The ADIPEC 2024 Forum for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will focus on the challenges as priorities continue to change for the global workforce, redefining operating models that will deliver business performance in a sustainable energy system. Conversations around bias and inequalities, equal opportunities and representation as well as transparent leadership, will inform the discussion as policymakers, business leaders, organisations and the workforce navigate the changing dynamics of the energy industry workplace.
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The ADIPEC Forum for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2023 Overview
The ADIPEC 2023 Forum for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosted energy leaders and influential industry advocates in an open dialogue on diversity, equity, and inclusion and their integral role in creating a more balanced and inclusive future.
The programme fostered conversations between the brightest minds in the public and private sectors - including scientists, women and the youth - inviting cooperation, collaboration and idea-sharing to accelerate progress on the critical issues impacting the industry.
The ADIPEC Forum for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2023 Themes
Focusing on three strategic themes, the 2023 conference identified emerging trends and solutions that will ensure that the industry is ready to embrace opportunities and influence change in this rapidly changing market:
1. Aligning vision with action to steer workforce ambition and performance
The competition for talent is at an all-time high and no single solution will recruit, engage, and enable a new and innovative workforce. Organisations across the industry must follow through on far-reaching changes, from well-being and development and corporate social responsibility initiatives through to diversity, equity and inclusion commitments. Leaders who demonstrate organisational values and consistency in action will be best positioned to attract and retain next-generation energy system talent.
2. Driving sustainable development through the power of parity
Growth in the representation of minority groups in decision-making roles across government, business, and civil society is still a work in progress. Achieving gender parity in leadership positions can help ensure that policies and decisions reflect the diverse perspectives and needs of all working groups. Raising the bar on equal representation will be key to business continuity and a successful energy transition.
3. Leveraging digital technologies for inclusive access to opportunity
Organisations across the energy industry are navigating the challenges of a diverse and multigenerational workforce. Managing structural inequalities in the workplace through digital tools can help eliminate human bias and promote inclusive decision-making. Employers must continue to invest in adapting technology to remain competitive as the energy landscape changes.
ADIPEC is a world-class event that embraces one of the most prominent topics in the industry: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. ADIPEC has provided a great platform along with a highly relevant audience to tackle some of the most important topics around gender balance in the industry.
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