Webinar – Governance of sustainability: mandatory and voluntary drivers

Earlier this year, the European Commission concluded a far-reaching consultation on the EU company law framework to promote sustainable corporate governance and company law, and in March the European Parliament announced plans for a new binding law that ensures companies are held accountable and liable when they harm – or contribute to harming – human rights, the environment and good governance. The ICGN’s Global Governance Principles emphasise that directors have a legal duty to act on an informed basis, with good faith, care and loyalty to promote the long-term best interests of the company to preserve and enhance sustainable value creation. How do mandatory and voluntary requirements harmonize for best effect? What does this mean in practice for company boards and investors alike?

  • Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School & Academic Director, Centre for Corporate Governance, UK
  • Michel de Fabiani, Chair of Policy Committee, ecoDa, France
  • Jana Jevcakova, Managing Director, Corporate Governance, Morrow Sodali, Australia
  • Maria Pierdicchi, Director, Unicredit and Chairwoman and Board Member, Nedcommunity, Italy
  • Chair: George Dallas, Policy Director, ICGN, UK
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It includes:

  • EC Taxonomy Climate Delegated Acts
  • EC Consultation on Tax Avoidance
  • European Parliament calls for concrete action for SMEs
  • Joint statement on sustainable corporate governance by several peer organisations 
  • Shell ‘say on climate’ vote set to fuel further campaigns (BoardAgenda)
  • The Value Reporting Foundation
  • Minimum tax rate for multinational groups
  • Vision 250: Time to transform
  • Creation of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures
  • The UK IoD/ Planet Mark


The EU Alert is available for download here.

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It Includes:

  • EU lawmakers strike deal for corporate tax transparency 
  • EBF: Recommendations for a fairer and more efficient EU tax framework
  • Creation of the Financial Regulations European Association (AEFR)
  • BEUC Chief resumes work in the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance
  • Article: What corporate boards can learn from Boeing’s mistakes (Harvard Business Review)
  • GNDI: Rahul Bhardwaj elected as the new Chair
  • CFA Institute: Draft ESG disclosure standards (Minerva Analytics)
  • US: Executive order on climate-related financial risk
  • Article: Activists set their sights on underperforming AIM boards (Board Agenda) 
  • France: Impact, a new platform to help companies report on non-financial information
  • UK IoD: 6 in 10 firms believe they should not exist solely to make money

The EU Alert is available for download here.

Chapter Zero France event – 30/06/2021 – Pathways to net zero: challenges and opportunities in aging assets

Dear Madam, Sir,

We are pleased to invite you to join us on June 30th to explore the challenges and opportunities provided by the decommissioning of aging assets under the accelerated pace of the energy transition.


The decommissioning of aging and mature energy assets is a significant challenge within O&G, nuclear, and mining industries. Board members are invited to explore the following questions:

● How can industry players ensure that decommissioning obligations are properly addressed to ensure adherence to best operational practice, optimise decommissioning costs and avoid damaging negative externalities?

● How can industry players turn decommissioning challenges into opportunities in the context of the energy transition? What opportunities exist and what steps should they take to accelerate the energy transition through decommissioning?

● How can the finance strategy support funding for decommissioning liabilities while enhancing ESG credentials? What are the implications of evolving investor expectations?

Event details :
Wednesday 30 june at 1pm CET

With ● Bryony Widdup – Partner and financial markets specialist, DLA Piper ● Julien Halfon – Head of Pensions and Corporate Solutions, BNP Paribas Asset Management ● Olivier Perrin – Senior Partner, Energy, Resources & Industrials, Monitor Deloitte ● Karina Litvack – Independent non-executive Director, ENI Board of Directors More information Register


The Chapter Zero France team

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CGI Russia – Webinar – Board challenges in tackling climate change in Emerging Markets” on June, 9 2021 at 3 pm Moscow.

The Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) Russia in partnership with general partner – Sberbank, London Stock Exchange, Chapter Zero Brazil and Chapter Zero Italy is delighted to invite board members, asset managers, chairs and members of audit and risk committees  to take part in the panel discussion “Board challenges in tackling climate change in Emerging Markets” on June, 9 2021 at 3 pm Moscow.

Emerging Market economies continue to take significant strides to establish good corporate governance practices, and have shown improvements in the areas of board independence and long-term stewardship of companies.

Climate change has introduced new challenges for all boards, but presents added complexities for the boards of companies in Emerging Markets.
Once again business resilience is under threat and boards are being challenged to own the business response.

Join our panel to explore how to embed climate considerations into board decision-making and act upon the risks and opportunities that the climate emergency poses to the business success of their companies.

The content of the panel is curated to be relevant to boards of directors enabling them to act upon the risks and opportunities that the climate emergency poses to the long-term resilience and business success of their companies.


Ayuna Nechaeva, Head of Europe, London Stock Exchange (UK)


Silvio Dulinsky
Head of Business Engagement, Latin America, World Economic Forum

Alexander Vedyakhin
First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank (Russia)

Benedikt Sobotka
CEO, Eurasian Resources Group (Kazakhstan, Africa, Brazil)

Silvia Stefini
Non-Executive Independent Director, Italgas and Falck Renewables, Steering Committee Chapter                     Zero Italy (Italy)

Tarcila Ursini
Independent Board Member, Grupo Korin and Independent Board Member, Sustainability and People Committees, Agrogalaxy SA (Brazil)

Fan Fu
President, CEO, China Pacific Insurance Co., Ltd. (China)


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