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To help drive conversations in your boardrooms we have developed a climate change Board Toolkit. Click HERE to access it.
  • We have collaborated with ICAEW and Deloitte to produce nine short films introducing the challenge of climate change to the citizen and to business. To view these visit:
  • Our Planet: Our Business – a 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. Michael Izza, CEO of ICAEW, launched the film with a speech showing the ICAEW’s commitment to using its huge reach – 150,000 chartered accountants worldwide – to take a lead in tackling the issue.

Our Planet: Our Business [Video] 

PDF  Michael Izza’s launch speech summary [Link]

  • Videos (and 5-Minute Read Key Takeaways) from a 4-part Climate Crisis series, run by The Deloitte Academy, in collaboration with Chapter Zero, the UK Chapter of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Climate Governance Initiative:

1. Climate Crisis Briefing – Bringing climate change on to the board agenda event (13 September 2019).

The speakers were 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.

Climate Crisis series event one [Video] 

PDF  Climate Crisis series event one [PDF]

2. Climate Crisis Briefing – climate change risks and opportunities, scenario analysis and strategy (14 October 2019).

The speakers were 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).

Climate Crisis series event two [Video]

 Climate Crisis series event two [PDF]PDF

3. Climate Crisis Briefing – Financial statement impact and narrative reporting in the annual report event (6 December 2019).

Our keynote speakers were 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 Deloitte. 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.

Climate Crisis series event [Video]

PDFClimate Crisis series event four [Summary] 

Transition to net zero (2 April 2020).

The UK Government legislated in June 2019 to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Organised by Chapter Zero and Deloitte, this webinar explored how business is embracing this challenge and the practical steps organisations can take towards achieving net zero. The speakers were 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.

Transition to net zero [Video]

Transition to net zero [PDF]PDF

The business response to the climate challenge (29 April 2020).

This webinar, organised by Chapter Zero and Willis Towers Watson explored how non-executive directors can ensure businesses are prepared to make the transition to a net zero and more sustainable economy. The speakers were 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.

The business response to the climate challenge [Video]

Glossary of terms

A resource to help NEDs get comfortable with climate change related jargon. Click here.



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