This week we celebrate the launch of Chapter Zero Egypt, the 27th active Chapter in the Climate Governance Initiative’s global network and the first in the continent of Africa, with a mission to make climate change a boardroom priority for Egyptian organisations.
The official launch took place at a reception in Cairo attended by business leaders and senior government officials who expressed a shared commitment to advancing the net-zero transition in the country. With support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Chapter aims to grow a membership of climate-conscious board directors to equip them with skills and knowledge to address the inherent challenges and opportunities at scale.
On the event of the Chapter’s launch, Ahmed El Sewedy, Chairman of Chapter Zero Egypt reiterated the need to unite efforts between stakeholders across the public and private sectors to reduce the impacts of climate change and ensure sustainable development, growth and competitiveness.
Julie Baddeley, Chair of the Climate Governance Initiative’s Governing Board, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Chapter Zero Egypt to the Climate Governance Initiative’s global network. With its core mission to accelerate climate action in Egyptian organisations, driven by a founding group of passionate patron chairs and committee members, Chapter Zero Egypt is primed to deliver real impact for its members and the stakeholders their organisations touch. We look forward to working with the Chapter on this vital mission.”
The Climate Governance Initiative aims to encourage boards of directors around the world to address climate change and to commit to the World Economic Forums´ Principles for Effective Climate Governance (see more), recognising that climate is an integral part of good corporate governance. The Climate Governance Initiative develops and supports national initiatives, called Chapters, that equip their members with the skills and knowledge needed to make climate a boardroom priority.
Find out more at the Chapter Zero Egypt website.