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Climate Governance Initiative Global Summit 2021
Tuesday, 23 March 2021 9:01 PM CET

Past Event

Virtual - Event

Event language: English

23 - 26 Mar.

09:01 pm CET | 3 Days

Climate Governance Initiative Global Summit 2021

Global stakeholders convene to address global climate change

Deloitte joins business leaders virtually for the inaugural global summit of the Climate Governance Initiative, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. The summit aims to equip non-executive directors with the knowledge and resources to act upon the risks and opportunities that the climate emergency poses to the long-term resilience and business success of their companies.

Global stakeholders convene to address global climate change

Deloitte are delighted to be supporters of the Climate Governance Initiative, a community of non-executive directors and subject matter experts, organized in national associations (“Chapters”), with the purpose of promoting the adoption of the World Economic Forum’s Principles for Effective Climate Governance.

The Initiative aims to mobilize, educate and equip non-executive directors with the skills and knowledge necessary to address climate change at board level.

The Global Summit is to be held across multiple time zones from 23-26 March 2021 and is hosted by the national chapters, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. It will convene board members, regulators, experts, academia and other corporate governance leaders.

The sessions are designed to enable non-executive directors with the knowledge and resources necessary to steer their companies towards a net zero carbon economy by 2050.

Opening session | The Evolving Role of Boards in relation to Corporate Climate Action

23 March | 15:00 CET
60 minutes 

Climate change is shaping a new reality, creating risks and opportunities for business in a diverse number of ways. Around the world boards are being challenged to future-proof business and help build resilient economies as we transition to net zero carbon. 

The opening session of the virtual summit will hear from company chairs who are influencing their board’s adoption of an integrated, strategic approach to corporate climate action, as well as experts in financial markets seeking to create conditions which protect enterprise value. 


Dominic Waughray (Managing Director, Centre for Global Public Goods and Member of Managing Board at the World Economic Forum). 

Panellists invited

• Al Gore (Former Vice President of USA, cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management and Non-executive Director, Apple)

• Claudio Descalzi (CEO, Eni) 

• Angeles Garcia-Poveda (Chair, Legrand) 

• Roberto Marques (CEO and Executive Chair, Natura & Co)

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Closing session | Net Zero: Collaboration is essential to future-proof business

26 March | 15h00 CET
60 minutes

COP26 in November 2021 is where governments are expected to strengthen their national contributions under the Paris Agreement and where industry and business will come together to drive high climate ambition outcomes that will help achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 or sooner.  It will send a resounding signal on the need to accelerate the business models, policy solutions, financing, innovations and green demand signals needed to trigger a systems shift towards a more inclusive and resilient economy. 

We will hear from the high-level climate champions, board members and corporate executives about the business of the future and how Boards have responded to the climate challenge and the importance of public private collaboration. 


Emily Farnworth, Deputy Director, Centre for Climate Change Engagement, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.

Panellists invited

• Emma Marcegaglia (Chair, B20)

• Claudia Sender Ramirez (Board Member, Telefonica, LafargeHolcim and Gerdau)

• Mark Tucker (Chair, HSBC Holdings plc.)

• Nigel Topping (High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action) 

• Punit Renjen (Global CEO, Deloitte)

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