Spotlight for NEDs

Spotlight on Transition Planning

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.

High-quality transition plans enable management teams to develop, communicate and implement their climate strategies. A transition plan can:

  • focus attention
  • highlight key issues to be escalated to the board
  • and instigate fundamental change in the business strategy.

The Chapter Zero Transition Planning Toolkit

Our Transition Planning Toolkit is designed to support you as a NED, and your board, in overseeing the development and delivery of a credible transition plan.


The four elements of the Transition Planning Toolkit


Read the ‘Briefing’ to explore transition planning within the context of the UK climate-reporting landscape and the key role of the NED in transition planning.


Complete the ‘Scorecard’ to assess how effectively your board is responding and contributing to a transition to a low-greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), climate-resilient economy, and to gain insight into your readiness for transition plan disclosures. 


Governance Compass

Use the ‘Governance Compass’ 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.

Barriers and Enablers

Explore the ‘Barriers and Enablers’ element to consider and prepare for the barriers to developing and delivering on the company’s transition plan, and to understand enabling factors and processes that may enhance this delivery.

Download the full Toolkit PDF

Curious to explore the role of non-executive directors in the transition to net zero? Download the full Transition Planning Toolkit PDF now to gain an understanding of transition planning and uncover how you can guide the development and delivery of credible transition plans, aligned with the Transition Plan Taskforce Disclosure Framework and Implementation Guidance.

Download the Toolkit PDF

Our Transition Planning Event Series

Collaboration with Carbon Trust
15th May 2024 @ 8:45

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

In partnership with the Carbon Trust, the first 'Getting Started' 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.

Collaboration with Ernst & Young
3rd July 2024 @ 9:00

Getting Started: Navigating the regulatory landscape

In partnership with EY, the second ‘Getting Started’ webinar in our Transition Planning series will equip non-executive directors to prepare for the transition by positioning transition plans in the wider context of corporate reporting and other regulatory expectations, exploring how to manage legal liability risk, and preparing for audit and assurance of climate- and sustainability-related disclosures.

Collaboration with Boston Consulting Group
5th September 2024 @ 8:45

Getting Started: Setting your strategic ambition

In partnership with BCG, the third 'Getting Started' webinar in our Transition Planning series will equip non-executive directors to set your strategic ambition for the climate transition by understanding your objectives and priorities, identifying key assumptions and external factors, and identifying key changes to your business model and value chain.

Launching the Chapter Zero Transition Planning Toolkit

Hear from speakers and partners on the role of the board in effective transition planning at Chapter Zero's flagship event held on 1 November 2023, where we launched our Transition Planning Toolkit for non-executive directors.

Effective board leadership of the net zero transition

Plans beyond pledges

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

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.


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.

Our Transition Planning Insights Series

Simon Carter
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Video | 2 Nov 2023

Transition Planning insights: British Land

Simon Carter, CEO, shares how British Land worked with their non-executive directors and ESG Committee to create a credible net zero transition plan.

Jane Goodland Video
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Video | 2 Nov 2023

Transition Planning insights: London Stock Exchange Group

Jane Goodland, Group Head of Sustainability, shares how the London Stock Exchange Group helps investors and listed companies to allocate capital, navigate the climate transition, and the importance of board engagement.

Nigel Topping Video
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Video | 2 Nov 2023

Transition Planning insights: UK Climate Change Committee

Nigel Topping CMG, Business Champion for the UK Climate Change Committee, shares the current climate state of play and urges business leaders to move beyond frameworks and take concrete steps towards net zero goals.

Mark Tucker Video
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Video | 2 Nov 2023

Transition Planning insights: HSBC

Mark Tucker, Chair, HSBC plc shares the practical implications of the net zero transition for investors, the state of play in the finance sector, and the role of investors and asset managers in driving the transition.

Explore the Transition Planning Taskforce resources

TPT Disclosure Framework

Check the Disclosure Framework now released by the Transition Planning Taskforce

TPT Sector Guidance

Access the Transition Plan Taskforce’s Sector Summary covering 40 sub-sectors and the Sector Deep Dives for seven key sectors

The Transition Planning Cycle

Explore and download the guidance on how to start or continue your transition planning journey, including references to board engagement and governance considerations

Case studies

Explore case studies and examples relating to elements of the TPT Disclosure Framework and the Transition Planning Cycle

Why do transition plans matter?

Watch more about what transition plans are and why they matter

The regulatory and reporting environment

Find out how the Transition Plan Taskforce works with UK and global regulatory and reporting initiatives

Latest news on transition planning

The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance sets direction for members on policy engagement and transition planning

Following momentum of latest Progress Report, the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance strengthens guidance and offers practical tools for asset owners to meet two key HLEG recommendations.

Transition Plan Case Studies

TPT call for transition plan case studies

The Transition Plan Taskforce wants to learn from your organisation’s transition planning journey.

TPT Consultation launched for Sector Deep Dives

The Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT) has launched the consultation on its sector-specific guidance for preparers and users of climate transition plans on 13 November 2023.

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Chapter Zero at the London Stock Exchange

Chapter Zero opened the market at the London Stock Exchange to announce the development of the Transition Plan Toolkit for NEDs, funded by the LSEG Foundation.

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