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Kurt Hoffman, director of the Shell Foundation

The Guardian (UK): ‘We are part of the solution’: Kurt Hoffman, director of the Shell Foundation

“From his office 21 floors above central London, the director of the Shell Foundation sets out cogently the argument his organisation is trying to put into practice: that big business can be the solution to global poverty.”

Laura Smith

Saturday August 27, 2005

By his own admission, Kurt Hoffman has undergone something of a conversion. From his office 21 floors above central London, the director of the Shell Foundation sets out cogently the argument his organisation is trying to put into practice: that big business can be the solution to global poverty.

But it was not always this way. Hoffman spent 10 years as a development economist at the University of Sussex, where it is unlikely his present ideas would have received a particularly warm reception. read more

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The Observer: Can they be sure of Shell?

The Observer: Can they be sure of Shell?

Sunday June 13, 2004

It was hard not to raise eyebrows when the Shell Foundation invited me to check its projects in Uganda. Was this trip a blatant attempt to redress the PR balance after the media mauling the Anglo-Dutch combine has endured, particularly in recent months? Or was something more fundamental going on? Perhaps a quantum shift in the way business deals with society?

Launched in 2000, with £250 million, the sheer size of Shell’s foundation makes it at a stroke one of the most powerful charities in the world. It works by partnering local banks in developing countries. The banks identify small businesses desperate for investment to buy equipment, particularly businesses that are energy-related. read more

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