Outline of exxon risk & climate resolution
REPORT TO SHAREOWNERS ON FINANCIAL RISKS RESULTING FROM CLIMATE
CHANGE AND ITS IMPACT ON SHAREOWNER VALUE
Whereas: There is general consensus among climate scientists that, without significant
intervention, climate change will result in dramatic weather events, rising sea levels, drought in
some areas, and significant impacts on human and ecosystem health. The Pentagon also
believes that climate change has significant national security implications.
Climate change will therefore have profound negative effects on global economies, confronting
business leaders with major challenges.
Business and political leaders, as well as scientists globally, have identified risks of climate
change for the natural environment and the global economy and are calling for urgent action.
In response numerous companies are proactively reducing their carbon footprints. Others,
including ExxonMobil, are lobbying actively for specific, legislative changes to shape future laws
ExxonMobil is advertising its investments in alternative energy, including research on converting
algae into fuel, to illustrate steps being taken to diversify fuel sources and reduce greenhouse
gases contributing to climate change.
Many investors, including members of the Investor Network on Climate Risk, representing
approximately $7 trillion of assets under management, are urging companies to provide full
disclosure of climate risk and urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to mandate such
Many companies are conducting internal assessments of the business risks and opportunities
posed by climate change and some, such as AES, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Exelon, Ford, Intel,
PG&E, and Xcel are adding sections in their 10K Reports on present and future risks.
As investors, we are concerned about ways in which climate change and related government
policies can adversely affect our investment in ExxonMobil.
Hence, we believe it is important for ExxonMobil to carefully study the financial impacts, risks
and opportunities posed by climate change on our company and its future operations to enable
ExxonMobil to respond effectively and make the changes necessary to protect shareowner
value. The results of the study would be reported to shareowners. Resolved: Investors request ExxonMobil’s Board of Directors to prepare a report to
shareowners on the financial risks resulting from climate change and its impacts on
shareowner value over time, as well as actions the Board deems necessary to provide
long-term protection of our business interests and shareowner value. The Board shall
decide the parameters of the study and summary report.
A summary report will be made available to investors by September 15, 2010. Cost of
preparation will be kept within reasonable limits and proprietary information omitted.
We suggest the report consider the following issues in its analysis: Emissions management; Physical risks of climate change on our business and operations (e.g. the impact of rising
sea levels on drilling operations and refineries, including the supply chain);
U.S. and global regulatory risks of legislative proposals on carbon taxes and cap and trade; “Material risks” with respect to climate change ; Reputation, brand and legal risk; Positive business opportunities for ExxonMobil
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