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FNI Debates Statoil's Engagement in
Yesterday, the report Doing Good by Doing Well?
Statoil in Sub-Saharan Africa was launched at Litteraturhuset in Oslo.
The report, commissioned by the Norwegian Church Aid, has been written by FNI
researchers Pål Wilter Skedsmo, Heidi
Bade and Leiv Lunde.
The report focuses on Statoil's operations in
Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular Angola, Tanzania and Mozambique. The report
(1) how Statoil understands its wider role and impact in the
societies where it operates;
(2) how Statoil develops this by means of its
CSR practices; and
(3) how much revenues Statoil generates to the benefit of
the countries in question.
The event was initiated with a presentation
of the report by Pål Wilter Skedsmo highlighting key findings. Then
director Leiv Lunde joined a debate focusing on the challenges facing Statoil
in Angola. The panel discussed important and challenging questions: How can
Statoil ensure that the revenues paid to the Angolan state do not end up in
corruption, and how big of a responsibility can and should Statoil take? What
does zero-tolerance for corruption mean in a country ranking 157 on
Transparency International's corruption perception index?
FNI director Leiv Lunde (2nd from right) in a panel with
international media advisor in Statoil Bård Glad Pedersen, political
advisor in the Department for Oil and Energy Svein Sundsbø, Conservative
Party representative Nikolai Astrup, and General Secretary of the Norwegian
Church Aid Anne-Marie Helland.
Download the report
Vi kan ikke ta over et politisk ansvar' ('Statoil: We Cannot Take Over
Political Responsabilities'), Petro.no, 21.05.2013. In
næringsliv i Afrika (CSR)' ('Norwegian Business in Africa (CSR)'),
global.no, 16.05.2013. In Norwegian.
Statoil må gjøre mer for folket' ('Norwegian Church Aid: Statoil
Must Do More for the People'), Bistandsaktuelt, 13.05.2013. In
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