'It's a Moral Issue': Creatives Are Quitting Agencies Over Fossil Fuel Clients

Adweek spoke with five people who've left jobs due, at least in part, to climate convictions

Achieving ‘Mainstream Green’ is key to a more sustainable economy. Read the new report on the CMO Sustainability Accelerator hub to learn more and take action.

When wildfire smoke turned New York skies orange this summer, Lane Cooper* holed up in their Brooklyn apartment with multiple air filters on high blast, working remotely for PR firm Edelman. Their asthma means air quality indexes above 200 are extremely dangerous. Then, a resource manager asked them to work on the Shell account. They quit a month later.

Cooper is one of many ad and PR industry staffers who have left their jobs in recent years due, at least in part, to their employer’s work with fossil fuel companies.



Subscribe today!

To Read the Full Story Become an Adweek+ Subscriber

View Subscription Options

Already a member? Sign in