An exploratory study on oil and gas contributions towards UN millennium development goals

Tengku Mahmood, Tengku Noraida (2017) An exploratory study on oil and gas contributions towards UN millennium development goals. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Oil and gas industry is a very sensitive industry with much criticism from society and key stakeholders on the impact of their operations from environmental degradation, human right misconduct and negative social development. However, the energy that they produce and supply is an important source for economic, human and social development.

As such, the industry has continuously been challenged to find a balance in providing sustainable energy supply as well as manage the environmental impact on the environment. As a matter of survival against societal pressures, they have been embraced their responsibility and lead the business environment in their CSR efforts. They have established and adopted numerous global standards, advocates environmental causes as well as put in a lot of effort in being transparent on their CSR activities in social and environmental development in order to engage with key stakeholders.

However, global ills such as poverty and negative environmental impacts still persist. Therefore, using MDG as a target for assessing their performance, 8 of major top ranked oil and gas companies were assessed based on the content analysis of their sustainability reports, adopting the frameworks and objectives recommended by Nelson and Prescott as well as UN Sustainability for All, respectively. This exploratory study is aimed at in-depth look at the structural changes recommended for oil and gas industry that are related to their core business, along the aspects of access to energy, energy efficiency and also renewable energy. The findings indicate institutional influences play a large role in the outcome.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Library Services, UNM
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 07:48
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 09:17

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