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Chapter Zero is here to equip and inspire non-executive directors to lead on climate from the boardroom.

Welcome to the Directors' Climate Forum. We work with NEDs and chairs to embed climate into business strategy.

Join a lively, influential and supportive community of your peers for the knowledge and confidence to embed climate targets and transition plans into strategy.


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The Chapter Zero Transition Planning Toolkit

Transition plans are the next step in the private sector climate journey.

Companies need to develop a plan for delivering on net zero targets and pledges. Our Transition Planning Toolkit is designed to support you as a NED and your board in overseeing the development of a credible transition and delivery against that plan.

Chapter Zero spotlights Transition Planning for NEDs
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It’s free to join Chapter Zero and we warmly welcome non-executive directors and chairs who are keen to lead on climate in the boardroom. You’ll find a community here of support, knowledge and inspiration.

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Upcoming Events

Collaboration with Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
2nd October 2024 @ 12:00

Climate Scenario Game: Nature risk in the boardroom

In partnership with the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Climate Governance Initiative (CGI), our latest interactive online scenario game will explore nature-related risks. Act on the board of a global food manufacturing company and time travel through to 2030 as you make real-time strategic decisions for this company over the next decade. The outcomes of your votes will be discussed by our panel of experts who will provide insights into emerging nature-related dilemmas and the complex interconnections with climate change. Can you guide this board as they transition towards a nature positive future?

Collaboration with Deloitte Academy
17th September 2024 @ 8:30

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive for insurers and re-insurers – Emerging market practices

Join Chapter Zero and the Deloitte Academy for a comprehensive overview of the re/insurance market’s readiness for CSRD compliance. Drawing from Deloitte’s ongoing global insurance CSRD survey and practical implementation experience, we will provide valuable insights to help navigate the complexities of CSRD reporting from the boardroom.

Collaboration with Deloitte Academy
20th November 2024 @ 8:30

A focus on your year-end reporting

Join Chapter Zero and the Deloitte Academy for a discussion into the latest developments and best practice in relation to UK reporting, including sustainability and climate reporting requirements.

Latest News

News | 18 Dec 2023

COP28 outcomes: implications for board directors

Looking ahead after the COP28 climate conference, what are the key takeaways for NEDs?

Plans beyond pledges
Collaboration with WTW
News | 22 Nov 2023

Plans beyond pledges: Key insights on the role of boards from flagship event

An orderly transition to a low-greenhouse gas and climate-resilient economy demands robust transition planning led by effective and courageous climate leadership by boards. Read the summary from WTW on key insights on the role of boards, as well as perspectives from corporates and investors, from our flagship event.

WTW Event
News | 2 Nov 2023

Flagship event launched the Transition Planning Toolkit

Last night we launched our new Transition Planning Toolkit for non-executive directors at our flagship event attended by more than 300 Chapter Zero members, partners and supporters.

Latest Blogs

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Blog | 27 Sep 2023

Understand the Requirements of this First Set of European Sustainability Reporting Standards

Mark Vaessen, KPMG Partner in The Netherlands, looks at key features of the final European Sustainability Reporting Standards and interoperability with international standard-settings initiatives. From FY24, companies will be required to provide granular sustainability information.

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Blog | 25 Sep 2023

Keeping Pace with Climate Risk and Opportunity: A Brunswick blog

Brunswick convened high-level discussions during New York Climate Week on the financial industries’ role in the climate transition. This blog captures reflections from those in attendance, and industry views on the most material developments announced throughout the week as focus intensifies on the role of finance in the climate transition.

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Blog | 20 Sep 2023

Nature Disclosures will 'Become the Norm'

The final TNFD recommendations were launched at New York Climate Week 2023. Toby Roxburgh, ICAEW’s Sustainability Manager, Nature and Biodiversity, explains what this means and why it matters.

"Net Zero is the economic opportunity of the 21st century. This is driven by businesses of all sizes who have recognised that net zero can help them grow."

Rt Hon Chris Skidmore, MP

Mission Zero, Independent View of Net Zero

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