Oil Multinationals and Social Challenges
An investigation of the potential and limitations of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the oil and gas sector.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has emerged as an important approach for addressing the social and environmental impact of company activities. Yet companies are increasingly expected to go beyond this. They are now often expected to assist in addressing many of the world's most pressing problems, including climate change, poverty and HIV/AIDS. With increasing expectations placed on business, this book asks if CSR is capable of delivering on these larger expectations. It does so by investigating an industry that has been at the centre of the CSR development - the oil and gas sector. Looking at companies from developed countries such as Exxon and Shell, as well as companies from emerging economies such as Brazil's Petrobras and China's CNOOC, the book investigates the potential of CSR for addressing three important challenges in the business-society relationship: the environment, development and governance.
List of figures; List of tables; 1. Introduction; 2. The logic of CSR strategies; 3. The context of CSR; 4. The environmental challenge; 5. The development challenge; 6. The governance challenge; 7. Conclusions and recommendations; References; Glossary; Index.