This is a re-post from the AlphaSense blog, guest post by Pam Styles. 

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If public utilities are regulated, how could Sustainability be a real competitive frontier?

And, isn’t Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) / Sustainability just a cost these companies must endure — much like taxes?

One might think that the answer to these questions is “yes,” however …

Companies competing for capital could benefit by their ESG / Sustainability efforts for real ROI reward

utility-meters-dataAs the ESG / Sustainability field continues to evolve into mainstream business and communications practices, it is becoming noticeable that some utility sector leaders have been quietly bridging their company’s sustainability program successes into their investor relations (IR) communications strategy.

Takeaway

The maturing ESG / Sustainability field appears to have had a profound impact to-date on the utilities sector — electricity, gas and water — at large and on individual company competitive behavior.

Dig into the findings and read the remainder of the article at AlphaSense