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Anti-ESG and the Fossil Fuel Sector

May 2023

This briefing highlights the involvement of the fossil fuel industry in the "anti-ESG" political movement in the US, from the movement's inception to the present.

Latest Reports

Fossil Fuels Climate Lobbying Update:
April 2023

May 2023

An overview of the corporate lobbying detected by InfluenceMap related to fossil fuels and methane for the month of April 2023.

Net Zero and the Need for New Leadership in Corporate Climate Advocacy

March 2023

Using InfluenceMap's world-leading database for tracking and assessing corporate climate policy engagement, and extensive interactions with corporations and investors on the issue, this article proposes five steps that companies can take to shift to true leadership in climate policy advocacy.

Fact Check:
G7 Industry Association Letter

April 2023

InfluenceMap has assessed a 7th March joint letter sent by oil and gas industry associations advocating for fossil gas and LNG development to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on its accuracy using findings and recommendations from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

InfluenceMap in the News

Big Oil's Real Agenda on Climate Change

27 March 2019

The oil majors have spent over $1Bn since Paris on narrative capture, climate branding, and lobbying on climate change.

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InfluenceMap testifies before Senate Democrats

29 October 2019

InfluenceMap Executive Director Dylan Tanner outlines how fossil fuel vested interests continue to hold back urgently needed US climate change policy.

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Climate Change Action Stymied by Australian Business Lobby

23 September 2020

The Minerals Council of Australia, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the NSW Minerals Council named as the three organizations most responsible for undermining climate policy in Australia.

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Big Oil pledged to fight climate change, but do their actions line up?

24 September 2022

To prevent catastrophic global warming, international groups say there should be no new investment in fossil fuel projects.

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