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Climate Governance Malaysia has organised and is promoting 5 upcoming webinars, details below. We have also negotiated for limited spaces for our members to participate in a series of Climate Risk Workshops led by the Global Head of Sustainable Finance at HSBC Holdings.

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As countries implement lockdowns and social distancing measures in these times, we have seen lesser pollution and clearer skies. Covid-19 has certainly brought serious disruption to businesses and people’s lives around the world.

How can we use this experience to respond to climate change risks and its implications?

Join us in this webinar with SKRINE’s Environmental & Governance Practice Group where together with Climate Governance Initiative Malaysia and a panel of experts from Bank Negara Malaysia, the World Economic Forum and the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative we bring to you a discussion on urgent issues for boards, financial institutions, senior management & inhouse counsel on:

- The need to redefine short term measurement of success into long term perspectives

- Why boards and financial institutions can no longer wait to integrate climate change risks into their decision making

- Director’s duties to act with care, skill & diligence in context of climate change risks

- Case studies on climate change litigation against companies

You may email us any question or issue which you wish to raise during this webinar at

*If you are unable to attend the live session, you may still register with us as all registrants can access the webinar replay after the live session ends.

Limited Places Available.

Registration Required


Managing the Transition: EU Green Deal

3 June 2020 | 9:00 AM (GMT)

Part of a global series focused on Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) and green finance.

The imperative to transition to a low carbon economy whilst promoting growth and economic recovery has never been stronger. The EU Green Deal will play a vital role in delivering these objectives in Europe. In this context, and during this high level webinar, we will consider key components of the EU Green Deal, the mechanisms proposed to finance the transition and how the deal will support innovation.


Anne Lapierre project banking lawyer based in Paris, heads the global energy practice and is the co-manager of the Casablanca office. Anne focuses on project development, construction, financing, acquisition and transfer of projects related to both renewable and conventional oil and gas production. Anne has advised on numerous energy and infrastructure-related projects in France, Europe and French-speaking Africa. Over her career, Anne has worked on first of their kind, innovative and significant energy projects. She is also involved with many organisations that aim to break new ground on the energy market. [ click on her name to read more ]

Matthijs van Leeuwen an energy lawyer based in Amsterdam. He specialises in Dutch and European regulatory issues, renewables, emissions trading and energy infrastructure. Matthijs has been seconded to the trading department of one of the largest utilities in Europe. [ click on his name to read more ]

Registration Required


Climate Risk and the Role of the Board

Tuesday 9 June 2020 | 9:00 AM (GMT)

In partnership with GARP, we will discuss the implications of climate change across different sectors and how to ensure appropriate board oversight of the management of climate-related risks.
Jo Paisley, Co-president of the GARP Risk Institute will be joined by the following panel of speakers:
  • William McDonnell - Group CRO, RSA
  • Zoe Knight - Group Head, HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance; Managing Director, HSBC Holdings Plc
  • Phil Fitz-Gerald - Director, Financial Reporting Lab
  • Dylan Tanner - Executive Director and Co-Founder, Influence Map
The panel will consider the key drivers of physical and transition risks, an evaluation of corporate responses, emerging best practice for reporting and what this means for boards.
Registration Required


Nature is Everyone's Business

Monday 15 June 2020

Register now for this global leadership event 

Business for Nature - alongside the World Economic Forum, WBCSD, ICC, UN Global Compact and the  IUCN - is hosting the first major global leadership event to discuss nature and its vital role in building a resilient future in a post-coronavirus world. 

The virtual event will be hosted by Paul Polman, Co-founder and Chair of IMAGINE and  Tian Wei, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and news anchor.

We're bringing together inspiring  business  and world  leaders to  explore  why making nature part of decision-making is critical to becoming a future-fit business.

This conversation is timely and necessary. Healthy societies, resilient economies and thriving businesses rely on nature. Yet, more than half of the world’s total GDP – a total of $44 trillion of economic value - is at risk from nature loss (World Economic Forum, 2020).

Participate in this unmissable, high-level and interactive event for business leader to: 

  • Reflect on the lessons being learned from COVID-19 and discuss them in the context of the planetary crisis. 

  • Explore how collective action is essential to building greater resilience.

  • Hear from companies that are including nature in their decision-making and accelerating progress towards a more sustainable future.

Registration Required


Climate Governance Initiative: Equipping Boards to Navigate Climate Change

Wednesday 17 June 2020 | 4:30 PM (GMT)

PwC has worked with WEF to develop a Climate Governance Review Framework for companies to assess how well they are implementing the Principles. This facilitated discussion will explore how NEDs can encourage their Boards and companies to take steps to navigate climate change.

The panel will be joined by:

  • Karina Litvack - NED and Chapter Zero Steering committee member
  • Fredrik Galtung - Founder CEO, True Footprint
  • Mardi McBrien - Managing Director, CDSB
Registration Required

Climate Risk Workshop

[ July 2020 dates to be confirmed ] 

This is a complimentary series of webinars that specifically addresses the needs of Non-Executive Directors of banks and (re)insurance companies.  
We are very grateful to HSBC, which has led development of the material in collaboration with Chapter Zero, under the auspices of the World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Initiative.
These small, interactive sessions will delve into a set of topics that are unique to the financial sector, largely deriving from the work undertaken by leading central banks such as the Bank of England and Banque de France, as set out by the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening of the Financial System. 
The NGFS was convened around the premise that unabated climate change poses a significant risk to global systemic financial stability, and requires prudential oversight frameworks to incorporate a more systematic approach to assessing and mitigating climate risk.
Regulated institutions operating in the 60-odd jurisdictions of NGFS member institutions can therefore expect to see heightened demands for differentiated assessment of climate risk exposure by users of banking and insurance services, and more stringent reporting requirements on mitigation actions taken.

We envision a set of 5 one-hour modules, starting in July 2020 (exact date to be announced shortly), and taking place approximately every 4-6 weeks. The programme will be led by Daniel Klier, Global Head of Sustainable Finance at HSBC Holdings, and will also draw on the specialist knowledge of fellow experts from banking, insurance, asset management, central banking and IFIs. 

Modules will consist of the following:
· Overview of the impact of climate change on financial institutions and the impact of regulation: Delivered over two sessions
· Disclosure:  Status quo and roadmap ahead
· Scenario analysis and stress-testing
· Managing Physical and Transition Risk
As seats are limited, please indicate your interest in principle by replying to this email. Replays will be made available for those who cannot make the live events.

This newsletter highlights activities of Climate Governance Malaysia, the Malaysian Chapter of the World Economic Forum's Climate Governance Initiative

Climate change is visibly disrupting business. It is driving unprecedented physical impacts, such as rising sea levels and increased frequency of extreme weather events. At the same time, policy and technology changes that seek to limit warming and reduce the associated physical impacts can also cause disruption to business. As with any form of disruption, climate change is creating and will continue to create risks and opportunities for business in a diverse number of ways. Read more about this initiative here.

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