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David HayesDavid Hayes

Managing Partner at bp ventures

bp ventures

David Hayes is a managing partner at bp ventures, based in San Francisco. He drives commercial excellence across bp’s investment portfolio and is responsible for deal structuring, term sheet consistency and the overall investment process. He primarily supports the gas & low carbon, customers & products, production & operations, and innovation & engineering businesses.

With a background in financial accounting, David started his career as a statutory reporting accountant before taking on various planning and performance management roles within bp alternative energy. Inspired by the opportunity to invest in technologies that can drive clean-technology business development for bp, David opted to pursue a career at bp ventures.

David currently sits on the boards of bp ventures’ portfolio companies: Xpansiv CBL Holding Group (XCHG) a company using data to differentiate commodities, Calysta a company producing alternative protein and Fulcrum Bioenergy, a company producing sustainable aviation fuel.

Takes part in

Jan, 20 5:00 PM CET
Main Stage
Panel Discussion

New Energy Investment Rules for Achieving Sustainable Future

  • How are energy investment rules changing to obtain a low-carbon energy system? Successful examples of green investments around the world.

  • What is the likelihood that investment opportunities arising from the energy transition will outweigh climate-related risks? How to assess climate-related risks before making energy investments.

  • How can regulators and banks foster a corporate transition to cleaner technologies? What financial instruments are there for promoting energy efficiency—regulation, taxation, subsidies?

  • How can green investments bring a competitive advantage to companies and improve their economic resilience to climate change?

Rentia van Tonder Head Power and Infrastructure Client Coverage at Standard Bank SA
David Hayes Managing Partner at bp ventures
Amy West Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Finance and Corporate Transitions at TD Securities.
Reid Capalino SVP Business Development at LS Power