BP has boldly stated that they will be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and that they will help the world get to net zero. A ten point list of aims has been outlined to deliver on that ambition, which includes actions such as ceasing corporate reputation advertising and redirecting those resource to promoting net zero policies, including carbon pricing.
Regina Mayor, KPMG’s Global and U.S. Head of Energy, sat down with Susan Dio, the first female President and Chairman of BP America, to discuss some of the specifics behind BP’s remarkable pledge, as well as:
- Shifts in technology investments, policy efficacy, and business transparency
- The extraordinary steps BP took to protect its workforce, staying ahead of and going beyond COVID-19 mandates
- The particular challenges of safeguarding employees and customers at BP gas stations and grocery outlets
- How to address global inequities of energy availability, knowing the average refrigerator in the US consumes nine times more energy than one person in Ethiopia
- The diverse career paths and opportunities offered by the energy industry that truly allow motivated individuals to shape a better world
- The nontraditional professional track Susan followed that well-positioned her for her current leadership role.
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