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The Enormous CEO Salaries Behind Earth Hour

March 17, 2018

Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

Earth Hour was born with a silver spoon in its mouth. Brought into this world by wealthy corporations, one of the reasons it has become “the largest environmental event in history” in less than five years is because of its influential corporate backers.

These include the World Wildlife Fund, Fairfax Media Ltd., Coca-Cola, Ikea, banks, and insurance companies (see here and here).

More evidence that Earth Hour is the product of a multinational corporate machine rather than small-scale, earnest activists may be found by examining how much the World Wildlife Fund pays its CEOs.

Blogger Richard Telofski pointed out last week that Carter Roberts, the CEO of the US branch of the World Wildlife Fund, was paid a total of $455,147 in 2009 – his base salary being $425,000.

By comparison, the President of the United States has a base salary of $400,000 and the US Vice President is…

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