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Blog: The moment of truth?

15 November 2021

15 November 2021 - Eliot Whittington, Director of the Corporate Leaders Groups, argues COP26 was not the failure some have accused it of being - but now the onus is on businesses to prove their critics wrong

Events: Corporate Leaders Groups at COP26, Glasgow, 1-12 November

21 October 2021

The CLGs are organising a series of events to mobilise concrete action and to leverage and scale up best practice around the world for a net zero economy. Here are the events we are hosting at venues in the centre of Glasgow during COP26.

Blog: Fit for 55: Can the new package help deliver on the promise of the Green Deal?

5 October 2021

5 October 2021 - Climate change is accelerating. This summer in Brussels we felt the force of shifts in weather patterns, and witnessed the loss of 38 lives in terrible floods to the east of the capital.

Event: Green Growth Summit 2021: 5 October 2021, 14.15-17.15 (CET)

20 September 2021

The 2021 Green Growth Summit took place virtually on 5 October at a crucial time when the EU and its partners have the unique opportunity to transform their economies and societies to adequately respond to the climate emergency while providing economic and social benefits in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Event: Unpacking the Fit for 55 Package: perspectives and next steps, 16 July 2021

1 July 2021

This webinar was an opportunity for high-level representatives from the Green Growth Group, Members of the European Parliament and business to provide initial reactions to the publication of the Package and formulate recommendations on the way forward to achieve climate objectives and the transition towards a prosperous, competitive and climate neutral Europe.

Event: Bridging the Gap: UK business and policy leadership for net zero, 23 June 2021

1 June 2021

This webinar took place on Wednesday 23 June, 10-11am (BST). It formally launched the Bridging the Gap recommendations report through a webinar exploring the challenges and opportunities for the UK to demonstrate climate leadership through the Net Zero Strategy to ensure it is on track to meet its ambitious medium and long term targets.

Event: UK Business Climate Leaders' Summit, 1 July 2021

1 June 2021

This webinar took place on Thursday 1st July, 1pm – 3pm (BST). It provided a point on the road to COP26 that showcases UK businesses already taking ambitious climate action through committing to Race to Zero and explored the actions UK businesses can take to contribute to the UK meeting its ambitious net zero targets.

Event: High-level virtual conference: Creating markets for climate neutral materials and the role of EU Industrial policy, 11 May 2021

30 April 2021

This webinar was on 11 May between 10.15-12.15 CET, providing an opportunity to learn more about how to create lead markets for climate neutral materials and the EU policy's role in decarbonising heavy industry.

Event: Launch of the UK Business Group Alliance for Net Zero

28 April 2021

The UK Business Group Alliance for Net Zero launch event webinar: Six-months to COP26: Accelerating UK business action in the Race to Zero. The launch webinar was on Thursday 29 April, 1.30-2.30pm BST. Business will play a key role in the transition to a net zero economy in the UK and in supporting the COP26 Climate Summit...

Blog: Business must show support for government progress towards a climate resilient economy – it's our responsibility to act now

17 December 2020

18 December 2020 - Peter Simpson, Chief Executive of Anglian Water and co-chair of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, reflects on why the business community has its own responsibility to act, and must give the government confidence to provide bold action towards a climate resilient economy.

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