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Since it was established in 2005, the UK Corporate Leaders Group (CLG UK) has worked to develop solutions on climate change with policymakers and business peers across the world. The group works at the UK level to raise policy ambition and drive the transformation to a low carbon economy, and projects those insights outside the UK by working in partnership on the international stage. It works closely with a sister group convened across Europe – CLG Europe – and with other business groups in the We Mean Business coalition.

As a focused cross-sectoral group, CLG UK is able to convene thoughtful and engaged discussions with policymakers, where the challenges and opportunities of securing a sustainable economy can be explored in a setting that is often informal, intimate and in an atmosphere of trust.

The group is united by a commitment to work towards a sustainable and prosperous future. It is diverse enough that its perspectives will not be limited to any one sector or interest. These characteristics and the high quality facilitation provided by the secretariat allow broader, deeper and more focused engagement with policymakers around the actions required to raise climate ambition, build low carbon policy and drive innovation to deliver a low carbon society.

Whilst many of CLG UK discussions are featured here, some of the most thoughtful and interesting take place in closed discussions that allow a free exchange of ideas, experience and best practice.

 

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Business needs a clear and consistent UK green investment plan

13 February 2024

13 February 2024 - Labour's decision to ditch its £28bn manifesto pledge creates yet more uncertainty for green businesses, writes Beverley Cornaby, Director of the UK Corporate Leaders Group.

Business networks from across UK support UK government in keeping 1.5C alive

10 December 2023

10 December 2023 – 25 UK businesses, business groups and investors have urgently come together during COP28 to deliver a shared a statement in support of the UK Government COP28 negotiation which aims to keep 1.5C alive.

Blog: Tax cuts are not enough to deliver green growth

27 November 2023

24 November 2023 - The Autumn Statement was a missed opportunity to remove barriers holding back the UK's green economy, writes Beverley Cornaby, Director of the UK Corporate Leaders Group.

CLG UK rapid reaction to the Autumn Statement 2023

22 November 2023

22 November 2023 - Today's Autumn Statement outlined the Chancellor's choices and decisions about the nation's finances. The UK Corporate Leaders Group has provided a rapid reaction to the contents of today's announcement.

King's Speech casts doubt on government commitment to climate agenda

8 November 2023

08 November 2023 - Beverley Cornaby, Director of the UK Corporate Leaders Group, responds to the first King's Speech held at yesterday's state opening of parliament.

CLG UK rapid response following the King's Speech

7 November 2023

07 November 2023 - Today, His Majesty King Charles III delivered his first King's Speech, which marked the state opening of parliament. The UK Corporate Leaders Group has provided a rapid reaction to the contents and focus of the speech.

Businesses urge the Chancellor to use the upcoming Autumn Statement to provide a coherent, proportionate, and robust response to the global race to net zero

7 November 2023

07 November 2023 - Senior leaders from UK businesses including Amazon, Unilever, Zurich Insurance, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, AVEVA, Salesforce and Nestle are calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to use the Autumn Statement to clearly set out what the government’s priorities are for net zero industries and technologies.

CLG UK statement on UK's climate policies

20 September 2023

20 September 2023 - Following recent concerns that the Prime Minister intends to weaken the UK’s climate policies in a number of areas, CLG UK and a number of our members have joined a wide range of businesses, business groups, NGOs, academics and others to demonstrate the broad commitment to the UK’s net zero goal and support for the policies needed to deliver this.

New CLG UK advocacy toolkit aims to help businesses play a leadership role in climate adaptation and resilience

6 July 2023

06 July 2023 - A new advocacy toolkit released by the UK Corporate Leaders Group aims to help businesses play a leadership role in climate adaptation and resilience.

Business Briefing: UK Policy: Climate Adaptation and Resilience Advocacy Toolkit

6 July 2023

06 July 2023 - A new advocacy toolkit released by the UK Corporate Leaders Group aims to help businesses play a leadership role in climate adaptation and resilience.