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Corporate Blackmail: ESG and the 'Woke' Social Credit Score System
How Mega Corporations like BlackRock, State Street Global & Vanguard are Using Ideology to Control the World's Economy
For the past several years, we’ve seen an increase in LGBTQ+ representation in all forms of media. This includes ads, literature, music, branding, fashion, and social media. The recent uptick in these areas is largely unavoidable, by design. While some believe this to be a natural progression toward inclusivity, others understand it to be much more complex, if not outright nefarious.
The latest Gallup poll shows that over the past three years, the percentage of people who identify as LGBTQ+ has seen a sharp rise from 5.6% to 7.2%. Of this percentage, those who specifically identify as transgender are generally found in less than 1% of the worldwide population, with figures ranging from <0.1% to 0.6%, according to Wikipedia.
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So why the sudden influx of LGBTQ+ propaganda? Well, it’s complicated. The overall idea itself is a very simple one: please stakeholders and in turn make money. The amount of corporations and factions of global partners working in tandem to reach this goal is overwhelming. Each faction branches off into dozens more.
The first thing the public must understand is that corporations are incentivized to reach 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, or CEI. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBTQ+ political lobbying group in the world, and as part of their global initiative, they have created a set of criteria for corporations aspiring to achieve 100% social credit scores on the foundation’s woke report card.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN, CEI, & EQUITY STANDARDS
The Corporate Equality Index is quite new, starting in 2022, and has since grown into a massive movement with hundreds of corporations now participating. Depending on whether or not each criterion is met, points are earned or deducted from the overall rating. For investors, this could determine the failure or success of any given campaign launched by these corporations and of course their bottom dollar. According to the 2022 report, more than 840 companies in the United States have a score of 100% on their CEI scorecard.
The Interim President of the Human Rights Campaign, Joni Madison states on the website, “Large businesses typically rely on other businesses for goods or services, and businesses of the size included in the CEI typically have set standards and guidelines already embedded in their procurement. To ensure that suppliers act in a manner that adheres to a [businesses’ ] own standards, businesses must establish standards of conduct that set expectations for behavior of their suppliers.”
Some would simply call this blackmail.
Madison has since taken the role at the HRC as their Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff. A woman by the name of Kelley Robinson has gleefully accepted the role of HRC Foundation president, making her the 9th president of the foundation, but the first “Black, Queer woman” to hold that position. Robinson boasts on the HRC YouTube Channel that she started her activist career as a community organizer during Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, which lead her straight to Planned Parenthood.
“I became an activist in college. I started getting involved in all sorts of campaigns to end LGBTQ+ discrimination on campus, so I really had this opportunity to understand that my body and my being is inherently political. In the midst of this I got a call from the Obama for America campaign,” Robinson says. “I took my lessons from the Obama campaign and did runoff campaigns in the South in places like Georgia and then I found my political home at Planned Parenthood as an organizer in Iowa. I built my skills to become the national organizing director charged with building a national movement to fight for access to abortion care and to protect Planned Parenthood. In my time at Planned Parenthood, we have built a phenomenal political program. We’ve defeated so-called personhood amendments in places like Mississippi and New Mexico.”
As an aside, in her announcement video when accepting the position of acting HRC Foundation president on the HRC’s YouTube channel, Robinson highlights the fact that Justice Katanji Jackson is now serving on the United States Supreme Court. The same Black female who when pressed by Senator Marsha Blackburn couldn’t define what a woman is.
The Human Rights Campaign has several different “Equality Indexes” including their partnership with SAGE, “the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults,” formed the Long-term Care Equality Index (LEI) which was first rolled out in 2021.
The SAGE website states, “The LEI is designed to hold long-term care facilities accountable for providing equal care for ALL their constituents, including LGBTQ+ elders, and to make the transition into long-term care easy, comfortable, and welcoming.”
The HRC website uses the LEI to rate long-term care facilities on equity and inclusion, with what they say is a “compounded fear of discrimination and inadequate care based not only on sexual orientation and gender identity but also racial bias.” The LEI, according to HRC “measures foundational policies and practices, resident services and support, employee benefits and policies, and resident and community engagement.”
There is also their HEI, or Healthcare Equity Index, which much like the others rates different healthcare providers on their LGBTQ+ inclusivity. The HEI scoring criteria consist of non-discrimination & staff training (up to 40 points), patient services & support (up to 30 points), employee benefits & policies (up to 20 points), and patient and community engagement (up to 10 points). Healthcare facilities can see up to 25 points deducted from their overall score for any “large-scale official or public anti-LGBTQ+ blemish on their recent records.”
These blemishes that can cause deductions range from revoking LGBTQ+ policies that have been put in place, to “advocating for public policies or regulations that would be detrimental to LGBTQ+ equality and health,” to providing or promoting LGBTQ+-related treatment or services like conversion therapy, among others.
In the fifteen years, HEI has been active, only one time have they had to give the 25-point deduction. This came in 2018 when Johns Hopkins Medicine failed to address HRC’s concerns regarding “deeply disturbing anti-LGBTQ misinformation” they say was published by Lawrence Mayer and Paul McHugh, both of whom were faculty members. According to the HRC website, the pair “repeatedly promoted disproven claims about LGBTQ people,” including suggesting that LGBTQ people have “inherent psychological difficulties and that LGBTQ sexual orientations may be caused by sexual abuse during childhood.”
The HRC’s HEI currently consists of 906 active participants within the field reported in the year 2022. This includes 109 Academic Medical Centers, 65 Faith-Based Hospitals, 37 Pediatric Hospitals, 27 Sole Community Hospitals, and 38 Federally Qualified Health Centers (or Look-Alikes). According to last year’s report, 496 leaders earned the “coveted LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation by earning 100 points on their inclusivity scale, with 251 Top Performers.
The HRC also has something referred to as the MEI or Municipal Equality Index, that rates entire cities on their inclusivity, non-discrimination laws, law enforcement, and other factors. Their goal is to have “full nationwide equality” with 506 cities that have been rated since its inception. There are 100 points possible, but 22 flex points where some cities can earn extra points. Cities that don’t meet these special criteria are not penalized. You can view how your own city’s MEI score ranks here. According to their 2022 MEI report, 35 state averages increased since the 2020 MEI.
In addition to these different equality registers, the HRC recently partnered with dozens of well-known businesses in support of the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 8404). The bill ensures that no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court does in the future, same-sex and interracial couples will always be able to marry. H.R. 8404 was signed into law by President Biden on December 13, 2022.
As you can see, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has effectively wrapped its tentacles around the entire population, from the young and impressionable to the aged, state and federal governments, and everything in between. Businesses have readily signed onto the HRC’s woke ideology, with many recently calling for “public leaders to abandon or oppose efforts to enact this type of discriminatory legislation and ensure fairness for all Americans.”
It’s important to note the different organizations who are not only willing to play ball with these different Human Rights Campaign social credit score indexes but also their palpable influence on the elevation and promotion of the LGBTQ+ agenda.
You can’t talk about the CEI scoring system without talking about its big brother, ESG risk scores. ESG is an acronym that stands for Environmental Social Governance. The ESG is a scoring system based on how well an organization protects the environment, how well workers are treated or paid, whether or not the organization gives back to the community, and how well these companies govern themselves and their employees.
ESG scoring breaks down each separate prong, which investors use to weigh their decisions. The environmental category includes things like green energy initiatives, water usage, and waste management. Social, customer satisfaction, human rights, and a company’s sexual harassment policies. The governance category covers things like lobbying, political contributions, and the diversity of board members.
Data used is either collected by self-reporting or by publicly available data sets and can be ranked differently depending on the corporation. Some use a 0-100 rating score, whereas others use an alphabetized ranking system. Some ESG scores are publicly available, while others keep their scores private to be viewed only by investors. Organizations with better ESG scores are seen as being better equipped in anticipating future risks. The thought is that companies that adhere to ESG principles are more resilient over time. Investors use ESG scores to determine which organizations are hitting all of these standards and steer clear of those with lower scores.
On the other side of the coin, companies that do not comply with the woke ESG scoring system will lose investors for keeping their moral compass pointing north, and this can hurt their bottom dollar. Instead, corporations are now imposing their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) mindset on consumers. Not only that, but companies that receive low ESG scores will have a more difficult time procuring loans for future endeavors, and pay more on that loan for sticking to their beliefs.
These ESG scores affect more than just investors and corporations. If a bank you’re looking to receive a loan from or a business you apply for employment at sees that you align with certain businesses or have worked in businesses in the past with low ESG ratings, they can deny your loan entirely or choose to not hire you based on these numbers alone. Much like the credit scores now that will hold people back from receiving a loan, the ESG is a form of new social credit scoring.
According to Forbes, “CEI is 40% based on outward facing LGBTQ policies, and a company can face an additional 25% penalty for actions which do not support the LGBTQ cause. Their high score shows a very LGBTQ friendly company. Additionally, they were ranked #4 in DiversityInc’s 2022 Top Companies for LGBTQ Employees.”
THE BIG THREE on WALL STREET
When searching for the source of this recent eruption of rainbows, with new pronouns being created by the hour, the answer is found by following the money. Often referred to on Wall Street as the “Big Three,” BlackRock, State Street Global, and Vanguard are the puppet masters controlling the agenda we see bombarding all forms of adverts and media.
All of the “Big Three” use integrated scoring systems to drive both awareness and adoption of sustainable investment practices. Each encourages businesses to achieve a 100% rating while influencing corporate behaviors that will serve the long-term goals of ESG.
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, often referred to as “The Face of ESG” has said ESG is non-political, but when you see the specific social issues that are being pushed, it's difficult not to see which way this all leads. For Fink, however, it all leads to a heaping pile of money.
ESG scores effectively raise the price of everything from gasoline, and heating oil to natural gas, which in turn affects our food supply. It is the root cause of the recent inflation we’ve faced when purchasing goods and services.
In a January 2023 “Heads Up” Disclosure, the Public Company Advisory Group of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP warns investors, “Be Prepared for activists. The likelihood of activist campaigns may increase because the price of entry onto the company’s proxy card under this rule is low.”
What may be worse is the fact that the future of ESG scoring could potentially move to an automated system. ESG DAO looks to make ESG a centralized system. Tee Ganbold, Co-Founder and CEO at OpenESG said in 2022, they want to incorporate large, medium, and small businesses alike into their centralized real-time ESG self-reporting system. She says that some businesses will not share their high ESG scores in order to keep a competitive advantage over others. According to one model shown by Ganbold, “While all business data will be private and only viewable by them, they can share their ESG score if they want to qualify for government incentives, such as tax breaks for carbon offsetting, or financial incentives, such as increased investment.”
Digging to the profound depths of who is making these decisions that heavily influence corporations reveals the Human Rights Campaign, and in turn, the United Nations (UN) and World Economic Forum (WEF). While these entities largely work independently from one another, they do collaborate on certain aspects to forward their agenda. Whether it be through corporate engagement, legislation, policy advocacy, activism, or just awareness, they work in tandem to ensure this minute percentage of the world’s population is both seen and heard.
With most of the world’s population recently becoming familiar with the WEF’s The Great Reset, it should come as no surprise that they are also one of the master puppeteers behind this rainbow-washing of society.
UN and OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
The main entity within the UN that focuses on LGBTQ rights is the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which is appointed by the Secretary-General and approved by the General Assembly. The OHCHR promotes and monitors the implementation of human rights standards globally, including through mechanisms such as resolutions, treaty bodies, and special rapporteurs. According to their website, OHCHR is working to “repeal laws criminalizing LGBTI persons. OHCHR also works to protect people from violence and discrimination on grounds of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics.”
On June 1st, 2023, the OHCHR published its annual Human Rights report which can be viewed here. In the OHCHR’s “Minding the Corporate Gap,” they discuss how some corporations use “pinkwashing” to appear to consumers to be LGBTQ allies when they overlook human rights violations in the workplace for LGBTQ persons.
The UN also organizes events, conferences, and campaigns to raise awareness and promote LGBTQ rights worldwide. Additionally, the UN plays a crucial role in addressing human rights violations against LGBTQ individuals in countries where they face persecution and discrimination.
As part of the UN’s Global Business Standards, they incentivize businesses not only to discuss LGBTQ rights and discrimination with current employees in the workplace but also reward businesses that worship the DEI model and fit certain criteria in their hiring processes based on a Standard of Conduct. To date, over 350 companies have pledged support for the Standards of Conduct application in their businesses.
This Standard of Conduct consists of respecting human rights, eliminating discrimination, providing support, preventing other human rights violations, and acting in the public square. The first four seem like no-brainers, and something everyone can get behind. However, number five is where it gets a bit hairy.
It states in part:
“The Standards of Conduct encourage companies to take such opportunities, albeit with guidance from local LGBTI civil society organizations. Beyond, or in addition to, undertaking their own advocacy, companies can also help strengthen grass-roots advocacy by providing financial or in-kind support to LGBTI civil society organizations and sponsoring and supporting LGBTI community events.”
The Partnership for Global LGBTIQ+ Equality (PGLE) partnership with the World Economic Forum began in January 2019, with just seven companies meeting at Davos, Switzerland. Davos has been the home for WEF, with all their subgroups planning out what needs to be done to move the entire world towards a one-world currency and one-world government. This is no longer some conspiracy theory. They’ve boasted about it in recent years. Their master plan goes by the name of The Great Reset. PGLE is just one faction of the overall plan.
PGLE is a project of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the World Economic Forum. BSR is said to provide executive leadership and secretariat support for PGLE, with global offices in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.
“To work around the world not only in sharing best practices among the companies but there’s strength in numbers. With a platform of the World Economic Forum, the power of the UN, and then finally, the strength of the companies working together where when you combine the corporate economies of those 14 countries we’re bigger than a lot of countries. So, tremendous power.
“In Davos a couple of years ago Vice President Biden met privately with those of us working behind the scenes and he sat down with us and looked us in the eye and he said ‘You companies can do what we in the government cannot and will never do. You have to change the world on this issue,’ so I think it’s that critically important,” Brooke-Marciniak said. “Corporates are very good at quiet diplomacy. Knowing when to speak publicly but also when to pull levers privately and how to make change.”
One of the main tactics PGLE uses is appearing inclusive. Without this, “closeted” employees and “closeted allies,” according to Brooke-Marciniak, PGLE is not able to build up a “safe” and inclusive working environment. She says it’s vital for PGLE to have the ability to enact policy changes on a state and federal level because without the appearance of having “grassroots” support, she, meaning the Partnership for Global LGBTI+ Equality, can’t excel and move these policies up the ladder. According to PGLE, given enough backlash while screaming discrimination, anything can be achieved.
Should corporations be working in the private sector to enact societal change, financially and publicly back gender-affirming legislation, while continuing to focus on such a minute portion of the world’s population for WEF brownie points? Is this really all for LGBTQ+ rights, or is it something much deeper?
This goes into a deeper, more detestable reason why the UN and WEF may want to put so much into fostering the boosting of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s a universal truth that men and women are meant to pair, wed, reproduce, and repeat as part of humanity’s dependence on survival. When less and less of this is occurring, fewer and fewer people exist on Earth, and even fewer have stable homes to grow up in. Men and women are very different from one another, but complementary. Together, they are the ideal pair for a child to grow up with. When you begin to disrupt this, the natural order is thrown off.
One must ask the question of whether or not corporations are the vehicle being used to reach the goal of reduced population, which is not explicitly stated by the WEF but was touted as a solution by UN Messenger of Peace, Jane Goodall during a 2017 Climate One interview on sustainability with Jeff Horowitz, founder of Avoided Deforestation Partners. In the clip, Goodall mentions a phrase she coined, “voluntary population optimization” as the key to saving the world from becoming overpopulated. According to Goodall, this would include increased “family planning,” (via abortion and birth control) and ensuring young women remain enrolled in college, rather than start a family.
In the UN’s Policy Brief Number 152, they state outright, “The demographic transition, including decreased fertility and child dependency, brings opportunities to boost the human capital of young people and adults alike,” while backing Goodall’s idea of voluntary population optimization. Considering the UN’s dark history with eugenics, one has to wonder if there are more sinister elements at play.
The LGBTQ+ agenda is only the latest social trend these organizations pretend to support and defend in good faith. There will be more, and each of these businesses will enthusiastically jump through hoops held up by the “powers-that-be” that ultimately determine their future success.
This Maoist-style woke social credit score system is one that is now woven into nearly every business that you interact with or purchase products from. Reliable companies that you have come to trust have abandoned the consumer and have ignored the supply and demand chain as well all for the mighty dollar, while directly taking part in the “rainbow-washing” of society.
They have effectively sat down at the buffet of the UN and WEF, bib on and mouth open ready to digest whatever their masters spoon-feed them. They are content gorging themselves on directives from the top down, as long as their pockets are lined in the process. Consumer be damned.
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