Integrating Sustainability in Corporate Strategy

For this week’s article I am proposing an altered version of the first paper I wrote for tthe sustainable strategy seminar during the course of my MBA in Sustainable Business and Energy at Presidio Graduate School. 

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Big Oil is getting smaller

According to, the seven largest oil companies of the Western world — ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron, Total, ConocoPhillips and Eni —have seen their oil output decline by 12.4 percent between 2009 and 2013. According to the IEA, if total world oil supply has risen from 85.66 million barrels per day in 2009 to 91.53 … Read more

One year after the BP oil spill

You would have thought that the United States have learned from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which took place a year ago. To the Huffington Post, this is absolutely not the case.

“In the year since the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history, Congress hasn’t adopted any major laws on oil and gas drilling – despite introducing more than 150 bills to improve the safety (…) of offshore drilling”

And with the unabated exploitation of shale oil and gas, it seems that despite the fact they are elected by and for the people, they are not defending their interest, but Big Oil and Big Energy’s…

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Is the BP oil spill finally over ? (A wake up call)

After nearly three months (cf. A huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ) it seems it is finally (almost) over. To the Guardian : BP held out hope today that it had finally brought America’s worst oil spill under control “.

But we shouldn’t rejoice too fast as ” executives and officials were warning that the nightmare wasn’t over yet. “ I am surprised it took both the United States and BP nearly three months to stop such a catastrophe.

Anyway, let us hope now that this huge fiasco will act as a wake up call towards less oil and more efficiency and cleantech.

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Offshore WIND, not OIL

After the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the huge environmental catastrophe it is leading to, more and more voices are now demanding offshore wind as a paliative. This sounds like a good idea as the important offshore wind potential is still completely untapped in the United States. Meanwhile, the European Union … Read more

Worth an article – my May 2010 tweets

I have been committed since January 2007 to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector.

But many more news are worth reading. This is why I use Twitter to share more news that are worth your time. I believe it offers a good complement to this website. This is even truer as this month was special since I couldn’t blog much.

Here is a selection of the most interesting ones. An impportant part of this month’s tweets are on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, THE environmental catastrophe of the decade.

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A huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Isn’t life ironic ? A mere weeks after President Obama decided to embrace offshore drilling, the United States are facing one of the biggest – if not the biggest – oil spill in their history.

After the explosion of  the BP drilling rig in the gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana the equivalent of hundred thousands of barrels of oil are reaching and polluting the shores of the US East coast.

This catastrophe – which already claimed 11 lives and is due to cost billions of dollars – is occurring after another explosion, but this time in a coal mine.

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