Young and on Boards: How listening to future talent can be a short cut to business and climate success
Across the energy sector, organizations are waking up to the benefits of giving a louder voice at board level to employees or members earlier in their careers – the part of the workforce that has grown up more engaged in the reality of the climate crisis and who will be with the industry through to 2050 and beyond.
Listening to and acting on their views and perspectives doesn’t just generate far-sighted, innovative ideas for the business, it also helps develop the communication and advocacy skills of those rising up through the ranks, producing a more diverse pipeline of future leaders and helping to close the generational climate change gap.
It can take various forms, from establishing shadow boards or giving young employees a role in the main board, through to providing resources to establish young employee networks and opportunities to have a say via corporate platforms or channels.
Juliet Davenport OBE HonFEI, EI President and founder of Good Energy
This roundtable will hear first-hand from young energy professionals about their experiences taking part in such initiatives.
o Michael Howie AMEI, Strategy and Business Development Manager at Global E&C and YP trustee at the EI
o Amisha Patel – Head of Public Affairs & Policy (Global) at Mainstream Renewable Power and Shadow Board Member at RenewableUK
o Lisa Jones – Business Angel Investor, NED, Women on Boards Consultant, Ambassador and Presenter
o Thomas Bond – bp Group Strategic Planning team and also sits on the One Young World SteerCo