Miss anything last week? Catch up here
Got your summer travel plans all squared away? Congrats! If not, go and check out our field guide from last week, the Quartz guide to travel. In it, you’ll find all kinds of ways to travel with less money and greater sanity.
We also had two great conference calls you can watch: a conversation about China and Hong Kong with two of our reporters in the city; and a talk about CBD, the subject of the previous week’s field guide.
What’s on tap for this week
Today’s feature is a profile of Occidental Petroleum CEO Vicki Hollub, who recently won a competitive bidding war with Chevron for Anadarko Petroleum. This is what our profile author, Quartz senior reporter Akshat Rathi, has to say about Hollub and her plans for the future:
In 1970, more than 75% of the world’s energy came from fossil fuels. In 2018, the number was the same. While low-carbon sources like nuclear, wind, and solar will finally make inroads in the coming decades, the world will continue to use oil and gas for decades to come. How then can we address the climate crisis and cut emissions to zero?
Meet Vicki Hollub of Occidental Petroleum. She is the only female CEO of a major international oil company, and she is harnessing the oil industry’s superior knowledge of geology to produce “carbon-negative oil.” That might sound incredible, but so is Hollub’s rise to power in an industry that still is 75% male. If she succeeds, she’ll have proven one way in which the oil industry can survive climate change.
We also have a bevy of videos to share with you this week. Our editor-in-chief, Kevin Delaney, sat down with IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, resulting in a fascinating conversation that touches on the future of capitalism, breaking up big tech and synchronized swimming.
And in the latest installment of our Because China series, Quartz staffers Nikhil Sonnad and Tony Lin travel to Brazil, where China’s taste for meat is reshaping that country’s economy—and its environment.
More to come
Later this week, we’ll have other stories coming your way, including a look at Huawei and its role in US-China trade talks, as well as a profile of Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, whose workplace-chat company recently went public.
On Tuesday, we’ll also be conducting a membership conference call with Nikhil and Tony to discuss their latest Because China video. Join us at these times, depending where you’re signing in from:
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Here’s to a rewarding week,