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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 →

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02 Nov 2021

Net zero at the heart of business strategy

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has shown that human activity is unequivocally causing our climate to change, and this is already affecting every region of the world. Climate change is the single-greatest threat to global systemic financial stability, and… More →

12 Jun 2021

Joint Submission to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s invitation for comments on climate disclosures

Climate change is a global emergency. To achieve the goal of limiting global average temperature increases to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, most countries will need to substantially increase their climate ambitions and investments.… More →

18 Dec 2020

Joint Submission on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Climate change is a global emergency. To achieve the goal of limiting global average temperature increases to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the members of the G20 which between them make up 78 percent… More →

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30 Jun 2019

Principles for Effective Climate Governance

The links between climate change and business are becoming increasingly evident and inextricable. Business decisions and actions will slow or accelerate climate change, and climate change will drive risks and opportunities for business. Increasingly, board directors are expected to ensure… More →