29 Mar 2023

What does the latest IPCC report mean for board directors?

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) provides an overview of the latest scientific knowledge on climate change. Released on 20 March 2023, this is the last IPCC report to be… More →

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06 Mar 2023

Biodiversity as a Material Financial Risk: What Board Directors Need to Know

This guide highlights the material financial risks and opportunities, and directors’ duties of loyalty and care, related to biodiversity loss. 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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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 →

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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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30 Sep 2022

Navigating the Climate Disclosure Landscape

This explainer provides an overview of the evolving and interconnected landscape of climate targets, metrics, reporting standards and frameworks for independent directors and non-executive directors (NEDs). There are a range of frameworks and standards supporting corporate disclosure of climate, sustainability… 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

Primer on Climate Change: Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations

The evolution of our understanding of climate change from an ethical or environmental issue to one that presents foreseeable financial and systemic risks (and opportunities) over short, medium and long-term investment horizons has significantly changed its relevance to the governance… More →

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23 Jun 2022

Climate Change Litigation – What Board Directors Need to Know

Climate change litigation is increasing, both in terms of the number of cases being brought and the routes which claimants are taking. Claims against governments can affect the policy and operating environment for companies, or result in delays or rejection… More →

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25 Apr 2022

The Chairperson’s Perspective: Shaping the board’s strategic direction on climate 

We are in a decisive decade to accelerate action against climate change. Choices made over the next decade will impact the world for centuries to come, and business leaders must be advocates for taking action to address climate change within… More →

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25 Apr 2022

Glossary of Climate terms

A glossary defining the climate terms referred to in the three Chairperson’s guides on shaping the board’s strategic direction on climate  More →

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07 Apr 2022

The Sixth IPCC Assessment Report summaries

Read all three summaries of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Working Group reports from the Climate Governance Initiative. More →

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11 Nov 2021

Executive Compensation Guidebook for Climate Transition

Read this guidebook to explore how to drive the climate strategy by meaningfully embedding it within executive compensation frameworks. More →