Climate Dialogues

We’re hosting a series of peer-to-peer sessions, called Climate Dialogues, to give our members the opportunity to share best practice and experiences of climate change action in the boardroom

Upcoming Climate Dialogues

These virtual discussion groups will provide a place to connect with fellow non-executive directors (NEDs) and explore ways you can support your businesses with this complex task.

Whether you are new to the topic or already have experience in this area, you are welcome to join the Climate Dialogues. Please note that some of the sessions listed below are designed for specific board roles.

The Climate Dialogues are for non-executive director members of Chapter Zero only. If you are not a member, find out more and register here.

Open dialogue: Evaluating approaches to addressing climate on boards and the changing expectation of stakeholders

Date: 17 June 2021
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM  BST

Topic:
This discussion will explore the influences on climate change in the boardroom and how changing stakeholder expectations are driving change. This will be particularly useful for those who are considering different ways to engage with and influence their board peers.

Due to the interactive nature of the Climate Dialogues there is a limit to the number of participants we can host at this session. Each registration will be reviewed based on the information provided.

Register your interest here

Sustainability Committee Chairs: Shareholder relations and investors as an amplifier of change

Date: 22 June 2021
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST 

This peer-to-peer session is for non-executive director members of Chapter Zero who are Chairs of Sustainability Committees or their equivalent.

Topic:
This discussion will focus on how Sustainability Committee Chairs can create an effective dialogue between investors and the Sustainability Committee.

Questions to discuss will include:

  • How do you define ESG and climate change best practice in alignment with investor expectations as Sustainability Committee Chair? 
  • What is the best way to agree with investors on appropriate ESG frameworks and/or standards for the company? 
  • How can Sustainability Chairs leverage shareholder events to enhance shareholder communication with the Sustainability Committee? 

Due to the interactive nature of the Climate Dialogues there is a limit to the number of participants we can host at this session. Each registration will be reviewed based on the information provided.

Register your interest here

SME boards: Establishing a climate plan

Date: 13 July 2021
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM BST

This peer-to-peer session is reserved for NED members of Chapter Zero who sit on boards of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Topic:
The second Climate Dialogue for SME NEDs will explore how boards are identifying, communicating and implementing climate plans.

Questions for attendees to consider will include:

  • How should the board decide which climate reporting approach to adopt?
  • How have other boards built climate metrics into their long-term business plans?
  • Is there a one size fits all approach to climate accountability and disclosure for SME boards?

Due to the interactive nature of the Climate Dialogues there is a limit to the number of participants we can host at this session. Each registration will be reviewed based on the information provided.

Register your interest here

SME boards: Achieving meaningful change

Date: 14 September 2021
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM BST

This peer-to-peer session is reserved for NED members of Chapter Zero who sit on boards of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Topic:
In this third instalment for SME NEDs, members will have the opportunity to discuss how their boards can avoid greenwashing and help to achieve meaningful change through climate governance best practice.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • How can the board prepare the business to implement its net-zero strategy?
  • Is the composition of SME boards changing to ensure net-zero targets are met?
  • To what extent is the climate strategy embedded into day-to-day employee activities, and has this really enabled effective company-wide change?

Due to the interactive nature of the Climate Dialogues there is a limit to the number of participants we can host at this session. Each registration will be reviewed based on the information provided.

Register your interest here