Ninety One UK
“What board characteristics are driving the climate change response of firms in the financial sector?” This was the theme of a major interdisciplinary study completed at the end of 2020 at Cambridge University to assess how boards in our sector are addressing the all-pervasive issue of the climate challenge, and what steps they should be considering to do better.
Three overarching themes emerged from the review on board characteristics driving a firm’s climate response: board structure; board diversity and mindset; and board processes. These themes were investigated for underpinning characteristics, to respond to the key research question.
“Building the Right Board to Respond to the Climate Challenge”
Under its fiduciary duty, the board is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the long-term success and strategic direction of the firm and is therefore in a crucial position to impact a firm’s climate response. Join this webinar to understand more about how boards can best structure themselves to address the climate challenge.
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Ninety One UK
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership UK
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and Charity Trustee, UK
Strategic Adviser – ESG
Paradice Investment Management and Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative Australia
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
Head Strategic Projects, UBS Switzerland