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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: Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform – The missing piece of the climate change puzzle

23 November 2015

On 30 November 2015, the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group join forces to handover the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Communiqué on the opening day of COP21, in the presence of Heads of Governments and business leaders.

Events: The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group at COP21

23 November 2015

30 November–12 December 2015: We’ll be supporting a strong climate agreement in Paris throughout a series of events during the two weeks of COP21.

Comment by Eliot Whittington on Amber Rudd’s energy policy announcements

18 November 2015

18 November 2015 – The UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has set a clear direction of travel towards decarbonisation, but more is needed on energy efficiency, says our Deputy Director.

Press release: The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group calls on G20 Leaders to fulfil their six-year-old pledge to end fossil fuel subsidies

12 November 2015

13 November 2015 – Eliminating fossil fuel subsidies would not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It would also benefit the wider economy.

Press release: Business leaders urge Finance ministers to step up their efforts to support Paris climate deal – 2 November 2015

30 October 2015

Business leaders urge Finance ministers to step up their efforts to support Paris climate deal CAMBRIDGE, 2 NOVEMBER 2015 — With just one month to go before Heads of States converge in Paris for the opening of the COP21 UN climate conference , 11 international business organisations today called on Finance Ministers to...

News: The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group asks EU to take action to reform fossil fuel subsidies and carbon price

26 October 2015

22 October 2015 – Business leaders from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group today urged European Environment Ministers to take bold steps to reform the EU Emissions Trading System and phase out fossil fuel subsidies.

Event: Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP21, Paris – 7–8 December 2015

21 October 2015

Date 7–8 December 2015 Location Stade de France , Paris, France Contact Agnes Gradzewicz , Head of Marketing Find out more Register #SIF15 | The Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF), of which The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group is a partner, is hosted by Climate Action and UNEP. SIF15 is endorsed...

Event: Australian Climate Leadership Summit 15, Sydney – 5 November 2015

21 October 2015

Date 5 November 2015 Location Sydney, Australia Contact Conference Managers – MCI Australia: Tel: +61 (0)3 9320 8647 Find out more The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group is proud to be partnering with We Mean Business, CDP, and others on the Australian Climate Leadership Summit . The summit will bring together major...

Corporate Leaders Group reacts to Amber Rudd’s first speech on climate action

9 October 2015

24 July 2015 – Today saw the first major speech on climate change made by the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd. Read our initial reaction.

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group at UNFCCC COP20, Lima

9 October 2015

3 December 2014 – The Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) and the Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action (CLN) are preparing for an exciting week of climate discussions in Lima, Peru this month. The groups will be represented at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP), amongst Ministers, negotiators, business, finance, and civil society climate leaders from across the globe. The 20th COP is an essential milestone on the way to securing a definitive global agreement in Paris at the end of 2015.

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