Fr. Mike Crosby, O.F.M., Cap. was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for his years of advocacy in shareholder resolving, including the recent decision by ExxonMobil to add a scientist with expertise in climate studies to its Board of Directors.
Seven banks—including Wells Fargo, TD Bank, and Citibank—will meet with Standing Rock Sioux leaders after months of intense defund-DAPL pressure.
NEW YORK, NY – Thursday January 26, 2017 – Members of the Interfaith Center and long-term shareholders of ExxonMobil were encouraged by Exxon’s decision yesterday to appoint a climate scientist to its board of directors.
In a company press statement yesterday, ExxonMobil announced that Dr. Susan K. Avery was elected to its board of directors, effective February 1, 2017. Avery, an atmospheric scientist, is the former president and director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Her appointment is responsive to a long-standing request from shareholders to appoint a climate expert to its board.
For three years, led by the Fr. Mike Crosby, O.F.M., Cap. and others within the Midwest Capuchins, ICCR shareholders and other groups have filed a resolution calling on ExxonMobil to elect an Independent Director with Climate Change Expertise. Until now, the company has opposed this effort.
Mark Peters, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Seventh Generation Interfaith, and the work of our organization, are featured in the annual report of the Justice, Peace, and Reconciliation Commission of the Society of the Priests of the Sacred Heart.