Today, within eyeshot of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Greenpeace and the Berne Declaration (BD) presented the Public Eye Awards, thus denouncing particularly glaring cases of companies’ greed for profit and environmental sins. The public award goes, with a large winning margin, to the oil corporation Shell, in accordance with the wishes of 41,800 online voters. The US bank Goldman Sachs receives this year’s jury award. The star guests at the media conference in Davos were the author, economist and former bank regulator Professor William K. Black and the renowned business ethicist Dr Ulrich Thielemann.
Greenpeace and the BD presented the Public Eye Awards 2013
to two corporations which serve as examples of WEF
members and companies whose social and ecological misdeeds show the downside of purely profit-oriented globalisation:
“Shell has invested 4.5 billion dollars into a senseless, highly risky plan and only produces problems,” says Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International. “The Public Eye Awards vote shows that the public keeps an eye on Shell and that its pigheadedness will continue to be sanctioned by public opinion.” Continue reading