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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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…
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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…