Management Approach to Sustainability


Sustainability Governance

Duke Energy has adopted a management approach to sustainability that engages all levels of the company from the Board of Directors to our employees. We also strive to embed sustainable business practices throughout the company.

The Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors

Provides board level oversight over sustainability and ESG issues. In addition, other board committees are responsible for certain aspects of sustainability. For example, the Operations and Nuclear Oversight Committee has oversight of environmental, health and safety goals and policies while the Compensation and People Development Committee has oversight of matters related to human capital management, including diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and talent development.

Chief Executive Officer

Ultimate responsibility for the company’s sustainability performance and long-term success

Chief Sustainability Officer

Responsible for partnering with business units to develop sustainability goals, integrating sustainable business practices across the company and sustainability reporting.

Senior Business Leaders

Accountable for applicable sustainability goals and integrating sustainability into respective areas.

Sustainability Corps Members

Specially trained employees who provide local support and advocacy for sustainable business practices.


Implement departmental initiatives and identify local sustainability opportunities.