Climate Governance Malaysia

Addressing climate change as a top business risk


Who We Are

Climate Governance Malaysia is the Malaysian chapter of the World Economic Forum's Climate Governance Initiative.  


We are a network of non-executive directors who aim to acquire the practical skills needed as long-term stewards of the business to help steer our companies through an effective climate transition strategy, taking into account the need for financial stability, increased resilience and sustainability.

Aside from non-executive directors, other stakeholders are also welcomed to join the conversations and events.

Featured Event

Climate Governance Malaysia's

Malaysia Showcase

at Climate Week New York

8:30pm - 10:00pm (Kuala Lumpur time)

8:30am - 10:00am (New York time)


Thursday 17 September 2020


Malaysia’s tropical forest ecosystems are a vital carbon reserve, removing some 250 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere and supporting incredible biodiversity – but 3.9 million hectares have been cleared for palm oil plantations since 1990. 


Although this has helped to meet global demand for products from lipstick to pizza dough and brought greater prosperity to the country, de-forestation has also depleted Malaysia’s forests as carbon sinks and havens for wildlife. 


With the right investment and approach to conservation, though, Malaysian forests can make an important contribution towards the COP21 target of limiting increases in global temperatures to 2c above pre-industrial times. 

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Upcoming Events
The Cooler Earth Sustainability Summit
Multiple webinars
Scenario analysis and stress-testing
HSBC Sustainable Finance
Managing physical and transition climate risk
HSBC Sustainable Finance
Upcoming Events
Latest Blog Posts

7 Sept 2020

Sign up here for CGM's showcase during Climate Week New York! Only 2 weeks away.

3 August 2020

Read here about CGM's showcase during Climate Week New York, upcoming webinars and a guide for non-executive directors.

13 July 2020

Intgerating ESG risks and climate risk workshops.

Read more here.

22 May 2020

Climate Governance Malaysia has organised and is promoting 5 upcoming webinars. Read more here.

7 May 2020

CGM at the All Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia on Sustainable Development Goals. Read more here.

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WEF Guiding Principles

In collaboration with PwC, WEF has published a paper to help the board of directors to steer climate risks and opportunities: the governance principles are designed to increase directors’ climate awareness, embed climate issues into board structures and processes and improve navigation of the risks and opportunities that climate change poses to business. 

January 2019

Questions to Assist Non-Executive Director Oversight of Physical Climate Risk Management

Acclimatise, Minter Ellison and Chapter Zero

July 2020

Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia

Resource Centre


The 2020 report describes risks from an unsettled geopolitical landscape, deteriorating economic and social stability, climate threats and accelerated biodiversity loss, unequal access to and lack of governance in the digital world, and our health systems coming under new pressures.

January 2020

UN Environment Programme

We are on a trajectory to hit +3.2°C by 2100. To achieve the 1.5°C targets per the Paris Agreement, emissions must drop by 7.6% per year starting 2020.  This can only happen if all countries collectively increase their commitment by more than fivefold.  The report discusses the myriad opportunities that provide pathways to achieving this goal, including greentech, renewable energy and electric mobility which are becoming increasingly cheaper options.

December 2019

Chapter Zero UK

Link to the Resources curated by Chapter Zero UK, the UK chapter of WEF's Climate Governance Initiative

The Met Office

1:25 min video by the World Meteorological Organisation showing data trends on temperature, carbon emissions, ice melt, rising sea levels.

December 2019

Darshan Joshi, Research Analyst

A paper by Darshan Joshi, research analyst for the Institute of Strategic and International Studies, on how carbon pricing could be introduced to support Sustainable Development in Malaysia.

October 2019

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

The 17 SDGs are integrated—that is, they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Through the pledge to Leave No One Behind, countries have committed to fast-track progress for those furthest behind first. That is why the SDGs are designed to bring the world to several life-changing ‘zeros’, including zero poverty, hunger, AIDS and discrimination against women and girls.


Leadership for the Decade of Action

A study on the characteristics of sustainable business leaders

by United Nations Global Compact & Russell Reynolds Associates

In 2018, Malaysia launched its program to eliminate single-use plastics by 2030.  This is MESTECC's roadmap for the transition.


EU Commission Sustainable Finance


Guide for Supervisors Integrating climate-related and environmental risks into prudential supervision

Network for Greening of Financial Systems (NGFS)

The macroeconomic and financial stability impacts of climate change: research priorities

Network for Greening of Financial Systems (NGFS)


The Green Swan – Central banking and financial stability in the age of climate change

Banque de France

A calculator that provides the cost of your carbon emissions based on your business's consumption patterns.



Contact Us

Climate Governance Malaysia

c/o Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia

Level 9, Mercu 2, No 3 Jalan Bangsar

 KL Eco City

59200 Kuala Lumpur


Tel: +603 2202 2022

Fax: +603 2202 2023


Twitter account 

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