Corporate boards have a vital role to play in advancing societal progress amid global shifts and disruptions. Hence, the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre is committed to promoting governance practices that contribute to sustainable development that benefits both business and society. Through our research, programmes, events and strategic partnerships, we create opportunities to engage board directors and their stakeholders with the aim to translate awareness to action.
By creating platforms for discussions and debates, developing new research and development programmes for directors, ICGC seeks to address organisational and boardroom challenges in the pursuit of leading sustainability agenda for long-term economic performance and positive societal impact.
Driving companies' adoption of the principles of Climate Governance Initiative of the World Economic Forum
- Develop a strategy and action plan for the transition to "net zero", including short-term deadlines;
- Adopt and put into practice the recommendations of the TCFD (Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosure);
- Incorporate in the remuneration of executives of criteria of assessment, specific and measurable, of the implementation of their climate strategy.
Read article by Professor Jose Luis Alvarez as he delves into the imperative to bring climate change to the composition and structure of boards of directors.
Engage with Us on Climate Governance
Directors' Climate Journey
Learn to move from awareness to action by creating greater board engagement.
Browse through the library of resources to better understand the impact of climate risks on business activity and to identify the most appropriate methodologies and approaches for your sector. The collection of topics covers reporting, carbon management, finance, energy, sustainable accounting, ESG, and governance.
Join Chapter Zero France as a Member
Be a member of Chapter Zero France to join a growing community of directors committed to the transition to net zero carbon.
Climate Governance Related Events
Webinar & Digital Dialogue
Changing the Climate in the Boardroom (Recordings available!)
17 March 2022, 9am CET / 4pm SGT (1 hr)
Organised by ICGC together with Heidrick & Struggles and Boards Impact Forum, this virtual event will showcase the rsearch survey findings and highlights with a panel discussion to examine the readiness of boards in tackling the climate change conundrum.
Webinar & Digital Dialogue
Accelerating Climate Change Leadership in the Boardroom
16 Nov 2021, 6pm CET /12pm EST
Hosted by ICGC in partnership with Heidrick & Struggles and Chapter Zero France.
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Webinar & Digital Dialogue
Ambition Net Zero: Why Boards Have to Lead the Way
25 Oct 2021, 12:00 CET /18:00 SGT
Hosted by ICGC in partnership with INSEAD Global Energy Club and Chapter Zero France. Find out more >
Climate Governance Initiative Global Summit 2021 (22-26 March)
Organised and hosted by the Chapters of the Climate Governance Initiative, the inaugural gloabl summit of the Climate Governance Initiative offered a unique platform for board directors to understand and act upon the risks and opportunities that the climate emergency poses in order to build long-term resilience and sustainable business performance. ICGC is proud to be a collabotor for some of these sessions.
Doing more for the economy with less from the planet: a resource efficiency approach to measuring and managing natural capital on 24 March 2021, 2PM CET (1 hr), hosted by ICGC partners Chapter Zero France and Chapter Zero Switzerland . Access webinar recording here >
Chair Roles and Practices as Drivers of Sustainability and Value Creation on 22 March, 6pm CET (1hr), hosted by Nordic Climate Governance Initiative chapter Boards Impact Forum in collaboration with INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre. Access webinar recording here >
Changement climatique : conséquences sur la stratégie des entreprises - 5 February 2021 | 14:00-15:00 (CET)
Les nouvelles exigences des pourvoyeurs de capitaux - 11 February | 14:00-15:30 (CET)
Climate Governance Related Articles
10 Ways Boards Can Act on Sustainability in 2022
by Ron Soonieus, Louis Besland, and Alice Breeden | January 13, 2022
Companies Must Put Equality at the Heart of the Race to Zero
Katell Le Goulven, Executive Director of the Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society at INSEAD, and Mark Stabile, INSEAD Professor of Economics | October 28, 2021
Climate Change: Evading the “Too Late, Too Costly” Trap
Taimur Baig, Managing Director & Chief Economist, DBS Bank Ltd, and Vinika D. Rao, Executive Director, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute | January 21, 2020
Building a diverse board is a vital process to motivate new ideas, insights and perspectives. Through our research and collaboration with strategic partners, the ICGC has been an active supporter to advance the cause for gender and cultural diversity in the boardroom.
Championing Gender Diversity in UAE Boards
The INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre is proud to be one of the Founding Knowledge Partners for the UAE '20 for 2020' initiative aimed at driving gender balance at board level. Find out more >
Partnership and Collaboration
Partnership and collaboration with organisations that promote gender balance in the boardroom enabled us to share our knowledge in developing women for board positions.