Reuters: U.S. companies tout climate policies, fund climate skeptics

U.S. companies that have expressed the most fervent public support for President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda are also funding its biggest enemies – the scores of U.S. lawmakers who are climate change skeptics and oppose regulation to combat it, according to a Reuters review of public records…

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Lauren Compere, managing director at sustainable investment manager Boston Common Asset Management, said consistency between policy and political giving was becoming increasingly important to environmentally-minded investors.

“No company should want to be perceived as espousing progressive climate policies on the one hand, while funding climate deniers on the other,” she said.

 

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