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Is ESG a “Luxury Good”? | The D&O Diary

The authors then go on to observe that to date, “many boards have viewed investment in ESG as economically – or at least socially — beneficial.” However, because there has been little research by researchers that have no preferred outcome, the economic consequences of ESG “have never been rigorously demonstrated.” In the absence of this kind of evidence, and with…

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Signature Bank’s collapse could deal a blow to cryptocurrency industry – The Washington Post

Few banks were as deeply embedded within the cryptocurrency firms as Signature Bank and Silvergate, and their downfall is a symbolic and practical blow to the embattled industry, legal experts said. The institutions offered an air of legitimacy to crypto companies and provided clients key services, such as around-the-clock transactions. *** “It’s very dark days at present for crypto,” said…

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Sen. Ted Cruz Wants to Force Capitol Hill Vending Machines to Accept Crypto

But Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has proposed requiring vendors on Capitol Hill to accept cryptocurrency as payment. On Wednesday, Cruz introduced a concurrent resolution that, if adopted, would require the Architect of the Capitol, the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives to only contract with food service contractors and vending machine operators…

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Hawley introduces PELOSI Act banning lawmakers from trading stocks | The Hill

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has introduced a bill that would ban members of Congress from trading and owning stocks, using the name of his legislation to take a jab at Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Hawley on Tuesday introduced the Pelosi Act — or the Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments Act — renewing a legislative push to curtail stock…

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