Can oil companies reinvent themselves as clean energy providers? Lord John Browne attempted it over more than a decade as CEO of British Petroleum, where he led the company's “Beyond Petroleum” rebranding campaign. In his new book, Browne argues that the solution to reducing emissions and addressing climate change is to befound in the mass deployment of engineered technology—and that the tools we need to get there already exist. What lessons can oil companies and others looking to lead the energy transition learn from this approach? What is the future of the fossil fuel industry as the global economy runs cleaner?
Join us with Lord John Browne, former CEO of British Petroleum and author of Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization, for a conversation on the potential of energy incumbents to become innovators.
This program is generously underwritten by RBC Wealth Management and the ClimateWorks Foundation.
October 30, 2019
The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Taube Family Auditorium San Francisco, 94105 United States
Former CEO, British Petroleum; Author: Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation
Founder and Host, Climate One
6 p.m. check-in 6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception
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