The Evolution of A Corporate Idealist

The Evolution of A Corporate Idealist

When Girl Meets Oil

Book - 2014
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"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"--
"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"--
Publisher: Brookline, MA : Bibliomotion, [2014]
ISBN: 9781937134884
1937134881
Branch Call Number: Business & Career 338.766 BAD

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StarGladiator
May 28, 2014

Oh look here! Another book published by a company owned by a hedge fund, sure to be read by very few, so likely highly unprofitable for said hedge fund? But the author IS a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and she claims to be an activist???????!!!! And she gave a TED corporate talk??? Please, Ms. Bader, would you enlighten us as to the owners of BP? Ms. Bader claims, [in quotes] There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world's biggest and best-known companies, pushing for safer and more responsible practices.[end quote] Ummm... would that be why there were ONLY three wistleblowers at the NSA, one at the CIA, and only one honest mortgage underwriter was fired at Washington Mutual, and only one honest trader was fired at Merrill Lynch and no honest employees to be found at Goldman Sachs, Chase, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citigroup, Moody's, Standard & Poor, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera?

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