Business People in Board Room

Mobilising boards to address climate change

The Climate Governance Initiative mobilises boards of directors around the world to address climate change in their businesses. We do this by developing and supporting national associations that equip their members with the skills and knowledge needed to make climate a boardroom priority building on the World Economic Forum’s Principles for Effective Climate Governance.

17

Chapters

100,000+

Members

21

Countries

Networks in 21
countries worldwide

Our mission

Climate change is a global emergency. Our response to the challenge will impact the stability of financial markets and economies and requires collaboration between the public, private and financial sectors. Business has a crucial role to play in the transition to a net-zero economy. However, an uneven level of knowledge about the topic at board level weakens their ability to adequately address it. Equipping board members with tools to effectively address corporate governance-related climate issues is essential to ensure an equitable and effective transition that achieves the goals of the Paris Accord.  

Our mission is to support a global network of Chapters to mobilize chairs, non-executive and independent directors through enhancing their skills in climate governance and climate action. 

Timeline

2019

World Economic Forum’s Principles for Effective Climate Governance

2019

Chapters launched in Italy, Malaysia and the UK

2020

Chapters launched in France, Russia and Switzerland

2020

2021

Global Summit

Chapters launched in Brazil, Brussels, Canada, Chile, Germany and the Nordic countries

2021

Chapters launched in Australia, Poland, Romania, Singapore and the US

Upcoming events