Presentations, seminars and strategy advice for companies and organisations


Meeting energy demand underpins every aspect of the global economy. And the global energy system is undergoing a total system change before our eyes.

Disruptive technologies, strategies, and companies are leaping to prominence.  In parallel, the information revolution is changing the business landscape even faster than the energy transition. It has yet to manifest itself much in the energy transition. When it does the opportunities for exponential impacts and the risk of investment graveyards both compound.

Meanwhile fundamental changes are brewing in capital markets. Seismic geopolitical and societal changes are adding potent ingredients to this new spectrum of risk and opportunity.

How can busy leaders keep up? What to make of it all? How to factor the compound narrative of new energy and information into the betting inherent in business strategy?

My briefs from companies and organisations usually focus on presentations giving updates and analyses of the latest state of play in the global energy transition and topics relevant to it. But I enjoy deeper dives into the subject matter. My most satisfying experience as a consultant to date has been a two-and-a-half hour strategy session with the entire board and senior team of a major transnational corporation, and a full day tour and discussions with its innovation teams the next day.


History, mind, and future: bedrock of business strategy

Twenty-first century business strategy in the context of a brief history of humankind. The human mind: lessons from the explosion of understanding in neuroscience, pyschology, and anthropology in recent years, and how they might be usefully applied in business strategy and tactics. Learnings relevant to widely-admitted failings in the business world. Opportunities, including scope for societal renaissance, and threats, including scope for new despotism.

Policy, society, capital and climate

The state of policy and societal response to environmental degradation, emphasising the role of business, with particular reference to climate. Relevant emerging trends in capital markets. Stranded-asset risk and its implications for the business world.

Disruption: winners, losers, and movers

The state of disruptive technologies in energy and information markets. Impacts, current and future, on the energy industry and the wider business world.

The state and fate of the oil and gas industry

Dependency on oil and gas, and state of play in the energy incumbency. The history and prospects of the shale boom in the US. The oil and gas industry’s debt mountain: history, prognosis, threats and opportunities. Is the oil industry’s move to gas a sustainable route to profit, and what does it mean for other businesses? The increasing involvement of the legal system in energy: status and prognosis. Why all this matters to the rest of the business world.

Visions and missions in an unstable world

Visions of a zero carbon world in governments, states, cities, communities and companies: status and prospects. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: status and prospects. Relevance of these visions and goals to the business world. The overlay of geopolitics and security. Guesstimating the outcome: the basis for sustainable strategy.


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Appropriate civilization includes environmental balance, sustainable capitalism, empathic societies, racial and religious harmony, poverty alleviation at home and abroad, common security, and use of tech for social good.

New despotism includes environmental sabotage, reckless capitalism, isolationist nationalism, incitement to racial and religious hatred, retreat from aid, war mongering, and the use of tech for social harm.


Jeremy Leggett is a social entrepreneur and writer: founder director of Solarcentury, an international solar solutions company; founder and chairman of SolarAid, a charity funded with 5% of Solarcentury’s annual profits.

An Entrepreneur Of The Year described in the Observer as “Britain’s most respected green energy boss”, winner of a Gothenburg Prize, the first Hillary Laureate for International Leadership in Climate Change, he is a historian, futurist, and author of four books on the climate-and-energy nexus, the most recent of which is “The Winning of The Carbon War” (2016). He lectures on business and society on graduate courses at the Universities of Cambridge and St Gallen.


Mark Lewis, Head of European Utilities, Barclays:
“In all my years as an energy analyst in investment banking, I have rarely encountered an entrepreneur with the factual grounding Jeremy Leggett has. ...He has a vital message that deserves as wide an audience as possible. We see the signs of what he has predicted beginning to unfurl around us with severe ramifications for the future of the oil industry and fossil fuels.”

Stephan Schmidheiny, founder World Business Council for Sustainable Development:
“Leggett was among the top 100 key people who have made the triumph in Paris possible. As far as I am aware there is no one on this planet who has a comparable all-encompassing, multi-disciplinary view and understanding of these issues to his.”

Organiser, Resource Efficiency and Waste Management 2016:
“…Jeremy is a superb speaker and the presentation content was mind blowing.”

Tomas Sjöberg, Managing Director, Axpo:
“His incisive survey of movement across the low carbon arena, and the way he joins dots with such clarity, meant for a fantastic kick off to our deliberations on the energy transition and what it means for businesses.”

Sandy Reisky, founder and Chairman, Apex Clean Energy:
“Jeremy is an engaging and compelling speaker. His talk captures the riveting changes sweeping through society as clean energy innovation answers the global call for decarbonization. It is abundantly clear that he is both well-informed and well-connected, his narratives are often first-hand accounts with perceptive insights. The feedback from our team was universally positive.”

Senior Partner, Big Four Accountancy/Audit firm:
“…a fascinating contribution to our Energy & Resources Forum. The very high level of engagement in the room was a huge testament to him and the messages he was delivering to us.”

John Lynch, Chairman, World Congress of Scientific and Factual Producers, December 2016:
"People came away from his presentation with a real sense of hope, as well as inspiration"