Today we are launching a new web resource on Ethical Sponsorship. Here's why. When unveiling the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Summer 2018 season recently, its Artistic Director Greg Doran seized the opportunity to defend the theatre company’s sponsorship deal with BP. According to iNews, Doran said that he 'would not bow to Art Not Oil activists … Continue reading Ethical fundraising is possible, despite what the RSC may claim
UPDATE: we have been in touch with The Times who claim that the two different versions resulted from the late addition of the line about BP - not its removal. We have therefore asked them to add the missing line or delete the old version in order to bring the article in line with what … Continue reading Did The Times censor criticism of BP?
As extreme weather events batter the US and South-Asia, the RSC's newly-published Sponsorship Policy is disappointingly devoid of ethics when it comes to its sponsor BP.
The RSC takes irony to a new level, publicly defending BP sponsorship while championing a play about the disastrous consequences of ignoring climate change “Are there any other questions? About... something else?” This was the none-too-subtle way in which the RSC’s Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman shifted Saturday’s public discussion session – “Why are we … Continue reading The Myth of acceptable oil sponsorship