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EITI confirms ExxonMobil to board; industry watchdogs outraged.

DAKAR –  Civil society protests stalled confirmation of a new EITI Board in Dakar, forcing companies to reach an agreement with civil society. Civil society agreed to confirm the new Board if companies agreed to require ExxonMobil to publish its project-level payments-to-governments data in all countries of operation in a short, fixed period, in line with the EITI Company Expectations.

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ExxonMobil attempts to reclaim seat on Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Board, activists cite flawed process

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the US coalition of Publish What You Pay (PWYP-US), which advocates for an open and accountable extractive industry, called on members of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to block the installation of ExxonMobil on the organization’s Board. Throughout the EITI’s 20-year history, ExxonMobil has continually failed to meet basic transparency standards and was recently found

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PWYP-US welcomes SEC rulemaking as a landmark opportunity for greater transparency on climate-related financial risks

Today, after a vote of 3 to 1, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its proposed rule for climate-risk disclosure. This rulemaking is a critical opportunity to ensure publicly-listed companies disclose information about climate-related financial risks and their strategy to manage these risks responsibly.  Below is a statement from Carly Oboth, Director of Publish What You Pay –

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PWYP-US Confirms Carly Oboth as Director

Coalition will benefit from Oboth’s continued leadership and experience as a transparency policy expert, advocate, and campaigner. The Publish What You Pay – United States (PWYP-US) coalition is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Carly Oboth to lead the coalition as Director. Oboth joined PWYP-US in July 2021 as the Interim Director following the departure of previous coalition Director,

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Global Transparency Initiative Concludes Another Board Meeting Without Holding Oil and Gas Companies Accountable

In a familiar pattern, the EITI Board punted substantive discussions about holding supporting companies accountable to its 2022 Board meeting. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s (EITI) fall Board meeting concluded today, taking no meaningful action to hold supporting companies accountable for failing to meet core transparency standards.  This meeting follows the publication of EITI’s own assessment showing that 23% of

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Global Transparency Initiative Names Companies Failing to Meet Disclosure Expectations in line with International Oil, Gas and Mining Standard

EITI Board should bar representatives from delinquent companies like Exxon and Chevron from serving on the Board. Today, after months of pressure from PWYP-US, Oxfam America, other allies, and all civil society representatives on its Board, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) released a key annex underpinning its Assessment of adherence to the Expectations for EITI supporting companies detailing which of its Supporting Companies are failing to meet the

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Global Transparency Initiative Dismisses Formal Complaint Against Exxon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2021 (Washington, DC) Following yesterday’s extraordinary board meeting of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to discuss the complaint that Publish What You Pay-United States (PWYP-US) filed against Exxon lobbyist Matthew Gobush, EITI Chair Helen Clark released a statement formally closing the complaint. While Chair Clark’s statement acknowledges that Gobush’s actions highlight an “underlying concern” about EITI-implementing countries compliance with

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Global Transparency Initiative Fails to Hold Exxon Accountable

PWYP-US will no longer engage with Initiative — Ongoing EITI process must ensure company compliance leading into October board meeting. (Washington, DC) Today, the Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) demonstrated a lack of commitment to holding its board members accountable by refusing to remove Exxon’s representative, Matthew Gobush, from the Board for failing to meet EITI board

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