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Inaugural Integrated Reporting U.S. Spotlight: AEP

  • 8 Nov 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual at 2 PM EST - Register to receive log-in info


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Join the inaugural event of our new U.S. integrated reporting community!

American Electric Power (AEP) is one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., serving nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states.  The company's 2017 Corporate Accountability Report was its 11th such report and its eighth integrated report. 

In this event, we'll learn about AEP's approach through a live guided tour of their 2017 Corporate Accountability Report with Sandra Nessing, Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability. 

The tour will be followed by a discussion about AEP's experience with their reports--what's worked, what they've learned and recommendations for other companies on the integrated reporting journey.  Registered participants will be able to ask questions and participate in the on-line discussion. 


Sandy Nessing

Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability

American Electric Power

With more than 20 years in the utility industry, Sandy Nessing has responsibility for managing sustainability strategy, corporate stakeholder engagement and annual performance reporting for American Electric Power (AEP). She oversees annual production of AEP’s Corporate Accountability Report, including a dedicated sustainability web site. Nessing chairs AEP’s Enterprise Sustainability Council.

She leads AEP’s participation in the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Energy Sustainability Interest Group (ESIG), serving as co-chair of its Voluntary Reporting Working Group. She was chair of ESIG in 2013. Among the group’s work includes completion of an industry-wide materiality assessment and the development of industry-wide performance metrics. In 2016, EPRI published a book, “Sustainable Electricity: Case Studies from Electric Power Companies in North America;” Nessing authored a chapter on corporate culture and stakeholder engagement at AEP. She also serves on the EPRI Benchmarking Forum Steering Committee. Currently, she is serving on the Edison Electric Institute’s ESG/Sustainability Reporting Steering Committee.

In Columbus, Nessing serves on the Franklin Park Conservatory Board of Trustees, one of the nation’s premier botanical gardens. In addition, she is a Keyholder Advocate for The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. She also serves on the Board of Directors and the Board of Regents for NAEM, a national organization for environment, safety & health and sustainability professionals.

Hosts: Bob Laux, IIRC, and Mary Adams, Smarter-Companies 


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