The Chapter Zero Board Scorecard

Complete the Board Scorecard below to receive a PDF of your results to discuss with your board.

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About your company


Ensuring your board is informed, ready to drive change and accountable for establishing an effective net-zero strategy.

1= Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Neutral, 4= Agree, 5= Strongly agree
1. All board members understand the implications of climate change and some have deeper climate competence.*
2. The topic is on the board agenda at least four times a year, with clear objectives for the discussion and robust data to inform it.*
3. All board committees factor climate change into their discussions.*
4. Accountability for decisions on reducing emissions is clear at board level and in the executive team.*
5. The CEO, Chair and other board members promote the importance of delivering the company’s climate ambition in communications with management and employees.*


The board is responsible for engagement, governance and driving change to reach the targets that have been set.

1= Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Neutral, 4= Agree, 5= Strongly agree
6. Climate-related targets are incorporated into executive incentives in a meaningful and measurable way.*
7. Climate is embedded in risk and opportunity assessment and core business strategy.*
8. The responsibility for climate data rests with management and finance, not just a specialist sustainability function.*
9. There is a comprehensive plan to engage the workforce in the vision and change required.*
10. The company is ensuring the necessary skills and resources are in place to deliver its climate ambition.*


Developing and evaluating the strategy, plans and resources in place to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to climate change, as well as embedding in overall business strategy and company purpose.

1= Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Neutral, 4= Agree, 5= Strongly agree
11. The board has looked at its business strategy under at least two climate change scenarios.*
12. The board has set a net zero GHG emissions ambition which is aligned with the 1.5 degree target.*
13. The ambition has been translated into short-term targets and a five-year action plan.*
14. The board considers the likely physical impacts of climate change on the company and has an adaptation plan to deal with them.*
15. The board considers climate in all investment decisions, using a quantification tool, such as carbon pricing.*


Understanding and assessing the company's carbon emissions, reducing your footprint, reviewing and reporting progress and impacts.

1= Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Neutral, 4= Agree, 5= Strongly agree
16. The company assesses the impacts of the net zero transition on all operations and invests accordingly: Scopes 1 and 2.*
17. The company understands its Scope 3 emissions and has an agreed approach to addressing it across all products and services.*
18. The board has agreed a set of short and longer-term measures aligned to its emissions reduction and resilience plans, and reviews performance regularly.*
19. The board fully understands its investors’ climate-related requirements and how they will assess progress.*
20. The company discloses its ambition, plan, and progress against science-based metrics.*

Next steps

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