Global Summit 2021

The inaugural global summit of the Climate Governance Initiative will convene board members, regulators, experts, academia and other corporate governance leaders to understand and act upon the risks and opportunities that the climate emergency poses to the long-term resilience and business success of their companies.

Organised and hosted by the Chapters of the Climate Governance Initiative, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.


The Heart of the Matter: Inspiring Climate Action Through Culture and Art

The climate agenda is not only a technical agenda, but a human agenda: however compelling the business or science-based case for climate action, at its core, all decision-making is influenced by a mix of rational and emotional drivers – whether basic daily decisions, or strategic and public policy ones. Inspiring people to embrace change on a scale and at a pace never before experienced will require pulling all available levers to transform culture and behaviours.

This panel will, through a combination of performance clips and discussion, explore the following:
Art as catalyst: Beyond data, plans and reports, what does the climate crisis look like, feel like and sound like? How does Art trigger the cultural transformation of individuals and societies?
Engaging the whole person in decision making: How does the emotional connection to climate issues shape perceptions and priorities? How does this translate into values-driven business and policy decisions?
Implications for boardroom culture: How can boards shape a cultural transformation in the boardroom and through the entire organisation?

Remarks by Leslie Maasdorp - Chief Financial Officer, New Development Bank

Lera Auerbach - Composer, Artist, Poet, Thought Leader, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
Featured: The Arctica Symphony brought to life through collaboration of two World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders, composer Lera Auerbach and Enric Sala of National Geographic, premiered in the Kennedy Center, Washington DC. The symphony is a striking perspective on the impacts of climate change on the fragile ecosystem of the Arctic.

Leon Botstein - Global Board Member, Open Society Foundations; Chairperson of the Board, Central European University; President, Bard College
Cristina Vollmer de Burelli - Founder, SOS Orinoco; Founding Co-Chair, The Global Leaders Program; Founding Executive Director V5 Initiative
Olafur Eliasson - Artist; Thought Leader; UN Goodwill Ambassador on climate action; World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
Miranda Massie - Director, The Climate Museum

Katya Gorbatiouk - Board Member, The Global Leaders Program; Trustee, London Music Fund; Advisory Council, London Symphony Orchestra

Nordic Board Leadership - Sustainability, Innovation and Nordic Corporate Governance

Nordic companies and countries are recognized leaders in innovation and sustainability. Nordic boards will continue to build on the unique Nordic corporate governance model to accelerate the strategic climate transition, sustainability and value creation. What can be learnt from Nordic Boards? How will Nordic boards continue to push forward? A topic introduction will be followed by a facilitated discussion with a panel of top-level Nordic Chairs and NEDs.

Adele Pran Norman - Chair Zalaris, NED Yara, ABG Sundal
Anna Mossberg - Non-Executive Director, Schibsted, Swedbank, Orcla, Swisscom
Harri-Pekka Kaukkonen - Chair, YIT Lindstroml; Non-Executive Director, TietoEvry
Svante Forsberg - Chair, Swe Academy BoD; Non-Executive Director, Lannebo Funds
Thomas Thune Andersen - Chair, Orsted; Non-Executive Director, Lloyds register
Liselotte Engstam - Chair, FCG Group; Non-Executive Director, TietoeEvry, Zalaris, Transtema, S-Group, IMIT, INSEAD IDN

Lise Kingo - Non-Executive Director, Sanofi; former Executive Director, UN Compact

Chair Roles and Practices as Drivers of Sustainability and Value Creation

The importance of chairs is increasing in a more demanding and complex world. Based on brand new academic research of Nordic and European chair practices, and insights shared by experienced Nordic Chairs, we will explore the emergence of new board practices to support the climate transition and increase value creation. A topic introduction by an INSEAD Professor will be followed by facilitated discussion with panel of top-level Nordic Chairs and NEDs.

Climate Change: the Role of Boards and the Future of Business - Chapter Zero Brazil Launch

The future of business is changing and boards are at forefront of the evolution. Join us as we discuss the changing expectations of stakeholders on companies and the board’s response to the growing pressure on companies across the globe to transition to low-carbon business models. This session will launch Chapter Zero Brazil.

Panel Opening:
Leila Loria - Vice Chairman of IBGC Board of Directors

Carlos Takahashi - Country Head Brazil & Managing Director of Blackrock
Franklin Feder - Member of Board of Directors in both the US and Brazil, including publicly-traded and privately-owned companies as well as NGO's
Karina Litvack - Non-Executive Director, Eni S.p.A., Viridor Waste Management Ltd.; Founder, Climate Governance Initiative
Tasso Azevedo - Coordinator, MapBiomas & SEEG (System of Estimation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions)

Ricardo Young - Chairman of Ethos Institute, Board Member of other Brazilian organizations and a CGI/Chapter Zero Brazil Volunteer

Launch "Chapter Zero Chile"

This session will formally launch the Chilean chapter of CGI and its mandate to mobilize the incorporation of climate considerations into strategic decision-making by Corporate Boards in Chile. The guiding principles and questions on climate governance propelled by the World Economic Forum, its relevance and applicability in the Chilean context, as well as advantages, challenges, opportunities, and the way forward of the initiative in Chile will be addressed.
This session is in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English.

Carolina Schmidt Z. - Minister of the Environment of Chile
Gonzalo Muñoz - High Level Climate Action Champion COP25 - COP26, UNFCCC
Macarena Navarrete - Country Managing Partner, EY Chile
Juan Andrés Camus - Chairman, Santiago Stock Exchange
Karen Poniachik - Director, Columbia Global Centers
Cristián Rodríguez Chiffelle - Associate, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University

Claudio Muñoz - Chairman, Aguas Andinas; and President of the Board, Chapter Zero Chile

From Theory to Practice: How to Accelerate Corporate Climate Action in Chile

This session will focus on how to put climate governance initiatives into practice, considering issues such as the role of the board of directors, risk management, barriers to climate action progress, investor expectations and a new model of society.

Jeannette von Wolfersdorff - President, Advisory Committee on Public Spending, Ministry of Finance of Chile
Axel Christensen - Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist Latin America & Iberia, BlackRock
Luis Hernán Paúl - Non-executive Director, Camanchaca and Parque Arauco
Rosario Celedón - Advisor, Ministry of Finance

Cristián Rodríguez Chiffelle - Board Member, Chapter Zero Chile

The Evolving Role of Boards in relation to Corporate Climate Action, hosted by the World Economic Forum

Climate change is shaping a new reality, creating risks and opportunities for business in a diverse number of ways. Around the world boards are being challenged to future-proof business and help build resilient economies as we transition to net zero carbon. The opening session of the virtual summit will hear from company chairs who are influencing their board’s adoption of an integrated, strategic approach to corporate climate action, as well as experts in financial markets seeking to create conditions which protect enterprise value.

Al Gore - Former Vice President of the USA and Co-founder and Chairman of Generation Investment Management
Angeles Garcia-Poveda - Chair, Legrand
Claudio Descalzi - CEO, Eni
Leslie F. Seidman - Former Chair of Financial Accounting Standards Board and Non-Executive Director, of Moody’s Corp
Roberto Marques - CEO and Executive Chair, Natura & Co

Dominic Waughray - Managing Director, Centre for Global Public Goods; Member of Managing Board, World Economic Forum

The Role of Capital Markets in Driving the Transition Towards a Carbon Zero Economy

Boards of companies are under increasing pressure to align their business strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement. However, are the capital markets sufficiently engaged to confront the risk posed to global systemic financial stability? Do they have the tools they need to finance, insure, support and incentivise the corporates in their client and investment portfolios to achieve the ambitious targets set by the Paris Agreement? According to the International Energy Agency, we will need $1 trillion each year to move the economy onto a net-zero carbon basis. Join a discussion between Board Chairs and CEOs to understand how financial institutions in the commercial and development banking sector are working to reduce their exposure to climate risk by engaging with their corporate stakeholders and driving the reallocation of capital that will be needed to effect the transition to a net-zero economy.

The session will provide non-executive directors of FS company boards with valuable insights on how, in their oversight role, they can:
• Ensure that their institutions manage climate risk effectively by understanding the role of finance and insurance provision in driving climate-aware behaviours in the real economy; and
• Encourage the development of innovative products that will generate new revenue streams associated with the transition to net zero.

Non-executive directors of corporates will likewise gain insights into the role of the board in ensuring their companies are properly prepared to respond to the growing demands of their funders, insurers and investors.

Jean Lemierre - Chair, BNP Paribas
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi - Chair, Société Générale
Kate Hampton - CEO, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Jürgen Rigterink - First Vice-President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Professor Mireia Giné - Associate Professor of Finance, IESE Business School

The Dual Board System and Sustainable Corporate Governance - Germany

What are the implications of the dual board system for fiduciary duty and the long-term steering approach of companies? Join us to discuss whether and how the dual board system can support sustainable corporate governance. The specific German approach of staff representatives in the supervisory board and its impact on sustainable corporate governance will also be explored.

Chapter Germany:
Dr. Werner Schnappauf - Chair, German Council for Sustainable Development
Professor Jörg Rocholl - President, ESMT Berlin
Katharina von Frankenberg - Representative, Board Academy e.V.

Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah - Chair of the Supervisory Board and of the Shareholders’ Committee, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Joe Kaeser - Chair of the Supervisory Board, Siemens Energy AG
Reiner Hoffmann - President of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB); Supervisory Board member, Bayer AG

Climate Capability on Company Boards

Climate change continues to impact the business landscape and leading companies are starting to embrace the challenge, with c.400, signing pledges to set a net-zero target in line with a 1.5°C future. Acknowledging this evolution, the discussions and debates of those in the boardroom are changing as non-executive directors commit to developing climate competence.
Join a session with the leaders of globally recognised institutes of directors to hear about the major trends in corporate governance practices and how board performance and evaluation is changing, and explore the future of corporate stewardship. We will also hear from non-executive directors about their journey and experiences while taking ownership of the climate challenge into the boardroom.
This session will be in English.

Pedro Melo - CEO, Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance
Peter Gleason - CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors in USA
Rahul Bhardwaj - President & CEO, Institute of Corporate Directors in Canada
Susan Hooper - Founder, Chapter Zero in the UK, Non-executive director, Uber, Affinity Water and Moonpig

Marta Viegas - Head of Corporate Governance at Inter-American Development Bank –Invest

Building Effective Climate Governance for the Islamic Finance Industry

With an assembly of global leaders who are at the forefront of combating climate change, this live session will shed light on the pivotal role of standards in guiding companies to overcome climate threats and build effective climate governance for the Islamic finance industry.

Keynote Speaker:
H.E. Dr Bandar Hajjar - President, Islamic Development Bank

Arup Chatterjee - Principal Financial Sector Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aznan Hasan - Deputy Chairman, Shariah Advisory Council of Securities Commission Malaysia
Karina Litvack - Non-Executive Director, Eni, Viridor, CFA Institute and BSR
Sohail Zubairi - Senior Advisor, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC)
Blake Goud - CEO, RFI Foundation
Arsalaan (Oz) Ahmed - CEO, Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia

Daud Vicary - Islamic Markets
Margie Ong - CEO, Thoughts in Gear

Brazil in the Global Context: Initiatives to Enhance Business

The international nature of business and expanding supply chains requires business leaders to obtain insight into markets outside of their own countries, join us to learn more about the unique challenges and opportunities presented by Brazil. Hear from Brazilian business leaders about the steps taken to mitigate their companies’ impact on the environment, biodiversity and society. We will also explore the opportunities presented by the transition economy to the mining, paper and financial sectors.

Panel Opening:
Pedro Melo - CEO of IBGC

Helle Bank Jorgensen - CEO & Founder at Competent Boards and Board member
Professor Carlos Nobre - Earth System Scientist - Climatologist & PhD in Meteorology by MTI. Member of the World Academy of Science and the Brazilian Academy of Science.
Roberto Silva Waack - Visiting Fellow from Chatham House and Independent Board Member of companies
Sandra Guerra - Independent Board Member of Vale

Marina Grossi - President of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS); board member of many organizations globally and in Brazil and also a CGI/Chapter Zero Brazil Volunteer, will facilitate the discussion and introduce the objectives of the climate governance initiative

Doing More for the Economy with Less from the Planet: a Resource Efficiency Approach to Measuring and Managing Natural Capital

On March 24th 2021, Chapter Zero France and Chapter Zero Switzerland will host an international webinar in collaboration with Economics of Mutuality Solution.

The objective is to share with non-executive directors the Natural Resources Efficiency Approach to measuring and managing Natural Capital in a Business context, so that boards can factor this into their plans for climate risk and resilience, their net-zero strategies and their investment programmes.

Bruno Roche - Founder and Executive Director, Economics of Mutuality Foundation
Francesco Cordaro - Senior Expert in data analytics, Economics of Mutuality Foundation
Martin Radvan - Non-Executive director at Chipita S.A.

Sonia Tatar - Board Member and Executive Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre
Peter Brandle - Co-Chairman and CEO, Elephant Vert

Achieving Net Zero: Global Metals & Mining

As the energy transformation gains momentum and new technologies are emerging, companies, both private and public, are evaluating the resilience of their business' strategies accordingly. Join our discussion with the leaders of global metals and mining companies to explore what it will take for the sector to contribute positively to a carbon-free world, including the milestones and intermediate goals put in place to achieve carbon neutrality.

Edward Dowling - Board Chair, Polyus Gold
Tony Hayward - Board Chair, Glencore
Eduardo Bartolomeo - CEO, Vale
Tom Palmer - President and CEO, Newmont Corporation

Gillian Davidson - Former Head of Metals and Mining Industry, World Economic Forum and Head of Social Responsibility at Teck Resources; Current executive board member, Global Battery Alliance

Accelerating Corporate Climate Action: the Goal 13 Impact Platform Initiative

In this practical discussion we will hear from business leaders about how climate change is impacting their corporate priorities, their climate related project portfolios and approaches to capital allocation. This will include insights on company targets & commitments, drivers of action such as investor expectations, governance models, climate initiatives, barriers to progress and learnings.
The session has been stimulated by the Goal 13 Impact Platform initiative, a partnership between Deloitte, the Confederation of British Industry, Chapter Zero, The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project, Dell Technologies and the Met Office in the UK. The initiative has been set up to facilitate learning and collaboration between companies as they address the climate crisis. The platform is open and free to access, and can assist board members to better understand how companies are addressing climate change and system transition, and as a mechanism for engaging with their own companies.

Gilberto Tomazoni - Global CEO, JBS
David Croft - Global Director of Sustainability, Environment & Human Rights, RB
Juan Jose Freijo - Vice President, Global Head of Sustainability and EMEA Government Affairs, Brambles
Datuk Sazali Hamzah - Managing Director/CEO, Petronas
David Lantz - Sustainability Manager, Scania
Page Motes - Strategy Leader, Sustainability, Dell

Sam Baker - Partner advising on climate change and ESG, Deloitte

Decarbonising Shipping: a NED Perspective on the Opportunities and Pitfalls

Shipping represents close to 3% global carbon emissions and uses some of the most carbon intensive fuels currently available. In a highly capital intensive industry with ships lasting 20-30 years, decarbonization by 2050 implies decisions being made over the next 10 years to decarbonise the fleets in good time.
This session brings non-executive directors the opportunity to hear the advice from four of the most experienced professionals globally in the world of Shipping Energy Transition. They each bring several decades of relevant experience in different aspects of shipping energy usage. Under our moderator Tarek’s expert guidance, we will hear their insights into the range of emission reduction options available to a “heavy industry” like shipping, how you should think about evaluating emissions reductions options, which ones might be right for your company, what are the pitfalls to avoid and how do they expect the world of alternative fuels suitable for shipping to develop over the next few years.

Michael Parker - Global Head of Shipping, Citibank
Datuk Ruben Emir Gnanalingam - Group Managing Director, Westports

Tarek Helmi - Partner with focus on Energy, Resources and Industrials, Deloitte Strategy & Operations Practice

Achieving Net Zero: Fashion, Food and Innovation

Climate related impacts on the medium- and long-term oblige food and fashion industries, amongst others, to reconsider their strategy to maintain productivity and sales levels. While, the innovation industries begin to offer technical solutions which presents challenges and opportunities to those in the sector.
Join this roundtable to discuss the experiences of industry leaders and their journey to carbon neutrality.

Andrea Illy - Chair, Illycaffé
Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna - Chair and CEO, Biagiotti Group
Edgar Tung - COO, Esquel Group
Emanuela Trentin - CEO, Siram-Veolia

Diana Verde Nieto - co-Founder, Positive Luxury

Achieving Net Zero: Global Oil & Gas

Eight out of the world’s ten largest economies have pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050—nine once President Biden formalizes his campaign promise to do so. Boards of companies in these and other affected countries are therefore under increasing pressure to align their business strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement, with the Oil and Gas sectors amongst the most impacted. The challenge is clear: companies will need to accelerate climate action through strategic integration of climate transition goals, alongside the adoption of a robust governance framework to ensure effective delivery.
Join a discussion between board directors and chief executives on how to establish the key elements of a credible climate transition strategy, hear about the challenges and opportunities boards encounter on this journey, and the key role of the board in embodying strong climate governance to deliver on this ambitious agenda.

Leonid Fedun - Board Member, Lukoil; Co-Chair, Climate Change Committee at the Russian Union of Industrialists
Patrick Pouyanné - CEO and Chairman, Total
Vicki Hollub - CEO, Occidental Petroleum
Tengku Muhammed Taufik - President and Group CEO, Petronas

Mark Campanale - Founder & Chairman, Carbon Tracker

Climate Governance in Chile: Challenges and Opportunities by Industry

This session has a multisectoral panel, comprising representatives from the mining, energy, financial services, forestry, and utilities sectors, which will address the diagnosis of each area in the climate emergency, as well as adaptation and mitigation actions, enabling conditions and examples of success in the fight to combat climate change in Chile.
This session will be in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English.

René Muga - VP of Corporate Affairs Anglo American
Paolo Pallotti - Country Manager & Chief Executive Officer, Enel Chile
Macarena Navarrete - Country Managing Partner, EY Chile
Francisco Ruiz-Tagle - Chief Executive Officer, CMPC
Claudio Muñoz - Chairman, Aguas Andinas; and President of the Board, Chapter Zero Chile

Fadua Gajardo - Executive Director, Institute of Directors of Chile

Boardroom Decisions: Join a Fictional Board and grapple with Physical Climate Impacts

This session will give non-executive directors an understanding of the physical risks from climate change through an interactive experience where attendees grapple with real-time strategic questions faced by the board of a fictional company. The roleplay is designed to equip boards with the tools to factor the implications of physical risks into their plans for climate risk adaptation and resilience, their net-zero strategies, and their investment programmes.

Julie Baddeley - Chair, Chapter Zero
Nigel Brook - Partner and Head of Climate Risk Practice, Clyde & Co
Rowan Douglas - Head of Climate Resilience Hub, Willis Towers Watson
Matt Gorman - Carbon Strategy Director, Heathrow

Jo Paisley - Co-President, GARP Risk Institute

From Carbon Budgets to Business Decarbonisation Strategy

Corporate climate accountability indicators for non-executive directors to enlightening company’s relevant strategic decisions. Chairs and board members must provide independent oversight on corporate transition risks management, i.e. the business viability in a low carbon economy, which requires forward looking and benchmark data.

Co-founded by ADEME and CDP, the ACT – Assessing low Carbon Transition initiative – provides an international framework to approach business decarbonization issues in a broad perspective.

The objective of this webinar is to share, with non-executive directors from key strategic sectors for low carbon economy achievement, some key knowledge and practices that allow them to understand, evaluate the credibility, and challenge their companies’ decarbonization strategy, objectives and associated roadmap.

Charlotte Gardes - deputy head of sustainable finance, corporate law, accounting standards and corporate governance unit, French Ministry of Economy and Finance
Romain Poivet - Climate project manager, ADEME (French Agency for Ecological Transition)

Vicky Sins - lead decarbonisation and energy transformation, World Benchmarking Alliance

Shaping a Sustainable, Competitive and Prosperous Future

This webinar will formally launch Chapter Zero Canada, and its mandate to mobilize directors to embed climate considerations into Canadian boardrooms’ strategic decision making.
Specifically, the session will address:

- Canada’s unique pathway to net zero emissions
- The World Economic Forum’s Guiding Principles and Questions on Climate Governance and their relevance and applicability in a Canadian context
- How the Principles will be amplified in Canada through education for the director community
- Canada’s distinct advantages, challenges, opportunities and path forward

Roberto Bocca - Head of Shaping the Future of Energy, Materials and Infrastructure and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
Miranda Hubbs, CFA - Director, Nutrien Ltd., PSP Investments, Imperial Oil Ltd. and the Canadian Red Cross
James Meadowcroft, Ph.D - Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University; Research Director, the Transition Accelerator

Rahul K. Bhardwaj LL.B, ICD.D- President and CEO, Institute of Corporate Directors

Executive Compensation and Climate Targets

A recent Willis Towers Watson study on broader ESG and Executive Compensation matters indicated that 78% of board directors believe ESG is a key contributor to strong financial performance, in addition to its being the right thing to do. The focus of this panel will be the extent to which Remuneration Committees have introduced KPIs related to their climate strategy. This webinar will share some of Willis Towers Watson’s existing research on how companies are incorporating ESG and Climate targets in executive incentive plans. This will be followed by a panel discussion of board directors, who will share their experience, challenges and opportunities in aligning management’s interests with those of all stakeholders.

Shai Ganu - Managing Director & Global Leader - Executive Compensation; Willis Towers Watson

Diva Moriani - Board Member, Generali and Moncler; Vice-Chair, Intek
Mirza Baig - Global Head of ESG Corporate Research and Stewardship, Aviva
Teoh Su Yin - Senior Independent Director, CIMB Group Holdings Berhad

Mark Reid - Managing Director & Global LOB Leader for Rewards, Willis Towers Watson

Climate Change Disclosure: the Role of the TCFD in Driving Effective Board Behaviour

On 26 March 2021, Chapter Zero France will be holding an international webinar, on the theme of the board’s response to Climate Change and the TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures).

Board members are invited to explore the implications of climate change on i) their role in future-proofing business, ii) the regulators outlook, and iii) investor expectations.

The panel will explain the necessity for appropriate debate at board level about climate change – because the risks are pervasive and fundamental to ensure business resilience. The discussion by boards, led by the Chairs, is one of strategic importance and the existing board structures do not allow for adequate horizon scanning and responses to the emerging climate risk: physical or transition.

Julie Ansidei - Head of Strategy and Sustainable Finance and Secretary to the Executive Committee, Autorité des marchés financiers
Sylvain Vanston - Group Head of Climate Change & Biodiversity, AXA; Member, Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
Michele Lacroix - Head of Group Investment Risk & Sustainability, SCOR
Meryam Omi - Head of Sustainability & Responsible Investment Strategy, Legal & General Investment Management

Eric Dugelay - Partner in Sustainability Services, Deloitte; Member, Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

Climate Disclosure and the European Directive on Non-Financial Reporting: What do Boards Need to Know?

An increasing number of scientific studies are finding convincing evidences regarding the positive relationship between stock prices and corporates’ ability to mitigate climate-related risks and seize opportunities. The capital market reform promoted by the European Union Action Plan on Sustainable Growth in 2018, shows that investors’ attention towards climate risks and opportunities has risen, especially in Europe.

This webinar will analyze the application of the European Directive N. 2014/95/EU (in force since 2018) that – for the first time – requires boards of directors of European big corporations to publish information on “the expected impact of science-based climate change scenarios on corporate strategies and activities” and will share existing research and insights on how different stakeholders can integrate non-financial and climate disclosures into their business, and their expectations from the future.

Veronica Poole - Global IFRS and Corporate Reporting Leader, Deloitte
Silvana Anchino - Head of Issuers Information Supervision Office, CONSOB
Alessandra Pasini - Chief Financial Officer, Snam s.p.a.
Fabio Bianconi - Senior Director, Morrow Sodali
Iancu Daramus - Senior Sustainability Analyst, Legal and General
Steven Tebbe - Steering Group Member, EFRAG Reporting Lab; Managing Director, CDP Europe
Franco Amelio - Sustainability Leader, Deloitte
Maria Pierdicchi - Chair, Italian Nedcommunity

Sabrina Bruno - Chapter Zero Italy

Understanding Developing Opportunities Across Carbon Markets

The topic is geared towards non-executive directors who want to understand how to challenge their company’s offsetting strategy. This webinar will augment a director’s view on how to offset remaining emissions with a focus on the developing opportunities across carbon markets.

Non-executive directors are likely to be faced with the daunting task of ensuring their businesses achieve net zero well before 2050. The majority of the effort will focus on emissions reduction through fundamental business restructuring and shifting to carbon operating practices. However, most companies will face the need to offset remaining emissions during the business transition period and for many, on a longer term basis.

This session brings NEDs the opportunity to hear the advice from four of the most experienced professionals globally in carbon offset markets. They each bring several decades of relevant experience in different aspects of carbon offsetting. Under our moderator Lucie’s expert guidance, we will hear their insights into the range of offset options available, how you should think about evaluating offsetting options, which ones might be right for your company, what are the pitfalls to avoid and how they expect the world of offsets to develop over the next few years.

Bill Winters - Group CEO Standard Chartered Bank

David Antonioli - Chief Executive Officer, Verra
Ken Newcombe - Chief Executive Officer, CQuest Capital
Bill Pazos - Chief Operating Officer, Air Carbon

Lucie Tepla - Senior Affiliate Professor of Finance, Insead

The Neutralisation Challenge

The complexity of the climate challenge requires significant contributions from the productive sector to offset and neutralize carbon emissions in productive activities, as well as in the value chain. The Panel reflects on the challenges and opportunities of different sectors to mitigate, recoup and neutralize carbon emissions.

Panel Opening:
João Redondo - Chapter Zero Brazil Coordinator

Ieda Gomes Yell - Independent Board Member, listed and private companies (Brazil, UK, USA and France)
Renato Franklin - CEO of Movida
Professor Roberto Schaeffer - Professor of Energy Economics at the Energy Planning Program at Coppe / UFRJ
Walter Schalka - CEO of Suzano

Clarissa Lins - Founding partner of Catavento, member of committees and boards of directors and volunteer of Chapter Zero Brazil, will facilitate the discussion and introduce the objectives of the climate governance initiative.

Net Zero: Collaboration is Essential to Future-Proof Business, hosted by the World Economic Forum

COP26 in November 2021 is where governments are expected to strengthen their national contributions under the Paris Agreement and where industry and business will come together to drive high climate ambition outcomes that will help achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 or sooner. It will send a resounding signal on the need to accelerate the business models, policy solutions, financing, innovations and green demand signals needed to trigger a systems shift towards a more inclusive and resilient economy.

We will hear from the high-level climate champions, board members and corporate executives about the business of the future and how Boards have responded to the climate challenge and the importance of public private collaboration.

Emma Marcegaglia - Chair, B20
Claudia Sender Ramirez - Board Member, Telefonica and LafargeHolcim
Nigel Topping - High Level Climate Champion for COP26
Mark Tucker - Chair, HSBC Holdings plc.
Punit Renjen - Global CEO, Deloitte

Emily Farnworth - Deputy Director, Centre for Climate Change Engagement, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge