Implement the Transition

This topic covers how you could implement a business transition to net zero: 
  • starting with solid foundations in transition planning
  • and then crafting an effective implementation strategy.

Blog articles

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Blog | 12 Jul 2023

Why should non-executive directors care about transition planning?

Ashley Alder, Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority, talks to Chapter Zero about why the net zero transition is such an important area of focus, why non-executive directors should care and where we go from here.

Collaboration with Deloitte
Blog | 4 Jul 2023

A boards-eye view of the net zero transition

Reflecting on our popular roundtable series with Deloitte, Oliver Hemming shares six takeaways from attendees on implementing a successful net zero transition.

Collaboration with Environment Agency
Blog | 13 Mar 2023

10 top tips for leaders who want to get their organisation to net zero

Following our February 2023 breakfast briefing, Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive, Environment Agency, shares his 10 top tips for leaders who want to get their organisation to net zero.

Case studies

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Case study | 6 Jul 2023

The Bank of England’s Climate Transition Plan

The Bank published its Climate Transition Plan in July 2023, which details the Bank’s target and strategy to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions for physical operations.

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Case study | 13 Sep 2022

National Grid: Demonstrating accountability by sharing its climate transition plan

This We Mean Business Coalition case study looks at one of the world’s largest investor-owned energy utilities, delivering electricity and gas across the UK and Eastern U.S.

Case study | 21 Mar 2022

How the National Trust is turning climate ambition into action: a multi-faceted case study

Chapter Zero Fellow Orna NiChionna shares first-hand experience of how this complex conservation organisation is driving decarbonisation. She reflects on changing minds in the boardroom and offers advice on managing risk and challenge during an ambitious energy transition.


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Collaboration with LSEG Foundation
Explainer | 1 Nov 2023

Transition Planning Toolkit: Governance Compass

Part 3 of the Transition Planning Toolkit. Use the ‘Governance Compass’ section in your board committee meetings to ensure that your committee’s work considers, aligns with and supports the company’s Strategic Ambition and transition plan.

Collaboration with LSEG Foundation
Explainer | 1 Nov 2023

Transition Planning Toolkit: Scorecard

Part 2 of the Transition Planning Toolkit. Complete the Transition Planning Scorecard to help assess how effectively your board is responding and contributing to the transition to a low GHG-emissions and climate-resilient economy. The scorecard serves as a valuable tool for board members to use when the company is developing its transition plan in accordance with the TPT guidance.

Collaboration with LSEG Foundation
Explainer | 23 Oct 2023

Transition Planning Toolkit: Briefing

Part 1 of the Transition Planning Toolkit. Companies need to develop a plan for delivering on net zero targets and pledges. High-quality transition plans enable management teams to develop, communicate and implement their climate strategies.


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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 Transition Plan Taskforce
News | 9 Oct 2023

Transition Plan Taskforce delivers ‘gold standard’ framework for companies and financial institutions to tackle climate change

Chapter Zero is proud to have played a part in the work of the Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT) that today delivers a best practice Disclosure Framework for climate transition plans so companies can play their part in the shift to net zero.


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Report | 1 Jul 2023

Building momentum for transition plans

There is growing international momentum around private sector transition plans and their vital role in supporting the global shift to net zero across the financial sector and the real economy. This is a status update from the Transition Plan Taskforce.

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Report | 16 Feb 2023

Companies are recognizing the need for climate transition plans but are not moving fast enough

New CDP data shows companies are recognizing the need for climate transition plans but are not moving fast enough amidst incoming mandatory disclosure.

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Report | 1 Feb 2023

Are companies developing credible climate transition plans?

This CDP report provides an overview of the current state of climate transition plan information disclosed through CDP's 2022 climate change questionnaire. The data analysed in this report spans over18,600 organizations in 13 industries and across 135 countries.


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Toolkit | 29 Sep 2023

Useful Business and Finance checklists from the UN Integrity Matters report

The UN High-Level Expert Group have published implementation checklists for businesses and financial institutions with a net-zero pledge. The checklists transcribe the recommendations of the report into a list of criteria and provides guidance on what to consider through each stage of their progress towards being credibly 1.5°C-aligned.

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Toolkit | 27 Sep 2023

Climate Arc: AGM Climate Data Tool

Data and analysis on companies’ climate transition progress and the timings of their AGMs. This beta version includes 16 databases, covering disclosure, analysis, commitments and resolutions databases.


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Video | 13 Nov 2023

Watch: Chapter Zero’s Flagship Transition Planning Event 2023

A full recording of speakers and panels from our flagship event on effective board leadership of the net zero transition held on 1 November 2023 at WTW.

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Video | 22 Nov 2022

Watch: From boards to baskets: greening our food system

Board members from on-the-go food retailer Greggs and online grocer Ocado shared their journeys and the experiences of their businesses moving ahead on climate, with Chapter Zero Chair Julie Baddeley.

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Video | 15 Feb 2022

Watch: Turning climate ambition into action at the National Trust

A case study on driving transformational climate action in a diverse and complex business with multiple stakeholders.


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Collaboration with WTW
1st November 2023 @ 17:00

Plans beyond pledges: Effective board leadership of the net zero transition

UK boardrooms are critical to ensuring that we achieve economy-wide net zero and create long-term business value through effective transition plans. Join us at Chapter Zero's flagship transition planning event, hosted by WTW.

Collaboration with Deloitte Academy
30th October 2023 @ 9:00

Transition planning

Your organisation's transition plan will explain how your organisation will adapt to become a sustainable decarbonised business. In this webinar, in collaboration with the Deloitte Academy, we will discuss disclosure requirements for your transition plan.