15th May 2024 @ 8:45 - 10:00

Getting Started: Assessing your climate-related risks, opportunities and current position

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In partnership with the Carbon Trust, the first webinar in our Transition Planning series will equip non-executive directors to prepare for the transition by understanding and assessing climate-related risks and opportunities, identifying key transition levers and exploring how climate transition plans are linked with TCFD recommendations.

The first stage of preparing a transition plan is understanding your organisation’s current position. Our first 'Getting Started' webinar will equip non-executive directors to do this by understanding and assessing climate-related risks and opportunities, measuring emissions and identifying key levers.

We will tackle the key questions facing boards on climate risk and transition planning, such as how are climate transition plans linked with TCFD recommendations, and how can a company build up its strategic resilience to respond to the risks of the changing climate?

In this module, we will cover:

  • Setting the scene: how the transition to net zero will impact corporates
  • Preparing for the transition: understanding and assessing climate-related risks and opportunities
  • Participating in the transition: measuring emissions and identifying key transition levers
  • The role of the non-executive director: creating a business case for action, setting ambitious goals, and improving accountability

With over 20 years’ experience in carbon business consulting and assessing and quantifying climate-related opportunities and risks across multiple sectors and geographies, senior experts from the Carbon Trust will navigate non-executive directors through the first module on climate risk and transition planning with practical case studies and a fireside chat discussion.

You can register for the webinar here. 

Please note: While this event is tailored for NEDs, it offers valuable insights for others involved in board-level oversight of transition planning.

About the Chapter Zero Transition Planning series

We are pleased to launch our 2024/25 Transition Planning Series to accelerate transition planning from the boardroom and support non-executive directors navigate some of the more challenging aspects of the transition planning process.

The Chapter Zero Transition Planning Series is designed to help you:

  • Explore and understand your contribution to your businesses’ transition plans
  • Navigate the more challenging aspects of the transition planning process
  • Embed transition plans into business strategy with practical content beyond theory
  • Connect and share with your peers on this topic and learn from their successes and challenges

We will take you on a journey from our ‘getting started’ webinar modules to our practical, in person ‘masterclasses’ that go deeper, so you can engage in the series no matter where you are on your climate transition roadmap.

Speakers include
David Carlin Chapter Zero Fellow

David Carlin

Chapter Zero Fellow and Head of Risk at UNEP FI

David Carlin leads risk programming for UNEP- Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). He has worked with over 100 financial institutions on topics of climate scenarios, climate risk assessments, and sustainability regulation. He and his team support financial actors across the world to develop best practices for managing environmental risks and identifying environmental opportunities.

Sharon Flood

Chapter Zero Fellow, Non-executive Director at Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust plc, CityFibre Holdings Ltd, Getlink SE

Sharon Flood has had a longstanding career as a non-executive director. She is currently on the boards of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, CityFibre Ltd and Getlink SE, and has previously served as Chair of Seraphine Group PLC and S T DuPont SA. She is a Trustee of the University of Cambridge and previously for the Science Museum Group.

Chris Day

Group Corporate Development Director, HomeServe Group

Chris joined HomeServe in 2008 and has held a number of roles in the central team. His focus over recent years has been on group M&A and strategic projects. Prior to HomeServe, Chris spent 10 years at KPMG in their Corporate Finance team.

Aleyn Smith-Gillespie

Director, Corporate Sustainability, the Carbon Trust

Aleyn leads the Carbon Trust's work on circular economy and business model innovation internationally. This includes designing and implementing business support and start-up acceleration programmes, conducting bespoke engagements, and providing organisations and entrepreneurs with coaching and training.

Francesca Messeri

Senior Consultant, Corporate Sustainability, the Carbon Trust

Francesca specialises in climate-related risk and opportunity assessment, including scenario analysis and TCFD-aligned disclosures. On these topics, Francesca worked with corporate clients in the mining and metals, agriculture, and retail sectors. Additionally, Francesca supports financial institutions on climate-related scenario analysis, through consulting, tool-building and trainings.

15th May 2024 @ 8:45 - 10:00

Getting Started: Assessing your climate-related risks, opportunities and current position

Sign up for this event

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