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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy
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Since it was established in 2005, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) 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, the CLG 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 the CLG 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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Six months out from COP26 new business group alliance launches as more than 100 big UK businesses sign up to accelerate Race to Zero

29 April 2021

29 April 2021 - The UK Business Group Alliance for Net Zero (BGA) formally launches six months before COP26 with the aim of increasing ambition to achieve a net zero UK by 2050 at the latest. The alliance draws together some of the most ambitious and proactive business groups and organisations to work and think together, working collaboratively with the UK Government and other stakeholders.

Blog: Business must show support for government progress towards a climate resilient economy – it's our responsibility to act now

17 December 2020

18 December 2020 - Peter Simpson, Chief Executive of Anglian Water and co-chair of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, reflects on why the business community has its own responsibility to act, and must give the government confidence to provide bold action towards a climate resilient economy.

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group welcomes Prime Minister’s new Ten Point Plan as a ‘good step forward for climate action’

18 November 2020

18 November 2020 – Prime Minister Boris Johnson released details of his Ten Point Plan for a UK green recovery yesterday evening. The roadmap towards decarbonisation of the economy and regeneration of nature comes one year before the UK hosts the COP26 climate summit. 

Companies, business groups and investors call on UK Prime Minister to deliver strong Paris Agreement pledge and urge businesses to join the campaign

30 October 2020

1 December 2020 - In the run up to the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change companies, business groups and investors are calling on Boris Johnson to announce a substantial emissions commitment.

Blog: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are vital to UK decarbonisation – how do we meaningfully engage them?

8 October 2020

8 October 2020 – Beverley Cornaby, Senior Programme Manager, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group reflects on how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can help shift the UK economy towards net zero by 2050.

Lloyds Banking Group re-joins The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group

19 August 2020

May 2020 – Lloyds Banking Group, the UK’s largest financial services group, has re-joined as full member The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), a cross-sectoral business leadership group convened across the UK in support of a climate neutral economy.

Salesforce joins CLG Europe and The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group

30 July 2020

July 2020 – Salesforce, the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), bringing companies closer to their customers in the digital age, is the latest organisation to join as a full member of both CLG Europe and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), two cross-sectoral business leadership groups convened across the EU and the UK in support of a climate neutral economy.

Blog: Green growth - investing in low carbon infrastructure

16 July 2020

16 July 2020 - Colin Matthews, Chairman of EDF Energy and co-chair of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, urges UK organisations to commit to rebuilding the economy and tackling climate change.

Blog: Hot air won’t power our green recovery – the time for action is now

15 July 2020

16 July 2020 - Peter Simpson, Chief Executive of Anglian Water and co-chair of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, makes the case for business to step up and build a green recovery by acting on ambition.

Chancellor's green recovery initiatives must be part of far-reaching net zero strategy

8 July 2020

8 July 2020 – Eliot Whittington, Director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group responds to the UK Treasury's Summer Statement.

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