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Both These Things Are True

Small Steps: Part 1 — Developing an ESG Strategy

Adamantine passionately believes each company must now narrate its existence in the energy future. And the game-changing leaders we work and talk with share our urgency: They see the need to proactively engage with the disruptions of social risk now underway. Yet we also hear this common and warranted response: Ours is a small company with limited resources — what should I do?

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Both True — Asking New Questions

A theme has emerged in my Energy Thinks interviews with game-changing leaders from Paula Gant to Kevin Krausert:

We need to ask new questions.

In the face of disruption, oil and gas thinking that was once strategic is quickly becoming obsolete.

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Both True — Pioneer Raises the ESG Bar Quietly & Relentlessly

Several people sent me Pioneer’s 2020 Sustainability Report the day it came out — a strong indication of what it means for our industry. Pioneer has quietly, systematically, and relentlessly established itself as a leader in sustainability over the last decade (and without generating much fuss). Their low-key yet impressive style comes to life in this report, which should serve as a roadmap for your company.

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Hearts and Likes

I’ve been asked frequently of late how industry can make the most of the Texas weather and power meltdown. First, we need to understand what the disaster meant — not just to the people of Texas, but to everyone else watching. It meant the importance of always on energy, the need for redundant energy sources, and a slowly unfolding map of the complexity of the energy system — all at once, like seldom before.

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Special Report

Engaging Millennials in the Energy Future

We detail the challenges for oil and gas as the sector works with and among millennials — including understanding and integrating a generation starkly different from previous generations.

Tisha Schuller is an energy policy thought leader, specializing in oil and gas. She serves as Strategic Advisor to Stanford University's Natural Gas Initiative and is a member of the National Petroleum Council, an advisory board to the Secretary of Energy under the Obama, Trump, and Biden administrations.  

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Spotlight on: Climate

Both True — Pioneer Raises the ESG Bar Quietly & Relentlessly

Several people sent me Pioneer’s 2020 Sustainability Report the day it came out — a strong indication of what it means for our industry. Pioneer has quietly, systematically, and relentlessly established itself as a leader in sustainability over the last decade (and without generating much fuss). Their low-key yet impressive style comes to life in this report, which should serve as a roadmap for your company.

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Coming in Hot — Executive Actions and The Climate Train

It’s no surprise to anyone that the Biden administration came in hot with executive orders and agency directions prioritizing actions to address climate change. What may have surprised you: the short window we — the oil and gas industry — have to seize the leadership opportunity this presents.

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