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AES Corporation

AES Corporation is a publicly listed company headquartered in Arlington, United States of America. In 2020, its revenue was USD 9.7 billion and installed capacity was 30 GW. It operates in 14 countries in North and South America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, serving 2.5 million customers. The company is partially successful in its readiness for the low-carbon

Ranking position
#22 /50
Total score
38.8 /100
Performance score
10.3 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-50)


#1 3.1 /4 #9

Material Investment

#1 1.6 /7 #31

Intangible Investment

#1 0.0 /2 #20


#1 3.2 /4 #5

Policy Engagement

#1 0.6 /1 #13

Business Model

#1 1.9 /2 #9
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Risks and opportunities


AES receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. In 2020, the AES Corporation had a backlog of 6.909 GW for renewable projects, with 1.850 GW under construction and 5.059 GW with signed PPAs. Despite this significant expansion, it has not committed to phase-out from coal yet. Furthermore, it is not on track to achieve its scope 1 emissions intensity targets to 2024 and 2030 and has not provided enough data to assess its carbon neutrality targets for the sales of electricity by 2040 and for its entire business by 2050.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Just Transition Assessment

In this report, we present five key thematic findings showing how 180 companies can increase their ambition and action towards a transition to a low-carbon future that is just and equitable for the people and communities at risk of being negatively affected by it.

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  1. 2020
  2. 2023

More about the company

Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Group revenue (2020)
USD 9.7 billion
Publicly listed
Installed capacity (2020)
30.3 GW

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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