This is the second part in my series on Corporate Responsibility. Ooooh! How clever of me!. Bob Rosner replied to the first part. Here is his reply
"Amen. The good thing about this article was realizing how many people
out there agree with us. That was inspiring to me. Thanks for sharing
your thoughts. Now that you've written, don't be a stranger. Cheers.
All this sounds fine and dandy. The real shocker however came when I read this post by Carl Pope. He brings to light some alarming facts about Exxon Mobil. Every company has the right to worry about its bottom line. But, when one company tries to systematically discredit scientists, science and the obvious effects of Global Warming, it is stepping out of bounds.
One thing is for sure, I am never stepping into an Exxon Mobil gas pump. Like Thomas points out, it is difficult not to buy Exxon Mobil products. Apparently, oil companies share pipelines and depots. But we have to start somewhere. We have to take that first step.
I evaluated my retirement portfolios. Thankfully, I didn't have Exxon Mobil in them. But I did have some other oil companies. I chucked them. It is my firm belief...If we as share holders, refuse to invest in socially irresponsible corporations, we are sure to see better corporate citizenship
Switching to eco investing...
Weird moment of the day
I don't smoke. For some weird reason, I stood around with a bunch of smokers today all the while drinking chocolate milk!