Do you want to learn how to make the right decisions in the face of climate change?
Join Chapter Zero Poland – a program supporting the development of competencies of corporate management and supervisory bodies.

The world is facing an enormous challenge related to climate change, and governments are starting to implement regulations encouraging transition to low and net-zero emissions. However, no effective change will take place without the involvement of business which has a huge role to play in tackling the crisis, but needs to know how to approach it. Climate needs to become an area of focus for corporate management and supervisory boards, and companies should address climate as a priority.

Chapter Zero Poland, which is a Polish chapter of the World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Initiative, was created to raise awareness of the consequences of climate change for business and the impact of business on the climate. It provides knowledge and specific tools but, above all, it creates a platform for the exchange of experiences between members of corporate management and supervisory boards, and experts. Chapter Zero provides effective, high-quality debates which should become the foundation for good decisions creating a “win-win” for both the climate and the business community.

Chapter Zero Poland helps CEOs and members of supervisory boards to identify risks and opportunities created by climate change, and then invest in the right opportunities while developing strategies for the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.

As an initiative operating under the auspices of the World Economic Forum, Chapter Zero Poland gathers members of supervisory boards and CEOs of the biggest companies. The involvement and personal commitment of the people responsible for corporate management and supervision is critically important for this effort.

What Chapter Zero Poland offers:

  • Tools and ideas necessary for addressing challenges related to mitigating the consequences of climate change and created by government regulations encouraging transition to low and net-zero emissions (financing, risk analysis, reporting, supply chain, etc.)
  • Necessary in-depth expert knowledge in the form of trainings, workshops, seminars, readings, videos, and self-assessment tools
  • A platform for important discussions and reflection on the challenges facing businesses in the area of climate change and climate policies initiated by governments and the European Union

Advisory board

Lucyna Stańczak-Wuczyńska

Chapter Zero Poland Board Director
She obtained a master's degree in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Faculty of Finance and Statistics, and completed postgraduate Advanced European Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. During her professional career, she has performed a number of corporate governance functions: was a member (or an observer) of supervisory boards and a member of audit and risk committees at, inter alia, Emitel Sp. z o.o., Polkomtel Sp. z o.o., Alior Bank S.A., and Polskie Inwestycje Rozwojowe S.A, and was a member of the Advisory Board of Private Equity Fund Concordia 21. Currently she sits on the Supervisory Boards of Erste Bank, Hungary in Budapest and BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. in Warsaw. Sustainability and Green Economy Transition have always been important focus areas in her professional career. She was involved in financing projects connected with renewable energy, energy efficiency, low-carbon economy, sustainable finance, (Polseff, Polfref at EBRD), investing in green bonds, green covered bonds, as well as ESG matters in the area of corporate governance and reporting. In 2015, she was named one of 10 most influential women of Polish finance, an award granted by the Innovative Economy Institute together with the “Znane Ekspertki” (Known Female Experts) Foundation, and the Polish Bank Association.

Paweł Dziekoński

Chapter Zero Poland Board Member

Iva Georgijev

Iva Georgijew has been Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Deloitte Central Europe since January 2022. During her almost thirty-year long professional career she has been mainly focused on international taxation and transfer pricing, and has become one of the most recognized experts, advising both the largest multinational corporations and leading private enterprises operating in a variety of sectors in Central Europe. She is a Partner and leads Deloitte Transfer Pricing Team in Central Europe. In June 2019, she was appointed Leader of DCE Transfer Pricing Service Line that includes more than 35 countries across Europe and Africa. For years, Iva has been an active supporter of professional and personal growth based on long-term values and respect for diversity both at Deloitte and in Central European enterprises. As the leader of SheXO by Deloitte, she has been promoting professional development of women executives for more than 10 years now. Many female leaders and talented young women looking to advance their careers have benefited from her support. In 2011-2019 Iva was the first Diversity & Inclusion Leader in Deloitte Central Europe; she continues to be actively involved in the promotion of women’s leadership and advocates the engagement of men in these initiatives. Her commitment has earned her the title of the 2016 Businesswoman of the Year in the Corporate Success category (Sukces Pisany Szminką Foundation), and in 2017 she was included in the list of the most influential women, compiled by Gazeta Wyborcza’s Wysokie Obcasy magazine. As the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Deloitte Central Europe, she included climate-related transformation and sustainable development in her personal agenda as top priorities, and committed to further increase their importance in the business strategy of Deloitte leaders. Mother to two wonderful daughters whom she supports in their life choices, she is passionate about contemporary art and loves nature. Iva holds a master's degree in foreign trade from Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and Intermediate Diploma in Executive Coaching issued by the Academy of Executive Coaching, London.

Filip Gorczyca

Currently acts as Supervisory Board Member at four public companies: CCC, Ferro, Develia and Artifex Mundi. He also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee at CCC and Member of the Audit Committee at Ferro, Develia and Artifex Mundi. From 2020 to 2021 he acted as Supervisory Board Member at Protektor, while from 2017 to 2019 he was the Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Member of the Audit Committee at Money Makers TFI. From 2017 to 2019, he served as CFO and Deputy CEO at Alior Bank, while from 2020 to 2021, he acted as Management Board Member at Luma Holding Ltd., a private equity fund. Previously, in 2016-2017, as Senior Investment Director at the Medicover Group, he was responsible for Medicover’s IPO on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. From 2004 to 2016 he worked at PwC, where from 2011 as Vice Director he was responsible for services related to capital markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Author of numerous publications in the field of capital markets and corporate governance, keynote speaker at conferences. He is a graduate of executive education programs at the Harvard Business School and Singularity University, as well as of the Finance and Banking faculty at the Warsaw School of Economics. He is a certified public accountant in Poland and holds the ACCA certificate (FCCA).

Ewa Radkowska-Świętoń

Janusz Reiter

Chapter Zero Poland Board Member
Founder and Chairman of the Council of the Centre for International Relations, former Polish Ambassador to Germany and the USA, former Special Envoy for Climate Change. He authored and co-authored many books and press publications. Published articles in e.g. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Weltwoche, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Die Zeit, and in Polish press. He was awarded with the Grand Cross of Merit with Star and Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany, and received numerous awards and distinctions. He was a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, and a Richard-von-Weizsaecker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation. He was a member of supervisory and advisory boards of many Polish and international companies, including DaimlerChrysler, SwissRe Europe, Hypovereinsbank, Presspublica, Vattenfall Europe, Siemens Polska, as well as of boards of international foundations and scientific organisations, including Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin. Currently, he sits on supervisory boards of ERGO Hestia SA, Erbud SA, and Solaris Bus & Coach.

Agnieszka Słomka-Gołębiowska

Maciej Witucki

Chapter Zero Poland Board Member
Since 2019, he has served as President of the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan, an organisation that brings together more than 4000 companies. Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Orange Poland (since 2013), and TISE SA (since 2021). In 1991, he graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Poznań University of Technology, and then went on a scholarship visit to France, where he studied at the École Centrale in Paris. He specialised in operational research and decision support. In 2008, he joined the Cetelem Poland bank, and then became member of the management board of Lukas Bank, progressing to CEO in 2005. In 2006, he was appointed CEO of Telekomunikacja Polska, and CEO of TP Group encompassing 23 companies (including PTK Centertel, Wirtualna Polska, and Emitel). In 2013–2015, he served as a member of the Supervisory Boards of PLL LOT and Work Service SA. In 2016–2019, he was CEO of Work Service SA. In 2008–2016, he held the role of Chairman of the Programme Council of the Polish Civic Forum, which initiates discussions on Poland’s development lines in the area of economy, politics, science, education and identity of Poles. In 2009, he became member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council of the United States, a leading US think tank that promotes public debates on international politics. From 2010 to 2017, he was chairman of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFP), and from 2016 to 2018, he was the originator and chairman of the Social Dialogue Committee of the Polish Chamber of Commerce.

Katarzyna Zawodna-Bijoch

Chapter Zero Poland Board Member
Katarzyna Zawodna-Bijoch has been working at Skanska since 2006, and as the CEO of Skanska’s commercial development business unit in Central and Eastern Europe since 2016. Previously she was responsible for the company's operations in Poland. Currently, she is responsible for the company’s strategy and operations in the area of sustainable and innovative office investments in Poland, Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary on ten markets in: Warsaw, Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, Wrocław, Kraków, Poznań, Łódź, Katowice, and Gdańsk. She currently manages a portfolio of 450 000 sqm of office space. Katarzyna was one of the first people in Poland to introduce the LEED certification system on the office real estate market in Poland and the CEE region over 10 years ago, certifying Skanska buildings. She is currently actively working to improve ethical standards in the region. She is a member of the UN Global Compact program councils and the Civic Congress – a cross-environmental civic project promoting sustainable development in Poland. Moreover, she holds the title of LEED Accredited Professional. At the same time, she’s focused on diversity and inclusion, creating an environment of equal opportunities, including barrier-free buildings and empowering women in business. Katarzyna actively works to improve ethical standards in the region. She is a member of the policy councils at UN Global Compact as well as the Civic Congress – a cross-environmental civil project promoting sustainable development in Poland. She has received many prestigious RE awards i.e. Personality of the Year (Eurobuild Award) and Top Woman in Real Estate in 2020. Furthermore, Katarzyna is a RICS Fellow, being recognized for her professional achievements and leadership.

Steering Committee

Irena Pichola

Partner w Deloitte Polska

Marzena Strzelczak

Prezeska Forum Odpowiedzialnego Biznesu

Piotr Wachowiak

Rektor Szkoły Głównej Handlowej w Warszawie, członek Rady Przedsiębiorczości przy Prezydencie RP

Jarosław Rot

Dyrektor Wykonawczy Obszaru Zrównoważonego Rozwoju BNP Paribas Bank Polska

Dominika Bettman

General Manager, Microsoft Poland

Zespół projektowy

Agnieszka Kłopotowska

Menadżerka projektu i relacje z członkami Chapter Zero Poland

Agnieszka Siarkiewicz

Menadżerka ds. komunikacji

PhD Agata Rudnicka

Project consultant

Halina Frańczak

Opiekun programu w Deloitte Polska

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