Q&A with Christine Bader, Corporate Idealist

Q&A with Christine Bader, Corporate Idealist

by Reynard Loki

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:00am



For nearly a decade, Christine Bader worked at BP (NYSE:BP), managing the company's social impacts in the developing world. In her new book, The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, she reflects on her time at BP, weaving in stories from others who are also advocating more responsible and sustainable practices in the corporate sector. I had a chance to ask her some questions about corporate idealism, the current state of CSR and the challenges CSR faces.

In your new book, The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist, you present the "Manifesto for a Corporate Idealist." How did you develop these 10 concepts?

The ten concepts came in part out of the interviews I conducted for my book, realizing that all of us who work on corporate responsibility and sustainability face so many common themes and challenges, regardless of what industry we're in.

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Reynard Loki covers news about sustainability and CSR. He has written about social innovation, social enterprise, business ethics, ethical consumerism, animal rights and sustainable finance. A co-founder of MomenTech, a New York-based experimental production studio, he maintains the blog 13.7 Billion Years and is a contributing author to Biomes and Ecosystems (Salem Press, 2013), a comprehensive reference encyclopedia of the Earth's key biological and geographic classifications. He is a member of Farm Sanctuary, Sea Shepherd, Global Ethics Network and the Food & Water Watch Special Blog Outreach Unit.