Telia Company Embraces the 1.5°C Business Playbook for Climate Action


The Exponential Roadmap initiative of which Telia Company is a part of, launched the 1.5°C Business Playbook for climate action. It provides a framework for all companies across the globe to reach net-zero emissions rapidly.

“We are very proud of being part of this initiative. The ultimate aim is to make sure that the corporate sector strongly contributes to limiting global warming to max 1.5C. The 2020s must be a decade of massive action. Internally, Sourcing will start distributing the playbook shortly. This is especially useful for small and medium sized suppliers who want to contribute to our Daring Goals journey,” says Sara Nordbrand, Head of Sustainability at Telia Company.

Christian Luiga, acting President and CEO of Telia Company, says: “The 1.5°C Business Playbook – which we will share with our suppliers – will be a very important tool for us. We all need to commit to exponential climate action. At Telia Company we aim for Zero CO2 in our value chain and Zero Waste in our operations by 2030. This can only be achieved by assisting our customers in their quest to become carbon neutral, and by making sure that our suppliers join us and share our ambition. Being at the heart of digitalisation, Telia Company sees a huge potential in accelerating the transition to net zero and a circular economy. The knowledge and the necessary technology exist – the 2020s must be a decade of massive action​.”

The Playbook, a spinoff of the Exponential Roadmap, is produced by leading experts and business stakeholders and provides tool on how to set targets and action in line with 1.5 degrees.

The Exponential Roadmap, compiled by 55 authors from across academia, industry, policy and consultancy, provides solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 worldwide.

The initiative is supported by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Ericsson, IKEA, Scania, Telia Company, WWF, Skanska, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research and many additional partners and contributors.