On a personal level, Stake's founders care about climate change.
Some of the largest polluting companies actively prevent societies from taking action, by buying lobbyists, spreading misinformation, and fighting innovation.
Our co-founder, Gabe, was looking to make a difference, and realized his student investment club invested in one of these polluting oil companies, Exxon.
This ownership stake meant the student club had rights as shareholders to present an Ask at Exxon's annual shareholder meeting, in Texas.
He submitted a formal Ask that Exxon stop funnelling money to climate denying organizations, such as ALEC.