Why Tesla was kicked out of the S&P 500's ESG index (Lora Kolodny/CNBC)

May 18, 2022

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Lora Kolodny / CNBC:

Why Tesla was kicked out of the SP 500's ESG index   — In a blog post Wednesday, the SP explained why it kicked Tesla out of its ESG index earlier this month.  — It said that Tesla's “lack of a low-carbon strategy” and “codes of business conduct,” along with racism …

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