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The role of the Remuneration Committee Chair / defining KPIs for the ‘E’ in ESG
Sept 2, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM BST (webinar)
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This webinar will explore the role of the Remuneration Committee in translating carbon and environmental targets into meaningful KPIs. Richard Gillingwater,Chapter Zero supporting Chair and Chair at SSE plc, will also be joining the panel to share his insights.


Transitioning to a sustainable, zero carbon economy & the evolving implications for corporate governance
Sept 7, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM BST (webinar)
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A discussion of the role of Boards and Non-Executive Directors in light of climate change and pandemic challenges. The session will give NEDs a greater understanding of the role of governance in building organisational resilience.

Carol Hui, Chief of Staff and General Counsel at Heathrow Airport, Chair at Robert Walters plc and Non-executive Director at Breedon Group plc, and Gareth Llewellyn, Chief Executive at DVSA and Non–executive Director at Harwich Haven Authority, will lead the discussion.


Climate change and the duty of care
Sept 10, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM BST (webinar)
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Legal experts will discuss the shifting risks and responsibilities for Directors and Officers. Taking into account the pre-existing worldwide trend towards greater litigation and regulatory risk for individual Directors and Officers, this webinar will highlight what these individuals need to consider to “build back better” post-COVID-19, while facing increasing scrutiny in relation to assessment and disclosure of climate change risks.


Stepping up the climate change response: the impact on the Audit and Risk Committee agenda
Sept 16, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM BST (webinar)
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Join Audit and Risk Committee Chairs and members discussing updates on climate-related reporting requirements, investor expectations and how to plan for external audit procedures.

Speakers include Simon Henry, Chair of the Audit Committee of Rio Tinto and Non-executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group plc, Russ Houlden, former Chief Financial Officer, United Utilities, Non-executive Director at Babcock and Chair of the Audit Committee of Orange Polska SA, Natasha Landell-Mills, Head of Stewardship at Sarasins and Veronica Poole, Head of Global IFRS at Deloitte.

Click here to view our full event programme for 2020.
Our events are for Chapter Zero members only.


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What is a science-based target and the five steps to achieving them

As more remuneration policies involve achieving targets that are aligned with the rate of decarbonisation required to limit global warming to below 2 degrees, NEDs might find Eco-Act’s factsheet to be a helpful resource in making informed decisions. It provides a high level 5-step journey to setting and understanding SBTs.


Chapter Zero News

  • Read Chapter Zero Steering Group member Karina Litvack’s article, produced with the International Corporate Governance Network (IGCN), which explores the role of NEDs in addressing climate change and investor expectations.
  • Steering Group Chair, Julie Baddeley, reflects on how climate change has moved up the board agenda, the rise of green capital, and the demand for effective climate-related reporting in this article for ICAEW.


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Challenges for boards: a summer read by Howard Covington

Written exclusively for NEDs, Howard Covington, Chair of The Alan Turing Institute and ClientEarth, shares a high-level vision of the long-term social and economic challenges that present and future board directors will need to overcome.

CBI conference series: achieving Net-Zero

Taking place virtually over 14 – 15 September 2020, the conference will give those attending the insights and tools necessary to get involved in the net-zero solution. Sam Baker, Strategic Adviser at Chapter Zero, will be speaking on the role of business in achieving net-zero emissions and showcase the Goal 13 Impact Platform’s first report, which our members contributed to.

A useful way to stay up to date on Net Zero progress, we encourage members to share this with executives and sustainability leads in their businesses.

Chapter Zero media on demand

For NEDs in financial services: Chapter Zero’s 5-part series with HSBC

Part 2: How policies and regulation are evolving to respond to the climate crisis, which you can watch here and also download the slide deck here.

To join one or all of the remaining three sessions, please click on the following links to register:

Click here to watch Louise Ellison, Group Head of Sustainability at Hammerson plc, Susan Hooper, Chapter Zero Steering Group member, and Rowan Douglas, Head of the Climate and Resilience Hub at Willis Towers Watson respond to these questions. You can also catch-up on Part 1 here.

Resources available to you

Chapter Zero curates the latest in thought-leadership on the topic of climate change and the impact on your business. Click here for an easy to use summary of the most recent publications from third parties which have also  been added to our website resources repository.

Membership update and board moves

48 of the companies in the FTSE 100 have at least one Chapter Zero board member, with members on 148 boards across the FTSE 350.

Please let us know of any changes to your board appointments so that our records are kept up to date by emailing