Affiliations & Partnerships
Working with environmental stakeholders at national, state and local levels is important to Duke Energy. We maintain strong linkages between energy and environmental issues as part of our commitment to sustainability - to be a successful company and have a positive impact on our world. In these pages, you will read more about our relationships with academic institution and non-profit organizations. But we are not just building relationships. You will also read about our commitment to the environment through conversation projects. Our environmental stewardship targets several core areas: climate change, environmental education, renewable technologies, energy efficiency and biodiversity. Below are a few examples of our work.
The Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute fosters values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and provides a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
AASHE is an association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada working to create a sustainable future. AASHE aims to advance the efforts of the entire campus sustainability community by uniting diverse initiatives and connecting practitioners to resources and professional development opportunities.
Business for Social Responsibility
A leader in corporate responsibility since 1992, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration.
Business Roundtable S.E.E. Change Initiative
Business Roundtable's S.E.E. Change Initiative is a sustainable growth initiative that encourages leading U.S. companies to embrace business strategies that measurably improve Society, the Environment and the Economy.
The Climate Group
The Climate Group is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing business and government leadership on climate change. It was founded in 2004 to create new momentum in the international effort to stop climate change. Duke Energy is a corporate member of The Climate Group.
Clinton Global Initiative
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is a non-partisan catalyst for action that brings together a community of global leaders from various backgrounds to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
The Conference Board’s Townley Global Management Center
The Townley Center provides senior environmental business executives with a cross-industry forum for networking and research on the leading practices in global EHS management as well as approaches to sustainable development. Duke Energy is a member of the Conference Board’s EHS Management Roundtable.
Department of Energy Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnerships
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Carbon Sequestration Partnership, in which Duke Energy participates, is a national network of public-private sector organizations working to determine the most suitable technologies, regulations, and infrastructure needs for carbon capture, storage and sequestration in different areas of the country.
EcoPartnerships - China and the U.S. Partnering for Success
The EcoPartnership program is an effort by the U.S. Department of State and the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to formally link U.S. and Chinese stakeholders in a productive exchange of knowledge and best practices in the fields of clean energy and sustainability. The EcoPartnership program was established as part of the Ten Year Framework on Energy and Environmental Cooperation, a set of agreements through U.S. and China’s Strategic and Economic Dialogue convened in Washington and Beijing every year. As one of only a dozen such partnerships, Duke Energy’s EcoPartnership is designed to help both public and private stakeholders leverage the experience and technical expertise of all parties to advance their respective environmental, energy, and economic goals. The U.S. State Department provides information on other EcoPartnerships.
Energy Modeling Forum
The Energy Modeling Forum provides a structured forum within which energy experts from government, industry, universities and other research organizations collaborate on important energy and environmental issues. Duke Energy provides financial support to this initiative.
Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership
The Global Sustainable Energy Partnership (formerly e8) is a non-profit international organization, composed of 10 world leading electricity companies, whose mission is to play an active role in global electricity issues within the international framework and to promote sustainable energy development through electricity sector projects and human capacity building activities in developing and emerging nations worldwide.
The Keystone Center is a non-profit organization working to ensure that present and future generations approach environmental and scientific dilemmas and disagreements creatively and proactively. By way of its education and public policy programs, The Keystone Center improves decisions about long-term issues by helping thought-leaders, teachers, students and decision-makers effectively address technically complex and politically uncertain situations. Duke Energy is a supporter of the Key Issues Institute and participates in dialogues on various energy policy-related issues.
National Council for Science and the Environment
The National Council for Science and the Environment is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decision-making. The Council works closely with those creating and using environmental knowledge, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations, as well as governmental bodies at all levels.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy works to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Duke Energy has provided support to The Nature Conservancy for many years and participates on its International Leadership Council.
North Carolina Sustainable Business Council
The NC Sustainable Business Council promotes sustainable business practices and assists North Carolina organizations through peer-to-peer networking, best practice information-sharing and collaboration to address related issues facing companies.
The Pew Center's Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC)
The Business Environmental Leadership Council is a diversified group of corporations, including Duke Energy, that have joined together to focus on addressing the challenges of climate change.
ORC Worldwide Occupational Safety and Health Group
ORC Worldwide brings together corporate safety and health managers like those at Duke Energy to promote effective occupational safety and health programs and practices in business and to facilitate industry understanding of and input into national policy and program decision making.
Purdue University’s Energy Center at Discovery Park
Purdue's Energy Center at Discovery Park is a multidisciplinary academic community consisting of researchers, scientists, engineers, political scientists, and economists that has a goal to make significant contributions to the energy solutions for the country and the world. Duke Energy has teamed up with Purdue University’s Energy Center in Discovery Park on a biomass research project.
Resources for the Future
Duke Energy supports Resources for the Future, a non-profit and nonpartisan think tank located in Washington, D.C., that conducts independent research – rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences – on environmental and natural resource issues.
United States Climate Action Partnership
United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) is a group of businesses and leading environmental organizations that have come together to call on the federal government to quickly enact strong national legislation to require significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development is a CEO-led, global association of roughly 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development.
World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.