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How CMS Enterprises plans for the planet, profit and people, with president Rich Mukhtar

It might not be easy for an energy company to commit to the "Triple Bottom Line" paradigm, but CMS Enterprises, the non-regulated, non-utility arm of CMS Energy, is committed to science-based targets for environmental goals. Cutting carbon emissions, especially coal projects, investing in battery storage for portfolios are all strategies that the company is employing.

"It's about doing what's right but also being responsible to our shareholders and our customers," he said. "We cannot ignore climate change ... as an energy company, we have a responsibility to address it."