Responsible Leadership: Lessons From the Front Line of Sustainability and Ethics

As Chairman of the Royal Dutch Shell Group from 1991-2001 and of Anglo American plc from 2002-2009, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart is as qualified as anyone on the planet to discuss the realities, dilemmas and lessons to be learnt from the last 20 years of corporate engagement with sustainability, ethics and responsibility. In this unique book; part memoir, part confessional, part manifesto for leadership; we hear a unique voice from the front line of corporate responsibility. Moody-Stuart retraces the steps of a remarkable journey from being a postgraduate geologist to being at the helm of two of the largest corporations in the world. We hear of dealings with dictators and prime ministers, colleagues and NGOs, rivals and friends. We travel from Syria to Nigeria; Iraq to Downing Street; and from the machinations of the United Nations to those inside the boardroom of Shell. We hear about the oil and mining sectors and their complicated development role in areas of conflict and corruption; the way that markets have failed us on climate change and corruption; and how governments need to step up to the global challenges we face. We hear how Deep Water Horizon could have been avoided; what Shell were asked to do by Tony Blair during the UK fuel blockades of 2000 and why they declined; why China is too important to ignore; and why the Global Compact is too important to fail. We hear lessons from a life spent living in 10 different countries and we come to realize that, for corporations, trying to do the right thing can sometimes be almost impossible. We also come to know a deeply ethical and thoughtful leader who has always tried to do exactly that.

Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing in association with GSE Research

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Introduction
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Differing development outcomes and their causes
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Coalitions, governments and doing the right thing
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The United Nations Global Compact
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Markets are essential, but they cannot do everything
pp. 127-137(11)
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Oil, gas and climate change
pp. 138-169(32)
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Corruption: The biggest market failure of all
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Enterprise solutions to poverty and development
pp. 200-225(26)
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Lessons from China on poverty eradication
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1995: Shell's annus horribilis and its consequences
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Embedding values and principles
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Changes in structure and governance: Do they matter?
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Differences in remuneration and wealth in companies and societies
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The business of not-for-profit enterprises
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