“Mitigation of climate change is for us a priority strategic objective, which we tackle with investment in new renewable generation capacity and the development of sustainable infrastructure for 21st Century societies.”
Jose Manuel Entrecanales is Chairman and CEO of ACCIONA since 2004.
Mr Entrecanales is actively engaged in some of the leading public-private initiatives supporting sustainable development and the fight against climate change, including the World Business Councilfor Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the World Economic Forum's CEO Climate Leadership Group, and the Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change of the University of Cambridge. Within the United Nations’ framework, he is member of the advisory board to Ban Ki Moon for the “Sustainable Energy for All” initiative, co-chairing the renewable energy group, as well as a member of the UN Global Compact and Caring for Climate initiatives.
He is Chairman of the Fundación Consejo España EEUU and member of the Board of the Instituto de la Empresa Familiar (Spain’s leading organization for family-owned businesses, of which he was Chairman from 2012 to 2014).
He is a founding member of the Pro CNIC Foundation, the main public-private initiative for cardiovascular research in Spain, led by Dr Valentín Fuster. He is also a patron of the Princess of Asturias Foundation and the Prado Museum.
In 1994 he participated in the launch of Airtel, a mobile telecommunications company that later became Vodafone Spain, of which he was President between 2001 and 2007. From 2007 to 2009 he served as Executive Chairman of Endesa.
“The adoption of a global agreement is a critical step in the road map for fighting climate change. We are dedicated, not only to complying with the demanding requirements of this agreement, but going beyond it.” (COP 21 Paris 2015)