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Appointment of Director of the Climate Governance Initiative

The Climate Governance Initiative, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, has announced the appointment of Alexandra Bolton as its new Director.

Alexandra Bolton has a diverse background having been the founding Executive Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain, and most recently working as an international consultant in digital transformation, connected digital twins and organisational change. She brings a wealth of experience across industry, academia, and policy to increase the reach of the Initiative and to create deeper, stronger impact, supporting boards to respond to the climate crisis.

Alexandra says “I am delighted to be joining the Climate Governance Initiative at this pivotal time. I thank the current team and the Governing Board for their critical work in supporting the growth of the Initiative – I am looking forward to working with them and our many partners and allies to enable boards to act on climate to create better outcomes for people, profit, and the planet.”

The Climate Governance Initiative, part of Hughes Hall, mobilises boards of directors around the world to address climate change in their businesses. With 29 chapters in 71 countries, the Initiative drives this global movement.

The Climate Governance Initiative has grown significantly since its launch in 2019 – from the initial three Chapters in Italy, Malaysia and the UK – to now 29 Chapters covering 71 countries. This growth is an indication of the increasing realisation that climate change is impacting all corners of the economy, and boards need to both understand and manage the risks in combination with looking for the opportunities for their businesses to transition their products and services to grow and thrive in a low-carbon and climate resilient world.

Julie Baddeley, Chair of the Climate Governance Initiative Governing Board, said: “We are delighted to have Alexandra in this role as we move into our next phase of growth, development and most importantly – increasing our global impact. I look forward to working closely with her and the rest of Governing Board as we plan for the coming months and years ahead.”

For more information on the Climate Governance Initiative: https://climate-governance.org