Shaping the board’s strategic direction on climate
Updated 23 September 2022 with new guide: The Chairperson’s Guide to a Just Transition.
The Climate Governance Initiative and Deloitte, in association with the World Economic Forum, have produced four guides to help boards steer their organisations toward net-zero emissions.
The guides include key insights from chairs leading climate action. They consider how key stakeholder groups are responding to a climate driven future and help chairs understand the decarbonisation roadmap. Each guide provides critical questions chairs and board members should be asking each other and their executive leadership teams.
1. The Chairperson’s Insights into Climate Action
The Chairperson’s Insights into Climate Action provides a summary of highlights from interviews with 16 members of the World Economic Forum’s Community of Chairpersons on the topic of climate action. It explores key issues and best practices for board members across strategy, risk and opportunity, stakeholders, board competence and operations in relation to climate. It provides answers to the complex questions posed during the interviews and encourages chairpersons globally to ask these questions of themselves and their boards, if they aren’t already.