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John Browne: Engineering the Future

Can oil companies reinvent themselves as clean energy providers? Lord John Browne attempted it for over nearly two decades as CEO of British Petroleum. Credited with strengthening BP’s balance sheet and leading a successful “Beyond Petroleum” rebranding campaign, Browne ultimately stepped down after a series of disasters and heavy criticism for greenwashing. What’s the lesson of the BP story? What is the future of fossil fuel companies as the global economy runs cleaner? 

Join us for a conversation with Lord John Browne, former CEO of British Petroleum and author of Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation, on the potential of oil company incumbents to become clean energy innovators.

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

Wed, Oct 30 / 6:30 pm

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Lord John Browne
Former CEO, British Petroleum; Author: Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation
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Greg Dalton
Founder and Host, Climate One

6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception