On Tuesday morning, Earther got a press release purporting to be from financial services giant Vanguard. The press release touted a new fossil-fuel-free portfolio it called "Vanguardians of the Galaxy" for "young investors." A few hours later, another press release showed up claiming to be from Marvel saying the Vanguard announcement would "mislead customers into believing they would make their investment products 'real zero' and 'Paris-compliant.' This copyright-infringing publicity stunt defies reality, as Vanguard neither shares our environmental stewardship standards nor represents the spirit of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)." Advertisement The dueling press releases rippled through Twitter with people eager to see the two corporate titans go to the mat over greenwashing. Sadly, though, the whole thing was a ruse to highlight how Vanguard, one of the largest investment firms on Earth, is more akin to Thanos than the Avengers when it comes to climate change. It's easy to see the appeal of the faux Vanguard release. The email was filled with groan-worthy puns and plays on words one might expect from a huge, stodgy company trying to seem hip and cool. And it would be legitimate news that represents a huge change of course for Vanguard. Even though… Read full this story
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