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Energy and Extractives

Harnessing earth's resources toward a sustainable future for all

A global transition in how the economy is powered is under way, with a major push for clean, renewable energy and lower emissions.  

Given their critical role in the global economy, energy and extractives companies are an important part of this shift, and many are also reinventing themselves with transformative business models that meet demand while improving sustainability.    

The energy and extractives sectors have a powerful opportunity to contribute to sustainable development, integrating proper environmental, social, and governance (ESG) components into their operations. 

We've helped complete more than 300 projects for energy and extractives companies, helping them tackle challenges at the intersection of people and the environment by developing sustainable business strategies that:

  • Address climate change and the environment
  • Respect human rights
  • Advance equity and inclusion
  • Ensure a just transition that supports the well-being of workers and communities who have been the backbone of our economy.


Up to US$26 trillion in economic opportunities could be created by the transition to a net-zero GHG emissions economy in the next ten years. 


About 3.5 billion people live in countries rich in oil, gas, or minerals.

How We Can Help

Adding Value to Your Business and Society

We bring a global perspective to help you create resilient strategies and address issues across the value chain, empowering you to meet sustainability challenges through offerings, including:

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Materiality and sustainability strategy and implementation

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Scenario planning

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ESG reporting and frameworks

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Human rights policy and assessments

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Community and stakeholder engagement

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Reporting and disclosure

Who We Work With

Rio Tinto Services Inc. logo
BP International Limited logo
Shell plc logo
Freeport McMoRan Inc.
Case Studies

Conducting a Climate Risk Assessment through Scenario Analysis

BSR worked with Mercer International Inc., a global producer of market pulp and solid wood products, to conduct a climate scenario analysis.

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Collective Solutions for Meaningful Impact

Our cross-sector collaborative initiatives and partnerships ensure that no company is alone in addressing systemic sustainability challenges. Collaboration is a powerful enabler for companies seeking to transform their businesses, while making a meaningful impact.

Our Experts

Depth of Experience and Knowledge

Our team has extensive boardroom and field experience with energy and extractive companies.

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Ouida Chichester

Director, Energy, Extractives, Transport, and Industrials

San Francisco

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Paul Holdredge

Director, Energy, Extractives, Transport, and Industrials

New York

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Jenna Kowalevsky

Manager, Energy, Extractives, Industrials, and Transport


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Rosa Kusbiantoro

Director, Transformation


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Roberta Pinamonti

Associate Director


Let’s talk about how BSR can help you to transform your business and achieve your sustainability goals.

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