“The mitigation of climate change is a strategic priority for us, which we will address with investment in new renewable energy capacity and by building sustainable infrastructure for 21st century societies.”
"The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should serve as a mandatory guide for all. As companies, we are also bound to contribute in achieving them through our activity. Particularly, SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy) and SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) are all key in the sense that they allow for the development of all the others. At ACCIONA, we work committedly on these goals through our water, clean energy and infrastructure projects.”
Jose Manuel Entrecanales has been 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 United Nations Global Compact, the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, the World Economic Forum’s Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
He is a founding member of the Pro CNIC Foundation, the main public-private initiative for cardiovascular research in Spain, patron of the Princess of Asturias Foundation, of the Prado Museum, of the Casa Ducal de Medinaceli Foundation and of the Alalá Foundation. He is also 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).
Mr. Entrecanales is Chairman of both acciona.org, dedicated to promoting universal access to water and energy, and of the José Manuel Entrecanales Foundation for Innovation in Sustainability.