Our purpose

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.


Become a member


business leaders have joined Chapter Zero to take action on climate


countries in our global network, the Climate Governance Initiative


of the FTSE 350 have at least one Chapter Zero member on their board


of members would recommend Chapter Zero to a colleague

Get going with Chapter Zero

Why join us?

Find out more about membership

Want the latest topics?

Explore the Knowledge Hub for NEDs

What should I focus on?

Read about Transition Planning

Looking for what's on?

Register for one of our events


A message from our CEO.


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
Join us

Become a member

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.

Why become a member?

Upcoming Events

Collaboration with McKinsey & Company
18th September 2024 @ 16:00

Hyper-scaling climate technologies: From ideas to shareholder value

Register for the first session in our new face-to-face event series with McKinsey, where we will describe the strategic fundamentals of hyper-scaling climate technologies and inspire board members with a ‘how-to’ guide for steering their enterprises in the age of out-competition.

Collaboration with Deloitte Academy
25th June 2024 @ 14:00

Global Sustainability Disclosure - Advancing harmonisation through the International Sustainability Standards Board

Join the Deloitte Academy and the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) during London Climate Action week for a hybrid event on advancing harmonisation through the ISSB.

Collaboration with Deloitte Academy
1st July 2024 @ 8:30

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive - Navigating the double materiality assessment process

Join Chapter Zero and the Deloitte Academy for a deep-dive CSRD webinar where we will cover the core concepts of double materiality, potential gaps and pitfalls, and provide an assurance perspective. Guest speakers will also share their insights on how companies can integrate double materiality into their decision-making processes and the impacts of doing so.

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

External Link
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.

External Link
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.

External Link
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

Discover more

Knowledge Hub

Take the Directors' Climate Journey through the Knowledge Hub.


Our events and webinars are open to all NED members.


A community stepping forward to take the lead on climate.