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.
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.
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?