One of the biggest sticking points in this debate is the fact that multinational corporations are not naturally inclined towards frankness and transparency in their communications. “Shareholder interest” compels them to address the issue only in very controlled ways.
Mark Gainsborough was, until recently, a 40 year veteran of Shell, the third largest energy company in the world. Tech For Impact approached him to find out whether, freed from the constraints of corporate managers, he could explain the challenges of energy transition from a non-aligned perspective, and provide some clues about the path towards a carbonless future, and our chances of meeting the Paris climate goals.
Watch the full interview with Gainsborough below: