This vital document provides an overview of the foreseeable financial and systemic risks and opportunities over short, medium and long-term investment horizons . It outlines the general climate obligations for board directors across multiple jurisdictions, and how company law and directors’ duties in these jurisdictions require directors to incorporate climate change into their strategies, legal oversight, and supervision of the companies entrusted to their care.
Many of the sections, covering both globally applicable and country specific contexts, have been updated to include information on:
- The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) SR1 and SR2 standards
- The European Union’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive
- The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures
Countries featured for the first time include: China, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Poland and Uzbekistan.
Communications to support the publication
On Thursday, you’ll receive social media posts to share, a message to include in your Chapter newsletter, and information for you Chapter Resources page.
As with all content launches, we’ll share the Primer on Climate Change on the Climate Governance Initiative LinkedIn and Twitter pages. We’ll send accompanying messages via email that you can share with your network.
Look out for the announcement email on Thursday August 3rd.
Also coming on Thursday: the Climate Governance Hub
The Primer on Climate Change: Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations will be hosted on our upgraded resource library: The Climate Governance Hub.
This brand-new content management and sharing system is a n important Hub for climate governance-related content. Currently featuring content produced by the Climate Governance Initiative alongside partners and collaborators, including the World Economic Forum, the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiation and Deloitte, in time the Hub will feature links to content produced by the Chapter network.
Explore the Climate Governance Hub from Thursday!