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Imperial College Business School

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Exploring — and shaping — the future of energy: Statoil’s Energy Perspectives and Climate Roadmap

Join Statoil and Energy Futures Lab as they host Eirik Wærness and Bjørn Otto Sverdrup for a discussion on the world’s future energy needs, and how we together can shape the future of energy.

The event doors will be open from 16:45 for a 17:00 (sharp) start.

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As the global population grows and living standards rise, the world will increasingly need more energy. The ambitions of the Paris climate agreement can be reached, but will require much stronger energy and climate policies as well as a fundamental change in how energy is consumed. Statoil’s seventh edition of the Energy Perspectives report sets out different ‘tales’, or scenarios, about how global energy demand, the energy mix and greenhouse gas emissions could develop between now and 2050. In addition, their Climate Roadmap details why and how Statoil is embedding climate considerations into its business strategy and decision making, so it can develop a competitive advantage and at the same time support the Paris climate agreement.

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Eirik Wærness

Eirik is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist in Statoil, has a broad experience from government, academics and private sector companies, as advisor and in different leadership positions. From July 2016 he serves as a non-executive member of the Board of the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet). In the period 2010-2013 he served as member of the Executive Board of the Central Bank of Norway. From 2016 he is a member of World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Energy, and also serves as Chief Expert Advisor for WEF’s work on Energy Architecture Performance Index.

His experience includes different positions in the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, Total E&P Norway, Pöyry Management Consulting/Econ Centre for Economic Analysis, in addition to Statoil. In Statoil, he has been leader of Corporate Strategy, Corporate Planning and Analysis, Economic Analysis in Upstream Norway, Energy Market Analysis, and Mid- and Downstream Strategy in addition to his current role. He has also served as member of two public commissions/expert groups on tax reforms.

Bjørn Otto Sverdrup

Bjørn 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 of Communication for several of Statoil’s business areas, including Exploration and Development Norway, Development and Production International and most recently for the company’s North American operations. Following the terrorist attacks in Oslo and at Utøya in 2011, he served as chief of staff for the government-appointed commission investigating the attacks.

He also served at The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) as advisor and 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. Sverdrup is a political scientist and former research fellow from the University of Oslo. He is a frequent speaker at key industry event such as CERA, WFES and SPE and has been a guest lecturer at Imperial College, Columbia University and Harvard Business School.

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The event is on the third floor of the Imperial College Business School (building 17 on the campus map). The room is best found by entering the College via the main entrance on Exhibition Road (near buildings 17 and 36). The entrance to the Business School is in the far right hand corner of the lobby, once inside just take the elevator to the third floor and to the lecture theatre.

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