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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Is the Gulf Oil Spill (Almost) a Tragedy of the Commons?

The environmental writer Andy Mannle suggests that thanks to the BP oil spill, we are enduring another painful economic lesson called the tragedy…
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With a New Acquisition, does BP = Biofuels Player?

Late last week BP Biofuels agreed to buy Verenium Corporation, a producer of high-performance enzymes for use in industrial processes, including cellulosic biofuel…
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Former BP Exec Sets Her Sights on Algae as the Fuel of the Future

CJ Warner was at the top of her game when she saw the writing on the wall. Twenty years into a glass-ceiling-busting career…
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Why Social Media Will Never Let BP Sleep

by Richard Telofski The current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is, of course, a first degree public relations nightmare for beleaguered…
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Want a Bonus for Greening Your Company?

Well, it's about time. Recent news of environmental devastation has board members and executive committees of large companies nervously adding annual cash incentives…

A Paradigm Shift this Independence Day: Oil Independence

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is an unrelenting, gushing reminder of our unsustainable production and consumption of fossil fuels. It…

Calvert Investments Drops BP from SAGE Ethical Fund

The American mutual fund company Calvert Investments announced that it sold a significant portion of its BP shares, but will still work with…

Angry With BP? Short ‘Em!

By Ambrose Desmond Trying to find a silver lining in the Gulf catastrophe is not an easy thing to do. However, some faint…

Want $10 Million? X Prize Foundation Announces Prize for Gulf Oil Spill Solution

While politicians in Washington, DC and beyond cast blame for who is responsible for the Deepwater Horizon disaster, government agencies and businesses are…
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The Advent of Benchmarking Sustainability

By Derrick Mains Just a few years ago, sustainability was a PROFITS, planet and people movement focused on financial ROI and tangible, calculable…
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CSR May Help Build a Good Reputation, But Can’t Salvage a Brutal One

Mary Ann Ferguson’s research team asked over 750 people to look at companies’ CSR programs and report two conclusions: whether the type of…
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Become a “Tempered Radical” Four Steps to Saving the Planet

There are plenty of environmental outrages out there: the BP oil spill, the lack of a plan for renewable energy, massive over-consumption ...…

Webby Recipients Speak Out Against BP

Recipients of this week’s Webby Awards took the opportunity to speak out against BP. Acceptance speeches were limited to five words, making for…

How Obama Can Back Up Strong Words About BP With Action

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Last week President Obama spoke strongly against BP CEO Tony Hayward.…
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BP Should Stand For Big Problems

I have a new name for BP: Big Problems. According to documents released Monday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, problems existed…