Latest Speeches and Articles

Embracing Evolution

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden on the global evolution underway in response to climate change and the need for the energy industry to embrace it. 

My Path to Purpose

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden gives his personal perspective on purpose and describes his journey to becoming Energy Executive of the Year.

Getting to net zero emissions

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden on the proposal for the European Union to target net zero emissions by 2050, and the action that can help it happen. 

The road to decarbonisation

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden on how coalitions of businesses can take action today to help decarbonise the global economy, sector by sector.

Showing Who You Really Are

Shell Chief Financial Officer Jessica Uhl on transparency during the Global Conference of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Paris.

Climate change: the difference business can make

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden on the need for supply and demand to work in harmony if the world is to tackle climate change. 

Fuels of the Future

Shell Integrated Gas & New Energies Director Maarten Wetselaar on fuels of the future during CERA Week in Houston.

The industry renaissance: the next steps

Shell Projects and Technology Director Harry Brekelmans on the great challenge the world faces, and how industry must play its part.

The power of perseverance

Five years after becoming CEO of Shell, Ben van Beurden talks about climate change, his leadership style and Shell’s biggest ever financial transformation.

Creating opportunity for youth in the Middle East

In The National newspaper, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden writes about how the energy industry can create a new era of opportunity for young people across the Middle East and beyond.

Trust in the digital age

At the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden speaks on the need to gain public trust and the importance of transparency and ethical behaviour.

What will drive us tomorrow?

Shell Downstream Director John Abbott on why the future of transport will be defined not by one solution, but many.

Weaving the golden thread of energy

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden on the company’s ambition to provide electricity to 100 million people who do not have a modern connection.

Moving with the times

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden on the importance of natural gas even during a time of change in the global energy system.

Why Shell has set a methane target

Shell Integrated Gas & New Energies Director Maarten Wetselaar on Shell’s methane target at Gastech in Barcelona.

The Feats of Focus

Shell Integrated Gas & New Energies Director Maarten Wetselaar on the local gas market in Trinidad & Tobago.

Signals to a brighter future

Speaking in London, UK, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden addresses the need for clear signals from the world's governments to unlock a cleaner future. Read the speech in full.

Collaborating towards a lower-carbon future

Jun 21, 2018 - Shell Projects and Technology Director Harry Brekelmans on how governments and companies like Shell can help the world reach the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Opportunity in an uncertain time

Shell Legal Director Donny Ching on how the Shell Legal team is addressing the risks of the future in a period of uncertainty.

The 2018 Annual General Meeting of Royal Dutch Shell plc

The following text is based on speeches delivered by Charles O. Holliday and Ben van Beurden at the Annual General Meeting of Royal Dutch Shell plc, in The Hague on May 22, 2018.

The Spirit of Innovation

Shell Projects and Technology Director Harry Brekelmans on 50 years of innovation and how to turn a flash of ingenuity into a lasting legacy.

"Non solus": new energy for the world

Speaking at the first annual Elsevier Economics Lecture, Shell CEO Ben van Beurden argues that collaboration is the best way to deal with climate change.

Changing in a time of change

Shell’s CEO Ben van Beurden examines some of the big questions facing the oil and gas industry and offers some answers.