Comments on: Shell Blog http://royaldutchshellplc.com News and information on Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:24:13 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Relieved http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-908964 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:24:13 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-908964 Since when has RDS operated with ‘corporate social responsibility’. Recall RDS support for Hitler and his gang of demented perverts.

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By: shellwaarbenjijnu http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-908690 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:21:35 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-908690 Paddy – voila! Precisely. Just what does the timing of the meeting tell us about the judgement of van Beurden and his PA advisors?

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By: Paddy Briggs http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-908142 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:57:00 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-908142
RETIRED ROYAL DUTCH SHELL EXECUTIVE, PADDY BRIGGS

I’m old-fashioned (and old) enough to think that “Corporate Social responsibility” matters. I am also an RDS shareholder. Unlike some previous posters here I don’t think that dividends are the only thing that Shell or any other Company should think about. The gory truth about Western oil companies dalliances with Mr Putin and his mob are well told in Tom Bower’s “The Squeeze”.

My review of it is here:

In the light of this story I think Mr van Beurden might well have been more circumspect with President Putin at this sensitive time.

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By: Relieved http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-907558 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:08:28 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-907558 While a lot of folks are irritated by the way RDS’s fearless leader sucked up to Putin it would wise to remember Shell has a great deal at stake in the land of the Russ and that he works for the shareholders who really don’t care if he sleeps with Putin so long as he keeps those dividends flowing. It is all about money, and the appropriate amount of shameless groveling and sucking up to Putin could pay off handsomely for RDS. As far as I can see van Beurden is just doing his job. National governments make foreign policy, not corporations, although they can dn

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By: LondonLad http://royaldutchshellplc.com/wp-wall-guestbook/#comment-907341 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:49:18 +0000 http://royaldutchshellplc.com/?page_id=16226#comment-907341 Well, hope that Donovan reads your requirements “Relieved” and restricts articles to RDS only. Any reference to 3rd parties involved directly or indirectly with RDS must not be mentioned on the website according to you “Relieved”. Thus if anyone castigates RDS (e.g. Greenpeace over Brent Spar) they must not be mentioned? Wow what a nodding donkey with an RDS problem “Relieved”. Even Donovan is somewhat more even keeled!! Let’s face it there are a majority of people who believe RDS is far far better than is made out by people such as yourself who post like nodding donkeys on this website – yes I am one of those. All this said, fair play to Donovan he generally allows both sides of an argument to be printed (clearly something you don’t want or like).

REPLY BY JOHN:

This blog is meant for free and open discussion about Shell and related matters as has always been the case. Always happy for both sides of a debate to be published.

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