Christopher James’ decision to fight one of the world’s largest oil companies began with a family dinner in 2019. Hedge fund manager’s school-age son asked how he could be considered an environmentalist if he invested in an energy company. James said he had a hard time explaining him. “When I was listening to my story, I thought,’This really tears my hair,'” said one of his sons. “I had this look on my forehead wrinkled face. He didn’t buy it.” Two years later, James persuaded Wall Street’s largest money manager to support a dramatic change in ExxonMobil’s board directors.
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