Coca-Cola Severs Longtime Ties With Pro-Sugar Group – Bloomberg

It is very good news to see Coca-Cola stepping away from another of those dark money-funded fake front groups promoting disinformation about science. LSI was founded by a former Coca-Cola executive Alex Malaspina and has deep ties to Big Food and Soda. Coca-Cola’s decision follows other major corporations, like Mars, Inc. and Nestlé, cutting ties…

Fossil Fuel Giants Claim To Support Climate Science, Yet Still Fund Denial | HuffPost

More on the disgraceful disinformation campaign conducted by FTI Consulting on behalf of its fossil fuel clients, which included the creation of fake front groups, fake “information” resources, even fake social medial profiles. [D]ocuments and recordings reviewed by HuffPost show that the Independent Petroleum Association of America has spent almost $2 million a year for…

FTI axed by clients in fallout over oil industry work | Financial Times

FTI Consulting has been dumped by at least three of its clients while several global asset managers are reviewing their relationship with the business advisory and public relations consultancy, as the fallout from a media report about controversial work for the oil industry intensifies.  MSCI, the ratings and index provider and CDP, a non-profit group…

How utilities use secret campaigns against climate action

Federal investigators have accused Ohio’s recently deposed House speaker of running a racketeering ring. The question now is whether they will charge the utility that financed it. The case has significant implications for how corporations seek to shape public opinion on climate and energy policy. Electric utilities have joined the rush to employ dark money…