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Duke Energy

Duke Energy is a publicly listed company headquartered in Charlotte, United States of America. In 2020, its revenue was USD 23.9 billion and installed capacity was 53 GW. Duke Energy has a net zero by 2050 target. In 2020, coal and gas accounted for 69% of its generation.

Ranking position
#18 /50
Total score
44.5 /100
Performance score
7.7 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-50)


#1 2.4 /4 #20

Material Investment

#1 1.4 /7 #35

Intangible Investment

#1 0.0 /2 #20


#1 2.9 /4 #12

Policy Engagement

#1 0.3 /1 #33

Business Model

#1 0.8 /2 #27
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Leading practices

No leading practices were identified for this company.

Risks and opportunities


Duke Energy receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. Duke Energy is on track to meet its 2030 and 2050 emissions reduction targets, however, projected emissions intensity reduction in the next five years is not aligned with the pace required by the company’s 1.5°C pathway. Scheduled investments in low-carbon electricity generation along with plans to decommission coal plants will improve the company’s performance. However, the progress will be limited by its long-term commitment to gas.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Just Transition Assessment

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  1. 2020
  2. 2023

More about the company

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America
Group revenue (2020)
USD 23.9 billion
Publicly listed
Installed capacity (2020)
53.4 GW

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

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