Drive Board Action

This topic offers a range of practical advice on how to integrate climate action with strategy. You can explore how to:
  • foster good governance practice
  • engage with stakeholders
  • leverage innovation and technology
  • and align investments and finance with climate goals.

Blog articles

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Blog | 13 Jul 2023

Executive pay and climate change

The key question explored in this Institute of Directors blog is: are we asking the right questions on executive remuneration?

Blog | 14 Jun 2023

Embedding climate actions in day-to-day operations

With a long-standing interest in climate and technology, after a career as company advisor and auditor, William Touche, previous leader of Deloitte’s Boardroom Program and long-time supporter of Chapter Zero, shares his reflections on business operations through a climate lens.

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Blog | 12 Jun 2023

How the GC Empowers the Board to Govern the Green Wave

This discussion looks at the GC’s position to empower the board to integrate climate into its strategic decisions, financial and business model planning, operational execution and risk considerations in order to effectively govern against greenwashing.

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Case study | 20 Apr 2023

Smurfit Kappa: A joined-up approach to climate and sustainability strategy

This Climate Governance Initiative case study looks at this FTSE 100 global packaging leader that is dealing with increased demand for its products while also steering the business towards net zero by 2050.

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Case study | 20 Apr 2023

Natura & Co: IP&L, circular carbon, and a triple bottom line approach

This Climate Governance Initiative case study looks at Brazilian beauty giant Natura &Co that has long been a champion of sustainability.

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Case study | 20 Apr 2023

British Land: Making sustainability central to business decision-making

This Climate Governance Initiative case study looks at how sustainability is shaping the way industry leader British Land does business.


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Explainer | 3 Aug 2023

Primer on Climate Change

The Climate Governance Initiative has published the third edition of the Primer on Climate Change: Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations. Produced with the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative and covering 31 countries and the EU, it outlines the general climate obligations for board directors.

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Explainer | 5 Jul 2023

Normative accounting for intangibles

A briefing from Rethinking Capital and the Centre for Climate Engagement on applying normative accounting for intangibles in net zero transition decision governance and reporting.

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Explainer | 6 Jun 2023

Corporate climate policy engagement: A briefing for board directors

Conducting corporate climate policy engagement positively and appropriately is critical to creating the conditions that will enable a company to achieve its net zero transition. This briefing, produced by the Climate Governance Initiative in collaboration with the global think tank InfluenceMap, highlights the key issues that board directors should be aware of.


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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.

Collaboration with Kantar
News | 1 Dec 2022

What’s really going on in net zero boardroom conversations?

An interactive site developed with Kantar gives you a sneak peek into non-executive directors’ views of what’s happening in their boardrooms around the climate agenda.

News | 22 Mar 2022

Introducing the Chapter Zero Board Scorecard

Try the Chapter Zero Board Scorecard to help you assess how effectively your board is tackling the net zero transition and building resilience to climate impacts.


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Report | 1 Sep 2023

Banks and the net zero transition

Tracking progress with the TPI Net Zero Banking Assessment Framework September 2023 report

Report | 30 Aug 2023

Climate action and remuneration: A pocket guide for remuneration committees

Executive remuneration is a pivotal tool for driving climate action. Our latest guide for non-executives, "Climate action and remuneration: A pocket guide for remuneration committees", delves into the critical intersection of executive pay structures and climate goals, providing actionable insights for chairs and members of remuneration committees.

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Report | 3 Jul 2023

The Chairperson’s Guide to Climate Integrity

This guide, produced by the World Economic Forum and the Climate Governance in collaboration with Deloitte, explores how organisations, guided by their Chairs, non-executive directors and board members, can earn and enhance trust through the sustainability transition.


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Toolkit | 13 Jun 2023

Executive Compensation Guidebook for Climate Transition: 2023 Addendum

In 2021, the Climate Governance Initiative, in collaboration with WTW, published the Executive Compensation Guidebook for Climate Transition. This instructive guide explored how to drive climate strategy by meaningfully embedding it within executive compensation frameworks. this addendum is intended to be read in conjunction with the original Guidebook.

Toolkit | 22 Mar 2022

Board Toolkit

The Chapter Zero Board Toolkit is designed to help non-executive directors (NEDs) ensure their businesses have the strategic plans in place to respond to climate change.

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Toolkit | 14 Feb 2022

The Chapter Zero Energy Guide

This Chapter Zero Energy Guide provides non-executive directors on the boards of companies that are developing climate plans with an introduction to the steps they can take to reduce emissions from energy supply and use.


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Collaboration with Herbert Smith Freehills
Video | 18 Nov 2022

Watch: Carbon markets: their role and possible future in the fight against climate change

In collaboration with Herbert Smith Freehills, this webinar considers the increasing role carbon markets of different natures are playing around the world as countries are trying to reduce emissions in the chase to net zero.

Collaboration with Deloitte Academy
Video | 22 Sep 2022

Watch: Digital for good – driving sustainable business with net zero technology

In this webinar, in partnership with the Deloitte Academy, we explored the role of technology in the net zero transformation, looking at the opportunities and challenges it offers. The importance of decarbonising business’s digital infrastructure, and the practical steps that can be taken to start on this journey, were highlighted.

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Video | 30 Mar 2022

Watch: Same industry, different models: Burberry & Baukjen on meeting climate ambitions

Climate considerations transcend size and heritage, and are important for every business. Burberry is a global, long-established business, and Baukjen is a local London-based BCorp. In this event we explored their unique stories and pathways, the role of governance, and progress so far.


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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.

Collaboration with Accenture
24th October 2023 @ 14:30

Harnessing technology for climate action

In partnership with Accenture we're running two leadership forums for non-executive directors. The second in the series, "Harnessing technology for climate action", will delve into the transformative potential of technology in addressing climate challenges.

Collaboration with Deloitte Academy
14th November 2023 @ 9:00

Sustainability data

Technology and data can empower organisations to make the impactful decisions required to decarbonise at pace. To make these decisions balancing the cost, impact and benefit, organisations need good reliable data that supports action and drives accountability. This webinar is in collaboration with the Deloitte Academy.