Corporate directors may feel like mediators at a rock fight, as antagonists that are for or against the “environmental, social and governance (ESG)” movement duke it out.  The rock fight has arisen due to extremism over ESG.  As proponents and opponents fight to a standoff or stalemate, boards can mediate by embracing neither side but instead appreciate that certain legitimate strands underlying the original formulations of ESG are consistent with traditional fiduciary duties and corporate purpose.

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