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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.

 

Latest activities


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.

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group to join witness panel for examination of Committee on Climate Change Progress Report

30 June 2020

On Thursday 2 July 2020, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee will examine the Committee on Climate Change 2020 Progress Report and will take evidence from three witness panels, including from the Climate Assembly, the Committee on Climate Change, and a panel of business groups, which includes the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and the CBI.

Green recovery knowledge hub

25 June 2020

June 2020 – This knowledge hub includes thought leadership from the Corporate Leaders Group Europe and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on how policymakers and business leaders can back a green economic recovery that puts Europe and the UK on the path towards economic renewal and climate neutrality.

More than 200 leading businesses urge UK Government to deliver clean, inclusive and resilient recovery plan

29 May 2020

1 June 2020 – More than 200 leading UK businesses, investors and business networks, including Lloyds Bank, Asda, Siemens, Aviva, Sky, Mitsubishi and Signify are calling on the Government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that builds back a more inclusive, stronger and more resilient UK economy.

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group’s co-chairs

7 May 2020

Colin Matthews, non-executive Chairman of EDF Energy and Peter Simpson, Chief Executive of Anglian Water Group were nominated co-chairs of the Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) in February 2020. In their roles as co-chairs, Colin and Peter advise on the strategic development of CLG and help to represent the interests and concerns of the group’s business leaders.

UK Corporate Leaders Group responds to Budget 2020

12 March 2020

12 March 2020 – Following the announcement of the UK Budget 2020, Eliot Whittington, Director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, dissects the key elements of the Treasury's spending plans and the implications for UK climate policy.

Acting Together: How the UK can accelerate action to deliver a thriving net zero economy that works for all

5 March 2020

9 March 2020 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group has published a briefing outlining a set of leadership priorities for the UK Government, which aim to engage all parts of society in taking action in response to climate change.

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group calls on UK Government for clear leadership to accelerate climate action

5 March 2020

9 March 2020 – As the UK begins preparations to host this year's global climate summit, businesses including Unilever, Anglian Water, EDF, Tesco, Sky, Coca-Cola European Partners, and others are urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to show strong climate leadership with a clear strategy championed from the top of government.

Businesses urge EU to walk its talk at Climate Summit

19 September 2019

22 September 2019 – On the eve of the UN Climate Summit businesses are urging the EU to demonstrate leadership in line with its aim of becoming the first climate neutral continent.

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group welcomes the UK’s Green Finance Strategy

1 July 2019

2 July 2019 – Today the UK government has launched its Green Finance Strategy, setting out its green finance objectives and ambitions.

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