Business Transformation

Business Opportunity

A robust climate plan is likely to require business transformation, and non-executive directors should consider how the whole organisation is engaged to manage this change

As part of the process for developing a climate plan the board needs to consider whether the organisation currently has the structures, systems and culture needed to deliver it. This may raise challenges like skills gaps, as well as opportunities to engage employees in different ways. The board should also consider how your plans are communicated and how this is managed on an ongoing basis.

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Change Management

Change Management Toolkit

Structured around three phases in any organisation’s climate change journey, our Change Management Toolkit is designed to help non-executive directors educate themselves on the business implications of climate change. It provides principles and frameworks that you can use to help design and implement a business response.

Getting real: A blueprint for a commercially smart climate transition

This report, created by the Climate Group and Oliver Wyman, offers real-world examples showing how some of the world’s best-known companies have driven best practice in the climate space.


Understanding where your business is in relation to its peers can be useful when considering your climate plans. There is a lot that can be learned from others.

Turning blue chips green: A review of FTSE100 net zero commitments

WWF looks at public net-zero commitments made by FTSE 100 companies.

Climate Action 100+ 2020 progress report

Half the focus companies of investor engagement initiative Climate Action 100+ have now established commitments to reach net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, but gaps remain.

Sustainability reporting performance of the FTSE100

EcoAct’s FTSE sustainability reporting research warns many UK companies lack strategies to reach net zero.

The Responsibility100 Index

See the FTSE100 companies ranked on their commitment to key social, environmental and ethical objectives, inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in this index by Tortoise and Teneo.


Future readiness of SMEs

In collaboration with the World Economic Forum, this report aims to deliver a global assessment of the future readiness of SMEs and provide an understanding of the drivers of future readiness.

The SME Climate Hub

The SME Climate Hub has partnered with Oxford University to support small businesses in reducing their carbon emissions. The tools and resources can help all SMEs take concrete steps towards climate action.

The journey to net zero for SMEs

This guide from the Carbon Trust provides small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with a pathway to net zero. It introduces the simple options available to SMEs beginning their net zero journey and highlights the challenges in the long term.