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CFO Patronis on DeSantis’ Anti-ESG Coalition: The Cavalry has Arrived

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 16, 2023
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CFO Patronis on DeSantis’ Anti-ESG Coalition: The Cavalry has Arrived

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on Governor Ron DeSantis’ creation of a multi-state “alliance” to push back against ESG standards.

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “When the Governor identifies an objective, he goes after it with the full force of his administration and accomplishes the mission. It’s his military experience. I’ve said for some time that Florida, the U.S. and the global economy have all been boiled like a frog by the likes of ESG. Governor DeSantis and State Treasures throughout the nation have been waging war against an ESG system that creates more losers than winners, and with the Governor’s formation of this anti-ESG alliance – the cavalry has arrived. Like all viruses, ESG has spread into virtually every industry and every corporate boardroom. To fight, and win, we need a major coalition like this one.”


About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).

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