BP: CSR & Sustainability News

BP (LSE: BP, NYSE: BP) is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest energy company and fourth-largest company in the world measured by 2011 revenues and is one of the six oil and gas “supermajors”. It is vertically integrated and operates in all areas of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading. It also has renewable energy activities in biofuels and wind power.

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Fixing BP’s Big Fix

BP is putting a lot of money behind a TV commercial that opens with “This was the Gulf’s best tourism season in years.”…

BP Moves Beyond Solar

On May 19, 1997, John Browne, then the CEO of BP, gave his famous ‘Climate Change: the New Agenda’ speech at Stanford, outlining…
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What BP Could Teach Bill Gates About Sustainability

About 10 years ago, I wrote an article about the role brands could play in driving social responsibility. My argument was that social…
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Senate Holds Hearing on Big Oil Tax Breaks

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday on tax breaks for the nation’s top five oil companies: Chevron, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP America,…
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BP Files Blame-Sharing Lawsuit Against Gulf Partners

April 21st marked the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. BP used the occasion to file a…

From Status Quo to New World Order: The Lessons BP Didn’t Teach Us and Japan’s Resilient Energy Future

By Rick Bunch What did the BP Oil spill change for Americans? Very little. What can the spill teach us about how to…
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A Look at BP’s 2010 Sustainability Report

BP just released their 2010 Sustainability Report.  The 50-page glossy presentation is filled with sincerity, regret and promises to do better. It is…
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BP, Putting Oil Spill Behind It, Reports 4th Quarter Profit: But is That The End of the Story?

Hard to believe how quickly we forget. The BP Gulf Oil spill that was presumed to be the fossil fuel industry’s Chernobyl is…
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Why BP Stock Bounced Back From Deepwater Horizon

By Amy Hsuan In the aftermath of Deepwater Horizon, BP’s stocks have rallied, Halliburton has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index…
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Message to BP CEO: Turn Over a New Leaf

BP CEO Tony Hayward will be stepping down from his post soon after a dismal handling of this summer’s Gulf Oil Spill. But…

BP Gains Millions from US Stimulus Funds

But while BP faces litigation and steep fines, it is also gaining money from one of the US government’s stimulus programs. Over the…
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It’s Time to Re-Brand Green Branding: Lessons From Beyond Petroleum

The following is a post by Paul Hannam of Bright Green Leadership (a 3p sponsor) – offering internet marketing strategies for responsible businesses.…
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BP Needs To Pony Up More Money For Gulf Tourism Industry

Tourism is a major part of the economy along the Gulf coast. Take 2008, for example, a year when travelers to congressional districts…

BP Gulf Disaster Act Two: The Corexit Calamity

Now that BP’s spurting oil well in the Gulf of Mexico officially known as MC252 has apparently been shut in, and the relief…
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Tony Hayward: Lessons in Leadership and Accountability

Few of us would have ever heard of Hayward had the Deepwater Horizon rig had not exploded in April, gushing thousands of barrels…