David addressed how nations could be provided opportunities for development while managing their carbon footprint, and highlighted technologies, such as Carbon Capture and Storage,that can help the world achieve net zero emissions.

The lecture saw the attendance of some 70 C-level executives, directors and heads of academia.

Mark Gainsborough, Shell Executive VP, Global Commercial,gave the welcome address, highlighting Shell’s successes in Singapore over the last 125 years. This included the presentation of the Honorary Partner in Progress award by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2014. The Dutch Ambassador Jacques Werner was also invited to deliver a speech on the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition – a coalition introduced in 2012 that aims to jointly drive and promote sustainable growth business models.

About the Shell Singapore 125 Lecture Series

The Shell Singapore 125 Lecture Series is a dedicated series of thought leadership seminars presented by subject matter experts and industry practitioners. The Series is held to celebrate Shell’s 125 years in Singapore, and aims to bring people together for a vibrant exchange of ideas.

Partnering Generations for Our Energy Future

Partnering Generations for Our Energy Future

More than five generations of Singapore residents have kept faith with us since 1891. Discover Shell’s 125 years in Singapore.

Shell celebrates 125 years in Singapore
125 Years in Singapore

125 Years in Singapore

We have been part of Singapore’s history for the last 125 years. Here is a snapshot of our contributions.

125 Years of Achievement
Staff reflect on 125

Staff reflect on 125

Employees with contrasting experiences in Shell talk about the company’s special place in Singapore’s history

Shell staff reflect on 125

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