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Director’s Masterclass in Climate Governance 2024

Nick Chia, Dr Gary Theseira, Dr Gopalasamy Reuben, Shai Ganu, Amar Gill, Elizabeth Wu

Supporting partner

In today’s business landscape, climate governance is no longer merely a matter of compliance-it’s a strategic imperative that can provide your organisation with a competitive advantage. To excel as a director or chairperson, it’s essntial to stay abreast of what it means to be a responsible steward of corporate governance. Join our complimentary masterclass series-led by esteemed leaders in the field and gain the insights and tools you need to thrive in the evolcing world of board leadership.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

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Complimentary | Registration required at WWW.CGMALAYSIA.COM

For enquiries, please reach out to the CGM team members, Shern at shern.cgm@gmail.com or Saras at saras.cgm@gmail.com


Nick Chia
Manging Director
Russell Reynolds

Date: 17 April 2024 | Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Venue: Asia School of Business

Session 1:   

Boardroom Dynamics in Climate Talks

As businesses navigate the complex terrain of climate change and sustainability, boardrooms play a pivotal role in shaping strategic decisions and driving organizational responses. This Masterclass emphasizes effective communication, collaboration, and decision-making within the boardroom. By examining real-world case studies and best practices, you will gain invaluable insights into navigating diverse perspectives, managing stakeholder expectations, and aligning boardroom discussions with broader climate goals.



Dr Gary Theseira
Climate Governance Malaysia

Date: 15 May 2024 | Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Venue: Asia School of Business

Session 2:

What Directors Must Know about Recent Developments in Climate Science  

In today’s business realm, board members must grapple with the urgent imperative of addressing climate change. Mastery of climate science is no longer optional—it’s essential for understanding environmental risks and opportunities. With this knowledge, boards can navigate challenges, seize sustainable opportunities, and foster trust with stakeholders. Embracing climate literacy isn’t just strategic—it’s a moral duty, safeguarding organizations and contributing to a brighter future.


Dr. Gopalasamy Reuben
Sustainable Finance Specialist

Date: 13 June 2024 | Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Venue: Asia School of Business

Session 3:

Biodiversity Matters: Leveraging Nature’s Wealth for Business Sustainability

The session emphasizes the critical importance of biodiversity to businesses in ensuring long-term sustainability and resilience across sectors. It explores how biodiversity sustains ecosystem services crucial for human well-being and economic prosperity, including pollination, soil fertility, climate regulation, and disease control. Real-world examples highlight the tangible benefits of biodiversity conservation and sustainable practices, while also addressing the risks posed by biodiversity loss to business operations and supply chains. Participants learn about the imperative for businesses to integrate biodiversity considerations into corporate strategies, fostering innovation, market differentiation, and long-term competitiveness. The session underscores the ethical obligation for businesses to contribute to biodiversity conservation efforts through collaborative partnerships and stakeholder engagement, ultimately calling for a paradigm shift towards sustainable practices to safeguard the planet’s natural heritage and ensure future prosperity.


Shai Ganu
Managing Director, Global Leader

Date: 17 July 2024 | Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Venue: Bursa Malaysia

Session 4:

Latest Developments in Climate: Aligned Executive Compensation 

Board members must grasp the latest developments in climate-aligned executive compensation to drive sustainable outcomes and resilience in their organizations. By aligning incentives with climate goals, board members ensure that executives prioritize actions that mitigate risks and seize opportunities. Staying informed empowers board members to fulfill their fiduciary duties and propel their organizations toward long-term success in a rapidly evolving climate-conscious world.



Amar Gill
Secretary General

Date: 20 August 2024 | Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Venue: Bursa Malaysia

Session 5:

Navigating Climate Risks: Investor Priorities 

As investors increasingly scrutinize companies’ climate-related strategies and disclosures, understanding these risks is essential for maintaining investor confidence and securing vital investment capital. By gaining insight into investor priorities related to climate risk management, board members can proactively address these concerns, enhance transparency, and demonstrate a commitment to long-term sustainability. This not only helps protect shareholder value but also strengthens the organization’s reputation and resilience in a rapidly changing market environment.



Elizabeth Wu
Legal Consultant
Client Earth

Date: 25 November 2024 (TBC W/C) | Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Venue: Bursa Malaysia

Session 6:

Momentum in Global Climate Litigation               

As climate-related lawsuits proliferate worldwide, understanding the evolving legal landscape is essential for mitigating potential liabilities and safeguarding the organization’s reputation and financial stability. By staying informed about emerging legal trends, precedents, and regulatory developments, board members can proactively assess and manage climate-related risks, enhance compliance efforts, and ensure effective crisis preparedness.