ENERGETHICS - Norwegian energy companies abroad. Expanding the anthropological understanding of corporate social responsibility
Norwegian energy companies are increasingly ‘going global’ as they invest in projects abroad - many of which often involve contested environmental and social issues. Such investments require that energy companies relate to standards for corporate social responsibility (CSR).
This project explores whether it makes a difference if the corporate ethics of a company is framed in relation to a corporatist state and based on a ‘Nordic model of CSR’. Three Norwegian energy companies are included in this study – Statkraft, Statoil and Det Norske Oljeselskap.