ESG industry insights: Energy

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Transforming Risk into Confidence podcast series

Investors want to know that energy companies are thinking about the appropriate ESG risks and opportunities, and incorporating those topics into the company's strategy. In this episode, Kevin O’Connell and Chuck Chang highlight those risks and opportunities and offer advice to help companies improve their ESG results.

We discuss the following questions:

0:36 - What are some broad trends in ESG?
1:43 - Why is ESG important to the energy sector?
3:11 - Why are investors voicing their concerns over ESG and what are they looking for?
5:09 - How mature are the sustainability practices in the energy sector?
7:01 - What advice do we have for companies to improve their ESG results?

About our moderator

Kevin O'Connell serves as PwC’s Trust and Transparency Solutions and ESG Solutions leader. A leading specialist in SOC 1, 2 and 3, and other third party assurance and internal controls reporting, he has over 25 years of experience providing services to our largest financial services clients designed to identify, assess, and manage complex risk and control issues across the enterprise – whether they are strategic, financial, systems, or operational in nature. As PwC's ESG Solutions leader, Kevin leads a team of professionals focused on helping organizations implement strategies to improve their ESG reporting and communicate progress to investors and other stakeholders.

About our guest

Chuck Chang

Chuck Chang is PwC’s ESG Energy Sector Leader with 30 years of experience, primarily auditing multinational energy companies. In addition to supermajors, his clients have included independent E&P companies, mid-stream companies and oil field service companies. He has applied learnings from his experience into the world of ESG and is leading PwC's ESG efforts in the energy industry.


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Kevin O’Connell

Kevin O’Connell

ESG Assurance Leader, PwC US

Chuck Chang

Chuck Chang

US Assurance Partner, Energy, PwC US

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