Saudi Aramco: Slick and slay

The world’s third-largest company would be way ahead of the pack in any assessment of global ESG pariahs; not only does it pump almost 10% of the world’s oil supply, it also functions as the money tap for a regime with a noble track record of carving up journalists and an attitude to human rights that would have attracted an approving nod from Genghis Khan and his Mongol horde. Yet it’s extremely good at printing money, beating expectations with a profit of $32.6bn for the quarter to end-September. ..

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