Unlimited [Memoir Book] Í The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil - by Christine Bader Ó

By Christine Bader | Comments: ( 914 ) | Date: ( Mar 31, 2020 )

There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world s biggest and best known companies, pushing for safer and 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, is one of those people She worked for andThere is an invisible army of people deep inside the world s biggest and best known companies, pushing for safer and 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, is one of those people She worked for and 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 When 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.


  • Title: The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil
  • Author: Christine Bader
  • ISBN: 9781937134884
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil

  • Randa

    Has some interesting ideas about working as an idealist from inside the corporate world. How companies do it, but mostly how individuals find their way into the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the challenges they (and their companies face). More of a roadmap of the territory, and less of a deep exploration of the subject. At times I felt it read like a long resume of the author.Comments specific to the audio version: I felt that the narrator misrepresented the author's charact [...]


  • Caroline

    Christine Bader is a source of inspiration. favorite line: "the challenges we face are systemic and complex. but that doesn't mean I can't do anything about them."


  • Ted Lehmann

    Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil by Christine Bader (Bibliomotion, 2014, 266 pages, Kindle price $10.99) is an important book for several populations to read. It is aimed quite accurately at those people who wish to work inside corporations to make them more ethically, morally, and socially responsive to organizations, those who would view multi-national corporations as rapacious, greedy organizations paying no heed to the social, economic, environmental, or safety needs of [...]


  • Kimberly

    I received the ARC of this book through Edelweiss. Thanks!It's rare that a business book holds my attention all the way through, but this one did. Bader recounts her time working for BP and struggling to make a difference in the human rights issues the company faced. There's quite a lot of hero worship for John Browne in this book--the author is clearly quite taken with him, even plugging his upcoming book. I'll admit that I'm now considering reading it, so she talks him up successfully, at leas [...]


  • Richard Wu

    This book is rather dense, but by necessity, not by whim. To effectively communicate complex issues such as those which arise at the intersection of business, government, and international human rights requires extensive experience and extensive research - both of which author Christine Bader possesses in droves.Anyone interested in Corporate Social Responsibility should read this because Bader expounds upon how she got started in this line of work, her various roles and responsibilities over th [...]


  • Kristin

    This book is best read by college students and/or those new to the, or thinking about joining, the "corporate idealist" profession. I do quite like that Bader seamlessly integrates human rights, sustainability, and social/economic/environmental issues broadly, recognizing that people working in these fields are all essentially fighting for the same things, part of the same tribe, and that these issues aren't divisible. The early chapters about Bader's Indonesia and Chinese projects, and her time [...]


  • Ruth Chippendale

    As someone working on environmental issues from within a major energy company I had never thought of myself as a 'corporate idealist' - however, many of the issues and dilemmas discussed in the first part of this book struck a chord.It was surprising to realize that social and environmental issues have only relatively recently started to be considered as part of project development. Most companies having learned the hard way, this is standard practice now for many with a lot of structure and pro [...]


  • Nick

    Is it possible to work inside a company like BP and have a desire to make the world a better place? Christine Bader believes that it is, or at least was, when John Browne was CEO. Under Tony Hayward, we had the Deepwater Horizon spill and a general pullback from alternative energy work – not so easy to be a Corporate Idealist there and then. Christine Bader’s story raises some fascinating questions about the extent to which you have to be sympathetic with the hero of the story to listen to t [...]


  • Sara

    Great book! Loved it. Kept me interested the whole way! Love her perspective


  • J

    easy read, interesting, and provides insight into the business world.


  • Meghan

    One of the more practical/actionable books I've read on this topic, which is a little ironic considering that it's a memoir. Very well done.


  • SoManyBooks SoLittleTime (Aven Shore)

    A window into a world I know nothing about, and quite a reassuring and uplifting take-home: within corporations everywhere, there are people working from a passion for the greater good.


  • Theodore Kinni

    Really nice, and it doesn't underplay the many ambiguities involved in working inside for-profit companies to make the world a better place.


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