Adamantine’s Research & Policy Coordinator Kelsey Grant wrote a column that was featured in The Colorado Sun. She touches on the limitations of protests for environmental advocacy and lists the steps to making one’s advocacy strategy more effective.
I repeatedly find myself in conversations where I start somewhere “in the middle” on what oil and gas companies need to do to thrive in a time of continuous disruption: engage millennials, share aspirations, take the leadership mantle. And company leaders want to do with me what they are doing with the skeptical public: explain the need for energy and why the world needs them.
Recent news confirms how important it is for your company to 1) get its political spending accounted for and 2) make this spending part of your climate leadership strategy.
Shell is one of the most progressive oil and gas majors in the world, with an unparalleled level of climate analysis, commitment, and detail in their strategic planning. Yet to the shock of many, Shell was recently hit with a devastating legal blow that will make many oil and gas leaders question the very nature and effectiveness of climate stewardship by any oil and gas company — asking, Why should we bother?
Over the last 18 months, Both True readers have been watching BlackRock closely, following the world’s largest asset manager pivot to prioritizing climate action for its portfolio companies. But BlackRock isn’t the only firm generating investor momentum around climate action.
Based on its title alone — apocalyptic and unproductive — Bill Gates’s new How to Avoid a Climate Disaster is not a book I would normally recommend to Both True readers. But it is precisely that apocalyptic framing that will attract readers to How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. And that is something — believe it or not — that you will want to celebrate.
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.
Oil and gas companies are responding to the disruptors underway by announcing a rush of net-zero commitments and emission reductions targets. While it can be easy to dismiss “decarbonization” as a buzzword, that would be a mistake.