In line with the Group’s financial strategy outlined in the 2017-2019 Strategic Plan, Enel Finance International NV (“EFI”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Enel SpA (“Enel”, with a BBB S&P rating, Baa2 Moody’s rating, and BBB+ Fitch rating), has successfully placed on the European market its first green bond, for institutional investors, backed by a guarantee issued by Enel.
Enel and the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) have signed a partnership to bring about an “Electrification Accelerator“ at the summit taking place in New York City. Thanks to this initiative both parties will actively work towards driving electrification efforts that support global access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services, the aim of Sustainable Development Goal #7 as set out by the UN.
Enel SpA’s commitment to fighting all forms of corruption has reached an important milestone: Enel received the ISO 37001:2016 “Anti-bribery management system” certification by Accredia (Italy’s National Accreditation Body). The international standard ISO 37001 was published by the International Organization for Standardization with the goal of providing organizations with guidelines about the definition, implementation, maintenance and improvement of an effective and efficient system of anti-corruption management.
Enel’s CEO became the new President of eurelectric, the association that brings together over three thousand companies in the European electricity sector.
The World Business Council on Sustainable Development presented the “CEO Guide”, a guide written by some of the world’s leading CEOs, including Enel’s CEO. The “CEO Guide to the Circular Economy” lists the positive effects for the business world deriving from the adoption of circular economy practices, including the vast opportunities for growth of the circular economy, a strategy that translates into advantages for companies across the board.
On June 23, in Brussels, Electrification Alliance was launched, an alliance of six organizations from the sector, European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE), eurelectric, European Copper Institute, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA), SolarPower Europe and Wind Europe. Numerous companies and utilities from the sector have signed up to the alliance, including Enel. The Electrification Alliance aims to serve as a reference point and coordinate for European policies to drive and accelerate the transition towards an energy efficient system, a lower carbon intensity and the development of innovative technologies, such as intelligent networks and storage systems, capable of increasing the use of renewables in diverse fields, including those central to the fights against global warming, such as systems for air-conditioning and transport.
Enel attended the LESC for a zero-emissions future. Finding sustainable solutions to create a zero-emissions future was the issue at the center of the fifth international conference on sustainable development, the Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC), held on September 20 and 21 at Columbia University in New York City.
Enel joined forces with the IUCN to underline best practices regarding biodiversity. Biodiversity is an investment in the future, society and Enel. An annual agreement was signed with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), one of the world’s leading environmental and sustainable development authorities, in order to strengthen best practices regarding biodiversity by supporting the development of new systems and tools to measure the effectiveness of our biodiversity conservation activities.
The 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) was held in Bonn, Germany. Enel was deeply involved, actively participating in negotiations, organization, events, and bilateral meetings with stakeholders. The meeting ended on a positive note, with the commitment to define over the coming months a plan for the development of a draft of the “Paris Rulebook”, the implementing regulation for the Paris Agreement (COP21).