Climate change and the corporate board

Political and regulatory pressure, combined with significant investor concern, is elevating climate change and its associated issues for boardroom consideration.

Highlights and comments from an October 2016 panel at the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. Sponsored by the KPMG Board Leadership Center, “The Climate-Competent Board” program addressed questions on climate competency, the role of the board and its committees, and the board’s access to information regarding the company’s exposure to climate-related risk and opportunities.