Exxon Mobil is one of the most consequential and profitable companies in U.S. history. For more than a hundred years, the company’s oil and gas have helped power the global economy.
But the Exxon Mobil of today faces the seemingly opposing priorities of supplying the world with abundant energy and also drastically reducing its carbon footprint to help stave off climate disaster. With unprecedented access to company executives, workers and facilities, David Faber explores whether Exxon Mobil is serious about taking on global warming and how its actions match up with its words.
For decades, Exxon Mobil’s insular corporate culture helped keep the company somewhat…