Electronic Board Meetings

Devika & Kavi’s Clause

Devika & Kavi's Clause requires company directors to endeavour to hold meetings electronically in order to minimise travel and the need for printed documents.

Sustainable Soil Management Obligations

Soren's Clause

A set of sustainable soil management obligations allowing businesses to manage their reliance on soil, its functions and related ecosystem services.

Green Shareholders’ Agreement (Short Form for SMEs)

Ava's Clause

Amendments to a standard early stage shareholders’ agreement for SMEs that enable investors to hold an SME to account on climate change issues and align all parties’ interests with achieving net zero.

Green Company Articles

Ragnar's Clause

An underlying framework of green obligations, which target a company’s decision making, internal investments and reporting in addressing material environmental issues for the company.

Paris Aligned Company Articles

Pasfield's Clause

A net zero focused variation of Arlo’s Clause (ESG Aligned Company Articles) to include in a company’s articles of association, drafted by reference to TCLP’s net zero resources.

Climate Policy Footprint

Emilio's Checklist

A checklist that requests one off or repeated disclosure of a company’s climate-related lobbying, financing, sponsoring and climate leadership activities.

Board Paper Implementing Net Zero for SMEs

Lila's Clause

A board paper for building net zero objectives and targets into corporate strategy and for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of a company’s progress against its net zero targets.

Net Zero Completion Adjustment Clause

Felix's Clause

A net zero/ carbon budget adjustment clause included as part of a completion accounts mechanism to provide “Carbon Certainty”.

Green Transaction Execution Protocols

Evan's Protocols

Green execution protocols which parties can adopt at the start of a transaction to minimise the carbon footprint of deal execution.

Capital Markets ESG Due Diligence Questionnaire

Gordon's DDQ

A capital markets focused due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) requiring the company to provide information regarding its impact on and considerations of climate change issues for the present and future.

Climate Standard Transaction Terms

Callum & Theo's Clause

Model climate terms and conditions that an impact investor financing private sector infrastructure in developing countries can incorporate into its standard documents.

Green Acquisition Obligations

Sienna's Clause

A share purchase/ asset purchase agreement clause requiring the purchaser to maintain/ improve the target company's green credentials post acquisition, linked to payment from escrow if successful.

Supply Chain Emissions Scorecard

Maria's Scorecard

A pro forma scorecard to be incorporated into commercial agreements as a schedule, allowing supply chain sustainability to be viewed through the lens of risk to business continuity.

Net Zero Culture Employment Handbook

Elliot's Handbook

Net Zero and sustainability clauses into employment handbooks so that these issues permeate all levels of the employment relationship and encourage development of a Net Zero Culture in the company.

Management Equity Ratchet Terms

Bella's Clause

A template clause for inclusion in investment documents to financially incentivise management teams to meet targets which are linked to climate change and environmental issues.

Net Zero Convertible Loan Note

Nozomi's Clause

Makes the qualifying criteria for receiving finance conditional on setting a net zero target and reflects this obligation in a convertible loan note instrument that incentivises net zero performance.

Climate Change Due Diligence Questionnaire

Lola & Harry's DDQ

A due diligence questionnaire which asks the target company to provide information regarding a wide range of climate change-related issues going far beyond the standard compliance-focused questions.

Green Shareholders’ Agreement

Lauren's Clause

Amendments to a standard early stage shareholders’ agreement which allow investors to hold the company to account on climate issues and oblige all shareholders to support Net Zero.

Climate Change Clauses for Heads of Terms

Hanley's Clause

A dedicated section in heads of terms precedents so that climate change issues become a key issue for any deal team. This will be particularly relevant where parties have public net zero targets.

Green Investment Obligations

Frank's Clause

Amendments to standard non-leveraged investment documents to focus the founders and investee company on climate change and environmental issues with their products, services, and operations.

Board Minutes: Consideration of Climate Change Factors

Darcy's Board Minutes

Introducing specific drafting into board minutes to encourage directors to consider their net zero targets and/ or carbon footprint and climate change risks as a routine part of their decision-making.

Environmental Business Charter

Chloe's Clause

The Environmental Business Charter – a “soft touch” introduction to how environmental concerns can be integrated into the corporate and legal services environment.

Green Supplier Agreement Terms

Zoë & Bea’s Clause

Green procurement clauses and a checklist to make a standard supplier agreement focus on emissions across a value chain.