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Oil Firms: Communicating investment in alternative energy

Published the 13 June, 2018
Top oil and gas companies for sustainability

It has long been the case that NGOs and activists have called for a stronger commitment to sustainability from the oil industry. Recently, however, the calls for greater environmental consciousness for these companies have also come from shareholders, seemingly more vehemently than before. Investment in renewable and alternative energy has been on the agenda for […]

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Can action on climate change spark oil’s reputation revival?

Published the 09 December, 2015

The oil and gas sector has been hit with numerous challenges in recent years, both operationally and reputationally. Falling oil prices have squeezed profitability, whilst institutional investors cutting investment in the industry has forced a reduction in capex by all of the big industry players. Moreover, increased NGO activity has created a more hostile media […]

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Climate change – an existential reputational risk to the mining sector?

Published the 03 November, 2015

Changing priorities Alongside the cyclical movements in commodities prices, the extractive industry has had to deal with the increasing visibility of its activities to a wider range of stakeholders, facilitated in part by the emergence of digital and social technologies. Previously siloed and isolated stakeholder groups are ever more interconnected, meaning that a local community […]

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Report: VW’s Emissions Admission – has this poisoned its reputation with customers?

Published the 29 September, 2015

The Volkswagen emissions scandal has been dominating the headlines, with questions being asked of the affect it could have on their medium and long-term impact reputation. The majority of the coverage has been speculative, or simply looking at share price movement, so alva has produced a report based on the publicly-available data to provide an evidence-based perspective on this reputation crisis. […]

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Gatwick or Heathrow expansion: Is the choice Obvious?

Published the 24 August, 2015

The decision over where to construct a new London runway is one which has been played out in the public eye, with both Gatwick and Heathrow attempting to foster support among businesses, politicians, local communities, the media and the general public via increasingly visible rival campaigns. Given the very open nature of the debate, we […]

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European Six call for carbon pricing: A sustainable reputation?

Published the 16 June, 2015

Increased transparency of how oil and gas companies influence the climate change debate could help build a more positive public image The announcement by six of Europe’s largest oil and gas companies at the beginning of June, encouraging the UN to embrace “a widespread and effective” carbon pricing system, drew positive comment across the media […]

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