The evolution of a corporate idealist : when girl meets oil / Christine Bader.
Brookline, MA : Bibliomotion, 
xxii, 242 pages ; 23 cm
Formatted Contents Note
New Haven : girl meets oil Indonesia : on the front lines China : making the case London : tone at the top The United Nations : creating ownership Gulf of Mexico : corporate idealism in crises New York : community and careers.
"There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world's biggest and best-known companies, pushing for safer and more responsible practices. They are trying to prevent the next Rana Plaza factory collapse, the next Deepwater Horizon explosion, the next Foxconn labor abuses. Obviously, they don't always succeed. Christine Bader was one of those people. She loved BP and then-CEO John Browne's lofty rhetoric on climate change and human rights -- until a string of fatal BP accidents, Browne's abrupt resignation under a cloud of scandal, and the start of Tony Hayward's tenure as chief executive, which would end with the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Bader's story of working deep inside the belly of the beast is unique in its details, but not in its themes: of feeling like an outsider both inside the company (accused of being a closet activist) and out (assumed to be a corporate shill); of getting mixed messages from senior management; of being frustrated with corporate life but committed to pushing for change from within. The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: Girl Meets Oil is based on Bader's experience with BP and then with a United Nations effort to prevent and address human rights abuses linked to business. Using her story as its skeleton, Bader weaves in the stories of other "Corporate Idealists" working inside some of the world's biggest and best-known companies"-- Provided by publisher. "The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist is based on Bader's experience with BP and then with a United Nations effort to prevent and address human rights abuses linked to business"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-228) and index.
K3915 .B33 2014
9781937134884 hardback 1937134881 hardback 9781937134891 (ebook) 9781937134907 (enhanced ebook)