Agora Studio: Conversations in Cleantech: Powering the energy transition
With renewables investment outperforming oil and gas investment for the first time ever in the middle of a pandemic, 2020 was a tipping point in the Energy Transition. Low oil prices intensified energy majors’ attention on diversification and expansion into mature and emerging clean technologies such as battery storage, low-carbon hydrogen, and carbon removal technologies. Yet, the magnitude of the Energy Transition challenge requires an acceleration of strategic decisions on the technologies needed to make it happen, policy frameworks to promote public-private partnerships, and innovative investment schemes. Three Cleantech leaders share their challenges, successes, and lessons learned at the forefront of the Energy Transition. What is their vision and strategy to accelerate lowering emissions and confronting climate change? Can companies develop clear strategies for cleantech investments that balance sustainability goals and corporate returns? What is the value of increasing leadership diversity for energy corporations? Can the Energy Transition be truly transformational without an inclusive workforce and a diverse leadership? Speakers Angela McKane, Vice president, technology insight, launchpad & ventures, bp p.l.c. Emily Reichert, Chief Executive Officer, Greentown Labs Katie Sloan, Director of eMobility, Southern California Edison Chair Edurne Zoco, Executive Director, Clean Energy Technology, IHS Markit
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Play video Hon. Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, Texas
Hon. Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, Texas
(July 14, 2020) Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston speaks with IHS Markit Daniel Yergin about the COVID-19 crisis in the city, an agenda for racial equity and inclusion, Houston’s future as the world’s energy capital, and lessons for leadership.
Play video David Solomon, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
David Solomon, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
(May 21, 2020) Goldman Sachs Chairman & CEO David Solomon discusses how governments and the private sector have addressed the challenges of COVID-19 and explains the accelerating trend by the business community to pursue sustainability platforms.
Play video CEO Dialogue with Ignacio S. Galán
CEO Dialogue with Ignacio S. Galán
(December 3, 2020) Iberdrola Chairman and Chief Executive Ignacio S. Galán chronicles his journey as a renewable energy pioneer and the company’s path to the forefront of the energy transition.
Play video Bernard Looney, Chief Executive of BP
Bernard Looney, Chief Executive of BP
(June 11, 2020) Bernard Looney reflects on the volatility that has paralleled his first months at the helm of BP and discusses his optimism for a future of low carbon energy, digitalization, and agile work structures.
Play video Recruiting for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Support of the Energy Transition
Recruiting for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Support of the Energy Transition
(2021) Meeting the unprecedented challenges of the energy future will require new skills, unique perspectives, and formative experiences from a diverse set of backgrounds. How is industry responding to the call for a more inclusive workforce?
Play video Opportunities for Diversity in Energy: Industry & HBCU Recruitment
Opportunities for Diversity in Energy: Industry & HBCU Recruitment
(2021) Through its recruitment partnership with U.S. historically black colleges and universities and the communities they represent, how is industry strengthening its talent pipeline and fostering corporate diversity?