The decade of the Just Transition has begun — but how do we radically and responsibly restructure Royal Dutch Shell and other carbon majors by any legal, political and economic means? Welcome to Future Beyond Shell: presenting you the latest research, stories and imaginaries!

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REPORT: Still Playing the Shell Game: four ways Shell impedes the just transition

Colonialism, ruthless financialisation, and insidious tactics designed to obscure the truth and hold onto power; a breakdown of how Shell has accumulated power and profit, and why it cannot be part of a just energy transition.

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COMING SOON: Future Beyond Shell Podcast series

COMING SOON: Future Beyond Shell Podcast series

Suing, taxing, regulating, nationalising, bankrupting; what are the pathways to a Future Beyond Shell? Sign up for the podcasts series —launching in April— to explore how multinationals like Shell could, and eventually will, meet their end.

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The dirty truth about Shell's children’s marketing

The dirty truth about Shell's children’s marketing

As the fossil free movement gains traction, Shell and other multinationals are increasingly concerned about their public image. Elaborate marketing and advertising campaigns are used to cover the dirty truth with a green coating.

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A Requiem from the Future

A Requiem from the Future

We have received the following obituary about Shell’s demise, from an author reaching us from the future. Reluctant to disrupt the arc of history bending towards justice, we are publishing it unredacted.

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Shell to expand gas business despite pledge to speed up net zero carbon drive

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Shell continues to invest mainly in fossil fuels, despite stricter CO2 targets

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Quick profits, lasting damages: Shell’s unsustainable business model

Quick profits, lasting damages: Shell’s unsustainable business model

An in-depth analysis of Shell’s financialisation reveals how they have maximised profit at any expense. Creative tax structures, dividend and share gymnastics, strategic debt and asset accumulation; read how Shell became the archetype neoliberal multinational.

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The birth of a corporate colonial player

The birth of a corporate colonial player

Oil interests are deeply entrenched in colonial history, and benefit from the colonial dynamics that persist today. The following article unpacks Indonesia’s history of oil, colonialism and local resistance, not only revealing Shell’s complicity, but also its direct interests in colonial violence.

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Shell freezes salaries, cuts $1bn in bonuses amid overhaul

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Oil major Shell reports sharp drop in full-year profit, raises dividend

Oil major Shell reports sharp drop in full-year profit, raises dividend

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Shell makes $20bn loss as Covid crisis downgrades assets

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REPORT: The Future We Want

REPORT: The Future We Want

How can energy be owned, managed, and produced in a way that is just, clean and affordable? Principles to root ourselves in and pioneering examples from around the world pave the way towards a Future Beyond Shell and the injustice it represents.

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Shell’s legal weapon to threaten a just energy future

Shell’s legal weapon to threaten a just energy future

The Energy Charter Treaty is the fossil fuel industry's legal enforcement lobby outside all national sovereignty and democratic accountability. Can we really talk about a just energy transition while instruments like ECT and ISDS are still operational?

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Six Principles of Just Transition

Six Principles of Just Transition

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Dutch court case claims Shell’s operations violate human rights

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'Finally some justice': court rules Shell Nigeria must pay for oil damage

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REPORT: The Future We Want

REPORT: The Future We Want

How can energy be owned, managed, and produced in a way that is just, clean and affordable? Principles to root ourselves in and pioneering examples from around the world pave the way towards a Future Beyond Shell and the injustice it represents.

feature

COMING SOON: Future Beyond Shell Podcast series

COMING SOON: Future Beyond Shell Podcast series

Suing, taxing, regulating, nationalising, bankrupting; what are the pathways to a Future Beyond Shell? Sign up for the podcasts series —launching in April— to explore how multinationals like Shell could, and eventually will, meet their end.

article

Quick profits, lasting damages: Shell’s unsustainable business model

Quick profits, lasting damages: Shell’s unsustainable business model

An in-depth analysis of Shell’s financialisation reveals how they have maximised profit at any expense. Creative tax structures, dividend and share gymnastics, strategic debt and asset accumulation; read how Shell became the archetype neoliberal multinational.

article

Shell’s legal weapon to threaten a just energy future

Shell’s legal weapon to threaten a just energy future

The Energy Charter Treaty is the fossil fuel industry's legal enforcement lobby outside all national sovereignty and democratic accountability. Can we really talk about a just energy transition while instruments like ECT and ISDS are still operational?

article

The dirty truth about Shell's children’s marketing

The dirty truth about Shell's children’s marketing

As the fossil free movement gains traction, Shell and other multinationals are increasingly concerned about their public image. Elaborate marketing and advertising campaigns are used to cover the dirty truth with a green coating.

article

The birth of a corporate colonial player

The birth of a corporate colonial player

Oil interests are deeply entrenched in colonial history, and benefit from the colonial dynamics that persist today. The following article unpacks Indonesia’s history of oil, colonialism and local resistance, not only revealing Shell’s complicity, but also its direct interests in colonial violence.

article

Six Principles of Just Transition

Six Principles of Just Transition

article

A Requiem from the Future

A Requiem from the Future

We have received the following obituary about Shell’s demise, from an author reaching us from the future. Reluctant to disrupt the arc of history bending towards justice, we are publishing it unredacted.

news

Shell freezes salaries, cuts $1bn in bonuses amid overhaul

news

Dutch court case claims Shell’s operations violate human rights

news

Shell to expand gas business despite pledge to speed up net zero carbon drive

news

Oil major Shell reports sharp drop in full-year profit, raises dividend

Oil major Shell reports sharp drop in full-year profit, raises dividend

news

'Finally some justice': court rules Shell Nigeria must pay for oil damage

news

Shell continues to invest mainly in fossil fuels, despite stricter CO2 targets

news

Shell makes $20bn loss as Covid crisis downgrades assets