Insights: Climate

Both True — Why Shared Aspirations Are Mission Critical to O&G’s Future

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.

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Both True: Shell’s Legal Blow—A Signal to Stop Addressing Climate?

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?

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Both True — Read Bill Gates’s New Book

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.

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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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