In a nut-Shell

Readers' views No 249, May 2005
OECD Observer

Bravo to Barnaby Briggs and Shell for their good neighbour policies (OECD Observer No 248). Alas, good neighbours are not enough.

Shell and other major oil companies should plough more of their profits from the recent oil price spike into real local initiatives in the poor countries they operate in, and with more than just friendly smiles to the locals. Such investment could make a difference, not just to Shell’s business image, but to achieving the millennium goals.

—Wynne Smythe, Oweri, Nigeria

©OECD Observer No 249, May 2005

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