Potential Targets
We've selected a few potential targets to consider as you develop a proposal. This is just the tip of the iceberg as far as companies that can be targeted. While we've highlighted some big energy hogs, any and all companies can work on their impact.

Duke Energy

Industry: Energy, Electric Power, Gas Distribution

Context: Duke Energy is one of the largest energy providers in the world and a market leader in the US and in 2020 was the second largest producer of fossil fuels in the US. Its primary business consists of energy generation for residential, commercial and industrial use through the burning of fossil fuels and renewable energy generation methods.

  • Duke Energy is the second largest emitter of climate-polluting carbon dioxide in the United States.
  • It received an β€œF” grade in a recent Sierra Club analysis of its coal and gas fleet and plans for clean energy.
  • Duke currently operates the largest coal fleet in the country and has plans to build the most fracked gas plants of any utility. Campaign Issue: GHG Emissions (CO2). The company has make significant steps towards sustainability, having committed to net-zero methane emissions by 2030 and net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. However, the majority of energy generation still comes from fossil fuels plans and Duke plans to open more of these in the coming years.

Peabody Energy

Industry: Energy, Coal

Context: Peabody Energy is one of the world's largest private sector coal company. Its primary business consists of the mining, sale, and distribution of coal for use in electricity generation and steelmaking.

Campaign Issue:

GHG Emissions (CO2 & CH4). Peabody is the 3rd biggest contributor to annual CO2 emissions in the US. Accounting for 0.9-1.3% of global GHG emissions. Since their founding in 1965 until 2017 Peabody had contributed approximately 16 billion tons of carbon dioxide and a significant portion of Methane to the atmosphere alone.


The company is already a big contributor to climate change. Additionally given the conflict in Ukraine and the shift away from reliance on Russian oil/gas, many nations are turning to coal as a quick intermediate fix. Peabody has already seen a rise in stock price as a result and is expected to grow its coal extraction/sales in the short-medium term. Market Cap: $~3.39B

Top 5 Largest Investors

  • Elliott Investment Management LP ~18.70%
  • SSgA Funds Management, Inc. ~7.32%
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors ~4.04%
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. ~3.70%
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP ~3.49%
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