New Orleans, La. – A new rating of the largest U.S. companies places Entergy
Corporation among the top 100 best performing companies in the Maplecroft
Climate Innovation Indexes (CIIs) Cycle 3 Universe.
Inclusion in this index demonstrates superior management, mitigation and
adaptation in the field of Climate Innovation. More than 360 U.S.-listed
companies with free-float market capitalization of more than $1 billion have
been rated and reviewed by Maplecroft, a risk analysis firm.
The Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes are described as the most
exhaustive study of the United States’ largest multinational companies and how
they manage and adapt to climate change, with a special focus on innovation.
Maplecroft rated each company against more than 100 criteria, including:
technological innovation and new working practices to combat climate change
impacts; management of climate-related issues; adaption to physical
climate-related risks, such as flooding or more extreme weather events
throughout the supply chain; and, the reduction of GHG emissions. Within the
energy sector, Entergy Corporation’s performance in measured areas was
consistently rated well above industry averages.
“We are pleased by our inclusion in Maplecroft's list of top 100 best
performing companies,” said Chuck Barlow, vice president environmental strategy
and policy, Entergy Corporation. “The ranking reflects the hard work of many
people within the company to make a practical difference in confronting and
adapting to both local and global climate issues.”
Among the strengths Maplecroft noted were Entergy’s identification of
physical climate change risks, such as sea level rise, and establishment of a
business continuity team to assess potential impacts. The company commissioned a
widely-cited evaluation of climate change adaptation measures for the U.S. Gulf
Coast region and has conducted a series of workshops with community partners on
enhancing coastal community resiliency to weather events and rising sea levels.
As a part of its overall environmental strategy, Entergy has also established a
long term target to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions at 20 percent below year
2000 levels through 2020.
According to Maplecroft, the CIIs enable investors to identify the most
resilient and innovative companies with the best long-term growth prospects.
They do so by highlighting firms that are innovating products, services,
processes or partnerships in order to re-shape markets and position themselves
to succeed in the climate-changed, low-carbon environment of the future. Since
the CIIs conception in 2009, the firms at the top have consistently outperformed
their peers and competitors, as demonstrated by the indexes’ performance on the
“Climate change will affect business in unexpected ways, such as altering
demand for existing products based on their climate-related impacts and by
driving the demand for innovative sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, usage and
recycling,” states Maplecroft Director Dr. Kevin Franklin. “With growing
legislation and regulation in the U.S. around emissions and climate change
disclosure, companies must innovate or be left behind. The CIIs favor
front-runners that are engaging proactively to shape the future growth
environment, that have clear and efficient business processes and robust
governance / business models.”
The full report of the results and findings, available with the launch of the
CIIs, is available at
Entergy has been a top 100 Maplecroft CII-ranked company since 2009.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in
electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and
operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating
capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States.
Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas,
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11
billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
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