Informing Sustainable Development

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Senior Project Manager Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Fiona Baker is the senior project manager for the Strategic Sustainability Science Program at EPRI. 

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  • May 11, 2021

Building on over a decade of sustainability research, the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI’s) Strategic Sustainability Science Program helps integrate a sustainability mindset throughout electric power companies to enable a more sustainable economy throughout the communities they serve. The program focuses on developing tools and resources that serve as the tactical building blocks of a sustainability strategy and driving engagement with other corporate departments and stakeholder organizations.

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to fight poverty, protect the environment, and ensure sustainable growth for all. Given the importance of reliable power supply and transmission to infrastructure development and electricity to social wellbeing and economic development, the electric power sector can contribute to several SDGs.

Last year, a CIGRE working group was launched to evaluate opportunities to incorporate SDGs within electric power company business strategies. The working group developed an international survey in collaboration with the EPRI’s Strategic Sustainability Science program to inform this effort. The survey explores electric power sector and stakeholder perspectives on which of the 17 UN SDGs the sector could contribute to, and what measures to drive progress on the goals with the highest potential.

This survey is open to all, and we encourage your participation.

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