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24 Feb 2023

Climate Governance Initiative launches Financial Sector Hub

The Climate Governance Initiative has launched a global hub focused on building board director climate capacity in financial and insurance sectors with three online events delivered in collaboration with McKinsey. The Financial Sector Hub was developed to foster collaboration between… More →

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22 Feb 2023

Climate Governance Initiative launches Approved Course curriculum

Chapter Zero Canada’s climate course for board directors receives Approved status The Climate Governance Initiative has launched its ‘Approved Course’ curriculum for climate-related educational courses. Following a robust review process, Chapter Zero Canada, part of the Institute of Corporate Directors… More →

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19 Jan 2023

The Chairperson’s Guide to Valuing Nature

This guide, produced by the World Economic Forum and the Climate Governance Initiative in collaboration with Deloitte, explores risks and opportunities related to nature loss, and outlines key steps Chairs, non-executive directors and board members can take to incorporate nature as core to business strategy. More →

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16 Dec 2022

Boards have a critical role to play in keeping 1.5°C alive

Statement from the Climate Governance Initiative following COP27 The UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, closed with only five out of 198 countries setting stronger national climate targets. Given that current pledges put the planet on track to warm by 2.5°C… More →

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01 Dec 2022

Climate Change and ESG-related risks in Value Chains: What Board Directors need to know

This briefing provides guidance on new, existing and proposed legislation on value chain due diligence, company obligations, and driving due diligence across value chains. More →

24 Nov 2022

COP27: Key outcomes for board directors

This briefing highlights the key outcomes from this year’s United Nations Climate meeting, COP27, how it may affect you as a non-executive board director, and the resulting conversations you should have in the boardroom. More →

18 Nov 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Climate Governance Initiative welcomes Advisory Board

The Climate Governance Initiative, a global initiative launched in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, has announced the establishment of its Advisory Board and welcomed seven members at an inaugural meeting on 18th November 2022. Established to provide strategic guidance… More →

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24 Oct 2022

Briefing for independent directors ahead of COP27 – the upcoming UN’s global meeting on climate

Governments and businesses are coming together at the global United Nations (UN) climate meeting this November, COP27, in Egypt. This briefing provides an overview of COP with a focus on the role of businesses at COP27 and what it means for the independent director More →

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10 Oct 2022

Ambition to Action: Briefing for Board Directors

Overview for Board Directors The Climate Governance Initiative supports board directors to make climate action a boardroom priority and guide their companies in the net zero transition using the framework of the World Economic Forum’s Principles for Effective Climate Governance.… More →

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30 Sep 2022

Climate Change Disclosures: What Board Directors need to know

Climate-related disclosures are becoming increasingly more common. Several jurisdictions have begun to mandate them, while many others require them on a ‘comply or explain’ basis and have plans to start mandating them in the coming years. This briefing gives an… More →

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22 Sep 2022

The Chairperson’s Guide to a Just Transition

The World Economic Forum and the Climate Governance Initiative, in collaboration with Deloitte, have produced a guidebook to provide corporate board members with an overview of the just transition and why it is essential in shaping corporate strategy. More →

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29 Jul 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Climate Governance Initiative in collaboration with the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative publishes the 2nd edition of the Primer on Climate Change: Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations

The Climate Governance Initiative, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative (CCLI), today is proud to issue the second edition to the Primer on Climate Change: Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations. This edition provides the latest information for… More →

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15 Jun 2022

Announcing Ambition to Action: CGI Global Summit 2022

The Climate Governance Initiative is excited to announce Ambition to Action, the 2022 Global Summit, a 24-hour global virtual summit that will welcome non-executive directors (NEDs) from around the world to discuss effective climate governance. More →

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28 Apr 2022

PRESS RELEASE: The Climate Governance Initiative announces their partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The Climate Governance Initiative (CGI), hosted at Hughes Hall, Cambridge, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have established a partnership to enhance corporate climate governance in accordance with international best practice. More →

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04 Apr 2022

IPCC April 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s April 2022 report explains that limiting warming to 1.5C will require global emissions to peak before 2025 and that many pathways to 2C of warming will also require this, but this will not… More →

16 Mar 2022

The Climate Governance Initiative’s position on the war in Ukraine

The Climate Governance Initiative fully supports the people of Ukraine and all citizens suffering innocently from the Russian Federation’s unprovoked act of war. We were due to launch a Chapter in Ukraine this month, which will now inevitably be delayed. … More →