As the world moves towards a more sustainable and socially-conscious society, businesses are under pressure to keep up—and utilities are no different. Pursuing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives adds complexity to investment planning and decision making by introducing additional criteria to be considered. To meet targets related to net zero, grid modernization, climate resilience, and other pressing sustainability challenges, utilities need to assess the impacts of these factors directly in their decision-making processes—in a quantifiable way.
Industry experts Marc Campbell, Manager of Sustainability Policy and Programs at SRP, and Boudewijn Neijens, CMO of Copperleaf, discuss:
- How to align spending decisions with sustainability objectives and accurately measure and quantify these efforts
- What roles community engagement and governance play in defining ESG goals
- How decision analytics technology can help utilities operationalize plans to meet existing business commitments and deliver on increasingly important ESG-driven outcomes