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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.


Latest activities

Event: High-level Green Growth Platform dinner: Reaping the economic benefits of the energy transition in the mobility sector – 10 June, Warsaw, Poland

14 June 2019

On 10 June, high-level participants from across the mobility sector in Poland discussed the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition in mobility for the country and the wider Central and Eastern European (CEE) region.

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group responds to UK decision to commit to net zero emissions by 2050

12 June 2019

12 June 2019 – The UK Government has announced legislation to commit to net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050.

More than 120 leading businesses urge UK Government to legislate for 2050 net zero economy

30 May 2019

May 31 2019 – More than 120 leading UK businesses, investors and business networks, including the CBI, Anglian Water, John Lewis Partnership, BT, Aviva, Arup, Coca-Cola and Kingfisher, are calling on the UK Government to put climate neutrality by 2050 into legislation immediately.

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group responds to Committee on Climate Change recommendation that the UK should aim for a net zero emissions target by 2050

1 May 2019

2 May 2019 – Today the UK government’s advisory panel, the Climate Change Committee (CCC), has recommended that the UK aims for a net zero target for greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The energy transition in Central and Eastern Europe: The business case for higher ambition

13 March 2019

March 2019 – The transition towards a zero carbon economy provides Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with significant opportunities to deliver better public health, improved quality of life and economic prosperity, as well as positive climate outcomes. This new report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) explores the emerging economic opportunities and challenges relating to the transition to low carbon, resource efficient economies in three core areas: energy efficiency in buildings, renewable energy, and mobility. It puts forward recommendations for companies and governments in the region to address the current challenges and fully realise the economic opportunities of the energy transition.

Letter from CEOs to UK Prime Minister calls for a net zero emissions goal by 2050

23 November 2018

26 November 2018 – Members of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) have written to Prime Minister Theresa May, calling on the UK Government to fulfil the promises made in the Paris Climate Agreement and aim for net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.

Global Climate Action Summit: Governments Must Aim for Net Zero Carbon Emissions Before 2050, Say Business Leaders

11 September 2018

12 September 2018 – Leading CEOs back calls from the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group for ambitious targets to inspire transition to a low-carbon economy.

Aiming for Zero: A growing business movement

5 September 2018

9 September 2018 – Business leaders can share their insights and experience to inform policy and regulation; they can also shape public expectations on how sustainable growth can be advanced. This briefing aims to support companies to engage more meaningfully in the net zero debate.

UK Down to Zero Procurement Compacts

10 August 2017

May 2012 – The Corporate Leaders Group co-hosted with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills a very successful launch of three new Joint Public–Private Low Carbon Procurement Compacts at the Royal Society.

Leading businesses and investors urge the UK to show leadership towards a zero carbon economy

20 July 2017

A letter from leading companies and investors, sent to the Prime Minister yesterday, urges the UK government to raise ambition to tackle climate change and show leadership towards a stronger, more prosperous and sustainable economy.

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