this year.Last week, for example, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) chair, Joe Longo, reworked a quote from French revolutionary hero/villain Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Count of Mirabeau, as a modern-day slogan for the environmental, social and governance (ESG) movement.In the original version penned more than 200 years ago, Mirabeau wrote (as translated from French): “If honesty did not exis...

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