EXCLUSIVE: Jim Jordan Subpoenas Woke ESG ‘Cartel’ Company

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House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan sent a subpoena Wednesday to the CEO of Ceres, calling on the executive to explain corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts that could violate federal antitrust laws.

The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the subpoena to Ceres CEO Mindy Lubber. The subpoena calls for Lubber to appear before the House Judiciary Comittee on July 7 at 9:00 a.m.

“You are hereby commanded to be and appear before the select committee to produce the things identified on the attached schedule touching matters of inquiry committed to said committee or subcommittee; and you are not to depart without leave of said committee or subcommittee,” the subpoena states.

In May, Jordan sent Lubber a letter claiming that Ceres — a sustainability organization — appears to “facilitate collusion” through a company called Climate Action 100+, which may be violating U.S. antitrust law. Jordan has compared Climate Action 100+ to a “cartel” that pressures businesses to take action on climate change. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, Rep. Dan Bishop Threaten Subpoena Of ESG ‘Cartel’)


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Lawmakers had previously sent letters to Ceres demanding that the organization to hand over documents. The original letters were also signed by Republican Reps. Dan Bishop of North Carolina, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Tom McClintock of California, Scott Fitzgerald of Wisconsin and Cliff Bentz of Oregon. (RELATED: Two Senate Dems Join Republicans In Move To Stop Biden’s Politicized ESG Investment Rule)

Jordan and Bishop gave the recipients until May 19, 2023, to provide them with the information they requested and warned “that the Committee may be forced to resort to compulsory process if these requests remain outstanding.” The company’s failure to comply by the deadline led to Wednesday’s subpoena. (RELATED: ‘Ask Germany’: Dem Senator Pours Cold Water On ESG Investing For Retirement Funds)

Ceres did not immediately respond to a Daily Caller inquiry about the subpoena.