Exxon Tries to Shed Its Skin

ExxonMobil, which has a reputation as the least socially responsible oil country in the world (no small feat), has been holding "a series of secret meetings with environmental and human rights groups worldwide in an effort to change its hard-nosed public image," reports Terry Macalister. But critics such as Cindy Baxter, a spokeswoman for the Stop Esso campaign, remain unconvinced. "This looks like PR. They need to stop funding rightwing groups and climate change sceptics if they want to convince anyone they are really changing," Baxter said.