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Directors' Masterclass Series

Are you ready to elevate your directorial expertise and lead with confidence in today's climate-conscious world? Look no further than our exclusive yet complimentary Director Masterclass Series brought to you by Climate Governance Malaysia, meticulously crafted to empower you with the latest insights and tools essential for success. 

Elevate your proficiency as a leader by enrolling in our masterclass series, curated and led by esteemed experts in the field of climate governance. Seize this invaluable opportunity to gain unparalleled insights and acquire the essential tools needed to not only adapt but also excel in the dynamic realm of board leadership. 

Don't wait any longer—secure your spot now and commence your journey towards elevated corporate governance proficiency.

Session 1:                   

Boardroom Dynamics in Climate Talks

As businesses navigate the complex terrain of climate change and sustainability, boardrooms play a pivotal role in shaping strategic decisions and driving organizational responses. This Masterclass emphasizes effective communication, collaboration, and decision-making within the boardroom. By examining real-world case studies and best practices, you will gain invaluable insights into navigating diverse perspectives, managing stakeholder expectations, and aligning boardroom discussions with broader climate goals.

Speaker: Nick Chia - Managing Director, Russell Reynolds   

Date: 17 April 2024 

Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Venue: Asia School of Business


Session 2: 

What Directors Must Know about Recent Developments in Climate Science  

In today's business realm, board members must grapple with the urgent imperative of addressing climate change. Mastery of climate science is no longer optional—it's essential for understanding environmental risks and opportunities. With this knowledge, boards can navigate challenges, seize sustainable opportunities, and foster trust with stakeholders. Embracing climate literacy isn't just strategic—it's a moral duty, safeguarding organizations and contributing to a brighter future.

Speaker: Dr Gary Theseira - Director, Climate Governance Malaysia   

Date: 15 May 2024 

Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Venue: Asia School of Business

Session 3:     

Biodiversity Matters: Leveraging Nature’s Wealth for Business Sustainability

The session emphasizes the critical importance of biodiversity to businesses in ensuring long-term sustainability and resilience across sectors. It explores how biodiversity sustains ecosystem services crucial for human well-being and economic prosperity, including pollination, soil fertility, climate regulation, and disease control. Real-world examples highlight the tangible benefits of biodiversity conservation and sustainable practices, while also addressing the risks posed by biodiversity loss to business operations and supply chains. Participants learn about the imperative for businesses to integrate biodiversity considerations into corporate strategies, fostering innovation, market differentiation, and long-term competitiveness. The session underscores the ethical obligation for businesses to contribute to biodiversity conservation efforts through collaborative partnerships and stakeholder engagement, ultimately calling for a paradigm shift towards sustainable practices to safeguard the planet's natural heritage and ensure future prosperity.

Speaker: Faizal Parish, Director, Global Environment Centre

Date: 13 June 2024

Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Venue: Bursa Malaysia

Session 4:     

Latest Developments in Climate: Aligned Executive Compensation 

Board members must grasp the latest developments in climate-aligned executive compensation to drive sustainable outcomes and resilience in their organizations. By aligning incentives with climate goals, board members ensure that executives prioritize actions that mitigate risks and seize opportunities. Staying informed empowers board members to fulfill their fiduciary duties and propel their organizations toward long-term success in a rapidly evolving climate-conscious world.

Speaker: Shai Ganu - Managing Director, Global Leader, WTW   

Date: 17 July 2024

Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Venue: Asia School of Business  

Session 5:

Navigating Climate Risks: Investor Priorities 

As investors increasingly scrutinize companies' climate-related strategies and disclosures, understanding these risks is essential for maintaining investor confidence and securing vital investment capital. By gaining insight into investor priorities related to climate risk management, board members can proactively address these concerns, enhance transparency, and demonstrate a commitment to long-term sustainability. This not only helps protect shareholder value but also strengthens the organization's reputation and resilience in a rapidly changing market environment.


Speaker: Amar Gill - Secretary General, ACGA   

Date: 20 August 2024

Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Venue: Bursa Malaysia 

Session 6:                                                                                                                         

Momentum in Global Climate Litigation               

As climate-related lawsuits proliferate worldwide, understanding the evolving legal landscape is essential for mitigating potential liabilities and safeguarding the organization's reputation and financial stability. By staying informed about emerging legal trends, precedents, and regulatory developments, board members can proactively assess and manage climate-related risks, enhance compliance efforts, and ensure effective crisis preparedness.       


Speaker: Elizabeth Wu - Legal Consultant, Client Earth                                              

Date: 25 November 2024 – TBC W/C

Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Venue: Securities Commission







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