Sound corporate governance is of utmost importance, and Southern Company’s Board of Directors sets high standards for employees, officers and directors.
It is the duty of the board to serve as a prudent fiduciary for stockholders and to oversee the management of our business strategies and related risks and opportunities, including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics.
The board and its committees have both general and specific risk oversight responsibilities. The board is responsible for providing oversight of significant risks through engagement with management and delegation to committees. Any risk oversight that is not allocated to a committee remains with the board. At least once per year, the board reviews Southern Company’s risk profile to ensure oversight of each risk is designated to the appropriate committee or retained by the full board.
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Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion begins with the Board. Our Board believes a diverse variety of viewpoints contribute to a more effective decision-making process and helps drive long-term value.
Chairman, president and CEO, PG&E Corporation (retired)
Board committees: Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility (chair); Operations, Environmental and Safety
This video covers a variety of topics, including nuclear energy, climate change and Southern Company’s goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.