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8:30 AM
Welcome to Energy ESG, the Pathway to Future Success
With the theme of "staying ahead of the curve," we bring our third Energy ESG event to North Texas. Our host sets the scene for another informative day that will help you decipher the ever-changing priorities of ESG in the energy sector.
Moderator(s):
Faiza Rizvi, Senior Editor, ESG, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote
With the Biden administration calling on U.S. oil and gas producers to increase domestic output, hear from one of the largest oil and gas producers on the role of an effective ESG strategy to ensure energy security. Also, take a deep dive into the company's climate disclosure practices, low-carbon strategy and more.  
Moderator(s):
Faiza Rizvi, Senior Editor, ESG, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Lisa Epifani, Manager for ESG and Sustainability, Chevron Corp.
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9:00 AM
The Outlook: Navigating an Evolving Future of ESG
How will key ESG themes dominate the outlook for oil and gas businesses now and in the future? Is the energy sector ready and equipped to understand and oversee ESG progress? This roundtable of top analysts offer their take on the evolving future of ESG in the energy sector, particularly oil and gas.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Alisa Lukash, Vice President of Shale Research, Rystad Energy
Ian Nieboer, Managing Director, Enverus
Derek Przybylo, ESG Digital Services Lead, EY
9:35 AM
Keynote: Private Equity and the ESG Investment Roadmap
With upcoming and existing regulations and policies around sustainability, how is private equity handling the latest priorities concerning ESG-friendly practices? Find out what oil and gas investors are looking for, PE's expectations and its roadmap to success from one of the top PE firms in the energy sector.  
Moderator(s):
Faiza Rizvi, Senior Editor, ESG, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Keila Aires Hand, Head of ESG, Quantum Energy Partners
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10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:30 AM
The Infrastructure: Safe Transport from Here to There
Midstream operators, including water midstream operators, and investors have a front lines position on the growth of ESG disclosure and impact statements. This midstream operator discusses the unique challenges and opportunities faced in the midstream, including operating effectively and encouraging best practices to minimize the impact on the environment.
Moderator(s):
Brandy Fidler, Senior Development Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
John Durand, President and Chief Sustainability Officer, XRI Holdings LLC
10:55 AM
The Execution: How Producers are Putting ESG into Practice
Oil and gas producers operate with a pre-existing target on their backs so when it comes to executing on ESG goals and strategies they must be addressing the right elements. Independent oil and gas producers are at a particular crossroads, given their lesser resources to handle the hurdles thrown at them. This group of independents, representing a cross section of the country, and in highly regulated areas, discuss their execution on ESG strategies and where they've succeed and found challenges.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Brian Cain, Chief Sustainability Officer, Civitas Resources Inc.
Chris Gould, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, California Resources Corp.
Ted Wurfel, VP of ESG and Sustainability, Rockcliff Energy LLC
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11:35 AM
The Opportunity: Proactive ESG Strategies to Create Business Value
More than just a risk assessment, ESG offers opportunities to help energy companies create long-term value. Among the value creation opportunities are plans for emissions reductions, accounting for resource scarcity; diversity and inclusion, safety, data security, executive pay and tax transparency. This session examines the often overlooked necessity for energy companies to create future value for investors, partners and consumers.
Moderator(s):
Emily Easley, CEO, NOVUS Energy Advisors
Speaker(s):
Christopher Dillman, Head of ESG and Energy Transition, Prax Group
Bob Purgason, Managing Director of Carbon Solutions, EnLink Midstream LLC
Jim Wicklund, Principal, Wicklund & Associates
12:15 PM
Networking Luncheon
1:30 PM
The 'S': Defining 'Social' in ESG
Often undervalued, the societal aspect of ESG is more important than ever. Hear from one of the industry's pioneering producers on how its handled messaging around the social impact.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Sean Flynn, Senior Director of HSE, Continental Resources Inc.
1:55 PM
The Frameworks: Creating a Company Aligned with Ratings
What are the best methods  to incorporate ESG considerations in your business? How can you  create company policies and guidelines that align with ESG ratings? This expert offers an overview of existing ESG frameworks and the differences between them. She also  explains how you  can determine which of these frameworks is right for your business, which metrics to use and more. Among the frameworks discussed  include PRI, TCFD, and CDP.  
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Danielle Barrs, Director of ESG Strategic Planning, EisnerAmper
2:20 PM
The People: ESG as a Workforce Strategy
Exploring the significance of ESG and the human capital implications on your organization. Can ESG performance help your company improve employee satisfaction and attract prospective future talent?
Moderator(s):
Brandy Fidler, Senior Development Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Ann Bluntzer, Ph.D, TCU Ralph Lowe Energy Institute, Executive Director, Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business
2:45 PM
Networking Break
3:15 PM
The Ratings: Improvement and Clarity Needed!
Beyond the frameworks, ratings improvement and collaboration is essential to the future of ESG in energy. These experts discuss the state of ratings and how improvement and clarity are being sought and advanced.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Vic Svec, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
3:35 PM
Institutionalizing the Emissions Reduction Process
Take a deep dive into the findings of Alvarez and Marsal’s recent Emissions Reduction Consortium. Learn more about addressing activist emissions related risks, strategies for reducing costs and emissions at the same time, wellbore repurposing opportunities and more.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Rogers Herndon, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
3:55 PM
The Edge: How Technology is Responding to ESG Demands
Technology is a critical component of the ESG effort. These top oilfield service companies discuss how they are innovating to build an effective and comprehensive ESG infrastructure to aid the energy sector in securing its future operations, cutting emissions and developing safety protocols.
Moderator(s):
Tim Rezvan, CFA, Director, EnerCom Inc.
Speaker(s):
Andres Cabada, Director of Stewardship and Sustainability, Halliburton Co.
Rob Klenner, Senior Business Engagement and Strategy Lead, Energy Innovation Center, Baker Hughes Co.
Drew Pomerantz, Emissions Management Technical Lead, Schlumberger
4:25 PM
The Money: What Investors Want in the Age of Transparency and Digital Communication
Transparency and disclosures are key to attracting capital these days. Many fund managers can't even touch a company without a proper ESG strategy. These private equity investors give their point of view on the energy sectors and ESG. What are they challenges and pressures they face as well?
Moderator(s):
Emily Easley, CEO, NOVUS Energy Advisors
Speaker(s):
A. Chris Aulds, Operating Partner, Pearl Energy Investments
Nathan Brawn, Managing Partner, BP Energy Partners
John Schaufele, Founder and Managing Director, Freestone HoldCo
5:00 PM
Conference Adjourns
5:00 PM
Networking Reception
Join us for a closing reception and great networking.
7:30 AM
Networking Breakfast