Enel considers sustainability as a key principle to increasingly integrate into industrial and financial strategies, creating synergies with the external world and accelerating the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In promoting this model, Enel is leading the transition toward a zero-emission energy system while fostering a responsible behavior when performing its business activity across the whole value chain.
A commitment that is widely recognized by the most influencing ESG indexes and rating agencies whose task, in evaluating and tracking sustainability performance, is becoming even more crucial, as a growing number of investors are now paying more attention on how companies integrate Environmental, Social and Governance issues into their business models.
Undoubtedly, 2019 has been a rewarding year for Enel since it has been included for the first time in the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index, reaching the 8th position overall, as well as in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (aimed at evaluating the performance of companies on promoting gender inclusion) and in the “A List” for climate change released by CDP that recognizes the leadership on climate action. Moreover, Enel receives its first “AAA” rating by leading sustainability index provider MSCI, the maximum score for the financial community.
These outstanding milestones demonstrate the continuous central role of ESG pillars in the business model and in all relevant decision-making processes of the company and are able to attract the attention of Socially Responsible Investors, whose presence in capital share increased more than 36% in the last five years.