“Acting independently and in violation of the organization’s regulations, a finance department employee signed forward currency contracts worth €59 million to minimize Greenpeace’s currency risks. But when some of the contracts came due, the European currency had — contrary to expectations — risen against many others.
The damage extends far beyond the lost millions. Greenpeace has been careful to cultivate an image as intrepid defenders of the environment. Calling themselves the rainbow warriors, activists hang from factory chimneys, throw themselves in front of whaling ships or risk jail time in Russia by calling attention to the plight of the Arctic. Now, another activity has been added: playing the financial markets. For an organization almost entirely financed by donations, the revelation is a PR disaster, endangering from one day to the next the greatest asset Greenpeace possesses: its credibility.”
Tirado daqui: Der Spiegel
E, sobre o governance do Greenpeace, pode ler-se aqui.