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Oct 19, 2021

“We did see that the industry accelerated its energy transition and many of the companies, during the height of the pandemic, were announcing their zero goals… and announced production cuts going forward over the next decade through automation and looking for opportunities to do this, and the pandemic was certainly an accelerator.” Katie Pavolvsky, Deloitte Energy on Electric Ladies Podcast

Energy consumption and prices plummeted during the pandemic, which was a wake-up call to the oil and gas sector. With the big UN Climate Conference known as COP26 coming up in days, the huge spotlight on ESG investing and strategies (for Environment, Social and Governance), plus President Biden’s infrastructure bills with lots of provisions affecting the energy sector moving through Congress, Joan wanted to talk to an expert in the oil and gas sector about how the sector is coping and pivoting.

So, what are the energy companies doing in response?

Listen to Katie Pavlovsky, head of Deloitte’s Energy, Resources and Industrial Services break it down with Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson in this insightful and engaging interview.   

You’ll hear about:

  • What ESG looks like for the oil and gas companies, one decision at a time.
  • How the pandemic was a dry-run of what a transition to a clean energy economy will look and feel like, especially for the oil and gas sector that saw their bottom lines fall through the floor.
  • Why the ESG focus is also improving efficiencies, which creates new types of jobs for the sector and, therefore, opens the door to more diverse talent.
  • How the combination of hybrid work and the drive toward greater transparency are highlighting the reputational as well as financial risks of not adapting fast enough to this changing energy ecosystem.  
  • Plus, insightful career advice ….

“Even within energy and on the topics of environmental, social, and governance, what is the role that women can play in particular, in moving forward that agenda and driving earlier results just based on the networks that they have with each other?” Katie Pavolvsky on the Electric Ladies podcast

 Read Joan’s related Forbes articles here too.

You’ll also want to listen to:

  • Jennifer Gerbi, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Acting Director, ARPA-E, the innovation arm of the Department of Energy 
  • Lisa Jacobson, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, on the impact of covid on energy and transitioning to a clean energy economy
  • Anne Kelly, VP of Government Relations at nonprofit Ceres, which helps businesses and policy come together for the planet and people, as well as the economy
  • Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.”

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