contact Search

Chapter Zero launches new Board Toolkit with Berkeley support

The toolkit will equip non-executive directors to take real action towards net zero.

With pro bono support from Berkeley, not-for-profit organisation Chapter Zero has launched a new Board Toolkit to enable non-executive directors (NEDs) to help their boards take timely, positive and decisive action on climate change and the transition to net zero

The practical toolkit offers NEDs checklists, key questions, detailed areas of action, and further resources under the following five steps:

  1. Ensure the right board oversight
  2. Establish the need for change
  3. Set direction and plan the change
  4. Embed and sustain the change
  5. Monitor and optimise.

Our non-executive director members are currently grappling with a wide range of climate and business issues and are in a strong position to drive the change we need in the net zero transition. This Board Toolkit is designed to provide practical steps to help them with this challenge.”

Julie Baddeley, Chapter Zero’s Chair of the Board

Berkeley provides pro bono strategy and change management expertise

Berkeley developed the toolkit pro bono as part of its commitments to sustainability and corporate responsibility. A dedicated consultant drew together proven strategy and change management techniques alongside the latest climate-related research and evidence base. 

Mark Bryant, Consultant at The Berkeley Partnership, said, “Action on climate change and the net zero transition is urgently needed, not just because it’s the right thing to do for the environment, but because it’s critical to future business success. Boards need to help their companies respond effectively, not only to the more obvious risks and regulatory requirements, but to the enormous competitive opportunities and threats which the net zero transition brings. But with so much data and information out there, it can be really hard for non-executive directors to cut through to the key things they should do."

By applying our transformation expertise to the climate change and net zero challenge, we have helped to develop a practical toolkit that equips non-executive directors to help their boards understand what needs to change, set the right direction and priorities and deliver the lasting outcomes required across their value chains. In so doing, they’ll enable their businesses to make a real and positive difference in tackling climate change, as well as positioning them for future resilience and growth.”

Mark Bryant, consultant

Berkeley also provided pro bono support to Chapter Zero to develop a previous version of the Board Toolkit, which launched in 2019.