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I work for Rocky Mountain Institutes Industries practice, which researches methods of and engages companies in decarbonization of heavy industries such as mining, oil, and gas. My research...

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BP recently made big news with a net-zero by 2050 announcement. Their ten new climate ambitions send a strong signal that they are trying to reshape their role in the global energy transition between now and 2050. But oil majors like BP have to work through several hurdles and collaborate with a number of different stakeholders to realize these goals. Some of my colleagues at RMI and I discuss briefly discuss a few of these hurdles here, as well as where we are working to push the transition forward.

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Matt Chester on Mar 18, 2020

Shareholders may also need to understand how dividends may change as oil companies undergo the transition. This may mean forgoing short-term dividends in exchange for safeguarding long-term returns and eventually redefining how we determine the value of Oil and gas companies in general.

How do you think it's best to encourage shareholders to take these sorts of stands as opposed to, say, jumping ship if they think the current trajectory will lead to their money being better simply being pulled out?

 

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