Explainers

The Business Case
Review Ambition
Drive Board Action
Implement the Transition
Ensure Accountability
Accelerate Business Transformation
Climate transition
The board role in climate action
Climate policy and regulation
Collaboration with Centre for Climate Engagement
Explainer | 22 May 2024

UK Climate Policy Briefing - May 2024

Our UK policy briefing aims to highlight the latest developments in UK climate policy directly relevant to NEDs.

Collaboration with Centre for Climate Engagement
Explainer | 20 Feb 2024

UK Climate Policy Briefing - February 2024

Our UK policy briefings aim to highlight the latest developments in UK climate policy directly relevant to NEDs.

Collaboration with Freshfields
Explainer | 13 Feb 2024

Legal considerations for transition planning: Strategic climate planning

Chapter Zero has partnered with Freshfields and the Centre for Climate Engagement to explore climate-related legal questions with non-executive directors from across the UK. The series began in September 2023 with a session providing an overview of the interaction between climate change, legal issues and business, and then focusing on legacy risks to companies, including litigation, and how they can be mitigated. Below is a summary of the second session which explored the landscape of legal issues that organisations face in daily operations and when implementing climate strategy, identifying key legal considerations at the forefront of transition planning.

Collaboration with Centre for Climate Engagement
Explainer | 17 Nov 2023

UK Climate Policy Briefing - November 2023

Our UK policy briefing aims to highlight the latest developments in UK climate policy directly relevant to NEDs.

Collaboration with McKinsey & Company
Explainer | 8 Nov 2023

Drawing impetus from the global context

In 2023, Chapter Zero partnered with McKinsey for a three-part event series that explored the impact non-executive directors (NEDs) can have in the boardroom to help their organisations achieve net zero. The third session, held on 8 November, set the scene for COP28 and how to address key points raised, and initiatives formed, at COP28 in the boardroom. We have summarised below the key takeaways of this event.

Collaboration with McKinsey & Company
Explainer | 21 Sep 2023

Moving boards to action

In 2023, Chapter Zero partnered with McKinsey for a three-part event series that explored the impact non-executive directors (NEDs) can have in the boardroom to help their organisations achieve net zero. The second session, held on 21 September, explored how non-executive directors can navigate the net zero transition to shape and implement credible climate strategies. We have summarised below the key takeaways of this event.

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Explainer | 30 Aug 2023

What is COP?

COP refers to the United Nations’ annual conference on climate change. Its 28th meeting (COP28) is scheduled to begin November 30, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. McKinsey explains the background and significance.

Collaboration with Centre for Climate Engagement
Explainer | 10 Jul 2023

SEC climate disclosure briefing for Board directors

This briefing, produced by the Climate Governance Initiative, explores and discusses the context of the proposed SEC climate disclosure rule, the current status and likely next steps, and provides key questions for board directors to ask their boards in relation to it.

Legal risks of climate inaction
Collaboration with White & Case
Explainer | 14 Jun 2023

Legal risks of climate inaction

Chapter Zero and White & Case held a session for non-executive directors (NEDs) in May 2023 offering practical advice and insights on the key legal duties and obligations of NEDs in relation to climate change. Here are the key takeaways.

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Explainer | 19 Apr 2023

How Extreme Weather Caused by Global Warming is Driving New Investment Risks

Due to improvements in the ability to trace losses from extreme weather events back to emissions, climate-related litigation risks are increasing at many companies. How does loss attribution work, and what are the implications for investments?

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Collaboration with Centre for Climate Engagement
Explainer | 30 Mar 2023

UK ‘Green Day’ policy announcements – implications for non-executive directors

In March 2023, the UK Government published a suite of documents outlining its latest climate and energy policy. ‘Powering Up Britain’, the flagship report, highlights key points from the Government’s updated Energy Security and Net Zero plan. This summary outlines the key messages and implications for non-executive directors.

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Explainer | 2 Mar 2023

Policy Briefing: Identifying the actions government can take to accelerate UK climate action across the economy

A new policy briefing from the UK Corporate Leaders Group (CLG UK) applies a business lens to seven key cross-sectoral and cross-governmental areas which are key to achieving net zero, exploring their challenges, opportunities and impacts on business.