Published 21 October 2021

Emma-Lou Montgomery: Fidelity International


WITH the start of the COP26 climate conference now just days away…

Shell executives will probably prefer to dwell on Shell’s notable if slightly eyebrow-raising inclusion in a book just published by Jane Goodall, called The Book of Hope: A survival guide for an endangered planet.

In it, Goodall, the English primatologist and anthropologist, tells the story of Ben van Beurden, chief executive of the Royal Dutch Shell oil group, who it is claimed decided to support the 2015 Paris climate agreement because his 10-year-old daughter asked if it was true his company was destroying the planet.