Rome, December 6th, 2017 – Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”) has once again been confirmed in the leading FTSE4Good index, which lists the top companies on the basis of their performance in areas like the fight against climate change, governance, respect for human rights and anti-corruption. The performance of these businesses is evaluated against a series of environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) criteria. Enel’s presence in the index was renewed following FTSE4Good’s December 2017 review. Endesa, the Enel Group’s Spanish subsidiary, has also been confirmed in the index.
Created by the global index company FTSE Russell, FTSE4Good is an equity index series designed to support investment in sustainable companies. Transparent management and clearly-defined ESG criteria make FTSE4Good indexes suitable tools for a wide variety of investors when creating or assessing sustainable investment products.
In addition to FTSE4Good, Enel is also included in other leading global sustainability indices, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, the Euronext Vigeo Eiris indices, the STOXX Global ESG Leaders indices and the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.
The Group’s commitment to sustainability is additionally demonstrated by its increasing appeal to 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).