Ed Daniels has spent a good part of the past couple of years thinking about trust.

Trust was the word chosen by the ONS 2022 conference committee, which Daniels chaired, as the theme of this year’s event in Stavanger, Norway.

It took on added resonance in the months leading up to the conference last month, as Europe grappled with an energy supply crisis and an especially hot summer.

“That word trust, I think, just embodies what we need to do between ourselves and governments and civil society in order to try and address both security of supply and an energy transition as fast and as effectively as possible,” says Daniels, who in February was named director of strategy, sustainability and corporate relations at Shell.