The global food crisis, energy and finance, the commitment to promoting constant economic growth and sustainable development: recently CEO and General Manager Francesco Starace was in New York to represent Enel at the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77) and at Sustainability Week, where he had the opportunity to talk about the main issues on the agenda and to share his vision with global leaders.
Among the numerous meetings held by Enel’s CEO was the one on September 19 with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, together with other CEOs from the UN Global Compact. Francesco Starace also spoke about the energy transition and, in particular, about the initiatives undertaken by Sustainable Energy for All, the organization he chairs together with Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General, and Damilola Ogunbiyi, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All.
“Enel participates in the UN General Assembly and Sustainability Week, reconfirming its commitment to climate and sustainable development issues”
Francesco Starace, Enel CEO
Enel’s CEO and General Manager also took part in several conferences. On September 19, he spoke at the panel organized for the launch of the Global Africa Business Initiative promoted by the UN Global Compact, which focuses on the need to bring about a just energy transition in a continent that is emerging with the most potential for growth in every sector. Francesco Starace was also part of the Private Sector Forum (PSF), the meeting that convenes the most dedicated CEOs from UNGC companies and representatives from governments and UN agencies. In particular, the panel was on finance and investments required to promote renewable energy sources and sustainable development. Specific attention was paid to how companies can contribute to making business models fairer and more inclusive through strong leadership.
Enel’s participation in the UN General Assembly in New York once again reconfirms the Group’s commitment to climate and sustainable development, which are also central issues in the UN’s agenda. It is no coincidence that Enel is also among the partners of Climate Week, the biggest global climate event of its kind, which is in its 14th edition this year. Established by The Climate Group, it promotes a stronger commitment to the environment by putting into action all the measures needed to tackle climate change. Also with this in mind, on several occasions in New York CEO Francesco Starace stressed Enel’s intention to accelerate the achievement of decarbonization goals: for Enel, this means shaping a zero-carbon future and, above all, further fostering the development of renewable energy and electrification.
Enel editorial staff