ABDUP: an influential lobby for Dutch multinationals

Based on a ‘freedom of information’ request and research by SOMO, Platform Authentieke Journalistiek (Platform Authentic Journalism) published an article, for Follow The Money, about a lobby for Dutch multinationals called ABDUP. This lobby represents…

SOMO supports ‘climate lawsuit’ against Shell

Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie), together with 17.000 Dutch citizens as co-plaintiffs, is taking Shell to court for breaching its legal duty of care by causing climate damage across the globe and undermining the…

Bend or break

How Shell used an international investment treaty to browbeat Nigeria into a lucrative deal on OPL 245 oil field
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Tax avoidance or state aid?

How the Dutch tax authority gave Shell’s foreign shareholders a gift of more than 7 billion euros. If the recent upheaval about the dividend tax in the Netherlands has taught us anything, it’s that Royal…

Sustainable voting advice for investors

This year the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (Vereniging van Beleggers voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling – VBDO) has issued sustainable voting advices which can be used when voting at the annual general meeting (AGM)…

Morgen awards ‘Groene Zeepbel’ 2010 to Shell

On Saturday 26 June, the student network for a sustainable future, Morgen, awarded the Groene Zeepbel (Green Soap Bubble) 2010 to Shell. In recent weeks, Morgen called on all students in the Netherlands to vote…

Shell violates OECD Guidelines in the Philippines

The Dutch National Contact Point (NCP) today found Shell guilty of violating the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises at its oil depot in Manila, the Philippines. Shell’s local subsidiary Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) and…