It could be seen as an act of greenwashing bravado or one of true corporate social responsibility. But one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, Shell, yesterday joined other British companies in urging Tony Blair to set stricter limits on greenhouse emissions.
The Man Who Sold the Planet
The headline says it all: “The Man Who Sold the Planet”. Today’s Independent newspaper launches a major offensive at Exxon and Lee Raymond, the “Darth Vader of global warming” for their “denial that carbon emissions cause climate change”. Reporting on yesterday’s Exxon AGM, the paper says: “Lee Raymond, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, has … Read More
Exxon: Protecting Tomorrow Today (So They Say)
It’s official. According to Exxon and its latest Corporate Citizenship Report it is not a dinosaur when it comes to climate change or corporate responsibility.
Yes Men Hit Halliburton
On a lighter note. At the end of last week, the Yes Men, a group of activists known for their stunts against corporate executives, targetted Halliburton, the global oil services company. Pretending to be Halliburton executives they gave a presentation at a trade conference in Florida advocating the use of “SurvivaBall”, a large inflatable suit … Read More
More Shell Greenwash
More greenwashing from Shell. The company has just released it Sustainability report for 2005. Shell and sustainability you might reason is a contradiction in terms. Not so, argues the company. The report is part of is “continuing dialogue with stakeholders,” and its commitment to meet the world’s energy challenge in “in environmentally and socially responsible … Read More
BP and Exxon In Top Ten Worst Companies
BP and Exxon both make top ten worst companies in 2005, according to Multinational Monitor.
UK Scientists Take Fight to Sceptics Over Climate
Britain’s most prestigious scientific body, the Royal Society, has drawn up plans to fight renewed attempts by sceptics and industry-funded lobby groups to derail international action on climate change.
Art Not Oil
Earlier today I said we haven’t got it in for BP. So, in the interests of impartiality, I am just passing this message on and not commenting on yet another organisation or person having a go at this Great British institution. It concerns Art Not Oil which is “a rolling exhibition aimed at encouraging artists … Read More
BP: Beyond Pathetic
Given what we have been saying about BP on the site recently, it is amusing to read a a different angle from Thomas Borelli, the editor of FreeEnterpriser.com and a senior fellow at The National Center for Public Policy Research, about BP’s advertising campaign.
Exposing Exxon’s Pit Bull
Great article from Business Week Magazine about how Exxon attacked Greenpeace through an organisation called Public Interest Watch. Although this was recently reported in the Wall Street Journal, what was not reported was the role of the shadowy PR firm called Dezenhall Resources, whom the article calls the “pit bull of PR”. If you want … Read More