Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic is a fundamental test of leadership for the energy industry. Learn about our plausible and alternative scenarios of what might happen, and our tools that enable you to stress test exist strategies and emerge from the COVID-19 shock as a more resilient society. Together we can continue to accelerate a successful global energy transition.

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Global plenary: Leadership and resilience amid disruption

7th October 2020

The pandemic has exposed the fragility of established systems with attention refocusing on energy resiliency instead of security. Despite the pandemic, climate change remains the biggest threat to humanity where we need to build solutions now to decarbonise and reinvent our energy infrastructure. How can energy leaders drive progress and a shift towards disruptive innovation as normal?


  • Thomas Leurent, CEO, Akselos
  • Yana Popkostova, Founder & Managing Director, European Centre for Energy and Geopolitical Analysis
  • Gurdeep Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, NTPC; Secretary General, India Member Committee, World Energy Council
  • Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Chief Innovation Officer and Member of the Global Executive Committee, Schneider Electric
  • Martha Hall Findlay, Chief Sustainability Officer, Suncor


  • Alan Thomson, Global Energy Business Leader, ARUP


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