Matthew Harwood

OGCI Climate Investments

Vice President, Business Strategy

As Vice President of Business Strategy for OGCI Climate Investments, Matthew Harwood is responsible for developing the strategy of OGCI and measuring progress toward our vision of GHG reduction. Matthew’s career in Energy and Climate has spanned 30 years working in Strategy, Sustainability and Operational roles across the value chain. Before joining OGCI CI, Matthew led the development of the Energy Transition strategy at McDermott and delivered the divestment of Lummus Technology as part of the company’s restructuring. At Johnson Matthey, Matthew led the development of the Hydrogen and Battery strategy and at Petrofac was responsible launching businesses in Offshore Wind and Carbon Capture. Matthew also spent time in strategy and M&A roles in Iberdrola with a strong focus on renewables and the energy supply business. Trained as a Reservoir Engineer at Shell, Matthew also spent time as a management consultant at Booz Allen, working on strategy projects across the energy value chain. In addition to his role in OGCI Climate Investments, Matthew serves as a Non-Exec director on the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council board and on the board of Econic – a company dedicated to the utilization of CO2 in the Chemical Sector. Matthew has a PhD and Post Doc in Atmospheric Science and is a Chartered Engineer.

Sessions With Matthew Harwood

Wednesday, 20 October

  • 06:15pm - 06:45pm (IST) / 20/oct/2021 12:45 pm - 20/oct/2021 01:15 pm

    More Energy, Lower Emissions

    Live Stream

    Although, India is the third largest consumer of energy in the world and the fourth largest emitter, its energy requirements in the coming years are bound to grow as per capita energy consumption is still far below the global average. Thus the dual challenge: how to fuel economic growth and bring people out of poverty with reliable, affordable, and secure energy, while reducing GHG emissions? While India is making good progress on renewable deployment, progress in other sectors is slow. What are some specific actions that can be taken to reduce emissions? What can Indian companies learn from IOCs and NOCs? What role do financial institutions have in accelerating the energy transition? Achieving any significant reduction in future emissions will not be feasible without addressing CO2 emissions from coal. How can India reduce emissions from coal?