Sector Report: Utilities

Many utility companies are at risk of being left behind as they struggle to adapt to a paradigm shift in electricity generation and distribution. The traditional large-scale production of electricity is evolving into a decentralized, customer-centric production system, and the winners will be increasingly defined by an ability to innovate. Sustainalytics’ new sector research report, “Utilities—The Great Transformation Begins,” examines the investment risks and opportunities of 234 public and non-public utilities companies. 

Our research shows greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and effluents and waste, community relations and product sustainability are the most material ESG issues for the utilities sector. With our model for assessing ESG performance, alpha seekers are likely to find new opportunities in the sector, while beta-driven investors may be well advised to strategically underweight the sector.

On April 16 Sustainalytics hosted a webinar to present the findings from its utilities sector report. To download the webinar replay, please click here

Click the image to the right to download the executive summary of the report.