Groundtruth: All of Industry – Corporate Approaches to Advancing Environmental Justice
In the third episode of "Groundtruth," B&D Principal Roy Prather (Baltimore) provides an overview of important environmental justice (EJ) developments that occurred in 2021 at the federal and state levels, spurred in large part by the Biden Administration. Roy then interviews Roger Martella (Chief Sustainability Officer at General Electric) and Chonda Nwamu (Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Ameren Corporation) who each share about their company's approach to EJ and how it relates to the company's environment, social, and governance (ESG) policies, current and future trends in the EJ regulated community, and their perspective on the future of EJ.
"From my perspective, the regulated community plays a critical role, both federal and state, and it is important that we really work together to align on policies that will help us achieve a sustainable energy future and one that has benefits equitably distributed across communities including those that have been historically underserved."
— Chonda Nwamu
“Groundtruth” is a podcast series, produced in partnership with the Environmental Law Institute's People Places Planet Podcast, that explores EJ trends and developments. Listen to other "Groundtruth" episodes:
- Episode 1: "New Jersey’s Environmental Justice Law"
- Episode 2: "State Stories – Passing Environmental Justice Legislation"
B&D Associate Hilary Jacobs (Washington, DC) led the content development for this episode.
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