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Linking Climate Transition and Executive Compensation

Executive Compensation||Total Rewards|Climate
Climate and Resilience Hub|Climate Risk and Resilience

November 2021

Climate transition, emissions reduction and renewable energy adoption are becoming increasingly important for companies around the world. It is critical for board and compensation committee members to understand how to meaningfully embed climate and climate risk into executive compensation frameworks.

Willis Towers Watson has been collaborating with the Climate Governance Initiative, a global network which helps boards incorporate a climate lens into all relevant aspects of their oversight functions, by applying the World Economic Forum's Principles for Effective Climate Governance. Together, we have developed a guidebook on how to link climate priorities with executive compensation. The guidebook presents our research findings, views of non-executive directors and investors and our latest thinking on how to incorporate climate metrics across a number of key industries.

To launch our research findings and guidebook, we hosted two events to accommodate different time zones – both had the same 30-minute overview presentation, followed by a one hour panel session with non-executive director and investor guest speakers.

Replays from each webcast are available below.


Session #1 – Opening remarks – Asia and Europe

Sunita Rajakumar, Dutch Lady Milk Industries chairperson and board member MCIS Insurance Bhd and Zurich General Insurance Msia, opens session one by providing an overview of the guidebook and background about our partners Climate Governance Initiative and Chapter Zero.

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Session #2 – Opening remarks – Europe and the Americas

Natasha Fortuin, fellow, World Economic Forum, opens session two by providing an overview of the guidebook and background about our partners Climate Governance Initiative and Chapter Zero.

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Guidebook overview

Jessica Norton, Willis Towers Watson U.K. executive compensation practice leader and Hannah Summers, Willis Towers Watson associate director, executive compensation provide an overview of the guidebook, which includes business, investor and regulatory context, best practices, market and industry highlights.

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Session #1 – Panel discussion

Shai Ganu, Willis Towers Watson managing director and global head of executive compensation and board advisory, is joined by Goh Swee Chen, board member CapitaLand Investment, Singapore Airlines, SP Group, Woodside Petroleum (Australia), Centre for Livable Cities, Steve Golsby, Tesco plc board member and chair of the remuneration committee and Claudia Kruse, APG Asset Management managing director, global responsible investment & governance and ICGN board member, to discuss how they are navigating the climate challenge in their organisations. Karina Litvack, Eni board member and Climate Governance Initiative chairperson provides closing remarks.

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Session #2 – Panel discussion

Shai Ganu, Willis Towers Watson managing director and global head of executive compensation and board advisory, is joined by Silvia Stefini, board member, Italgas, Falck Renewables, Chapter Zero, Italy, Wendy E. Lane, board member, Willis Towers Watson, Al-Dabbagh Group, REALM IDx and Harlan Zimmerman, senior partner, Cevian Capital, to discuss how they are navigating the climate challenge in their organisations. Karina Litvack, Eni board member and Climate Governance Initiative chairperson provides closing remarks.

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