Sabrina Shankman’s article on how utilities and the business community are now working together with state officials and climate advocates after years of opposition was right on point. While this is not exactly a new development, it’s a critical one that needs to expand and accelerate to tackle the serious issues facing us.

Much like the investment community understands that embracing environmental, social, and governance factors and turning a profit are not mutually exclusive, the Boston business community has realized that a clean energy future is inevitable and, if pursued thoughtfully, does not require economic or reliability sacrifices. Moreover, by finally accepting and addressing the realities of a changing climate, Massachusetts industries can unlock new economic opportunities, drive job growth, and spur innovation.

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