Energy poverty is an enormous challenge—but its resolution brings global rewards. A shocking 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity, and an additional 2.6 billion lack clean cooking facilities. The majority of this population—95 percent—are located in Sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia, regions that are also home to nearly 20 percent of global oil and gas reserves.
It’s a huge, complex challenge. This paper sets out why the oil and gas industry is in a unique position to take a leadership role in tackling energy poverty. As well as being the right thing to do, this is critical to redefining the industry’s license to operate—securing its own future, as well as that of the communities it serves. Read more from Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Group Chief Executive of Accenture’s Resources operating group and Advisory Board member for the UN Sustainability for All initiative.
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