SDG’s online webinars, each less than one hour, focus on topics related to decision making and risk management. Here are our latest sessions. For a complete list of all webinars available for replay, visit our Resource Hub. To be notified of future events, join our email community.

Navigating the Complex Landscape of Energy Transition Decisions

November 17, 2021

The current transition to reduce—and conceivably eliminate—carbon emissions is a transformational socio-economic event at an unprecedented scale. This movement can be viewed as a complex interaction of players and the decisions they make. In this webinar, our speakers discuss how the decisions made by and available to these players are highly interrelated and will shape …Read More…

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Reinventing Capital Project Delivery

October 21, 2021

Embedding Decision Quality to Improve Project Success Large capital projects are a great place for building in decision quality—from beginning to end—to achieve organizational congruence and deliver maximum value. In this webinar, you will hear how decision quality helps organizations and multi-party ventures achieve greater value and reduce cost and schedule uncertainty in major capital …Read More…

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Harnessing Conflict to Fuel a Healthy Decision Culture

September 22, 2021

Every healthy corporate culture has a set of common components—values, strategy, vision, people, practices, narrative. At its core is the culture around how decisions are made. A healthy decision culture not only generates measurably better decisions but also harnesses conflict to fuel productive decision making. View this webinar to gain a better understanding of how …Read More…

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Embracing Uncertainty to Sharpen Scenario Planning and Forecasting

July 7, 2021

Scenario planning can help you broaden your strategic thinking about the future; design better, more robust alternatives; and harness data analytics and modeling to develop more-effective forecasts and better long-term decisions. View this webinar to gain a better understanding of how to use the tools of scenario planning to create a vivid, compelling vision of …Read More…

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A New Approach to Early-Stage Portfolio Decision Making

June 9, 2021

Comparing investments with long lead-times can be an exercise in futility. Trying to obtain credible inputs for outcomes 15 to 20 years hence is fraught with challenges and conventional methodology, such as modeling net present value, is of limited effectiveness. As a result, portfolio decisions—in industries from genomics to technology to energy—often skew toward low-risk …Read More…

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Three Cheers for Simple Models: What COVID-19 Taught Us About Decision Modeling

May 20, 2021

Over the last 15 months we have witnessed policymakers grappling with how to respond to the spread of COVID-19 across the globe. In the United States, policymakers at local, state, and federal levels have faced difficult decisions regarding the degree to which citizens should interact with each other, how much of the economy should be …Read More…

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Putting a Value on Data and Information Before Your Gather It

March 17, 2021

Organizations spend billions of dollars each year gathering and analyzing data. Is it worth it? Does more information always improve decision making? Can we place a value on something as abstract as information?  In this webinar, our speakers explore the concept of the value of information (VOI) using the framework of decision quality. We define “perfect” and …Read More…

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Judging the Quality of an ‘Agile’ Decision

February 18, 2021

The “agile” project management approach, which grew out of software development projects, features rapid iteration to communicate, integrate, and learn in order to achieve desired project results. In such a fast-paced decision process, is there room to ensure decision quality? A central tenet of decision quality is that when facing uncertainty, we cannot judge a …Read More…

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The Social Cost of Carbon

November 11, 2020

Carbon pricing is likely to take on growing significance in the coming decade as investors, consumers, and regulators increasingly require business leaders to incorporate the cost of carbon into their decision making. Less clear is the appropriate price to place on carbon. This webinar will apply sound reasoning in estimating the social cost of carbon, …Read More…

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How Oil & Gas Companies are Framing Energy Transition Strategy

October 28, 2020

Investors, consumers, and regulators are now expecting oil & gas companies to monitor and manage not only direct emissions from their own operations (known as “Scope 1”), but also emissions from the energy sourced to run their operations (Scope 2). If Scope 3 emissions—those that result from the end-user’s use of refined hydrocarbon—were to be …Read More…

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