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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.

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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 Climate Governance Initiative
14th December 2023 @ 12:00

Key takeaways from COP28 for the boardroom

Organised by the Climate Governance Initiative, this post COP28 webinar will cover globally significant developments and a first response by board directors and experts as to whether their expectations for COP28 have been met. It will also offer a perspective on how the agreements, policies and statements released at COP28 may influence and affect their role as a board director.

Collaboration with Accounting for Sustainability
24th January 2024 @ 10:30

Climate Dialogue: Audit Committees

Join us for a session exclusively for Audit Committee Chairs and Members, in collaboration with Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) to explore transition planning and get an understanding of emerging requirements and changing regulations for Audit Committees to drive climate action on boards. 

Collaboration with Freshfields
13th February 2024 @ 15:30

Strategic climate planning

Session 3 in our three-step series with Freshfields: Legal considerations for transition planning. As companies move to develop credible transition plans, the legal landscape becomes a critical factor in shaping their journeys. In this session we will delve into the legal dimensions of credible climate strategies, exploring the opportunities and strategies they present.

Latest News

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.

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.

Collaboration with Kantar
News | 17 Oct 2023

Results of the 2023 impact survey with Chapter Zero members

In July 2023, we surveyed Chapter Zero members in association with our strategic insights partner, Kantar. Our annual impact study helps us understand the pace of change, the critical boardroom dilemmas, and the live needs of our community. Take a look at the results.

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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