Vivienne Cox at BP Alternative Energy (Spanish)

Published 14 Jan 2010
Reference 5473
Region Europe
Summary

A team led by Vivienne Cox, Executive Vice President for Gas, Power, and Renewables, identifies and launches a new business, BP Alternative Energy. Investing on this scale in a “green” power business was a radical departure for BP.It illustrates how Cox guided the emergence of a vision for AE, got key stakeholders on board and set in place conditions for a highly motivated team.

Teaching objectives

The case was designed to teach what leaders do to create change and innovation. It also illustrates how leadership style affects change processes.

Keywords
  • Leadership
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Women and Leadership
  • Corporate Governance
  • Investors, Stakeholders and Accountability