Shell in the Niger Delta: A framework for change

Shell in the Niger Delta: A frame work for change

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Five case studies from civil society.

A major report from ECCR in 2010, funded by Cordaid.

1. Shell’s Social Licence to Operate: A Case Study of Ogoni
Legborsi Saro Pyagbara, Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People
2. Shell’s Poor Stakeholder Engagement
Patrick B. Ereba and Boniface B. Dumpe, Centre for Social and Corporate
3. Three Challenges Facing Shell in the Niger Delta
Stakeholder Democracy Network
4. Shell in Nigeria: A Conflict Perspective
Dr Emmanuel O. Emmanuel, Trans-Border Missionaries Interface Initiative
5. SPDC’s Global Memorandum of Understanding
Tracey Draper, Pro-Natura International (Nigeria


ECCR Newsletter: April 2017

This newsletter invites supporters to look at ECCR’s submission to the government’s consultation on corporate governance and introduces resources to help churches engage with the submission and the issues around governance. It announces the appointment of Alison Prout as our new Communications Director, provides an update on our activities relating to Shell and the Niger Delta, and announces a Tax Justice event that ECCR is helping to plan. And, as always, there’s a roundup of news and resources from areas of interest.

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ECCR co-files shareholder resolutions at BP and Shell

ECCR has joined the shareholder resolutions that have successfully been filed at BP and Shell by the Church Investors Group (CIG). These will now feature on the ballot papers for both companies’ AGMs later this year. The resolutions are designed to be stretching for the companies and are intended to help manage the risks and opportunities that the transition to a low carbon economy will pose to their investment value. The full text of both resolutions is available on the CIG website –

53 institutional co-filers were identified by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Diocese of Westminster, Jesuits in Britain, Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation and the United Reformed Church Ministers’ Pension Trust together with ECCR, ICCR, and SHARE. ShareAction – Louise Rouse, and Client Earth also provided invaluable assistance as part of their ongoing work programme. The full list of co-filers can be found here.

Hydrocarbons: Concerns and Challenges (ECCR Bulletin, July 2012)

The contents of this bulletin, which focused on the hydrocarbons sector, included:

  • New Developments in the Niger Delta, by Steve Huckelsby
  • To the End of the Earth: Investor risk in Arctic oil exploration, by Louise Rouse
  • Safe Fracking: Do it right or don’t operate, by Steven Heim
  • EROI: The most important acronym you’ve never heard of, by Matt Crossman
  • Fighting Human Trafficking in the Run-Up to the London Olympics, by Julie Tanner

Download the full bulletin: ECCR_Bulletin_July12