Event CGI Global Summit 2022

Climate Governance Initiative
Global Summit
October 12-13

The Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) is hosting the Global Summit 2022: Ambition to Action, a 24-hour virtual conference spanning the globe and bringing together highly motivated board members and other eminent speakers who champion effective climate governance.

The event programme features region-specific keynotes and panels, as well as interactive sessions developed and delivered by CGI’s network of non-executive directors (NEDs), targeted at board members and directors from the business world who are ready to take effective climate governance to the next level.  

Welcome to sign up for the Boards Impact Forum Webinar at 15.30-16.30 CET “Strategic Integration of Sustainability, accelerated by engaged and active owners!” furter outlined below.

You can also join the full CGI Global Summit, please then sign up for the CGI Global Summit >> here and ensure you mark your affiliation to Boards Impact Forum and ensure you register for the webinar at 15.30 -16.30, and hopefully some more.

15:30 -16:30


Strategic integration of sustainability, accelerated by engaged and active owners
How can the value creation agenda be improved and accelerated through proactive owners and their engagement with the board?

The Nordic region has many companies in the forefront when it comes to strategic integration of sustainability. In many cases, active and engaged owners ensure that their companies work with both the risks and the opportunities related to climate change, and other sustainability issues. A key success factor is stakeholder dialogue and engagement.

This webinar focusses on Climate Governance Principle 8 and the exchange between shareholders, other stakeholders, and the board with the purpose to accelerate the climate and sustainability agenda.

INSEAD Professor Morten Bennedsen will introduce the topic. A panel of progressive Nordic Family Business Owners and Board members will share some of their unique insights, frameworks, and examples from their trailblazing journeys.

· Morten Bennedsen, Visiting Professor Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise INSEAD, Professor of Economics at University of Copenhagen, PhD from Harvard. One of the world’s leading experts on family business, boards and sustainability.

· Erik Urnes, Vice Chair Lindengruppen, Chair Bintel, SenCom, MindPark, Non-Executive Director Hoganas.

· Kathrine Löfberg, Chair Lofbergs Group, Chair Coffee & Climate.

· Peter Ahlström, MD Ahlstrom Real Estate, Board Member Broman Group, Westas, Mairea Foundation.

· Liselotte Engstam, Chair & NED, CGI, Boards Impact Forum, TietoEvery, Cint, Zalaris, Transtema, Boardclic, Digoshen

Examples of more webinars from the Global Summit programme

08:00- 09:00

Sustainability or ESG Committees: how to structure your board

· Tim Stutt

· Herbert Smith Freehills

This session will cover questions for directors and boards about how they might best structure themselves to manage their oversight responsibility around climate change, sustainability and other ESG issues. 


Ambition to Action: Keynote Featured Panel 2

A moderated discussion with high-level chairs on the Summit’s theme of Ambition to Action.
Speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.


Europe Energy Crisis: a balancing act between securing energy and net zero targets

· Karina Litvack, Chairman of the Climate Governance Initiative

· Marco Patuano

This session will start with an overview and discussion on the European energy market:

A roundtable of Board Directors from companies across Europe will provide perspectives 


The climate change challenge in the real estate industry: board responsibility and capacity building in engaging investors and protecting portfolios’ values

· Raffaele Rizzi

· Alfredo Romano

· Maria Buttiglieri

· Benedetta Conticelli

· Kelly Russell

· Paola Schwizer

This session will start with an overview of the key challenges that Boards of directors in the real estate industry are facing while integration ESG into the firm strategy and reducing the footprint. A roundtable with private investors and head hunters will then address behaviour and characteristics, and will focus on two areas of attention for directors to move faster.

12:30 -14:00

Climate governance and war: how the CGI principles can support corporates to overcome the regional economic and energy crisis

The panel participants will go through number of critical aspects, including impact of war in Ukraine and the region, threats and opportunities brought by climate challenges, sustainability and climate investments as pre-requisite for further economic growth on the national level.


The power of insurance underwriting in climate transition

· Monica Mächler

· Antoine Denoix, CEO, AXA Climate

Insurance companies both through their financing activity, such as banks, and that of insurers have an impact on Climate transition and a driving role with their customers.


Climate and People: Putting Passion into Board Practice

Together with passionate supervisory board members from German companies, we will discuss the importance and power of sustainability leadership

14:00 -15:30

Boardroom decisions: act on a fictional board playing out its net zero strategy

· Julie Baddeley, Chair, Chapter Zero

· Jo Paisley, President, GARP

· Alan Stewart, NED and Audit Committee Chair, Diageo

· Silke Goldberg, Global Head of ESG, Herbert Smith Freehills

· John Hoeppner, Head of US Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, LGIM America

· Catherine David, Director of Collaboration and Change, WRAP

For 90-minutes, act on the board of a global food manufacturing company and time-travel through to 2030 as you make real-time strategic decisions for this company over the next decade.