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Climate Change & Climate Risk Oversight for South African Directors

This is our 4-part video series on Climate Change and Climate Risk Oversight for South African Directors. It helps corporate directors and leaders understand the risks of climate change and their role and fiduciary responsibilities to oversee these risks.

Climate change is a planetary emergency that poses severe risks to businesses, society, and the global economy. The science is clear — human activities such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation are causing accelerated global warming. Climate change is already having material impacts worldwide, with disproportionate effects on vulnerable and marginalised communities. Business leaders have both a responsibility and a key role to play in preventing the worst impacts of climate change and driving a rapid transition to a just and low-carbon future.

Part One: Climate Change for South African Directors

Part Two: Climate Change Impacts for South African Directors

Part Three: Climate Risk for South African Directors

Part Four: Climate Governance for South African Directors

This series was produced with support from Nedbank and the IoDSA.

Nedbank Group, one of South Africa’s largest banks, is committed to playing a leading role in addressing climate change. Through its financing choices it aims to enable the necessary transition to a net-zero economy, while also building climate resilience through the funding of adaptation. It offers wholesale and retail banking services as well as insurance, asset management, and wealth management. https://www.nedbank.co.za/​

The Institute of Directors Southern Africa (IoDSA) is a Non Profit Company that represents directors, professionals, business leaders and those charged with governance duties in their individual capacities in southern Africa. ​https://www.iodsa.co.za/

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