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CLG partners: collective action for greater impact

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) works in partnership with a range of networks including the European Green Growth Platform, the We Mean Business coalition, the Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action (CLN) and others. These partnerships help to expand the reach and impact of the CLG and enable the group to gain valuable insight and perspective on the actions required to develop sustainable economies around the world.


Green Growth Platform

The European Green Growth Platform (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. This influential platform is made up of ministers from 16 governments, 18 members of the EU parliament and 40 major businesses.

History of the GGP

The economic challenges and opportunities of an ambitious European decarbonisation agenda are complex. With this in mind, a group of like-minded EU energy, climate and environment ministers formed an informal grouping – the ministerial Green Growth Group. The ministers agreed that business and public engagement should be a key part of their work and reached out to the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) to form a Green Growth Platform in 2013.

CISL continues to provide the secretariat of the Green Growth Platform. The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, which is also convened by CISL, acts as a strategic advisory body to the GGP.

Read further information about the members and activities of the Green Growth Group and the Green Growth Platform.


We Mean Business

We Mean Business is a coalition of organisations working with many of the world’s most influential businesses and investors. These businesses recognise that the transition to a low carbon economy is essential to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for mankind. To accelerate this transition, the coalition operates as a common platform to amplify the business voice, catalyse bold climate action, and promote smart policy frameworks.

The CLG plays a fundamental role within the coalition, building on its policy and strategic work advocating for climate change solutions and leveraging the efforts of its European and global business members. Jill Duggan, CLG Director, sits on the Board of Directors of the We Mean Business coalition.

We Mean Business offers companies and investors a common platform to act and be recognised for leadership on climate change. The coalition also seeks to send a strong signal to governments and policymakers that businesses and investors all over the world are taking action and want smart climate policy that will scale solutions and help deliver a more prosperous and resilient future.

Visit We Mean Business for further information.


Pacific Alliance Green Growth Platform

Countries involved in the Pacific Alliance trade grouping in Latin America formed a green growth working group in 2016, inspired by the European Green Growth Platform.

Following COP20 in Lima, CISL facilitated a series of events and discussions, including mobilisation of business support, which helped to seed and support the development of the new platform in Latin America.

27 companies with operations across Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru) have added their voice, in the form of a letter, in support of climate action by pledging their commitment to work with government to create a supportive environment for green growth.

Read more about the Pacific Alliance Green Growth Platform.


Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action

Since 2010, the CLG has developed relationships with a number of business groups around the world and has occasionally convened them under the banner of the Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action (CLN). 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 activity of the network has included the Japan Climate Leaders Partnership (CLP), the Group of Business Leaders against Climate Change: CLG Chile, The Foundation 2°: German Entrepreneurs for Climate Protection, and the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG).

By linking these business leadership groups working on climate change the CLN is able to share best practice, enable collaboration and provide strategic support to increase impact, both within member countries and internationally. The network has included business groups from Abu Dhabi, Brazil, Chile, the EU, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea,  Singapore, Spain, Turkey and the US. See below for the full list of past and present CLN members.

Read more about the business groups that the Corporate Leaders Network has worked with.