Organised by INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre and Chapter Zero France, in collaboration with Heidrick & Struggles.
- 85% of board members say that their board needs to increase their climate knowledge, according to the Insead and Heidrick & Struggles survey. Boards understand the shortcomings but don’t seem to be addressing them. 74% say that climate change is not at all or only slightly integrated into executive performance metrics.
- An early engagement with investors is required, we should not wait the next general assembly to raise questions or issues. Directors must be courageous to raise climate change related issues.
CO2 emissions are not the only metric to track. Climate change risk is multifaceted: directors need to understand the implications of climate change on the company's business model and operations. It is also important to consider the social implications of the energy transition.
A one-pager summary of the session is available for Chapter Zero France members. If interested, please contact us.
- Ieda Gomes Yell – Independent Director; Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
- Sir Peter Gershon – former Chairman, National Grid Group; trustee, The Sutton Trust and the Education Endowment Fund; board member, The Investor Forum.
- Caroline Le Meaux – Global Head of ESG research, Engagement and Voting, Amundi
- Alice Breeden – Partner, Heidrick & Struggles
- Ron Soonieus – Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group; Director in Residence, INSEAD Corporate Governance Center
- Pierre Sidem – Founder, RSE DataNews