Enel ranks 5th in InfluenceMap's global ranking on fight against climate chance

Published on Monday, 18 September 2017

  • InfluenceMap, one of Europe’s most reputable think tanks on the performance of companies in climate policy, in its latest “Corporate Carbon Policy Footprint: the 50 Most Influential” report, pulled from the world’s 250 biggest companies the 15 most influential global corporations, including Enel, in the fight against climate change and the 35 corporations opposing climate policy.
  • Enel is the only Italian company among the 15 corporations supporting climate policy.

 

Rome, September 15th, 2017 – Enel placed 5th in the ranking of the most influential companies in the fight against climate change within the report “The Corporate Carbon Policy Footprint: the 50 Most Influential”, prepared by InfluenceMap, the think tank which ranks companies’ ability to influence in favour of a more effective legislation against climate change. Enel is the only Italian company among the ranked corporations supporting climate legislation.

The study, which will be officially presented in New York on September 21st on the occasion of Climate Week, ranks, out of the world’s 250 largest industrial companies, the 15 companies, including Enel, which use their influence in a positive way to implement policy that fights climate change and the 35 companies opposing this process.

InfluenceMap, one of Europe’s most reputable think tanks, is a neutral and independent UK-based non-profit whose remit is to map, analyse and score how and to what extent corporations are influencing climate policy. The report is the result of a new “metric factoring” conceived by InfluenceMap, the “Carbon Policy Footprint”, which evaluates companies’ ability to influence in the fight against climate change, analysing the degree, the intensity, and the economic impact of the corporate strategies.  

The Enel Group is also included in leading sustainability indexes such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, FTSE4Good, Euronext-Vigeo, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The Group was recently included in Fortune’s “Change the World” list, in which Enel was the only utility and the only Italian business among the top 50 companies in the world that had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their business strategy and operations.

Enel's commitment to adhering to the highest sustainability standards has increasingly attracted the attention of socially responsible investment funds. Based on the latest figures as of June 2017, SRI (Socially Responsible Investor) funds own 8.4% of Enel’s total outstanding shares, recording an increase on the 8% posted in December 2016, and represent 11% of the Group’s free float (10.5% as of December 2016).

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