States, Pension Funds and Institutions Going after Exxon Mobil

It is probably a good thing that Exxon-Mobil past Prez Lee Raymond took the money and ran, because State Treasurers, pension funds and major institutional investors are coming after them. Together they own 85 million shares worth $5.6 billion and they want a meeting. Connecticut State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, said: "ExxonMobil is making a massive bet—with shareholders' money—that the world's addiction to oil will not abate for decades, even as its competitors are taking significant steps to prepare for a rapidly changing energy environment. As investors, we are concerned that ExxonMobil is not sufficiently preparing for 'tomorrow's energy' and runs the risk of lagging significantly behind its rivals. As shareholders, we need to meet with the ExxonMobil board directly, to learn how it plans to safeguard long-term shareholder value in light of the serious challenges — and opportunities - presented by climate change." The rest of us who drive should continue to drive right by Exxon/Mobil or Esso. ::PDF of Press Release

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