The links between climate change and business are becoming increasingly evident and inextricable. Business decisions and actions will slow or accelerate climate change, and climate change will drive risks and opportunities for business.

Boards of directors play a critical role in ensuring the long-term stewardship of the companies they oversee.

Chapter Zero Ukraine & Caucasus mobilises boards of directors from Ukraine, Georgia, and Armenia to support them in adopting an integrated, strategic approach to addressing the climate emergency.

The tasks of Chapter Zero Ukraine & Caucasus include close cooperation and engagement of board directors within the following areas:

Giving a board-level understanding of current mandatory and voluntary standards related to identifying, managing, and mitigating climate risks.

Providing an understanding of how climate factors inform investment decision-making, consistent with the delivery of their companies’ climate transition strategy over the near, medium, and long term.

Providing an understanding of how the executive remuneration policy incorporates climate-related KPIs that are aligned with interim milestones on the pathway to delivering their companies’ climate transition strategy.

Explaining how to align companies’ public policy positioning, so as to ensure consistency with their long-term climate transition strategy.

Interpret the ability to contribute an informed, independent, “outside-in” perspective into the boardroom to help inform and enrich debate and complement the internal expertise of management.

Who can join?

Members of boards of directors in Ukraine, Armenia, and Georgia.

Is your Board climate-aware?

There are many guiding questions that have to be answered by board members to verify whether their company has sufficiently integrated climate considerations into corporate governance processes. Here are some of them:

  • How does the board ensure that the company develops and encourages climate dialogue and methodology sharing among industry peers, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders?
  • How does your board maintain its awareness about good climate-governance practices? Which high performing technology and latest know-how could be implemented?
  • Does your company organize stakeholder dialogues and encourage the participation and inclusion of all relevant stakeholders (customers, regulators, NGOs, academia etc.)?
  • Is the board kept regularly informed, does it approve, and does it supervise consistent conduct of the company’s industry and public policy engagement?
  • How does the board ensure that climate risks and opportunities are being adequately discussed with investors, where legal and governance arrangements allow for such a dialogue?

If you would like to learn more about these guiding questions and increase the climate awareness of your organization visit our Knowledge Hub. Join the Chapter!

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We strive to mobilize chairs, non-executive, and independent directors through enhancing their skills in climate governance and climate action.

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10 August 2023
On August 10th, Board Members of the Chapter Zero: Ukraine&Caucasus approved the key operational priorities and the preliminary concept of events for its NEDs until the end of 2023. The concept of the event dedicated to the first anniversary of Chapter Zero: Ukraine&Caucasus, which will take place on September 20,…
19 July 2023
Republic of Singapore has successfully hosting the International Conference on ESG and Climate Governance during June 26-28, 2023, organized by Sim Kee Boon Institute (SKBI) for Financial Economics at Singapore Management University, the Centre for Climate Engagement (CCE) at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, and the Climate Governance Initiative, our…
6 June 2023
Conducting corporate climate policy engagement (also known as advocacy or lobbying) positively and appropriately is critical to creating the conditions that will enable a company to achieve its net zero transition.  This briefing, produced by the Climate Governance Initiative in collaboration with InfluenceMap, highlights the key issues that board directors…
21 April 2023
On 22 November 2022, the Chapter Zero Ukraine & Caucasus team held a webinar on creating a climate resilient portfolio and integrating climate risks into investment decision-making. The speakers of the webinar were representatives of the EBRD and commercial banking sector - Raiffeisen Bank International (Austria) and TBC Bank (Georgia).…
17 February 2023
How to attract ESG-investments in the agricultural sector? What economic and social impact do they have? Deloitte Ukraine within the Chapter Zero Ukraine & Caucasus held webinar on ESG-Investing in Agriculture. Speakers at the event, namely, Oleksandr Nikolaienko, Climate Strategy and Regional Delivery, Principal at EBRD, Alex Lissitsa, Presidium member,…

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