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 from others pushing for more responsible and sustainable practices in the world's biggest companies, is The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil. Here's what The New York Times had 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.
My hope is that my experience will help you work towards the world that you want to see -- whether as a Corporate Idealist, advocate, investor, policymaker, or simply a concerned citizen or consumer.
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.