Reframing The Executive Mindset On Climate Strategy And Time

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Reframing The Executive Mindset On Climate Strategy And Time



As global GHG emissions continue to rise it’s clear that the targets set by the Paris Agreement are now unachievable. Our latest episode discusses how corporate leaders are addressing the inevitable increase in short-term climate risk and the challenges posed by the requirement to accelerate the net zero transition.

We’re joined by NED and Chair of Chapter Zero, Julie Baddeley, and Charlie Langdale, Head of Climate Risk and Resilience at global insurance broker, Howden Group. This wide-ranging discussion explores the extent of corporate preparedness, attitudes to long and short-term risk and the crucial role played by the insurance industry in assessing and mitigating climate impacts.      

On this episode

David Metcalfe


David is the CEO of Verdantix and co-founded the firm in 2008. Based on his 20 years of experience in technology strategy and research roles he provides guidance on digital strategies to C-level executives at technology providers, partners at private equity firms and function heads at large corporations. His current focus is on helping clients understand their market opportunity tied to ESG investment trends and their impact on corporate sustainability strategies. During his 12 years running Verdantix – including 4 leading the New York office – he has helped dozens of clients grow their businesses through fund raising, acquisitions and international growth. David was previously SVP Research at Forrester and Head of Analysis & Forecasting at BT. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and also worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.