Lord John Browne of Madingley

Chairman, BeyondNetZero

Senior Advisor, General Atlantic

Lord Browne is Chairman of BeyondNetZero, a climate growth equity venture established in partnership with General Atlantic. 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 BP through a period of significant growth and transformation, including a 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. Lord Browne is independent co-Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Council on Science and Technology, Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, Chiarman of the Francis Crick Institute, Chairman of the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a past President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Sessions With Lord John Browne of Madingley

Monday, 7 March

  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 am - 08/mar/2022 03:00 am

    Financing the Transition

    Lunch/Dinner Discussion Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG

    The energy transition will require stepping up energy financing, as well as reallocating spending toward low-emission assets. The shift in capital allocation required to finance net-zero ambitions is transforming the global financial architecture with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) mandates, emission disclosure requirements, and the emergence of new green financial instruments. For investors, governments, and multilateral agencies, the challenges are manifold to mobilize and deploy capital. For investors and companies, returns on renewable energy production and low-emission assets need to be competitive and rewarded by financial markets. Financing decarbonization in emerging markets remains a challenge. What are the opportunities and challenges created by the energy transition for investors? What are they for the financial industry?

Wednesday, 9 March