That Man and That Quote Again - By David Connor
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It’s 1.34am and I’m lying awake in a hotel room in London after 20 hours of travelling, meetings and an enjoyable, if whirlwind, debate entitled ‘CSR: Myth or Reality‘. I was invited to sit on the panel with Tony Needham, Head of Finance and Business from the New Economics Foundation and Clare Woodcraft, Deputy Director of the Shell Foundation, and offer an opinion on the event title, which provided an educational, occasionally provocative (as oil companies, even their charitable arm, tend to be) and insightful discussion as we rapidly skirted across numerous major CSR topics in what felt like race at times.
My head still spinning from a long day and far too many cans of debating worms, my mistake lay in attempting to clear emails preparing for a second day crammed full of meetings introducing the wares of 3BL Media.
I should have known better than to read it. I knew it would wind me up. HE always does, or rather that infamous quote does. Any ideas who the man in the picture is or why he is keeping me awake?…