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Investing in North Sea energy in a post COP26 world the focus of business breakfast

29 November 2021

With COP26 setting in motion a new framework for investment in energy, focusing on green finance and setting expectations for UK companies to meet the highest of net-zero reporting standards, OGUK’s Aberdeen Business Breakfast on December 2 will assess progress to date.

Leading figures from the financial and investment sector will take centre stage at the event sponsored by Deloitte at P&J Live, where OGUK will also launch its “UK Energy Policy: Investing in the transition” policy response paper, which reflects on the wave of UK policy announcements pre COP26.

Guest speakers joining Mike Tholen, OGUK’s sustainability director include David Johnston, Managing Director, Head of Energy & Commodities, Lloyds Banking who will focus on Energy Investment. As chief executive of px Group Geoff Holmes will outline his experience of how an integrated services company serving diverse energy and high hazard industrial sectors is raising finance in the Post COP26 era.

While OGUK’s first in-person business breakfast will feature industry leaders discussing society’s changing expectations as public awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges increases, it will also highlight how new sources of finance for companiesare being unlocked across the UK.

Mike Tholen, OGUK’s sustainability director said:
“There is an investment mountain for our industry to climb to deliver a net-zero future, but it is one we are equipped to scale and one where we will meet society’s expectations. This breakfast will highlight the innovation and commitment we are offering to investors as we deploy our expertise to transform the UK’s energy landscape.”

Following the keynote presentations, the speakers will be joined by a panel of distinguished industry leaders including Nick Dalgarno, Managing Director, Piper Sandler,: Mark Munro, Executive Director, Scottish National Investment Bank;l Shaun Reynolds, Partner – Transaction Services, Deloitte and Maggie McGinlay, Chief Executive, ETZ Ltd -the firm set up to deliver an Energy Transition Zone in Aberdeen and reposition the North East of Scotland as an integrated energy cluster focussed on the delivery of net zero. 

Tickets for OGUK’s business breakfast can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/138605788645


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