The Board Masterclass - What You Need to Know About Climate Change
Our current trajectory is towards 3.5 to 4.5°C rise in temperature, which would be catastrophic for much of the world. To keep to 1.5°C emissions need to peak in 2020.
The IPCC report released in September 2018 showed that we had 12 years to avoid a catastrophic outcome for the planet. Business is key to driving this change.
The Financial Times Board Director Programme has worked with Chapter Zero to put together this compelling and highly practical half-day Masterclass.
The sessions are followed by networking drinks to give you the opportunity to meet informally with our speakers and fellow delegates.
Attendance at each workshop will entitle attendees to receive a special FT NED Programme Board Masterclass Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 5 hours of structured learning.
- To help participants understand the relevance and implications of climate change risk and opportunity for their board roles
- To give them skills to assess where their companies are on the climate journey and how to participate constructively in discussions on risk, opportunity and strategy
- To illustrate the transition to a zero carbon economy and the pathways that business may follow on that journey.
Director Chapter Zero, Portfolio Chair and NEDSee bio
Director Chapter Zero, Portfolio Chair and NED
Susan is Chair of Caresourcer.com and sits on the Boards of Uber UK, the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU), The Rank Group plc (Chair of the Safer Gambling Committee), Affinity Water Ltd. (Chair of Remuneration Committee), and Wizz Air plc. Susan is also a Director of Chapter Zero, an organisation dedicated to providing education, insight and support on climate change to Non-Executive Board Directors. Susan is also actively involved in several start ups in healthcare, medical technology, and property.
Prior to this, Susan was Managing Director of British Gas Residential Services, a £1.8bn revenue division, leading the Service and Repair, Central Heating Installations, Electrical Services, and Dyno-Rod business units. Susan joined British Gas from the Acromas Group where she was Chief Executive of the Travel Division, responsible for Saga Holidays, Hotels, Cruises, the AA Travel division and Titan Travel. Previously, she held senior roles at Royal Caribbean International, Avis Europe, PepsiCo International, McKinsey & Co, and Saatchi & Saatchi living in over 7 countries worldwide.
She was chair of LuxuryBARED.com and has held several non-executive directorships, including Courtaulds, Royal & Sun Alliance, Transcom, First Choice, S.C Johnson, Whitbread. Susan was also a member of the advisory Board of the LUISS Business School in Rome.
Susan has a BA from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (S.A.I.S.) in Washington DC. She is fluent in German and Italian.
Susan lives in London with her husband and two sons and loves being in the outdoors, enjoys mixing sailing, travel and photography, and has realized a passion in designing jewellery.
Julie Baddeley MAOxon
Chair of Chapter ZeroSee bio
Julie Baddeley MAOxon
Chair of Chapter Zero
Chair of the Chapter Zero Steering Committee, Julie Baddeley has served on the boards of major organisations in the public and private sectors for more than 20 years. She was Chair of global recruitment company Harvey Nash plc until its sale in October 2018, and is Remuneration Committee Chair at Ebiquity plc, Senior Independent Director of Marshall of Cambridge, and a director of Chrysalis VCT plc. She has recently become Director of the Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Change Engagement, at the University of Cambridge.
Before embarking on a portfolio career she was executive director at Woolwich plc, and has been on the boards of Greggs plc, The BOC Group, Yorkshire Building Society, lottery operator Camelot and the Department of Health.
Julie is currently leading a series of initiatives with investors, scientists and advisors to help chairs and non-executive directors recognise the challenge of climate change to their businesses, and their business’ impacts on global warming. Her background was in change management consulting with Accenture, and she sees delivering a zero carbon economy as the biggest change challenge for business in her lifetime.
‘As business leaders we have a responsibility to help the world move towards a net-zero carbon economy, and to manage that transition for our companies. We formed Chapter Zero to support UK non-executives in their roles in this journey. We recognise that the UK cannot solve this problem alone. Chapter Zero is part of a global initiative under the World Economic Forum and members are leading boardroom conversations around the world.’
FT Non-Executive Directors' Club×
FT Non-Executive Directors' Club
Lesley Stephenson is the Publisher of the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors' Club and also of the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma.
She has specialised in corporate governance since publishing the Cadbury Report on behalf of the London Stock Exchange in 1992. Lesley has written for the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), the European Corporate Governance Institute and the ICAEW NED Special Interest Group.
She has been the Publisher of the Club since 2003, she was the driving force behind the development of the FT NED Diploma and continues to oversee it.
She also publishes the leading monthly newsletter on corporate governance, Governance, which has been around for over 20 years covering governance developments and best practice world-wide.
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