Over three afternoons on 14-16 September 2020, chief executive officer Bernard Looney and members of his leadership team offered further insight into bp’s new strategy, which was launched on 4 August. bp week also included the launch of this year's Energy Outlook, hosted by group chief economist Spencer Dale.
Sessions were hosted online only and included the opportunity for Q&A.
Bernard Looney, chief executive officer, opened the event and set the scene for bp week before handing over to Spencer Dale, group chief economist, who introduced this year’s Energy Outlook, exploring the forces likely to shape the global energy transition over the next 30 years. Giulia Chierchia, EVP strategy & sustainability, introduced the new sustainability framework underpinning bp’s delivery of cleaner energy and Kerry Dryburgh, EVP people & culture, discussed how purpose, culture and leadership are empowering bp’s people. The day closed with a Q&A session hosted by Bernard, Giulia, Kerry and Murray Auchincloss, chief financial officer. Questions were submitted via the webcast throughout the day.
Dev Sanyal, EVP gas & low carbon energy, provided further detail on bp’s plans for growth in low carbon electricity and energy. This was followed by a session on integrating energy systems hosted by EVP trading & shipping, Carol Howle. William Lin, EVP regions, cities & solutions, described bp’s plans for partnering with countries, cities and industries. The closing session was hosted by Emma Delaney, EVP customers & products, shared her vision for the future of convenience and mobility.
Gordon Birrell, EVP production & operations, discussed the role of resilient and focused hydrocarbons, followed by David Eyton, EVP innovation & engineering, setting out bp’s plans to drive digital and innovation across the business. Murray Auchincloss, chief financial officer, then presented bp’s financial frame before handing back to Bernard to close the event.