Energy development projects today face an unprecedented set of challenges from regulatory burdens to shifting public opinion, political divisions to citizen activism, and board concerns to conflicting stakeholder demands. This reality means the old approaches will not work. Successful energy development starts with risk assessment, stakeholder engagement, and implementing strategic approaches. One misstep by a company can have a profound impact on the outcome of a project and the company’s future. This presentation will provide an overview of the challenges, strategies, and outcomes around external stakeholders.

Plenary Speaker

Jill E. Cooper
HSE Independent Consultant
Golden, Colorado

Jill Cooper is an independent consultant focused on sustainability, HSE and investor engagement. She received her MBA in International Business at Thunderbird School of Global Management and a JD in Environmental Law at the University of Colorado Law School (1996). She was the Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment on environmental matters and Director of the Sustainability Division. She practiced law at Faegre & Benson LLP and was the US Lead of environmental programs for Encana Oil & Gas Inc. Most recently, Jill was the Corporate HSE Director of Environment, Audits, Data and Advocacy for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. She specializes in sustainability, environmental and regulatory legal, management as well as oil and natural gas.