This new series of podcasts from ETF Partners features in-depth conversations with influential leaders from across the global sustainability, investment and startup ecosystems, and examines the biggest challenges and opportunities in delivering sustainable prosperity. Hosted by ETF Partners founder and managing partner Patrick Sheehan, it aims to create a space to explore the ‘big questions’ related to sustainability, innovation, and making a positive environmental and societal impact.
In this first episode, Patrick Sheehan and Rob Genieser are joined by the former CEO of BP, Lord John Browne.
Lord Browne is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic on climate and Net Zero, providing strategic support and advice to the Firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies. He served as Group Chief Executive of international energy company BP from 1995 to 2007, having joined the company in 1966 as a university apprentice. He led the company through a period of significant growth and transformation, including BP’s merger with Amoco in 1998. His landmark speech at Stanford University in 1997 established BP as a global leader in the way it thought about and sought to address climate change.
In 2007, Lord Browne joined Riverstone, where he was co-head of the world’s largest renewable energy private equity fund until 2015. He is currently Chairman of Wintershall Dea, Europe’s largest independent oil and gas company. He is the independent co-chairman of the Prime Minister’s Council on Science and Technology, Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, Chairman of the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a past President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Lord Browne was the UK Government’s Lead Non-Executive Board Member from 2010 to 2015. He was knighted in 1998 and made a life peer in 2001. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and is the author of five books.
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