(HorizonPost.com) – Al Gore may be removed from Apple’s board of directors, according to Fox News. National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) filed an exempt solicitation with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) arguing that keeping Gore as a director of the company was a mistake. The annual meeting to determine the director will be held on March 10.
Former Apple CEO and founder Steve Jobs once advocated for Gore when he was elected to the board in 2003. Jobs said that he had brought an indispensable skill set to the company with his experience as a U.S. politician and eventually the vice president, knowing how to run a government. But 20 years later, Gore’s experience may not be enough for the evolving tech giant.
The NLPC states that the skill set Gore brings to the table is not worth the reputational risk Apple faces by keeping him on, arguing that there was never a moment Gore was actually qualified for the position, according to NLPC’s Corporate Integrity Project Director Paul Chesser. Chesser quipped that Gore’s only credential is being a “chicken little for global warming.”
Speaking to Fox News, Chesser also mocked the idea that global warming was an accurate prediction, saying that when it was discredited it became “climate change.”
Gore has been inconsistent in narrative and actions. The former vice president’s investment firm, Generation’s Global Equity fund, was reportedly investing more than $26 billion in shares in almost two dozen companies that were contributing an increasing amount of greenhouse gases between 2015 and 2021.
The climate change activist is not the only one facing the ire of the NLPC. The group filed an exempt solicitation requesting Apple’s shareholders to oppose keeping Tim Cook on the board of directors. In addition, the watchdog group is leading the effort to make Apple more transparent in its risky business dealings with China.
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