The energy industry is facing pressure from regulators, shifting public opinion, a movement toward a global climate treaty and now, potential investigations of companies like Exxon for possibly misleading the public and investors. Business is feeling heat to face the climate crisis responsibly.
A narrative chronology and detailed spreadsheet examine Exxon's refusal to support dozens of shareholder resolutions on climate change since 1990.
By Elizabeth Douglass
InsideClimate News reviewed 25 years' worth of shareholder proposals at the three largest U.S. oil companies—ExxonMobil, Chevron and ConocoPhillips—to see how they responded to investor concerns about climate change.