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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 […]

Shell’s Lawsuit Against Environmental Organizations Courts Disaster

…Shell also settled a case charging them with collaborating with the Niger military to kill environmental activists who led the protests. Shell is suing 12 environmental organizations to preempt legal challenges to exploration in the Arctic Ocean. The environmental groups include, among others, the Center for Biological Diversity, the National Audubon Society, Oceana (full disclosure: […]

Corrib – Ireland’s Last Offshore Development for a Generation

Printed below is an article by Tony Allwright, a retired Irish Shell EP manager. (SOURCE ARTICLE) 26 November 2011 Protests – overwhelmingly unfounded and politically unchallenged – have trebled the cost of developing Ireland’s offshore Corrib gasfield. This huge “political risk” will deter further such investments for a generation. Many years ago, in the late 1970s […]

Shifts in corporate philanthropy

Early manifestations of the change included the mauling handed out to Royal Dutch Shell over its plans to dispose of the Brent Spar oil platform in the North Sea…

Bad publicity can be trigger for change

Headline disasters, from Shell and its plans to dispose of the Brent Spar oil storage facility, to the outbreak of bird flu at a Bernard Matthews turkey farm in 2007, have forced companies to look at the social and environmental implications of their actions and to develop an approach to reduce their impact.

In the wake of Shell “lies corruption, despoliation and death”: Andrew Rowell in his remarkable article “Unloveable Shell, the Goddess of Oil”

In view of the overnight news from Nigeria it seems an appropriate time to publish for the first time on the Internet the most dramatic masterpiece about Shell and its atrocious track record, especially in Nigeria, that we have ever seen. Authored by Andrew Rowell, it was published by The Guardian over 10 years ago on 15 November 1997 under the title: Unloveable Shell, the Goddess of Oil.

Perils that lie in risk management

London Evening Standard: Perils that lie in risk management “…it is less than 10 years since Shell was vilified for its environmentally sensible proposal to sink the Brent Spar oil platform in the Atlantic, and thereby introduced the world to reputational risk.”: “Regulators, auditors, ratings agencies and even businessmen speak of little else these days. […]