Blog Archive: ExxonMobil Archives - Bright Now

25

May

2022

Prayer vigil at Church House calls on CofE to divest ahead of Exxon and Total AGMs

On the eve of the ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies shareholder meetings, Christian climate campaigners held a prayer vigil outside Church House in central London – the Church of England’s headquarters – to pray for the Church of England to divest from fossil fuels.

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31

Jan

2022

Church Commissioners continue investing in ExxonMobil, despite CofE putting Exxon on ‘restricted’ list

The Church Commissioners, one of the three Church of England National Investing Bodies (NIBs), have decided to continue investing in ExxonMobil, despite the NIBs having put Exxon on a list of ‘restricted’ companies.

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13

Dec

2017

Exxon announcement on climate reporting: too little, too late

On Tuesday 12 December, ExxonMobil finally responded to shareholder pressure following a resolution passed at the company’s AGM in May 2017, announcing that it would report on the impact of climate policies on its business operations.

The announcement came on the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement, which the company publicly supports, although its actions have suggested otherwise. Read more

7

Nov

2017

Bishops and clergy call on CofE to divest from Exxon

The following letter from Church of England bishops and clergy was published in The Guardian on 7th November. A news story on the same day included interviews from all sides of the argument.
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1

Jun

2017

Exxon climate resolution passed despite opposition from Board of Directors

Shareholders of ExxonMobil have voted in favour of a resolution calling on the company to report on the impacts of climate policies on its business, despite opposition from Exxon’s Board of Directors. Read more

26

May

2017

Pressure increases on Church of England to divest from ExxonMobil

The Church of England is facing increasing calls to divest from ExxonMobil ahead of the company’s AGM on Wednesday 31 May.

Exxon’s Board of Directors has advised shareholders to vote against the climate resolution being supported by the Church Commissioners again this year. The resolution calls on ExxonMobil to report on the impact of climate policies on its business operations. Read more