Battle over ESG investing emerges in Kansas


It's an issue that's been brewing just underneath the surface of Kansas politics this year.

There's been some fleeting mention of large wealth managers who take their cues from environmental, social responsibility and corporate governance guidelines — otherwise known as ESG — in deciding where they want to put their money.

There's been a brief hearing on it in the Legislature, some scant mention of it in the race for Kansas treasurer and just last week, Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined a national investigation of major banks over ESG investing practices.

It's a debate that's . . .


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