Why do you think your message is critical in the oil and gas industry at this time?
Sustainability and emissions reductions technology are critical to the long-term relevance of the oil and gas industry in the decades to come. As a core part of our long-term growth strategy, in 2019 BHGE committed to reduce net CO2 emissions 50% by 2030 from 2012 levels and to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. BHGE is also supporting our customers’ efforts to reduce their carbon footprints by investing in a broad portfolio of lower carbon products and services. Many of our largest customers have publicly discussed the importance of emissions reduction and are actively working in this area. In addition, BHGE’s Gaffney, Cline and Associates has launched a new Carbon Management Practice. This is the first oil and gas consultancy to offer quantitative assessment of carbon intensity, evaluation of carbon solutions and the accreditation of emission reductions.
What do expect to be the key takeaways from your message?
BHGE is establishing a leadership role in low carbon technology. By partnering closely with our customers and harnessing our technological expertise, we will be positioned to help shape the future of the energy industry. BHGE already offers many commercial products and services that allow customers to lower their carbon footprint, and we will continue to develop and launch new technological offerings in years to come.
August 28th is the last day of The Energy Summit, and also our closing evening event at Coors Field. Who will you be rooting for – Rockies or Red Sox?
I don’t really follow baseball, but I suppose the correct answer is the Rockies!
How do you personally stay current on these issues (energy transition)?
I read widely and am active in several energy and non-energy industry groups where these issues are discussed. I am also very fortunate to be surrounded by a great group of colleagues throughout BHGE who regularly share their own insights and reference materials with me.
About Jean-Mey Sun
Jeanne-Mey Sun is Executive, Energy Transition and Clean Energy Solutions at Baker Hughes, a GE company. Previously, she held the role of Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Baker Hughes, Inc. Prior to joining Baker Hughes, she was Vice President, Strategy at Sysco Corporation, the $59 billion foodservice marketer, distributor, and supply chain company. Prior to Sysco, she was Principal at global management consultancy A.T. Kearney, where she served clients in multiple industries including consumer products, retail, and automotive. Dr. Sun earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe in Brugge, Belgium, and a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from the University of Toronto. She is active in the Houston community, including serving as an advisor on the Rice Alliance Energy Advisory Board, serving on the board of the Houston Hispanic Forum, serving as a mentor to energy-focused start-ups at accelerators at Rice University and the University of Houston, and acting as a judge in the annual Rice University Business Plan Competition. She has also consulted for the Center for Houston’s Future, the long-range strategic planning arm of the Greater Houston Partnership.