Over the past month many business and public sector leaders have added their voices to the call to create a green recovery and put tackling climate change firmly on to the post Covid-19 agenda. Now is the time for Boards to engage with what the transition to a net zero economy means for them, to develop climate change strategies that go hand-in-hand with their business strategies, and to build back better.
NEDA has been working with Chapter Zero, The Directors’ Climate Forum, to arm non-executive directors with the resources and tools they need to respond to the climate challenge.
The topic can seem impenetrable and overwhelming. Some will agree that “companies can set out an ambition and get climate change onto the Board agenda, but then they often struggle to move to the next stage of defining strategies and making them happen.”
Chapter Zero’s latest offering, Principles and Frameworks for Climate Change Strategy and Action, was developed in partnership with Eden McCallum as a ‘toolkit’ to do just that. It includes case studies from companies that have already started along the journey like Burberry, innocent, Sainsbury’s, SSE and Unilever.
Julie Baddeley, Chair of the Chapter Zero Steering Group, says “We are delighted to present this practical guide to tackling the business changes demanded by climate change and the net-zero transition, which responds to the demand from our members for practical advice. This toolkit adds to the Chapter Zero tool-set, following on from the initial guide to assessing where your company is on the journey.”
The executive summary and toolkit are publicly available for download using the button above.