Shaping the board’s strategic direction on climate

We are in a decisive decade to accelerate action against climate change. Choices made over the next decade will impact the world for centuries to come. Board members have stewardship obligations that include taking action to address climate change within their organization and beyond.

The Chairperson’s Guides Series

Deloitte, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum as a strategic partner and the Climate Governance Initiative, is proud to equip chairs and board directors with the knowledge to lead organizations towards a sustainable future. Each guide tackles a different element of the journey, outlining key risks and opportunities, as well as key questions for boards. 

The Chairperson’s Guide to Valuing Nature

Addressing the degradation of nature will be one of the greatest challenges for businesses worldwide over the coming decade. Written in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and Climate Governance Initiative, this guide supports boardrooms on the journey to embed nature as core to good governance and business strategy. It outlines key steps to assist chairs incorporate nature as core to business strategy, including questions for chairs to use to navigate nature conversations in the boardroom and with executive leaders.


The Chair’s Guide to Realizing Value from a Just Transition

The just transition is both a principle and process that aims to address the fact that climate-driven economic change may disrupt, transform, or eliminate entire industries, workforces, and professions. Left unchecked, this could create unjust and enduring economic and social effects. This paper provides corporate board members with an overview of the just transition and why it is essential in shaping corporate strategy.


The Chair’s Guide to Climate Action

Boards can play a vital role in driving climate action and can guide businesses along with markets towards a more sustainable future. This report includes findings from the interviews with chairs of global companies such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Citi, Bloomberg, Royal Philips, Mahindra Group amongst others. It summarises the key takeaways across insights from chairs, climate stakeholders and the decarbonisation journey.

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