An analysis of the extent to which companies in the oil industry are environmentally responsible

Wheelhouse, Luke James (2009) An analysis of the extent to which companies in the oil industry are environmentally responsible. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Behind pessimistic expectations regarding the future of an international climate treaty, substantial changes can be observed in company positions. Multinationals in the oil industry are increasingly moving towards support for the Kyoto Protocol, and have taken measures to address climate change.

This piece of research analyses developments in the oil industry over the past few years, observing considerable shifts in corporate climate strategies. It compares British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, and ExxonMobil, of which only the latter still opposes international environmental regulations. BP and Shell have moved decisively toward supporting emission reductions and investing in renewable energy. The study examines CER in the oil industry by analysing the three case companies through investigating their environmental awareness, the drivers of corporate positioning, the implementation of environmentally responsible activities and the impact this has on financial performance. Findings from this investigation can be generalized to the oil industry as a whole.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2010 14:56
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 02:38

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