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AES is a publicly listed company headquartered in the United States of America. In 2022 its revenue was USD 12.62 billion. AES is a utility and power company, generating and distributing electricity in 15 countries in North and South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, serving 2.6 million customers. AES Corporation is a global Fortune 500 power company.
Ranking position
#16 /68
Total score
35.9 /100

25.6 /60
Core social indicators
6.5 /20
Just transition
3.8 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
7.0 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank


#1 44.8 /100 #16

Material investment

#1 27.9 /100 #20

Intangible investment

#1 14.9 /100 #18

Sold products

#1 21.7 /100 #23


#1 55.9 /100 #24

Supplier engagement

#1 23.8 /100 #25

Client engagement

#1 16.3 /100 #34

Policy engagement

#1 70.0 /100 #6

Business model

#1 41.9 /100 #20
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Act Assessment

Leading Practices

No leading practices were identified for this company.

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. AES’s emissions intensity target of 0.16 tCO2e/MW by 2030 exceeds the ambition required by its 1.5°C pathway. However, AES is expected to moderately exceed its carbon budget between 2022 and 2037. This is likely due to its increase in gas generation over the next five years. Although coal currently accounts for more than 37% of AES’s total generation, the company has committed to a coal phase-out by 2025. By 2027, AES is aiming for renewables to represent 76% of its total capacity (up from 46% in 2022). To further support its transition planning, AES should improve its climate-related financial reporting and the reporting of its purchased power.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core Social Assessment

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More about the company

Arlington, VA, United States of America
Group revenue
US$ 12,617 million (FY2022)
Group employees
9,100 (FY2022)
Publicly listed
Installed capacity
29.7 GW
Company filing name
The AES Corporation

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