ESG as Woke Politics.

The dialogue on just transition is vague if communities upstream and downstream with varying degrees of social capital comprising their habitus (invoking Bourdieu) are not involved in decision making that could rip apart the fabric of the everyday for them.

The anti ESG movement has its roots in coal and oil dependent communities seeking survival through politics. As a global movement ESG needs to include diverse voices by relating to the disenfranchised too. The notion of the global is rooted in the planetary risk politics of the hyper risk society. The vote that individuals cast is still local, as jobs are local albeit dependent on transnational flows of capital and resources.

Global is great, however local is better.


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