A recent study of 11,700 companies revealed that companies with higher than 30% women on their boards had better climate governance globally. Gender-diverse boards invested more in renewable power generation and energy efficiency. And as domestic and international calls for greater transparency and regulation in climate risk reporting grow, research shows that organizations with gender-diverse boards have better environmental reporting and climate governance than their peers.
As more government entities mandate climate risk disclosure using frameworks including the Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), corporations are looking to protect themselves from climate risks.
The Task Force for Equity in Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, or TECFD, program assembled business cases, interviews, and primary data to demonstrate that leveraging gender equity in climate risk reporting is an effective way to reduce financial risk and increase resilience.
In this panel, team members of the TECFD program will reveal their initial findings and discuss how they can be implemented into corporate governance, strategy, risk management, metrics, and targets planning. Attendees will walk away inspired to approach climate strategies with a gender equity lens and the building blocks to do so.
Women in Climate Tech empowers and amplifies the voices of women, and non-binary individuals, in climate tech, working to solve the biggest challenge of our time. Its members include engineers, executives, communicators, policy specialists, investors, and business leaders worldwide, all working to combat climate change.
Dr. Marcia Balisciano