How Black Lives Matter in Energy
The initiative is clear. We want better from our energy companies. A massive industry with a history of tip toeing around social issues is not sustainable in this environment striving for change, particularly with the Black Lives Matter movement, and we’re going to talk about it.
We’ll confront the root problem, by addressing the culture of why companies keep quiet. We’ll explore ways in which large energy corporations can harness the power of their platform to make difference beyond driving profit. And lastly, we’ll introduce strategies for companies to encourage an environment that fosters allyship.
He has a strong governance background and has served as chair of different committees of public company boards.
Today, Mr. Banister is the chairman of the compensation and leadership development committee at Tyson Foods and recently finished a 5 year term as Lead Director. He recently became the Lead Director of Russell Reynolds Associates. He has served on the boards of Marathon Oil and the Bristow Group.
Mr. Banister is also the founder and CEO of Different Points of View, a private firm that provides advisory services in the areas of leadership and safety. He also mentors and serves as an advisor to start ups in the energy and technology space.
Mr. Banister was President and CEO of Aera Energy LLC (a $5 bln oil and gas exploration and production company jointly owned by Shell Oil Company and ExxonMobil) from 2007 to 2015. Aera is one of the largest California and U.S. oil producers with production of over 130.000 barrels per day, operating over 14,000 wells and is a recognized leader for its innovative approach to lean manufacturing.
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