NEDs At The Forefront of Climate Crisis
In May 2019, Malaysia became the first country in Asia to launch a national chapter of the World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Initiative (CGI). Named Climate Governance Malaysia, the Malaysian Chapter was initiated by a group of non-executive directors (NEDs), led by Datin Seri Sunita Mei-Lin Rajakumar and hosted by ICDM as part of our broader mandate to ensure effective board governance.
Climate change brings many business risks — and can no longer be ig nored by boards concerned with the long-term sustainability of their companies. As Karina Litvack, Founder of CGI, eloquently expressed in her recent article, leadership in the boardroom, especially NEDs, could serve as a “powerful agent for change in the way that companies reimagine their business in a net-zero world”.