Case 267 - Shell in Nigeria: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Ogoni Crisis

by ISD - Georgetown University
$ 4.50

Manby, Bronwen

The November 1995 hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa, a well-known Nigerian author and spokesperson for the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, and eight other Ogoni activists, highlighted the long-running debate over the role Shell and other oil multinationals played in Nigeria. This case study, created for the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, examines how one transnational corporation has reacted to the challenge of demands that it take on responsibilities beyond maximizing profit.