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Corporate Leaders Groups

Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

At this High-Level Event, the European Corporate Leaders Group is bringing together high-level business leaders, experts, and decision makers, including the EU Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson and IEA’s Chief Energy Economist Tim Gould to discuss the acceleration of clean energy transition as a response to today’s dual climate and energy crises and the role of businesses in this transition.

The event that will take place at the UNFCCC Pavilion, COP27 Blue Zone (Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt) on Monday 14 November 2022  at 14.00 – 15.00 (GMT+2). It will also create an opportunity to exchange views on how to create ambition loops between businesses and decision makers that can drive climate and energy transition ambitions further after the COP27.

View the live stream of the event here.

Moderation by Ursula Woodburn, Head of EU Relations, CLG Europe


Keynote Speeches

Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy

Dr. Jauad El Kharraz, Executive Director, Regional Center for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)


Panel Discussion

Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist of the International Energy Agency

Gonzalo Sáenz de Miera, Global Director of Climate Change and Alliances at Iberdrola

Harry Verhaar, Vice President, Signify

Dewi Dylander, Deputy Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Investments, PKA


Closing Remarks

María Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business Coalition


This event is organised in close collaboration with CLG Europe member Iberdrola. It is an in-person event with livestreaming through UNFCCC YouTube channel.

CISL and Corporate Leaders Group (CLGs) will be at COP27. Please find here our full programme of events at COP27.

Read more about the Green Growth Partnership.


Monday, 14 November, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00