Efforts to pursue socially responsible investment strategies continue to be controversial, with some complaining about “woke” companies and others saying that investment funds are not doing enough to offer environmental, social, and governance (ESG) options.

One recent development was the arrest of eight activists who were protesting at the headquarters of Vanguard, in Pennsylvania. Vanguard, one of the nation’s largest mutual investment funds, has been a target for activist groups, who say the company should do more to phase out investments in energy companies that are too fossil-fuel friendly.

Protestors associated with the Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) were arrested on Sept. 21 at the Vanguard headquarters in Malvern, a suburb of Philadelphia.

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