Rupert Darwall

Rupert Darwall is a senior fellow at RealClearFoundation, researching issues from international climate agreements to the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals in corporate governance. He has also written extensively for publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including The Spectator, Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Daily Telegraph.

For media inquiries, please contact Julie McDermott, jmcdermott@realclearfoundation.com.

Author Archive

  • Oct 12, 2021
    Price rises – they keep on coming. Even before the recent surge in energy prices, companies had been warning about inflationary pressures in their supply chains. At the end of...
  • Sep 30, 2021
    Britain’s Boris Johnson outdid himself last week. Within hours of telling French president Emmanuel Macron, “Prenez un grip,” he was at the United Nations telling...
  • Sep 17, 2021
    The West’s humiliation in Afghanistan has an older brother: climate change. As siblings, the two share characteristics, most obviously an inability to confront unwelcome facts....
  • Jun 24, 2021
    This month, climate change celebrates its 33rd birthday. On June 23, 1988, NASA scientist James Hansen testified that the greenhouse effect had been detected. “Global Warming...
  • Jun 12, 2021
    By any standard, the London meeting of finance ministers of the Group of Seven leading Western economies a week before the G7 leaders’ summit was historic. By committing to...
  • Jun 1, 2021
    President Biden’s decision to order the intelligence community to report on the origins of the virus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic means that the lab-escape scenario can no...
  • May 13, 2021
    ESG is sweeping the investment world. Its advocates claim that ESG will both deliver superior investor returns and change the world for the better. These claims demand critical...
  • May 13, 2021
    Before Joe Biden’s election, environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing was sweeping all before it. Wall Street was coming to the planet’s rescue and saving...
  • Apr 29, 2021
    President Biden’s Earth Day announcement that the United States is to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 2005 levels (equivalent to a 42% cut of 2019’s...
  • Apr 27, 2021
    A puzzle of contemporary society is the broad acceptance by young people – Millennials and Generation Z – of their lot. True, they haven’t been conscripted to fight...
  • Mar 21, 2021
    Boris Johnson is sometimes likened to Donald Trump – a British-style populist, albeit one who can recite chunks of Homer’s Iliad in the original Greek. In truth, many of...
  • Mar 4, 2021
    “The climate transition presents a historic investment opportunity,” says BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. “What the financiers, the big banks, the asset managers, private...
  • Feb 26, 2021
  • Feb 26, 2021
    South Australia in 2016; California last year; now, Texas. The recent blackout is a terrible ordeal for Texans but a political disaster for the Biden administration. The president...
  • Feb 25, 2021
    During the 2019 shareholder season, Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, tabled a shareholder proposal at Amazon’s annual meeting....
  • Feb 17, 2021
    Warning lights should be flashing. Less than a month in, it’s becoming evident that President Joe Biden’s economic policies are likely to end in disaster. The wrong...
  • Jan 24, 2021
    The administrative state will get a new lease on life under President Joe Biden, but America’s administrative state is far more constrained than that of many other countries....
  • Jan 11, 2021
    Shortly before her nomination as Treasury secretary in the Biden administration, Janet Yellen appeared on a Bloomberg New Economy panel discussing the role of central banks as the...