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Category Archives: Addressee Profiles

Addressee Profile: Gary Knell, CEO of NPR

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Gary Knell is the president and CEO of NPR. He made our list by heading up one of the largest news outlets in the world ranked by audience size.     Positive Moves NPR has explicitly stated that climate change is a scientific fact and that humans are to blame. [source] They have explicitly challenged   …Continue Reading

Addressee Profile: Ryan Lance, CEO of ConocoPhillips

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Ryan Lance is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips. He made our list by heading up the world’s largest independent pure-play oil and gas exploration & production company. Note: As recently as July 2013, ConocoPhillips was ranked the 11th largest company by revenue and the 5th largest non-stated-owned energy company by revenue. However,   …Continue Reading

Addressee Profile: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

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Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia. He made our list by heading up the world’s fourth biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.         Positive Moves: In December 2012, under the umbrella of the President’s administration, Russia created a working group on climate change and sustainable development. [source] Russia’s greenhouse gas emissions have   …Continue Reading

Addressee Profile: Warren Buffett

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Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Buffett is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He made our list by being the fourth wealthiest person on Earth. Positive Moves Buffett appears to believe climate change is real. [source] Berkshire Hathaway has invested extensively in solar power, wind energy and   …Continue Reading

Addressee Profile: Jeff Fager, Chairman of CBS News

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Jeff Fager is the Chairman of CBS News. He made our list by heading up one of the top ten news outlets (ranked by audience size).   Positive Moves CBS ties climate change to other issues, such as energy, human violence, and drought. [1 2 3] CBS News overtly connects extreme weather events to man-made   …Continue Reading

Addressee profile: John Watson, CEO of Chevron

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John Watson has been the CEO of the Chevron Corporation since January 1, 2010. He made our list by heading up the fourth largest oil and gas company by revenue.     Positive Moves Chevron invests in many renewable/green technologies. [source] Watson supports eliminating government subsidies for fossil fuel companies. [source] Why it’s not enough   …Continue Reading

Addressee Profile: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia

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Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has been President of Indonesia since 2004. He made our list by heading up the fourth highest greenhouse gas emitting country in the world.     Positive Moves Yudhoyono, approved a two-year extension to a 2011 moratorium that bars new logging and palm oil plantation permits under a $1 billion. The deal preserves   …Continue Reading

Addressee Profile: Amancio Ortega

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Amancio Ortega is a Spanish business executive best known for his work in the fashion industry. He is a cofounder of the retailer Zara and the fashion group Inditex. He made our list by being the fourth-wealthiest person in the world. [source]   Positive moves In 2008, Ortega created a global alternative-energy network and committed   …Continue Reading

Addressee Profile: Ben Sherwood, President of ABC News

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Ben Sherwood is the president of ABC News. He made our list by heading up the largest broadcasting company in the world (by revenue) — and one of the Big Three television networks.   Positive Moves ABC’s Earth 2100 provided a mainstream audience with a vision of the toll climate change, overpopulation, and the misuses   …Continue Reading

Addressee Profile: Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive of BP

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Bob Dudley is the Group Chief Executive and a director of BP. He made our list because BP is the fifth-largest energy company by market capitalization, fifth-largest company in the world measured by 2012 revenues, and the sixth largest oil and gas company measured by 2012 production. [source] As of December 2012, BP had operations in   …Continue Reading