Exxon board member Ubben ups stake, company invests in carbon capture


Activist investor and newly appointed Exxon board member Jeff Ubben is building his stake in the company on the belief that the oil giant will be integral to the energy transition.

“I am,” he said Thursday on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” when asked if he was planning to buy more Exxon shares. “I am building this new business…I really believe that the return dynamics for Exxon from here are spectacular. They are part of the solution, not part of the problem,” he said.

Ubben, who is a proponent of ESG investing, joined Exxon’s board in March amid pressure from shareholders to reshuffle directors as the stock price languished.

ESG refers to a form of sustainable investing that centers on…


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