Statoil's Climate Roadmap
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to host Bjørn Otto Sverdrup, Senior Vice President for Sustainability at Statoil, to present Statoil's Climate Roadmap. The roadmap explains how Statoil will develop its business in support of the ambitions of the Paris Climate Agreement. Statoil believes the needed energy transition to a low-carbon society represents business opportunities, and Sverdrup will discuss how the company is reducing emissions, growing in renewables, and developing the portfolio and strategy to ensure a competitive advantage in a low-carbon world.
This event is part of the Climate Change and the National and Corporate Interest series, featuring speakers to foster insightful discussions on a variety of corporate and country perspectives on the costs and benefits of their respective climate strategies.
Sarah Ladislaw, Director and Senior Fellow of the CSIS Energy & National Security Program, will moderate.
Bjørn Otto Sverdrup is Statoil’s Senior Vice President for Sustainability and member of the management committee in the Global Strategy and Business Development business area. Sverdrup has extensive leadership experience in Statoil. Since 2007, he has been a Vice President and member of several of Statoil’s top Management Committees, including Exploration and Development Norway, Development and Production International, and most recently for the company’s North American operations in Houston, Texas.
Following the 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway, Sverdrup served as chief of staff for the government-appointed commission investigating the attacks. Sverdrup also served at the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise as advisor and as a National Expert to the EU Commission on Corporate Social Responsibility. As member of the management committee of Hydro’s oil and gas division he was part of the integration planning committee for the merger between Statoil and Hydro Oil and Energy in 2007.