Chapter Zero Netherlands launches, joining the Climate Governance Initiative’s global network

Chapter Zero Netherlands, an initiative mobilising non-executive directors in the Netherlands to drive climate action in the boardroom, has launched.

Part of the growing Climate Governance Initiative global network, Chapter Zero Netherlands will build the climate capacity of board members, inspire action and promote the implementation of the Principles for Effective Climate Governance by providing an engagement platform for directors across the country.

The Chapter’s vision, aligned with that of the Initiative, is to see a critical mass of boards proactively guiding their organisations towards net zero.

Following the Chapter’s launch event at Koninklijke Institute of the Tropen, Gisella van Vollenhoven, President of Chapter Zero Netherlands, said:

“After a long period of preparation, and with the help of other Chapters, we launched with a great interactive event with a selected group of non-executive board members, inspired by external stakeholders. With this event, we created awareness of the challenges non-executives have on guiding companies to net zero and show the contribution that Chapter Zero Netherlands can bring to them”.

Emily Farnworth, Director, Centre for Climate Engagement, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge and Head of Secretariat, Climate Governance Initiative, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Chapter Zero Netherlands to the Climate Governance Initiative’s global Chapter network. By working closely with board directors in the Netherlands, the Chapter will drive awareness of opportunities and risks, inspire action, and ultimately generate the positive climate activities needed to tackle one of the biggest challenges of our time.”

Chapter Zero Netherlands’ founding partners are Deloitte, Baker McKenzie and the University of Groningen, which also acts as the Chapter’s host.

Visit Chapter Zero Netherlands’ website or find your local Chapter.