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Linking Climate Transition and Executive Compensation

Executive Compensation|ESG and Sustainability|Total Rewards|Climate
Climate and Resilience Hub|Climate Risk and Resilience

November 2021

Climate transition, emissions reduction and renewable energy adoption are becoming increasingly important for companies around the world. It is critical for board and compensation committee members to understand how to meaningfully embed climate and climate risk into executive compensation frameworks.

Willis Towers Watson has been collaborating with the Climate Governance Initiative, a global network which helps boards incorporate a climate lens into all relevant aspects of their oversight functions, by applying the World Economic Forum's Principles for Effective Climate Governance. Together, we have developed a guidebook on how to link climate priorities with executive compensation. The guidebook presents our research findings, views of non-executive directors and investors and our latest thinking on how to incorporate climate metrics across a number of key industries.

To launch our research findings and guidebook, we hosted two events to accommodate different time zones – both had the same 30-minute overview presentation, followed by a one hour panel session with non-executive director and investor guest speakers.

Replays from each webcast are available below.


Session #1 – Opening remarks – Asia and Europe

Sunita Rajakumar, Founder at Climate Governance Malaysia and an Independent Non-Executive Director, opens session one by providing an overview of the guidebook and background about our partners Climate Governance Initiative and Chapter Zero.

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Session #2 – Opening remarks – Europe and the Americas

Natasha Fortuin, Fellow: Climate Governance Initiative, World Economic Forum, opens session two by providing an overview of the guidebook and background about our partners Climate Governance Initiative and Chapter Zero.

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Guidebook overview

Jessica Norton, GB Executive Compensation Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson and Hannah Summers, Associate Director, Executive Compensation, Willis Towers Watson provide an overview of the guidebook, which includes business, investor and regulatory context, best practices, market and industry highlights.

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Session #1 – Panel discussion

Shai Ganu, Managing Director, Global Leader – Executive Compensation, at Willis Towers Watson, is joined by Goh Swee Chen, Chairman, National Arts Council and Chairman, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Steve Golsby, Chief Executive Officer and President, Mead Johnson Nutrition and Claudia Kruse, Managing Director Global Responsible Investment & Governance, APG Asset Management, to discuss how they are navigating the climate challenge in their organisations. Karina Litvack, Board Member, Eni and Chairperson Climate Governance Initiative provides closing remarks.

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Session #2 – Panel discussion

Shai Ganu, Managing Director, Global Leader – Executive Compensation, at Willis Towers Watson, is joined by Silvia Stefini, Non-Executive Director and Advisor, Wendy E. Lane, Board of Directors, Willis Towers Watson and Harlan Zimmerman, Senior Partner, Cevian Capital, to discuss how they are navigating the climate challenge in their organisations. Karina Litvack, Board Member, Eni and Chairperson Climate Governance Initiative provides closing remarks.

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