2022 Moving-to-Equity Report - Flipbook - Page 14
Advocating for policies that address systemic racism, proactively engage with policy
makers and make political and policy decisions using a consistent process that
incorporates Our Values.
secured with Southern
Company’s help in
the U.S. House of
to preserve civil rights legacy, reconnect
neighborhoods, build equitable infrastructure
and invest in HBCUs.
Mississippi Power advocated to make
broadband internet more accessible across
Southern Company has advocated for equity
through our civic engagement, policy positions
and ongoing public dialogues. To do this, Our
Values of Unquestionable Trust and Total
Commitment have consistently informed our civic
engagement, and we have leveraged our influence
to advocate for equity and positive change.
Meeting brings stakeholders to the table
During a meeting with stakeholders in May,
Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning discussed
the energy transition’s impact on low-income
customers and reviewed data highlighting the link
| 2022 Moving to Equity Report
Southern Company partnered with media
brand Black Enterprise on “Investing in
Tomorrow, Today,” a leadership summit focused
on the importance of inclusive innovation.
between poorly insulated housing, energy burdens
and discriminatory practices in banking and
Fanning and other Southern Company participants
also discussed the importance of weatherization and
the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
(LIHEAP) in helping address historical deficiencies
and in helping low-income customers in the future.
In the days following the stakeholders meeting,
Fanning spoke with Senate Energy and Natural
Resources Committee Chair Joe Manchin to
advance Southern Company’s advocacy on