Exxon CEO’s $60 Billion Justification

Exxon CEO’s $60 Billion Justification

In 2021, Darren Woods suffered a humiliating defeat. A little-known activist investor convinced shareholders to give him three seats on the board of directors of the oil giant he runs, Exxon Mobil, attacking its big spending and its strategy of transition to green energy.

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