Vote Against Board for Failing to Act on Climate

The New York State Common Retirement Fund, led by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, and the Church of England said they would vote against all Exxon directors at the company’s May 29 annual meeting and urged other shareholders to consider doing the same.

Exxon’s “inadequate response to climate change constitutes a serious failure of corporate governance,” they said in a filing Friday.

 The investors, which said they are acting with the Climate Action 100+ group of investors who oversee $32 trillion in assets, also urged shareholders to vote in favor of proposals for an independent chairman, the establishment of a climate change board committee and a report on lobbying.