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Chesapeake Energy

Chesapeake Energy is a publicly listed company headquartered in the United States. In 2021 its revenue was USD 5.79 billion. Chesapeake Energy is an independent exploration and production company. It is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of properties to produce oil, fossil gas and gas liquids. A fracking pioneer, the company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2020 and emerged from bankruptcy in 2021.
Ranking position
#56 /99
Total score
11.4 /100

5.9 /60
Core social indicators
5.5 /20
Just transition
0.0 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
4.1 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-99)


#1 60.8 /100 #8

Material investment

#1 14.2 /100 #12

Intangible investment

#1 0.0 /100 #11

Sold products

#1 7.4 /100 #20


#1 41.5 /100 #43

Supplier engagement


Client engagement


Policy engagement

#1 12.0 /100 #64

Business model

#1 0.0 /100 #66
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Act Assessment

Leading Practices

No leading practices were identified for this company.

Risks and Opportunities


Chesapeake receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. Chesapeake has a target to reduce its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 100% by 2035, as well as targets for methane emissions intensity reduction and zero routine flaring by 2025. However, the company does not have any scope 3 emissions reduction targets. Chesapeake is not developing any low-carbon business models. It is fully reliant on high-carbon activities for its profits and has several new oil and gas expansion projects that are expected to be approved in the US.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core Social Assessment

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  1. 2021

More about the company

Oklahoma City, United States of America
Publicly listed
USD 5.8 billion

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

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