Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 6:30 pm


Former CEO, British Petroleum

Director, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, Council on Foreign Relations


Can oil companies reinvent themselves as clean energy providers? 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 a 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. Joining remotely is Amy Jaffe, director of the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, 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.