• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Sabrina Watkins

Future 500

Board Director

Sabrina Watkins consults on accelerating profitable sustainability and collaborative relationships between companies, investors and activists. Her focus is  streleadership capability for sustainability leaders, executive teams, and boards of directors. She retired from Conoco Phillips in 2017 after nearly a decade as global head of sustainability, with responsibility for corporate policies, positions, implementation strategies, results, and reporting. She worked directly with the board, executive team, and investors. During her tenure, the company reduced over 7 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, saved over $100 million through innovative sustainability, dramatically reduced shareholder concerns and implemented a leading human rights position, all within a comprehensive framework of 5 year goals and action plans. She currently serves on the boards of Future 500 and Presidio Graduate School and previously served as chair of the board of the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD) from 2007-2009. In 2012, she was named to the Industrial Safety and Health News “Power 101” list of influential leaders in sustainability. Ms. Watkins’ career in the oil and gas industry began in 1981 in upstream production and drilling engineering for deep water operations in the Gulf of Mexico. She held senior management roles in US regional assets, operations, procurement, drilling, and HSE. She later led corporate teams for early-stage innovation, upstream and downstream emerging technologies and global environmental technology. Ms. Watkins earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University in 1981 and an MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute, now Presidio Graduate School, in June 2007.

Sessions With Sabrina Watkins

Monday, 6 March

  • 03:30pm - 04:00pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 09:30 pm - 06/mar/2023 10:00 pm

    Climate Advocates and the Energy Industry: Constructive dialogue on solutions amid polarization

    Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    With the energy industry and climate advocates seeming to be increasingly at odds over the environment and climate priorities, is there still room for constructive engagement? What makes the “other side” tick, and why do they approach problems “that way?” Leading influencers from across the NGO, ESG investor and energy industry spectrum will share their approach to the energy transition, and explore questions, including what do climate advocates, leaders and investors really want? Can we bridge the gap between the priorities of executives, donors and investors? How can stakeholders engage constructively to align on an orderly energy transition?