Past events, webinars
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The past events, webinars and slides library below have been collated to provide non-executive directors with information to enable effective debate of the climate challenge. The information brings together the perspectives of regulators, standard setters, experts and other thought leaders.

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How policies and regulation are evolving to respond to the climate crisis – A response from policymakers and regulators - Session 2

Organised by Chapter Zero and HSBC
Climate topic: Strategic Planning
Date: 05/08/2020

Webinar summary

2nd session of the 5 webinars hosted by HSBC in partnership with Chapter Zero, under the auspices of the World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Initiative. They aim to look at how board directors can better oversee their companies’ climate transition strategies. These sessions specifically address the needs of Non-Executive Directors of banks and (re)-insurance companies and include a range of high level speakers who share their insights, learning and experience.

Speakers

Daniel Klier, Global Head of Sustainable Finance at HSBC;
Karina Litvack, Non-executive Director at Eni;
Martin Spolc, Head of Sustainable Finance, EU Commission;
Morgan Depres, Head of Secretariat, NGFS and Senior Banking Official, Banque de France.

Physical Climate Risk: how non-executive directors can put this on the boardroom agenda

Organised by Chapter Zero and Acclimatise
Climate topic: Risk Management
Date: 28/07/2020

Webinar summary

Physical climate risks are now understood as financial risks and represent a critical business challenge – and opportunity. Non-executive directors have an essential role to play in ensuring that corporates are appropriately and responsibly managing physical risks in a rapidly evolving physical and regulatory environment.
Acclimatise, a specialist advisory and analytics firm focused on physical climate risks, have partnered with law firm Minter Ellison to write a guidance for Chapter Zero’s non-executive director community. The guidance provides a set of key questions that non-executive directors can use to hold informed and strategic discussions around physical risks with their boards. To enhance non-executive directors’ knowledge and understanding of physical climate risks, the guidance also provides a concise overview of the current state of the science regarding climate change.

Speakers

Richard Bater (Acclimatise), Karina Litvak (Chapter Zero), John Firth (CEO, Acclimatise), Ellie Mulholland (MinterEllison)

Overview of the impact of climate change on financial institutions - Session 1

Organised by Chapter Zero and HSBC
Climate topic: Strategic Planning
Date: 14/07/2020

Webinar summary

HSBC in partnership with Chapter Zero, under the auspices of the World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Initiative, are hosting a series of webinars, which will look at how board directors can better oversee their companies’ climate transition strategies. These sessions will specifically address the needs of Non-Executive Directors of banks and (re)-insurance companies and will include a range of high level speakers who will share their insights, learning and experience.

Speakers

Daniel Klier, Global Head of Sustainable Finance at HSBC;
Karina Litvack, Non-executive Director at Eni;
Stephanie Maier, Director, Responsible Investment at HSBC.

Climate Governance Initiative – equipping Boards to navigate climate change

Organised by Chapter Zero and PwC
Climate topic: Developing an Understanding of the Climate Challenge
Date: 17/06/2020

Webinar summary

PwC has worked with WEF to develop a Climate Governance Review Framework for companies to assess how well they are implementing the Principles. This facilitated discussion will explore how NEDs can encourage their Boards and companies to take steps to navigate climate change.

Speakers

Jon Williams, PWC Sustainablity & Climate Change Partner;
Mardi McBrien, Managing Director of CDSB;
Karina Litvack, NED of ENI Spa and Chapter Zero Steering committee member;
Fredrik Galtung, Founder Chief Executive Officer of TrueFootprint.

Climate Risk and the Role of the Board

Organised by Chapter Zero and GARP
Climate topic: Risk Management
Date: 09/06/2020

Webinar summary

This webinar explored what are the implications of climate change across all sectors and how to ensure appropriate board oversight of the management of climate-related risks.

Speakers

Jo Paisley, Co-president of the GARP Risk Institute;
William McDonnell – Group CRO, RSA;
Zoe Knight – Group Head, HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance; Managing Director, HSBC Holdings Plc;
Phil Fitz-Gerald – Director, Financial Reporting Lab;
Dylan Tanner – Executive Director and Co-Founder, Influence Map.

Past events, webinars and slides

Climate TopicOrganiserTitleDescriptionSpeakersDoc.Sector
Strategic PlanningClimate Bonds InitiativeCentral banks, climate change and stress testingTopics include the leadership central banks have been showing to encourage banks and insurers to better understand and manage climate risks, progress in developing climate scenarios with which to run stress tests, challenges in terms of developing realistic scenarios, communicating the need for climate risk assessment to supervised entities and the readiness of banks and insurers to consider climate risks.
23/07/2020
Moderator: Sean Kidney
Speakers:
- Sarah Breeden, Executive Director, UK Prudential Regulatory Authority
- Jessica Chew, Deputy Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
- Prashant Vaze, Head of Policy & Government, CBI
Financial Services
Strategic PlanningChapter Zero and HSBCOverview of the impact of climate change on financial institutionsWithin the framework of World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Initiative, 1st part of a serie of webinars, which look at how board directors can better oversee their companies' climate transition strategies.
14/07/2020
Daniel Klier – Global Head of Sustainable Finance at HSBC
Karina Litvack – Non-executive Director at Eni
Stephanie Maier – Director, Responsible Investment at HSBC
pdf
Developing an Understanding of the Climate ChallengeChapter Zero and PwCClimate Governance Initiative - equipping Boards to navigate climate changePwC has worked with WEF to develop a Climate Governance Review Framework for companies to assess how well they are implementing the Principles.
How NEDs can encourage their Boards and companies to take steps to navigate climate change?
17/06/2020
Jon Williams, PWC Sustainablity & Climate Change Partner;
Mardi McBrien, Managing Director of CDSB;
Karina Litvack, NED of ENI Spa and Chapter Zero Steering committee member
Strategic PlanningChapter Zero and Willis Towers WatsonThe business response to climate change – panel discussionDuring the webinar on The business response to the climate change (29/04/2020), a high number of questions were asked. This session reunited the speakers to answer them in more detail and discuss further what non-executives can do to ensure the climate debate is taking place in the boardroom.
16/06/2020
Susan Hooper, Non-executive Director at Uber UK, Affinity Water Ltd. and Rank Group plc; Louise Ellison, Group Head of Sustainability at Hammerson plc and Chair of the Sustainability Committee at the European Public Real Estate Association; and Rowan Douglas, Head of the Climate Resilience Hub at Willis Towers Watson.Executive summary: The business response to the climate challenge [PDF]
Risk ManagementChapter Zero and GARPClimate Risk and the Role of the BoardWhat are the implications of climate change across all sectors and how to ensure appropriate board oversight of the management of climate-related risks.
09/06/2020
Jo Paisley, Co-president of the GARP Risk Institute; William McDonnell – Group CRO, RSA; Zoe Knight – Group Head, HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance; Managing Director, HSBC Holdings Plc; Phil Fitz-Gerald – Director, Financial Reporting Lab; Dylan Tanner – Executive Director and Co-Founder, Influence MapSlides
Investors, lenders and insuranceRoyal Economic SocietyFinance for a strong and sustainable recovery (3 of 3)Finance for a strong and sustainable recovery (3/3)
17/05/2020
Chair: Nick Stern. Speakers: Tim Besley, Stephen Jones, Nick Robins, Ian Simm, Rhian-Mari Thomas
UK Government Policy and Policy Proposal PapersRoyal Economic SocietyPolicy for a strong and sustainable recovery (2/3)Policy for a strong and sustainable recovery (2/3)
14/05/2020
Chair: Nick Stern. Speakers: Tera Allas, Diane Coyle, Stephen Machin, Rain Newton-Smith, Adair Turner, Andres Velasco.
Investors, lenders and insuranceRoyal Economic SocietyStrategy and Investment for a strong and sustainable recovery (1/3)Strategy and Investment for a strong and sustainable recovery (1/3)
12/05/2020
Nick Stern. Speakers: Andy Haldane, Sarah Breeden, John Llewellyn, Gus O'Donnell, Dimitri Zenghelis.
UK Government Policy and Policy Proposal PapersPolicy ExchangeThe Other Global CrisisThe Other Global Crisis: What next for climate change and environment policy?
10/05/2020
Mark CarneyUN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance
and former Governor of the Bank of England
in conversation with Hon Malcolm Turnbull
former Prime Minister of Australia chaired by Juliet Samuel
Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange
and Telegraph Columnist
Investors, lenders and insuranceResponsible Investor in partnership with Carbon Tracker InitiativeThe Energy Transition: the knowns & unknownsA Responsible Investor webinar presenting Carbon Tracker’s follow up to the 2019 report ‘Speed of the Energy Transition’ by the World Economic Forum Global Future Council
06/05/2020
Speaker: Kingsmill Bond, New Energy Strategist for Carbon Tracker and member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Energy.
Moderator: Hugh Wheelan, Joint Managing Director and Co-founder, Responsible Investor
Supply Chain ManagementEcoAct, CDP, and SupplyShiftOnDemand video: Supply chain emissions: Navigating the challenges aheadSupply chain emissions: Navigating the challenges ahead
06/05/2020
EcoAct, CDP, and SupplyShift: Jamie Barsimantov, COO, SupplyShift, Stuart Lemmon, CEO, EcoAct, George Hodge, Global Head of Supply Chain, Interim, CDP
Strategic PlanningChapter Zero and Willis Towers WatsonThe business response to the climate challengeThis webinar explored how non-executive directors can ensure businesses are prepared to make the transition to a net zero and more sustainable economy.
29/04/2020
Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist at the CBI; David Tyler, Chairman at Hammerson plc; Susan Hooper, NED at Uber UK, Wizz Air and Affinity Water; and Rowan Douglas, Head of the Climate Resilience Hub at Willis Towers Watson
PolicyGreen AllianceCovid-19 and COP26: what next for action on climate change?In this hour long online event, we heard from three distinguished and experienced speakers from the world of climate politics and explored what this moment means for climate action in 2020. This was followed by a live Q+A.

Topics covered include the fall out from the decision to delay the United Nation’s climate talks in Glasgow, the growing calls for the recovery from the pandemic to be climate-friendly, and the economic and political uncertainties in the UK and across the world, such as the plummeting oil price.
21/04/2020
Chair:
• Libby Peake, head of resources, Green Alliance

Panellists:
• Chris Stark, chief executive, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC)
• Camilla Born, deputy strategy director, COP26 unit, Cabinet Office
• Dr Thomas Hale, associate professor of global public policy, University of Oxford
Implementation and Change ManagementedieBuilding sustainable, climate-resilient supply chains for your business This edie webinar, hosted in association with UL, brought together a selection of sustainability and supply chain experts to showcase how organisations large and small can engage with suppliers to deliver deep decarbonisation and accelerate climate action.
Specifically, the webinar equipped energy and sustainability professionals with unique insights into how to spur the use of renewable energy among suppliers; enhance social sustainability at every point in the chain; and monitor and report progress.
16/04/2020
Adrian Wain, Senior Sustainability Consultant at UL; Marcela Navarro
CEO & Co-Founder Project X Global; Mateo Dugand,Technologist, Circular Economy, IT Efficiency and Sustainability,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Gabrielle Giner, Head of Sustainable Business policy, BT
Developing an Understanding of the Climate ChallengeChapter Zero and DeloitteTransition to net zeroThe UK Government legislated in June 2019 to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This webinar explored how business is embracing this challenge and the practical steps organisations can take towards achieving net zero.
02/04/2020
Mike Thompson, Head of Carbon Budgets at Committee on Climate Change; Gregor Alexander, CFO at SSE plc; Sally Cooper, Partner at Deloitte; and Mike Barber, Partner, Sustainability Services at Deloitte. The discussion was chaired by Nick Owen, Chairman at Deloitte UK.Notes
Risk ManagementGARPBuilding Climate Resilience: A Physical Risk PrimerThis webcast investigated the ways in which the physical risks of climate change generate significant financial risks for firms and how the technology can be deployed to help banks and investors integrate climate risk into their decision-making.
01/04/2020
Dr. Richenda Connell, Co-founder and CTO of Acclimatise
Implementation and Change ManagementCISLBank 2030: Accelerating the transition to a low carbon economyThis report authored by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s (CISL) Banking Environment Initative (BEI) highlights the need for banks to develop an ‘active mindset’ in order to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy.
25/03/2020
Bank 2030 Report
Strategic PlanningediePathways to net-zero: decarbonising your business in the 2020sRenewable energy and the smart grid: Making the transition to energy self-sufficiency
Big energy data: Technologies, tips and techniques to optimise data and increase efficiencies
Heat and transport: Closing the action gap and scaling-up solutions for your business.
18/03/2020
Louise Townsend, Head of Social Value and Sustainability, Morgan Sindall; Mark Bird, Health, Safety and Environment Director at Childbase Partnership; Georgina Penfold, Director: Public Service and Policy, Inspired Energy
Developing an Understanding of the Climate ChallengeUniversity of CambridgeThe climate crisis: towards zero carbonSir David Attenborough,
Dr Jane Goodall DBE and leading Cambridge University researchers talk about the urgency of climate crisis – and some of the solutions that will take us towards zero carbon.
26/02/2020
Sir David Attenborough,
Dr Jane Goodall DBE and leading Cambridge University researchers
InvestorsA4S Summit 2019
Hiro Mizuno
Hiro Mizuno, CIO, GPIF keynote speech“So we now make a very clear statement every single asset manager who manage our money regardless of their asset classes are required to integrate ESG. And, ESG integration is a word people use quite casually but this year we made a quite clear definition of what we mean by ESG integration which is systemic inclusion of ESG factors in investment analysis as well as investment decision making. Because we heard a lot from asset managers that yes, we analyse ESG but when they make the actual portfolio investment decision, they forget about it. So we made it very clear that they had to be integrated in analysis and decision making.”
26/02/2020
Hiro Mizuno
Scenario AnalysisClyde & Co LLP, in collaboration with Chapter Zero and Willis Towers WatsonClimate Change Liability RiskClimate change is a risk multiplier. Although there are similarities with other business risks, the scope and scale of climate impacts on assets, supply chains, infrastructure and regulations across jurisdictions is unprecedented. Businesses must consider how to best equip themselves to successfully navigate the transition, minimising potential liabilities while looking for competitive advantage. This must be a focus at the Board table.
12/02/2020
Nigel Brook, Partner, Clyde&Co; Dr. Torolf Hamm, Global head, Corporate Catastrophe & Climate Risk Management, WTW; Simon Konsta, Partner, Clyde&co; Wynne Lawrence, Senior Associate, Clyde&Co; Clare Hatcher, Partner, Clyde&Co; Richard Baudin, Senior Director, Risk & Analytics Advisory, WTW
Developing an Understanding of the Climate ChallengeThe Better Boards Podcast SeriesDare to challenge! - Data and insights from a world-leading climate scientistWould you like to know about climate science’s data and insights? Listen to Director of Cambridge Zero ‪@emilyshuckburgh ‘s podcast
06/02/2020
Dr Sabine Dembkowski & Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE
Implementation and Change ManagementEden McCallum – Client Event PodcastsAchieving net zero carbonThe expert panel of speakers discussed the implications of achieving net zero carbon.
05/02/2020
Jack Woodhouse, Associate Partner at Eden McCallum
Lord Adair Turner, Chairman of the Energy Transitions Commission
Matthew Harwood, Global Vice President of McDermott
Keith Anderson, CEO of Scottish Power
Rebecca Heaton, UK Climate Change Commissioner & Head of Climate Change at Drax
Tony Harper, Industrial Challenge Director at UKRI
DisclosureChapter Zero and The Deloitte AcademyClimate Crisis Briefing 4 The event described the impact of climate and why it is relevant to the Bank of England, as well as disclosure expectations, how practitioners are responding and the auditor’s view.
06/12/2019
Sarah Breeden, Executive Director of the Prudential Regulation Authority at the Bank of England, Judith Batchelar OBE, Director of Sainsbury’s Brand and Veronica Poole, Global IFRS Leader at DeloitteNotes
Developing an Understanding of the Climate ChallengeThe Science Based Targets InitiativePivotal momentDr Emily Shuckburgh explains the fatal difference just 0.5°C of warming will bring, and explores how businesses the world over can step up, and set targets that hold global temperatures to  1.5°C
04/12/2019
Emily Shuckburugh
Strategic PlanningChapter Zero and The Deloitte AcademyClimate Crisis Briefing 2Climate change risks and opportunities, scenario analysis and strategy
14/10/2019
Richard Gillingwater, Chair of SSE, Daniel Klier, Global Head of Sustainable Finance at HSBC, and Karina Litvack, Non-executive Director at Eni S.p.A (plus an expert panel)Notes
Developing an Understanding of the Climate ChallengeChapter Zero and The Deloitte AcademyClimate Crisis Briefing 1Bringing climate change on to the board agenda
13/09/2019
Simon Thompson, Chair of Rio Tinto PLC and 3i Group PLC, Emily Farnworth, Head of Climate Change at WEF, Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, and Susan Hooper, non-executive director of Rank Group, Uber UK, Affinity Water and Wizz Air.Notes
Developing an Understanding of the Climate ChallengeWWF and ICAEWOur Planet: Our BusinessA version of David Attenborough’s Our Planet (Netflix) has been edited for a business audience by the WWF and our partner ICAEW. It features scientific, business and political leaders who share their thoughts about the cumulative loss of nature worldwide, including the impact on businesses should nature collapse.David AttenboroughMichael Izza's launch speech summary, CEO of our partner ICAEW : Transcript
Developing an Understanding of the Climate ChallengeDeloitte in collaboration with ICAEW and Chapter ZeroWhat does climate change mean for business?We have collaborated with ICAEW and Deloitte to produce nine short films introducing the challenge of climate change to the citizen and to business.
Scenario AnalysisCalPERS, Wellington Management & Woods Hole Research CenterCalpers Wellington Physical Risks of ClimateThis Physical Risk of Climate Change (P-ROCC) framework is a helpful guide for company management teams to integrate climate science-based scenarios into their strategic planning and disclosures.
Sept. 2019
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