Agenda

8:30 AM
Welcome to Energy ESG
Understanding the need for ESG, the process to set yourself in motion, and ultimate short- and long-term effects on the energy business.
8:35 AM
ESG in Energy: Learning the Steps of a Delicate Dance
ESG is more than a process, it’s an intricate choreography of nuances steps turned into a long-term culture. Here’s a look at the nuances of ESG in the energy sector, incorporating some helpful suggestions about using the market-leading sets of standards and metrics. This guidance helps eliminate cost or access barriers to launching your own ESG program.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Dr. Michael Kraten, Chair, Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Houston Baptist University
9:00 AM
Keynote: An Operator’s Perspective on ESG
This top operator has led the way when it comes to ESG effort in the oil and gas industry. Learn how it not only adopted a concerted effort to address ESG concerns, but also benefitted from its effort. In addition, how you can, too.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Morgan Hager, Vice President, HS&E, Chesapeake Energy Corp.
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9:25 AM
Disclosures: The Do’s and the Data
Financial, governance, and climate disclosures are what many will use to formulate their confidence in your plans, and ability to manage through future climate and regulatory requirements. Here’s how to put an effective disclosure together to satisfy regulatory bodies such as the SEC and more.
Moderator(s):
Kristie Ondracek, Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, TXCPA Houston
Speaker(s):
Dirk Cockrum, Managing Director - ESG, BKD
9:45 AM
Reporting: Satisfying Investor Demands
Beyond disclosures, private equity and public shareholders have their own expectations of you. Here is how to fill common gaps between ESG reporting and investor community expectations. You’ll learn how companies are reporting ESG metrics in a way that meets the needs of markets and investors.
Moderator(s):
Faiza Rizvi, Senior Associate Editor, Business and ESG, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Greg Englert, Partner, Risk Advisory Services, Weaver
Adam Hahn, Managing Director, GreenFront Energy Partners
10:30 AM
Networking Break
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11:00 AM
Ratings: The Future of the Ratings Game
ESG ratings are a confounding, yet vital piece of the ESG puzzle. Your score or rating are among the most important pieces of your ESG story. However, rating themselves are still a non-uniform effort. Here’s an inside look at where ratings are heading and how you can be prepared to get the best possible score. In many ways your future depends on it.
Moderator(s):
Faiza Rizvi, Senior Associate Editor, Business and ESG, Hart Energy
11:25 AM
Capital: Positioned for Private Equity
ESG is on the top of private equity firms’ minds these days. If you want to attract capital, you need to know what they need from you. In this roundtable, PE executives discuss ESG from their perspective.
Moderator(s):
Cynthia M. Mabry, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Speaker(s):
Christina Kitchens, Managing Partner, 3P Energy Capital
Roger Fox, CEO and Head of ESG, Tailwater Capital
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12:15 PM
Networking Luncheon
1:30 PM
Special Presentation: Energy ESG Awards
Get an introduction to Hart Energy’s first-ever Energy ESG Awards winners. This special presentation announces this year’s honorees in both company and individual categories.
1:40 PM
Regulations: How Changes on Horizon Have Financial Impact on Energy
In this roundtable organized by the Energy Workforce and Technology Council, hear from industry experts, including an investor relations expert, an investment banker and a government affair specialist about how upcoming ESG-focused regulations will have financial impact on the energy sector.
Moderator(s):
Leslie Shockley Beyer, CEO, Energy Workforce & Technology Council
2:20 PM
Legal: ESG and the Legal Impact to Energy
Moderator(s):
Faiza Rizvi, Senior Associate Editor, Business and ESG, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Ryan Maierson, Co-chair of ESG Taskforce, Latham & Watkins LLP
2:45 PM
Networking Break
3:15 PM
Technology: Mastering Monitoring & Analytics
At the heart of the “E” is methane. The biggest culprit in diluting an ESG score in oil and gas, methane is an invisible weight on the industry. These service providers discuss the technologies in place to help you cut emissions and make your ESG story much, much better.
Speaker(s):
Dr. Anna Scott, Chief Science Officer, Project Canary
Steve Deiker, CEO, Kairos Aerospace
Gani Sagingaliyev, Co-Founder, ESG Dynamics
3:55 PM
Risks & Responsibilities: Looking Beyond the ‘E’
While environmental issues dominate the oil and gas industry’s outlook on ESG, board matters, diversity targets, enterprise risk management, executive compensation and more are also tied to ESG metric. These experts look at these important aspects of your ESG program.
Moderator(s):
Lisa Leiman Hearn, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
4:40 PM
Closing Keynote: Challenges and Benefits of ESG
This noted expert of ESG performance discusses leaves the audience with a special message to take forward on the challenge oil and gas faces in an ESG-centered world and the opportunities it has to not only make a difference, but also increase its future value and profits.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Lees Rodionov, Vice President, Global Stewardship, Schlumberger
5:00 PM
Women In Energy Reception Begins