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Appointment of new Associate Director for Communications and Engagement

The Climate Governance Initiative has created a new position of Associate Director to lead the team responsible for the Initiative’s communications, and engagement with its global network of Chapters, partners, and other stakeholders.

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Matthew Moss has long experience in the University of Cambridge, where he served for 10 years as Chief of Staff to the Vice-Chancellor (President) of the University, and then as Director of Communications and Engagement at Homerton College, the newest Cambridge College. He has recently been a Senior Consultant at Global Philanthropic, a strategic consultancy advising NGO and public-sector clients on philanthropic fundraising.

“I am delighted to welcome Matthew to the Climate Governance Initiative to lead our growing communications and engagement team. He brings a wealth of experience that will allow the Initiative to strengthen our global network and expand our support for board directors, empowering them to bring climate into boardroom conversations.”

Profile Picture Website Alexandra BoltonAlexandra Bolton, Director of the Climate Governance Initiative

The Climate Governance Initiative was created in collaboration with the World Economic Forum to develop and support a global network that empowers and mobilises board directors on every continent to take climate action, by enhancing their knowledge and skills in climate governance.

The Climate Governance Initiative now has 30 national associations, called Chapters, covering 71 countries, and working with more than 100,000 board directors worldwide. The Climate Governance Initiative has just published its first Annual Report, marking the rapid growth of the Initiative over the past three years and its ambition to support the business community with the tools, skills, and expertise to make the impactful changes required to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

“When it comes to the climate crisis, there are plenty of voices rightly emphasising urgency. The Climate Governance Initiative emphasises agency, putting powerful tools in the hands of company directors who want to make sure that boardroom decisions protect the climate. I feel tremendously fortunate to have joined a motivated, creative, and diligent team of professionals, supporting a highly engaged global network that is already making an impact.”

Matthew MossMatthew Moss, new Associate Director for Communications and Engagement

Further information 

About the Climate Governance Initiative 

The Climate Governance Initiative is a non-profit dedicated to mobilising boards to accelerate the transition to net zero and build climate resilience. We exist to develop and support a global network that empowers and mobilises board directors on every continent to take climate action by enhancing their knowledge and skills in climate governance. We are a rapidly growing global network with Chapters in over 70 countries worldwide, reaching more than 100,000 chairs, non-executive and independent directors. 

About the Centre for Climate Engagement 

The Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge plays a unique role in bringing leading academic research to a targeted non-executive director audience in a format that enables change. Established to rectify the lack of engagement in climate change mitigation in the corporate community, particularly boards and to support cutting edge research in climate law, governance, disclosure and organisational change, the priority areas for boards driving climate action. The Centre also provides the Secretariat for the Climate Governance Initiative. 

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Esme Montgomery Friedner | Communications Manager | Climate Governance Initiative