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Climate Strategy Advisory Board

The ICD is the host of Chapter Zero Canada, the Canadian Chapter of the World Economic Forum's Climate Governance Initiative (CGI).

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Climate change is shaping a new reality, creating risks and opportunities for business in a diverse number of ways. Investors, regulators and other stakeholders are now challenging companies to take responsibility by adopting an integrated, strategic approach to addressing the climate emergency.

Many, if not most, boardrooms are grappling with how to frame the risks and opportunities and embed a viable adaptation strategy into their business models.  Boards of directors play a critical role as they have the important duty of ensuring the long-term stewardship of the organizations they oversee. 

The World Economic Forum (the “Forum”) has developed a set of Climate Governance Principles (“CGI Principles”) for boards of directors, set out  in its white paper, How to Set Up Effective Climate Governance on Corporate Boards: Guiding Principles and Questions. They aim to enable directors to gain climate awareness and skills, embed climate considerations into board decision-making, and understand and act upon the risks and opportunities that the climate emergency poses to the long-term resilience and business success of their organizations.

The CGI Community is composed of directors and subject matter experts, organized in a global network of 20+  national or regional chapters, whose purpose is to promote the adoption of the Forum’s CGI Principles by mobilizing, educating and equipping their director members with the skills and knowledge necessary to address climate change at the board level.  The ICD is the host of the Canadian chapter of the CGI, “Chapter Zero Canada”.

The Climate Strategy Advisory Board Members

The Climate Strategy Advisory Board Members

Kathy Bardswick

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Christopher Burley

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Denise Carpenter

ICD.D, GCB.D

Director, Cashco Financial.

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Andy Chisholm

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Miranda Hubbs

CFA

Chair, Canadian Red Cross; Director, Nutrien Limited, Imperial Oil Limited, PSP Investments, Canadian Investment Regulatory Authority

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Sarah Keyes

FCPA, FCA

CEO at ESG Global Advisors.

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Mark Podlasly

Chief Sustainability Officer, First Nations Major Project Coalition; Director, CIBC, Hydro One; Chair, First Nations Ltd Partnership; Member, Indigenous Advisory Council, CN

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Annette Verschuren

O.C.
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