The purpose of the Toolkit is to provide NEDs with evidence and support to address climate change as a strategic business issue on their boards, and to show how they can help their boards take timely, positive and decisive climate action through five clear steps. It contains questions for NEDs to consider and pose to their boards, five clear steps to follow, checklists, tools and guides, and options for deeper reading.
About the Board Toolkit
The core of the Board Toolkit is based around five key steps that boards can take to ensure their businesses have a holistic, robust and deliverable plan for reducing their emissions, responding to the opportunities of the net zero transition, and to the need for adaptation.
The Toolkit has been designed for non-executive directors by Chapter Zero (UK), The Berkeley Partnership and the Centre for Climate Engagement, Hughes Hall. Originally published in 2019, the Toolkit is periodically updated to stay up to date in this rapidly moving climate context. This is version 3, released in July 2022.