First Quarter 2019 – “ESG: Every Shade of Gray”

First Quarter 2019 – “ESG: Every Shade of Gray”

The early autumn of 2018 was an interesting and exciting time for a certain progressive utility company, which had some very forward-looking initiatives as part of a strategy to evolve in the wake of climate change, the most pressing environmental issue of our time. While conservation had not traditionally been a part of its business, and the safety of some of its old-line equipment had been called into question in the past, it was now making noteworthy investments in renewables, with wind and solar projects being touted by the company as a strong signal of its intent to be an agent for the solution, not an accomplice to the problem.