Should Business Influence the Science and Politics of Global Environmental Change? (B): Climate Change Strategies of Three Multinational Oil Corporations

Published 08 Jan 2001
Reference 4957
Topic Strategy
Industry Oil & Energy
Region Global
Summary

Case B: Presents the climate change strategies of three multinational corporations Exxon Mobil, BP Amoco, and Total-Fina-Elf.

Teaching objectives

Assess critical business strategies on global environmental risks and underlying ethical dilemmas; Acknowledge influence of business on scientific and political dimensions of society, and ethical responsibility as an inherent dimension of business global strategy; Reflect on ethical management of this influence; Reflect on the evolution of business responsibility.

Keywords
  • Business ethics
  • Climate change
  • Oil industry
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Global environmental change
  • Kyoto protocol
  • Social responsibility
  • Global strategy