Diversity and inclusion in the energy industry

11:00 - 12:00

Diversity and inclusion is an important part of a business model and not just a box-ticking exercise. With diversity comes creativity, improved productivity and maximised cost efficiency.
Currently the oil and gas industry’s talent pipeline is unsustainable with recruitment and retention in crisis. Attracting diverse talent is essential to secure the industry’s future and avoid the skills gaps that we currently see.

IOCs need to be reflective of the societies in which they are operating and therefore need to attract, develop and retain the best talent from these communities. In many parts of the world, the oil and gas industry is a male dominated environment, addressing the gender imbalance within industry is also a major challenge for companies in the Americas.

We will explore case studies from companies such as BP, as to how companies can engage to a greater extent with local communities to attract and develop local talent.


David Shields, General Director, Energía a Debate

Location: Salón Bicentenario


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