I AM A CORPORATE IDEALIST.
I have seen the best and worst of what companies can do -- and still believe that business can be a force for good. But I know that won't happen by accident.
My book about my time with BP, weaving in stories and reflections from others similarly pushing for more responsible and sustainable practices in and with the world's biggest and best-known companies, is The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil. Here's what The New York Times has to say about it:
It’s been a long time — maybe never — since I’ve read a book that made me feel proud or even a little encouraged about the moral compass of the world’s largest companies. Corporations, after all, exist to make money. Last I checked, doing good deeds is not listed as a fiduciary duty. But Christine Bader’s thought-provoking book, The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil, argues that this may be changing...
Ms. Bader’s book, to be released later this month, is a good primer on the C.S.R. phenomenon... The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist is a quick read, effortlessly gulped during a long airplane flight. The writing is clear and concise, and if the book doesn’t leave one convinced that every multinational has suddenly developed a guiding conscience, it does offer some encouragement that many are on the way.
I've also published an eBook with The Atlantic: Who's Responsible for Corporate Responsibility?: a study of the people tasked with getting their companies to respect workers and protect the environment.
On this site you'll find plenty more about and from me, as well as other resources that I hope you find useful. Thank you for visiting.