Climate activists ask Shell Board to ‘go to hell’ in a song | Watch video1 min read 23 May 2023, 05:25 PM IST
At Shell's annual shareholder meeting in London, climate protesters break into song, asking Shell to ‘go to hell’.
At Shell’s annual meeting in London on Tuesday, Chairman Andrew Mackenzie had barely greeted shareholders when a dozen climate activists began singing ‘Hit the Road Jack’ with a few minor adjustments.
The song was followed by an interference from an activist who berated the board for profiting through the sale of fuels that are a leading cause of climate change.
“You can congratulate yourselves on earning billions from climate collapse," the protester said, before being removed by security. One protestor shouted, “I will not stand by while Shell destroys this beautiful planet."
In addition, Shell is dealing with an increasingly vocal minority of institutional shareholders who are demanding that it take action against climate change more quickly while attempting to balance demands from other investors to profit from the oil and gas industry.
A business representative stated that Shell welcomed open discussion and cited the company's goals to achieve net carbon-neutral status by 2050.
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