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The little engine that did … shake up the Exxon boardroom
May 27, 2021

The little engine that did … shake up the Exxon boardroom

Activist hedge fund Engine No. 1, pushing for a change in Exxon Mobil's climate strategy, got enough support from other shareholders to win at least two seats on the oil and gas company's board. These types of challenges from activist investors tend not to get far. Plus, for the first time since President Joe Biden took office, the top trade representatives from the U.S. and China are talking. And, a study on the need for better, higher-paying jobs for young women as the pandemic recession recovery continues.

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Hedge fund Engine No. 1 wins at least 2 Exxon board seats in climate push

It's the first time climate change activists have succeeded in challenging a big oil company, says business professor Erik Gordon.
The activist hedge fund Engine No. 1 yesterday won enough support from other shareholders to get at least two seats on the board of the oil company Exxon Mobil.
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Study: Young women need better, higher-paying jobs after pandemic recession

May 27, 2021
Young women were already falling behind economically after the Great Recession.
Higher Purpose Co., a nonprofit, positions itself as a "capital matchmaker" and partner for Black-owned businesses in the state.
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