Host: Stanley Porter, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
1 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge
Energy management was moving toward greater efficiency and decarbonization over the past decade. But 2020 brought profound economic and societal changes that have deeply impacted many businesses and residential energy consumers. Will customer attitudes and preferences about energy management alter its trajectory in the new decade? We'll discuss:
- Rising residential consumer concern about climate change and increasing stakeholder pressure on businesses to reduce climate risk.
- Business and residential consumers’ evolving attitudes toward energy cost, resilience, and environmental impact.
- Implications for electricity providers and corporate energy managers across all business sectors.
Meet the speakers
Jim serves as the vice chair, US Power, Utilities & Renewables leader, as well as a lead client service partner for Deloitte Consulting LLP. A consulting principal based in Tampa, Jim has more than 30 years of consulting experience working with global power, utility, and renewable energy clients. He is focused on delivering solutions to complex and critical challenges within the industry and brings a strong passion for making a difference with some of our largest power, utility, and renewable energy businesses and their customers.
Marlene is Deloitte’s US Renewable Energy leader and a principal in Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP. She consults on matters related to valuation, tax, M&A, financing, business strategy, and financial modeling for the power, utilities and renewable energy sectors. Marlene has been at Deloitte for more than 22 years and holds a Master of Business Administration in finance from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University.
Stanley serves as Deloitte’s US & Global Energy, Resources & Industrials (ER&I) Industry Leader. He oversees and drives the development and execution of the overall ER&I strategy across all geographies and businesses, including more than 44,000 professionals and serving close to 75% of the Global Fortune 500 clients. The ER&I industry practice represents the Industrial Products & Construction; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; Mining & Metals, and Power, Utilities & Renewables sectors. Stanley has more than 30 years of industry and global client leader experience, and has worked with some of the largest names in the industry on a range of business issues, assisting client executives in strategy, restructuring, mergers, operations optimization, and technology adoption. Dedicated to helping clients navigate the fourth Industrial Revolution and transitioning to a lower carbon future, Stanley has worked with clients to become more sustainable, develop decarbonizing strategies and energy-efficient solutions that address rising environmental and social challenges. He has published several articles on ESG, sustainable strategies, and smart energy management strategies for industrials. Stanley is proud to serve on the Millstein Center for Global Markets & Governance Board of Advisors, United States Energy Association Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington Board of Directors, and the Afterschool Alliance Board of Directors. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. Stanley has received a Bachelor of Science from Wofford College and Master of Business Administration from Duke University–Fuqua School of Business.