Regulation: Republican House Judiciary Committee ‘launch investigation’ into Climate Action 100+

December 20, 2022

Republican members on the House Committee on the Judiciary have written a letter to the steering committee members of Climate Action 100+, Ceres and CalPERS, requesting documents and seeking information regarding antitrust compliance. The letter claims that Climate Action 100+, the investor-led initiative created to “ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change,” “seems to work like a cartel.” The press release accompanying the letter states that the House Republicans have “launched an investigation ... probing whether major climate groups that spearhead the [ESG] movement are violating antitrust laws.” Climate Action 100+ was first launched in 2017 and includes 700 investors managing over $68 trillion USD in assets.

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