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Duke Energy

Duke Energy is a publicly listed company headquartered in the United States of America. In 2022 its revenue was USD 28.77 billion. Duke operates electricity and gas assets and infrastructure, as well as gas distribution operations. Duke is one of the largest utility holding companies in the US, operating in the two Midwest states (Indiana and Ohio) and four Southeast states (the Carolinas, Kentucky and Florida).
Ranking position
#26 /68
Total score
31.2 /100

21.7 /60
Core social indicators
7.0 /20
Just transition
2.5 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
5.2 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank


#1 20.0 /100 #37

Material investment

#1 7.9 /100 #53

Intangible investment

#1 21.7 /100 #14

Sold products

#1 33.9 /100 #8


#1 56.5 /100 #23

Supplier engagement

#1 17.5 /100 #32

Client engagement

#1 42.5 /100 #13

Policy engagement

#1 29.0 /100 #36

Business model

#1 41.7 /100 #21
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Act Assessment

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 decrease. Duke Energy is expected to significantly exceed its 1.5°C carbon budget between 2022 and 2037. Based on forward-looking projections of the company’s assets, it is estimated that Duke will increase its emissions intensity between 2022 and 2027 due to its increasing gas capacity and reduced nuclear generation capacity. Duke must reduce its emissions intensity by over 35% to align with its 1.5°C degree pathway in 2027. However, the company is still highly reliant on fossil fuel-based electricity generation and currently discloses only some elements of a transition plan.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core Social Assessment

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  1. 2020
  2. 2021

More about the company

Charlotte, NC, United States of America
Group revenue
US$ 28,768 million (FY2022)
Group employees
27,859 (FY2022)
Publicly listed
Installed capacity
56.9 GW
Company filing name
Duke Energy Corporation

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