Energy industry executives’ take on pressing issues
Energy industry executives’ take on pressing issues
PODCAST

Energy industry executives’ take on pressing issues

Regina Mayor talks about energy industry executives’ take on today’s biggest global challenges and opportunities.

63% of the respondents to KPMG’s 5th annual Global CEO Outlook said that rather than waiting to be disrupted, their organization is actively disrupting its sector. 44% plan to upskill more than half of their entire workforce, but less than a third prioritize workforce investments over technology investments.

Less than half of the CEO respondents in Australia, the U.K., France, and China are confident in the growth prospects for the global economy. 84% said they want a culture where it is accepted that errors and mistakes are part of the innovation process, but only 56% say that culture is in place.

And over three-quarters said that their organization’s growth will depend on their ability to navigate the shift to a low-carbon, clean-technology economy.

And over three-quarters said that their organization’s growth will depend on their ability to navigate the shift to a low-carbon, clean-technology economy.

So, what’s energy industry executives’ view of these and other pressing global issues?

For this podcast, Regina Mayor, Global Sector Head and U.S. National Lead for KPMG’s Energy and Natural Resources practice, and Melody Meyer, President of Melody Meyer Energy, LLC sat down to discuss findings from KPMG’s 2019 CEO Outlook, including:

  • why 60% of energy company executives believe that agility is the new currency of business
  • why climate change is the top external risk cited by all the CEO respondents, not just those in the energy industry
  • the correlation between CEOs’ comparatively low confidence rate in the growth prospects for the global economy and the nexus of geopolitics in the energy industry
  • why 80% of energy CEOs are personally leading their organization’s technology strategy.

Explore the 2019 Global CEO report and reserve a spot at the Global Engergy Tranformation Conference 2019 at KPMG's global site.

 

 

Regina Mayor

Regina Mayor

Sector Leader for Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG US

Melody Meyer

Melody Meyer

President, Melody Meyer Energy LLC