When Girl Meets Oil: Five questions for Christine Bader

I recently posed a few questions for Christine about her new book, check out her responses below. 1) What’s the book about? My book, “The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil,” is about what it’s like to push for more responsible and sustainable practices inside big companies.  It uses my experience as its structure,…

  • Mar 11, 2014
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Ten tips for activists when engaging companies

A guest post by Danna Pfahl and Erik Wohlgemuth from the Future500.  Listening matters Activists provide the critical checks and balances on the corporate sector, serving as one of the core drivers of progress across the globe. Holding companies  accountable for their social and environmental footprint is critical in addressing some of the greatest challenges…

Ten useful tips for companies on engaging activists

This article by Danna Pfahl from the Future 500, is well worth a read.  She offers ten short pieces of advice on engaging activist groups when attacked. In brief these are: Respond quickly and genuinely Immediate human face Don’t remove negative comments Don’t lead with your lawyers Don’t call the police/Do invite them in Don’t…

500 years of CSR/Sustainable business history in pictures, with captions

Here’s a presentation I gave yesterday at Nottingham University Business School, where one of the world’s best known CSR centres, the ICCSR, sits. I tried to look at, using images and captions, how journalism and the media, alongside activists, have pushed the CSR and sustainable/ethical business agenda forward through investigations, reporting and publishing/awareness raising. The…

  • Mar 14, 2013
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More on corporate responsibility NGOs and how to work with them

I had many emails after this previous post, snappily titled: “Six NGO types relevant for corporate responsibility“. So I thought I’d flesh it out a little with my thinking behind the initial comments. I’d add a caveat here that this is a work in progress, not definitive guidance. That applies to any other post on…

  • Feb 26, 2012
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