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Case studies

The case studies below exemplify interesting and effective practices that have been used by companies around the world.

For decades, investors have supported vaguely-articulated and easily-ducked carbon reduction activities by companies.  These have had some (but very limited) impact. Within months, however, the concept of 'Net Zero' has caught on.  It has a snappy title; it has a positive and clear goal; it has caught the public and governmental attention; it is here to stay

Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper. The company develops and produces solutions based on wood and biomass for a range of industries and applications worldwide.

Novartis conducted its first stakeholder mapping exercise in 2006.  The purpose was to help the company understand which sustainability issues were of interest to their stakeholders including patients, regulatory authorities, academia, suppliers, customers and, of course, investors.

American Electric Power (AEP) serves 5.5 million customers in 11 US states. It maintains the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and operates 24 gigawatts owned generation capacity including more than 5,300 megawatts of wind and solar power generation capacity (owned and purchased power).