2022 Program Themes
More Energy, Lower Emissions
What are the fundamental shifts needed in investment, regulatory
policy, and technology? How will the industry respond to the
challenge of helping achieve COP26 commitments to net-zero
emissions? How will the industry continue to invest in the supplies
needed to meet the energy needs driven by post-pandemic economic
growth, while meeting low-carbon objectives?
Competitive Landscape and Energy Transition
What strategies are being adopted and how will environmental
imperatives alter the competitive playing field and structure of
the energy industry? What are the fuels of the future and how will
centers of production and demand evolve? Will natural gas be a
bridge fuel or a casualty of the energy transition?
Geopolitics and Energy Markets
Recent election outcomes, the pandemic, growing nationalism,
cross-border carbon taxes, and trade friction all create
considerable risks and uncertainties for global energy. What is the
emerging new map of geopolitics? The US-China relationship, central
to the global economy, remains tense. How will growing rifts impact
energy trade, risk management, and capital flows?
The post-pandemic economic recovery, combined with the
requirements of scaling renewables and emerging net-zero
technologies, are placing great focus on supply chains. How will
supply chains adjust and scale, and what are the risks of
Financing the Energy Future: The capital transition
Recalibrating the world's energy system to meet net-zero targets
and to ensure energy production will meet demand will require
trillions of dollars of investment. These investment needs come as
the global economy faces a fragile post-pandemic recovery and ESG
demands are growing. How will investors navigate these risks and
Workforce of the Future: Fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and next generation skills
Attracting and retaining talent will be a critical source of competitive advantage. What skills are needed for the energy industry of the future? How can the industry attract next-generation workers? How can industry remain in-step with society's evolving values on ESG, race, diversity, and inclusion?