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Today, ESG is not only important to our collective futures; it is imperative. To pursue a resilient energy future, having the right leadership to help lead us to sustainable outcomes is the only actionable way forward. Embedded ESG leaders with practical knowledge and experience will encourage the next wave of energy leaders and reinvigorate the future of energy.

Project Canary and the Irani Center for Energy Solutions at the University of Oklahoma's Mewbourne College of Earth are Energy are proud to announce a collaboration to deliver hands-on, industry-leading executive professional education for ESG in the Upstream and Midstream sectors. Focused on providing practical, experiential knowledge on the implementation and best practices of ESG, participants will gain valuable insights from instructors and guest speakers who have hands-on experience transforming the industry.

The ESG certificate program will be a 46-hour, 2-week long hybrid digital + in-person education format. The program begins online with five days of digital instruction from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. central time, followed by 4.5 days of in-person education at OU's Oklahoma City campus.


What you need to know

COHORT 1 (both weeks required):

Cost: US $4,500

  • Digital Instruction: September 19 - 23 (11AM-1PM CT)
  • In-Person Instruction: September 26 - 30 (Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business, Downtown Oklahoma City


  • Introduction to Energy ESG
  • Understanding the Energy Value Chain
  • Topics in Sustainable Finance
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Technologies & Methods to Monitor and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Company Presentations: Carbon Neutral Oil & Gas Production; Responsibly Sourced Gas - A Midstream Perspective






WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This program is designed for executive and manager-level industry professionals ready to apply ESG principles to help prepare themselves and position their companies for a multi-decade transition to a lower-carbon energy industry.

THE CURRICULUM: Participants will hear from industry-leading instructors and guest speakers and will have the chance to participate in small-group discussions about what it takes to deliver on ESG at both the upstream and midstream levels. This format will foster and facilitate meaningful dialogues between participants and instructors and peer-to-peer industry relationships that go beyond the certificate program. We're building a network of ESG knowledge, confidence, and connections that last.

THE INSTRUCTORS: Gain insight and instruction from the leading voices in Energy, ESG, and sustainability, including: