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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.
focuses on Statoil's operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular Angola,
Tanzania and Mozambique. The report covers
(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.
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
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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