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 a Petition at Exxon's annual shareholder meeting, in Texas.
He submitted a formal proposal that Exxon stop funnelling money to climate denying organizations, such as ALEC.