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A Greenwashing Strategy Proposed To Chevron

First Posted: 07/20/11 12:30 AM ET Updated: 09/18/11 06:12 AM ET

The oil giant Chevron, with $6.2 billion in profits in the first quarter of 2011, has for the past year been engaged in an intense branding campaign called "We Agree," which presents Chevron as a model corporate citizen and steward of the environment. Trying to soften the public image of a company without actually changing destructive business practices is known as "greenwashing" -- and Chevron has been at it for a while.

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Filed by Joanna Zelman  |  Report Corrections