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Corporate Leaders Groups

Business leadership for a climate neutral economy
CLG partners

The Corporate Leaders Groups work in partnership with a range of networks including the European Green Growth Group of EU climate and environment ministers and supportive Members of the European Parliament, the We Mean Business Coalition and sister groups across the EU and the UK. These partnerships help to expand the reach and impact of the Corporate Leaders Groups and enable the groups to gain valuable insight and perspective on the actions required to develop sustainable economies around the world.


Green Growth Partnership

The European Green Growth Partnership (GGP) brings together ministers from European governments, businesses and the European Parliament to discuss and debate the economic opportunities and challenges involved in the transition to a low carbon, resilient economy. 


Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action (CLN)

In 2022, the Corporate Leaders Groups are seeking to formally re-establish the collaboration with international business groups through reactivating the ‘Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action’ (CLN) and supporting the creation of new corporate leaders groups globally building on the format of the existing CLGs to create a strengthened network of corporate leaders’ groups.

Learn more about the CLN.


We Mean Business Coalition

We Mean Business Coalition is a nonprofit coalition working with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change.  Together, the Coalition catalyzes business and policy action to halve emissions by 2030 and accelerate the transition to a net zero economy. The Coalition works with a growing network of funders and partners to mobilize philanthropic funding and invest in portfolios of climate action initiatives to realize this vision at speed and scale.

The Corporate Leaders Groups, and particularly CLG Europe, play a fundamental role within the Coalition, building on their policy and strategic work advocating for climate change solutions and leveraging the efforts of CLG Europe’s European and global business members. Eliot Whittington, the Corporate Leaders Groups’ Director, sits on the Board of Directors of the We Mean Business Coalition.

Visit We Mean Business Coalition for further information.


UK, European and International Business Networks

Since 2010, the Corporate Leaders Groups have developed relationships with a number of business groups around the world. These groups have seen the need for co-ordination across the economy, both to ensure potential risks are managed, and to allow business to grasp the opportunities that this transition to a low carbon society could hold. Recent collaborations have included with the Japan Climate Leaders Partnership (CLP), CLG Chile, Foundation 2°, the Aldersgate Group, BCSD Portugal, the Center of Energy Efficiency Solutions, the Climate Leadership Coalition, the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, Entreprises pour l'Environnement, The Haga Initiative and The Spanish Green Growth Group.

By linking these business networks working on climate change the Corporate Leaders Groups are able to share best practice, enable collaboration and provide strategic support to increase impact, both within member countries and internationally. The Corporate Leaders Groups’ have worked with business groups from Abu Dhabi, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the UK and the US. 

Read more about the business groups that the Corporate Leaders Groups have worked with.


UK Business Group Alliance for Net Zero

The UK Business Group Alliance for Net Zero (BGA) is a formal network of leading business groups working to increase political and business ambition with the aim of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in the UK.

It draws together some of the most ambitious and proactive business groups and organisations to work together and works collaboratively with the UK Government and other stakeholders.

Read more about the UK Business Group Alliance for Net Zero