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 welcome to join the conversations and events.

Addressing climate change as a top business risk

Upcoming Events

The Economist Climate Risk Asia Week
Mon, Nov 30
Nov 30, 9:00 AM GMT+8 – Dec 04, 5:00 PM GMT+8
#Climatechange will continue to reshape every aspect of the global economy, from politics to migration, financing and supply chains. How are organisations preparing to adjust and what more they should be doing?
CGM webinar: Increasing Regional Climate Resilience
Thu, Dec 03
Dec 03, 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM GMT+8
PowerTalk Global Series (7-11 Dec 2020)
Mon, Dec 07
Online Webinar
Dec 07, 3:00 PM – Dec 11, 11:00 AM
Online Webinar
An exclusive online edition of the PowerTalk Global Series from 7 to 11 December 2020. Five curated virtual talks intended to provide boards and directors a head start on their priorities in charting a new course for the coming year.
Progressing from Sustainability to Climate Action in the Palm Oil Sector
Wed, Mar 03
Mar 03, 2021, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM GMT+8
Upcoming Events
Latest Blog Posts
23 Nov 2020

Alerts on free webinars including award-winning humanitarian YBhg. Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood, Advisor to the Prime Minister, who will be sharing her views on the climate emergency and how the region needs to focus on increasing resilience. Read this newsletter here.

16 Nov 2020

The world is just a decade away from its 2030 deadline to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), yet just 60% of the financing needed to achieve the SDGs in emerging markets is being met. Do we have the potential for a sustainable leapfrog to address the sustainability challenges and capture the opportunities that come from managing risks effectively and driving mitigation efforts? Sign up for webinars which will make you an informed director here.

6 Nov 2020

We need to press ahead with the renewable energy transition, find out how in our upcoming webinar. And sign up for complimentary passes to The Economist's inaugural Climate Risk Asia Week conference. Read more here.

16 Oct 2020

This is a really packed month. Already onto our second newsletter and plenty of webinars and resources for you. Take a look.

5 Oct 2020

Read about CGM's 3 brand new initiatives.

14 Sept 2020

Promoting CGM's showcase during Climate Week New York!

7 Sept 2020

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

13 July 2020

Integrating ESG risks and climate risk workshops.Read more here.

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Blog Posts


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

Executive Summary: Questions to assist non-executive director oversight of physical climate risk management (October 2020 by Acclimatise for the Russian Country Chapter of the Climate Governance Initiative)


October 2020

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


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