External Citizenship Advisory Panel
Professor of Management and Law,
Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
Senior Vice President, Governance and Sustainable Investment
F&C Management Limited
Director of Harvard Kennedy School's Corporate Responsibility Initiative
Director and Senior Vice President, Environment, Social, and Governance Group
Walden Asset Management
Director of Policy
Institute for Human Rights and Business
In 2009, ExxonMobil created an External Assessment Panel to provide an independent review of our corporate citizenship reporting process. The panel, comprising leading academics, non-governmental organization representatives and socially responsible investors, reviewed and commented on the 2008–2011 Corporate Citizenship Reports.
In 2011, the External Assessment Panel became the External Citizenship Advisory Panel (ECAP), with an expanded focus on providing strategic and objective advice on ExxonMobil’s corporate citizenship activities. The ECAP reviewed an early draft of the 2012 Corporate Citizenship Report, and we evaluated this feedback and made revisions as appropriate. As with prior reports, the ECAP provided a publicly available statement summarizing key feedback.
During 2012, the ECAP visited ExxonMobil Development Company’s global headquarters in Houston, Texas, to discuss social issues and provide feedback on the Upstream Socioeconomic Management Standard. The panel’s feedback encouraged us to continue to engage external stakeholders on this subject.
In 2013, the ECAP will visit ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research Company in Houston to discuss the Corporation’s approach to operating in the Arctic.