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Support Company Leaders in Understanding Climate Risk and Climate Justice

As companies navigate climate risk and advance a net-zero economy, company leaders urgently need to build climate change, climate risk, and climate justice capabilities.

Published 11-18-21

Submitted by Embedding Project

November 18, 2021 /CSRwire/ - The message from COP26 is clear, we need to transition to a net-zero economy. Business leaders have a key role to play in ensuring their companies support a just transition.

PUBLIC BENEFIT RESEARCH PROJECT OFFERS FREE CLIMATE RESOURCES

The Embedding Project has developed several free resources to help corporate leaders understand climate change, climate risk, and climate justice, so that their organisations can do their part in transitioning to a more sustainable future.

WHAT YOUR COMPANY CAN START DOING TODAY

Understand the corporate climate action landscape: Companies around the world are increasing their ambition on climate change. If your company is starting its climate action journey, these curated key resources will help your company to take meaningful action.

Set credible climate goals: If your company is planning to set new climate goals, a good place to start is to review recent trends in corporate climate goals, explore how to set strong climate goals, and benchmark your goals against global leading practice.

Equip your company’s leaders and directors: To support your leadership, it is crucial to empower them with the information they need to navigate and understand the risks of climate change and their role and fiduciary responsibilities to oversee these risks.

Advance climate justice: And, finally, understanding climate justice will enable your company to take steps to advance the just transition the world is calling for.

YOUR NEXT STEPS

The Embedding Project’s Climate Risk Oversight video series for Corporate Directors was produced with the support of Nedbank, CPA Canada, the IoDSA, and ecoDa.

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The Embedding Project is a global public-benefit research organisation that develops free, practical tools to help companies embed sustainability across their operations and decision-making. Using a rigorous approach and piloting each tool with our partner companies, we help companies reflect on their maturity, benchmark their strategies and commitments, and understand how to credibly contribute to environmental and social sustainability. Our work is made possible by contributions from our partners and funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Nedbank Group is one of South Africa's four largest banks, with Nedbank Limited as its principal banking subsidiary. Nedbank offers wholesale and retail banking services as well as insurance, asset management, and wealth management.

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is Canada’s national organization established to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. CPA Canada is one of the largest national accounting organizations in the world and is a respected voice in the business, government, education and non-profit sectors.

The Institute of Directors Southern Africa (IoDSA) is a Non Profit Company that represents directors, professionals, business leaders and those charged with governance duties in their individual capacities in southern Africa.

ecoDa (the European Confederation of Directors' Associations) is an independent umbrella organisation that represents the main national institutes of directors in Europe. Their member institutes are each recognised as the leading institute for directors and governance in their respective country and bring together about 50,000 individual directors across 21 countries, sitting on the board of companies of all sizes and sectors.

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The Embedding Project is a global public-benefit research organisation, grounded in strong social science research methods, that harnesses the collective knowledge of research and practice to develop practical and publicly-available tools that help companies embed sustainability into their day-to-day operations and decision-making. The Embedding Project’s publicly-available resources are possible thanks to generous contributions from the WBCSD, corporate partners, support from its host institution, Simon Fraser University, Canada and a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). To see the full array of tools and resources available, head to www.embeddingproject.org.

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