The latest events and updates to stay informed
on the climate challenge in the boardroom



Non-executive directors engaging
with the climate emergency around the world

The global Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) continues to grow, as the World Economic Forum champions the creation of equivalent organisations to Chapter Zero UK internationally. There are now 20 organisations, mainly in the G20, at different stages of development, including in Malaysia, Italy, Russia, Switzerland and soon to be launched France.

The core mission of the chapters is to promote the implementation of the Climate Governance Principles, by mobilising NEDs and providing a range of engagement opportunities aimed at enhancing their skills in this area. The international initiatives can now work within their respective countries as well as across borders to share knowledge and promote the adoption of the CGI Principles at both a local and global level.

Many of the local chapters have adopted the Chapter Zero name. UK Steering Committee Member, Karina Litvack and our team member, Natasha Fortuin, on secondment from Deloitte, continue to encourage the growth of the initiative, now supported by a permanent secretariat based at the University of Cambridge.

Find out more about the World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Principles.


Chapter Zero events

Webinar: Deloitte Global Boardroom Programme:
The board and climate change

Monday 2nd November 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BST |

Featuring Paul Polman, Former CEO of Unilever and Vice Chair of the United Nations Global Compact, this webinar will cover the level of oversight required by the board in relation to climate change, as well as effective stakeholder influence to accelerate the transition to net-zero. 


Webinar: Climate change transition risk – interactive scenario
Thursday 12th November 2020

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Register

Join this roleplay as a member of the board of a fictional company and grapple with real-time strategic questions the board must address as it navigates through a world that is transitioning to a low-carbon economy.


Webinar: Real estate and climate change: 
A look into the future of the property sector
Tuesday 17th November 2020
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Register

An exploration of how digital technologies can support climate action in the real estate industry, and how leadership in the property sector can embrace technology to accelerate the climate change agenda. 


Webinar: Climate-related risks and opportunities
Scenario planning workshop
Thursday 26 November 2020
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Register

This workshop will show how to identify climate impacts and develop scenarios that illustrate potential risks and opportunities, translating these into changes in company value and cash flow.


Webinar: Access to capital and the low-carbon transition
Friday 27th November 2020
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Register

Hosted with AVIVA and the London Stock Exchange Group, this is an opportunity to share with non-executive directors across sectors the investor and banking regulatory perspective on the issue, so that boards can factor this into their plans for climate risk and resilience, their net-zero strategies and their investment programmes. Speakers include Sarah Breeden, Executive Director and Sponsor for work on climate change at Bank of England; Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investor at AVIVA; and David Harris, Group Head of Sustainable Business at London Stock Exchange Group.


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



Trending in October

Science Based Targets guidance for the financial sector  

The Science Based Targets initiative’s new framework allows financial institutions – including banks, investors, insurance companies, pension funds and others – to set science-based targets to align their lending and investment activities with the Paris Agreement.

HSBC sets net-zero ambition

The bank has committed to reaching net-zero financed emissions by 2050 and also plans to finance at least $750bn of low-carbon activities by 2030. 

Our Planet: Too Big to Fail

If you haven’t yet seen it, the film shows the role the finance sector can play in the transition to a sustainable future.

Carbon Trust Corporate Sustainability Summit 2020

The summit explored the role that corporates can play in delivering a net-zero recovery. You can watch the sessions on demand.


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



Chapter Zero media on demand

Climate related risks in the Financial Services sector

Download the materials used during this session which explored the implications of the regulatory developments surrounding climate change.


Improving companies’ readiness for Task Force on
Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

A recording to help you gain an understanding of the evolving climate risk landscape and learn more about the Financial Conduct Authority’s recent consultation on climate disclosure requirements.


Click here to view our repository of webinars available to watch on demand.



Goal 13 Impact Platform

The Platform’s new report outlines how companies are managing the transition to a low-carbon, resilient future and highlights the insights collected from the first wave of interviews with 100 companies.

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Membership update and board moves

50 of the companies in the FTSE 100 have at least one Chapter Zero board member, with members on 153 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