Strategic and Organisational Integration

The board should ensure that management factors material climate-related risks and opportunities into the company’s strategy, risk management processes and investment decisions.

The board should ensure that climate systemically informs strategic investment planning and decision-making processes and is embedded into the management of risk and opportunities across the organisation.

Guiding questions

  • Does your corporate strategy include a holistic climate strategy informed by scenario analysis, i.e. climate risk mitigation and adaptation as well as business continuity and opportunities?
  • Is climate integrated into the “three lines of defence” and the Enterprise Risk Framework (ERM) for the company?
  • How does the board ensure that climate risks and opportunities are identified, mitigated, managed, and monitored across the company?

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Climate change and organisational strategy

Climate change is now increasingly material not only as a sustainability concern, but as a strategic driver for boards. CGI Australia's latest primer from our partner, Pollination, explores how to integrate climate change into your organisation's strategy and consider ways to create commercial value in an economy transitioning to net zero.


[Source: to see more background on this principle and further guiding question, see the World Economic Forum Guide: How to Set up Effective Climate Governance on Corporate Boards: Guiding principles and questions, p14-15]

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