Rome, February 13th, 2017 – Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”) has been named for the ninth time in the prestigious ECPI Sustainability Index series, which assess companies on the basis of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. ECPI cited Enel’s clear long-term strategic attitude, sound operational management practices and positive work in tackling social and environmental needs as the reasons for its inclusion in the indices.
The Group has been included in four of ECPI’s indices:
· ECPI Global Renewable Energy Equity Index, which selects the 40 highest ESG-rated companies active in the production or trading of energy from renewable sources;
· ECPI Global Megatrend Equity Index, which includes companies that are best placed to seize the opportunities presented by long term Global Macro Mega Trends;
· ECPI Euro ESG Equity Index, which is composed of the 320 companies with the largest market capitalisation in the Eurozone market that satisfy ECPI ESG criteria;
· ECPI World ESG Equity Index, a broad benchmark representative of developed market companies that satisfy ECPI ESG criteria.
The ECPI index series was designed to provide an essential tool to analyse companies’ risk and performance regarding their ESG-related activities and to assess the performance of sustainability-driven asset managers. The socially responsible criteria used to select the indices’ constituents enable investors to express their interest in sustainability issues and to move them up the corporate agenda.
In addition to the ECPI, Enel is also included in the world’s other leading sustainability indices, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, the FTSE4Good index, the Euronext Vigeo-Eiris indices, the STOXX Global ESG Leaders indices and the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.
Enel's commitment to delivering the highest sustainability standards has attracted increasing interest from socially responsible investment funds (SRIs): based on the latest figures as of December 31st, 2015, SRIs own 7.7% of Enel’s total outstanding shares (5.9% at the end of 2014), equal to 10.3% of the company’s free-float (8.6% as of December 31st, 2014).
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