Chapter Zero

Chapter Zero is a network of company chairs, committee chairs and non-executive directors, committed to developing their knowledge of the implications of climate change for UK business. Given the far-reaching impact and implications, our purpose is to enable these directors to understand better how it is likely to affect their companies and sectors, and to encourage their boards to hold informed and strategic discussions and respond effectively to the climate change challenge. The name of the network, Chapter Zero, reflects the drive towards a net zero carbon economy and the major role business will play in achieving it.

The Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL

The mission of the Institute for Global Prosperity is to rethink what prosperity means for people around the globe. The IGP’s vision is to help build a prosperous, sustainable, global future, underpinned by the principles of fairness and justice, and allied to a realistic, long-term vision of humanity’s place in the world. The IGP undertakes pioneering research that seeks to dramatically improve the quality of life for this and future generations. Its strength lies in the way it allies intellectual creativity to effective collaboration and policy development. Of particular importance to the IGP’s approach is the way in which it integrates non-academic expertise into its knowledge generation by engaging with decision-makers, business, civil society, and local communities.

Cambridge Zero

Cambridge Zero is Cambridge University‘s response to the climate crisis, it is an interdisciplinary and collaborative initiative created to harness the University’s research and policy expertise, they develop responsive climate solutions that work for individuals, society and the economy.

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Federated Hermes

Federated Hermes is an investment manager with over $630bn in assets under management,  Federated Hermes are responsible investors, their goals are to help individuals invest and retire better, to help clients achieve better risk-adjusted returns, and to contribute to positive outcomes in the wider world.


Buro Happold 

Buro Happold are a world-class global practice of engineers, consultants and advisers. Buro Happold has a rich heritage of tackling complex engineering challenges in the built environment.

They promote a culture of collaboration and respect, Buro Happold embraces mutual responsibility and understands that a sustainable future is intrinsic to the economic and social impact of our work.


Stantec is a global leader in the design and consulting industry. Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. Stantec places communities at the center of their strategy and processes, with their outcomes always geared towards improving the lives of those communities.

Salamanca Group

Salamanca Group is a privately-held Merchant Banking business, home to experts in global investment and advisory, London real estate and strategic land development. They build highly valued, long-term relationships with individuals, corporates, institutions and governments, offering strategic advice and specialist know-how through their four divisions; Investment, Corporate Advisory, Real Estate and Strategic Land. Salamanca Group delivers integrated, consistent advice, always with the client at the centre and ensure a collaborative approach with their clients, in order to enable their business, protect their assets and grow their capital.


Gravity, the UK’s first commercial smart campus, is the blueprint for a smarter, cleaner future – faster. It will deliver a new era of possibility by supporting companies making a difference socially, economically and environmentally, driving the UK’s shift to growing through a cleaner economy. With direct access to the M5 and accessible by rail, air and sea, the site offers over 616 acres for the creation of millions of sq ft of scalable, flexible and shared working space.