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Behind the scenes at Greenpeace’s Lego and Shell protest viral video

From an article published by the Guardian newspaper on 22 July 2014 It had more than 4.5m views in its first week… The film was designed to increase the pressure on Lego to cut its ties with Shell. Arguably it is the way the film subverts and disrupts expectations that explains why more than 4.5 […]

Greenpeace’s Lego Video Aims To End Shell Partnership

Extracts from an article by Katherine Boehrer published by The Huffington Post on 7 July 2014 Greenpeace’s most recent video targets popular toy brand Lego for its partnership with Shell. Though it begins innocently enough, panning over a Lego winter wonderland full of polar bears, wolves and icebergs, the video takes a sinister twist when […]

Greenpeace urges Lego to end Shell partnership

Extract from an article by Adam Vaughan published by The Guardian on Tuesday 1 July 2014 On Tuesday the environmental group will target the Danish company, which has distributed more than 16m Shell-branded toys via petrol stations in 26 countries, hoping to pressure it through “creative action” and mobilising the 5 million “Arctic supporters” it […]

Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise: Russia ‘frees protest ship’

Extract from a BBC News article published 6 June 2014 Russian authorities have released the Greenpeace ship seized after a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic last year, the environmental group says. The Arctic Sunrise, which had been held in the port of Murmansk, is back in the hands of campaigners, Greenpeace said. FULL […]

Greenpeace campaigners considering protest at new Sevenoaks Waitrose

Extract from an article by Alex Drury published 14 April 2014 by Sevenoaks Chronicle Sara Ayech, the pressure group’s Arctic campaign spokesman told the Chronicle: “In 2012 Waitrose put a halt to plans to build stores on Shell forecourts. By partnering with Shell, Waitrose is endorsing Shell’s destructive quest for Arctic oil.” FULL ARTICLE

Waitrose-Shell partnership angers Greenpeace

Extract from an article by Guy Montague-Jones published 05 April 2014 by The Grocer under the headline: Waitrose-Shell partnership extension with four new stores angers Greenpeace Waitrose is extending its controversial partnership with Shell by opening four new stores at petrol stations… FULL ARTICLE

Reputational damage from Shell Brent Spar episode

Extracts from an article by Dr Roger Barker published 26 March 2014 by realbusiness.co.uk under the headline: How to balance your director duties with stakeholder management …the pursuit of “corporate wealth” should not be about generating a “fast buck” for shareholders but should also take into account the impact of a business’s activities on other […]

Mark Moody-Stuart: ‘Dine with the devil’ or lose your influence

Extracts from an article by Oliver Balch published on Wednesday 5 March 2014 by The Guardian For Elizabeth II, it was 1992. For Juan Carlos I, 2007. In the case of Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, former chair of oil giant Shell, his annus horribilis came in 1995. Crisis number one arrived in the shape of Brent […]

Shell’s grubby deal

Natural Environment Research Council inks controversial research partnership with Shell Greenpeace brands Memorandum of Understanding a “grubby deal diverting public money into the pockets of the world’s largest corporation” By James Murray: 10 Feb 2014 The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shell that will see the publicly […]

UK environmental science: In association with Shell

The Natural Environment Research Council signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with Shell. You should be disturbed by this Workers subcontracted by Shell clean up an oil spill from an abandoned well in Oloibiri Town, Nigeria. Photograph: Ed Kashi/Corbis Posted by Alice Bell: Friday 7 February 2014 15.19 GMT theguardian.com Today, the Natural Environment Research Council (Nerc) signed […]

Oil drilling on US Arctic coast put on ice

Oil companies’ rush to find reserves off Alaska’s Arctic shores suffered a setback on Thursday after Shell said it would suspend its operations in the region — and possibly withdraw for good. “We will not drill in Alaska in 2014, and we are reviewing our options there,” Shell CEO Ben van Beurden told reporters in […]