Angie Gildea, KPMG’s new U.S. head of energy, admits she questioned whether the growing focus on ESG by the oil and gas industry would continue or take a backseat during the pandemic given the difficult environment.

“From what we’ve seen, that focus has actually increased,” Gildea said, “particularly, the social component of ESG.” 

In this video interview, Gildea, who was named national sector leader for KPMG’s energy, natural resources and chemicals (ENRC) practice on Jan. 12, sat down with Hart Energy’s Jessica Morales to discuss her outlook from a strategic standpoint on pressing issues facing the oil and gas industry in 2021 including the energy transition, digital technologies and the incoming Biden administration.

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