Ambition to Action: Global Summit 2022 Closing Remarks

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Climate Governance Initiative


  • Cristián Rodríguez-Chiffelle, Luksic Fellow, Harvard’s DRCLAS; Senior Advisor, Global Advantage and the Public Sector, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Member of the Climate Governance Initiative Governing Board
  • Karina Litvack, Chair, Climate Governance Initiative Governing Board.

Bringing 24 hours of inspiring and action-focused sessions to a close, Cristián Rodríguez-Chiffelle, Climate Governance Initiative Board member and Karina Litvack, Chairman of the Climate Governance Initiative, delivered their closing remarks.

Ambition to Action: Key actions for boards

On harnessing opportunities and beginning to address challenges without delay, Cristián said: “climate change is a global emergency, and it is happening now. Boards have a crucial role to play in the necessary transition. Boards must take a lead on this.”

Karina Litvack said: “If you worry about this issue, if it keeps you up at night, and you sometimes feel overwhelmed about how to convert ambition into action, we hope that with what you’ve heard over these past 24 hours, and with the array of tools the Climate Governance Initiative has developed for you, you’ll have what you need to work with your colleagues, your boards and your management [on these issues].

“We hope you’ll draw inspiration from fellow directors and other experts in our global network to really make a difference, and to enable your companies to position themselves for success in a zero-carbon world.”

The role of nature was flagged by Penny, as a key area to be considered to help address the climate challenge for companies, alongside consideration of the energy transition. It was highlighted that businesses require more clarity due to the fast-moving and evolving discussion around “What is green?” and this can be created through the provision of concise plans.