Join our seminar during the EU Green Week!

Big oil going green?

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Event: Big Oil Going Green?

Can major oil and gas companies become green energy companies and fuel the green economy? If so, what should they do to enable this transition? What is the role of stakeholders such as investors, customers and policymakers? Can an index (benchmark) support this process by providing insights on corporate performance and progress to key stakeholders? We are keen to discuss these questions with you during our event on May 31 in Brussels.

When, where & registration

Wednesday May 31, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm
The event is hosted by Burson-Marsteller: Square de Meeus 37, 1000, Brussels, Belgium

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How benchmarking supports a race to the top
Index Initiative will present why and how a benchmark can support the process of greening oil and gas companies and how you can use this benchmark in your engagement with oil and gas companies.

Panel discussion on the role of oil and gas companies in greening the energy system
A panel discussion with five experts (Confirmed: Anders Marvik – Statoil, Aviva, and Gerbrand Haverkamp – Index Initiative. To be confirmed: European Commission representative, member of the European Parliament) will discuss the role of oil and gas companies in greening the energy system. Also, the role of benchmarks in this process will be discussed. Attendees are invited to join the discussion.

The seminar will be hosted by Burson-Marsteller and facilitated by Karel Beckman, the owner and editor of the internationally renowned news provider Energy Post.

Who is joining?

High-level representatives from relevant sectors and organizations that have a stake in the decarbonization of the oil and gas sector are personally invited to join this seminar. This includes financial institutions and investors, the energy sector (O&G and renewables), energy-intensive industries, governmental organizations (EC, EP) and NGOs. A good reason for you to come: the people that attend are the people that matter!

About Index Initiative

Index Initiative is a non-profit organization based in The Netherlands, supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Our purpose is to bring clarity on the role and performance of companies in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on multi-stakeholder dialogue, we independently and objectively benchmark the performance of companies against stakeholder expectations. Benchmarks give credit to companies that perform well, create accountability and allow others to learn from best practices. Index Initiative draws inspiration from the Access to Medicine Index and the Access to Seeds Index. The Access to Medicine Index, first published in 2008, is an excellent example of the positive influence an index can have on stimulating companies to play a bigger part in addressing societal needs.