Managing activist risk       Robert Blood      Director,      Director SIGWatch
Engage             AWARENESS           “This is important”                                         How NGOs               ...
Hottest NGO issues in oil & gas                                       Gas - fracking                                      ...
Hottest NGO issues in mining             Climate change impact on mining                      Ethical sourcing of metals  ...
Five year campaigning trends – mining and oil compared
Five year campaigning trends – oil, gas and coal compared                                               p                 ...
NGOs are your early warning radar for emerging issues     NGO activity on shale gas ‘fracking’     Google user searches ov...
Trends in targeting of leading oil companies 90 80 70 60                                             BP                   ...
Trends in targeting oil companies – ‘issue bleed’ 16 14 12                                                        BP 10   ...
Constructive NGO engagement loop                       NGO type Conservation       4. Deepen                        1. Bui...
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Managing Activist Risk - Robert Blood, Sigwatch

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Robert Blood opened the day at the Reputation in Oil, Gas and Mining conference with a presentation on how companies can deal with activists

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Managing Activist Risk - Robert Blood, Sigwatch

  1. 1. Managing activist risk Robert Blood Director, Director SIGWatch
  2. 2. Engage AWARENESS “This is important” How NGOs p g campaign Frame F ARGUMENT “What’s going on” JUDGMENT Provoke P k “Who is guilty?” SANCTION Leverage L “Let’s punish them”
  3. 3. Hottest NGO issues in oil & gas Gas - fracking Gas flaring EITI Aviation carbon emissions Nuclear waste storage Mountaintop removal mining Coal mining - environment impact Arctic - protection from exploitation Biofuels - environment impact FI investment in large damsOil and gas drilling - impact on indigenous people Public investment in renewable energy Automotive carbon emissions and fuel efficiency Carbon trading, cap and trade Oil and gas pipelines FI investment in oil sands Coal burning and air pollution Europe Oil and gas drilling - pollution Hydro / large dams North America FI investment in carbon industries Latin America Oil and gas drilling offshore Nuclear energy - safety Asia Pacific Coal burning and climate change Oilsands and oilshale il d d il h l Climate change - emissions reduction 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 NGO direct and indirect activity in 2010 (weighted)
  4. 4. Hottest NGO issues in mining Climate change impact on mining Ethical sourcing of metals Mining - contribution to climate change Aluminium smelting and energy use Al i i lti d Mercury production and export Foreign ownership of land Resource curse Forest footprint Investment in mining Coltran sourcing for mobile phones Quarrying Mining - regulation Coal mining - social impact g p Jewellry and ethical precious metal sourcing Asbestos and health Tailings disposal and pollution Mining and conflict diamonds Uranium mining and pollution Child labour in gem grinding Europe Child labour in mining EITI North America Mountaintop removal mining MTR Latin America Coal mining - environment impact Asia Pacific Arctic - protection from exploitation Mining impact on indigenous people Mining - social impact Mining - environmental impact 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 NGO direct and indirect activity in 2010 (weighted)
  5. 5. Five year campaigning trends – mining and oil compared
  6. 6. Five year campaigning trends – oil, gas and coal compared p peak climate campaigning
  7. 7. NGOs are your early warning radar for emerging issues NGO activity on shale gas ‘fracking’ Google user searches over same period Google news archive
  8. 8. Trends in targeting of leading oil companies 90 80 70 60 BP Shell Chevron 50 Exxon/Imperial Total 40 statoil Repsol 30 Conoco Occidental 20 10 0 2008 2009 2010
  9. 9. Trends in targeting oil companies – ‘issue bleed’ 16 14 12 BP 10 Shell Chevron Exxon/Imperial 8 Total statoil 6 Repsol Conoco Occidental 4 2 0 2008 oilsands 2009 oilsands 2010 oilsands
  10. 10. Constructive NGO engagement loop NGO type Conservation 4. Deepen 1. Build trust relationships through actions Issue t pe Iss e type Issue t pe Iss e type Broad impact Localized impact 2. Broaden 3. 3 Big picture engagement engagement NGO type Campaigning

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