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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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More than 100 business and finance leaders urge new Prime Minister to strengthen economy by prioritising response to climate and nature crises

21 September 2022

21 September 2022 - UK CEOs of businesses and finance institutions, including Amazon, the Co-op, Signify, Zurich Insurance, Coca-Cola, Bupa, IKEA, Siemens, BNP Paribas, Sky and Aviva, are calling on Prime Minister Liz Truss to build economic resilience through delivery of net zero emissions and restoring nature.

Business groups call on Conservative leadership candidates to maintain UK's progress on tackling climate change

12 July 2022

13 July 2022 - Business groups representing thousands of UK businesses, including Lloyds Banking Group, Amazon, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Signify, Scottish Power and Thames Water are calling on Tory leadership candidates to accelerate the clean energy transition and keep up UK progress on climate change.

Policy Briefing: The Best of Both Worlds: How tackling cost-of-living and decarbonisation creates win-wins for the UK economy

27 June 2022

27 June 2022 - New research by the UK Corporate Leaders Group indicates policies aiming to address the cost-of-living and energy crises and reduce emissions have better long-term impacts for the economy, environment and society.

Event: 'The Best of Both Worlds: How tackling cost of living and decarbonisation creates win-wins for the UK economy', Monday 27 June, 2-3pm BST

22 June 2022

This high-level webinar formally launched the UK Corporate Leaders Group's latest policy briefing ‘The Best of Both Worlds: How tackling cost of living and decarbonisation creates win-wins for the UK economy’ and explored the recommendations within the report.

Corporate Leaders Groups top InfluenceMap ranking on climate policy engagement

14 April 2022

20 April 2022 - InfluenceMap has recently launched an interactive platform tracking influencing efforts of companies and industry associations on key files within the EU Green Deal’s landmark initiative of the ‘Fit for 55’ package. The Corporate Leaders Groups were awarded an “A” ranking for their ongoing policy engagement for climate action, topping the industrial association list.

Blog: Net Zero in troubled times: our route to a strong and resilient economy

1 April 2022

1 April 2022 - Eliot Whittington, Director of the Corporate Leaders Groups, considers why it is more important than ever that we stay on track for net zero, to create strong and resilient economies around the world.

Amazon joins CISL’s UK and European Corporate Leaders Groups to support progress towards net zero

18 March 2022

21 March 2022 - Amazon has joined the UK and European Corporate Leaders Groups (CLG UK and CLG Europe) convened by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in support of a sustainable and climate neutral economy.

Blog: Ignore the net zero sceptics - the UK needs a national conversation on climate action and resilience

2 March 2022

2 March 2022 - Look at the climate impacts we are seeing and tell me with a straight face we don't need to act now, says Peter Simpson, Chief Executive of Anglian Water and co-Chair of the UK Corporate Leaders Group.

CLG UK welcomes the reappointment of co-Chairs for further two years

28 February 2022

15 March 2022 - Following a successful tenure as co-Chairs of the UK Corporate Leaders Group (CLG UK), Peter Simpson, CEO of Anglian Water, and Colin Matthews, Non-Executive Chairman of EDF in the UK, have been reappointed for a further two years.

Policy Briefing: Preparing for the storm: The role of UK business and government in improving UK resilience to climate change in the UK

11 November 2021

11 November 2021 - As COP26 focuses on the built environment, the UK Corporate Leaders Group (CLG UK) launches its new report highlighting the role and interaction of business and policy in supporting resilient places.

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