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Corporate Leaders Groups

Business leadership for a climate neutral economy
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One of the main roles of the Corporate Leaders Group is to develop and document insights from the business community that can help support stronger climate action. These outputs underpin many of the key milestones achieved by the CLG over time.

The Corporate Leaders Groups' work covers a range of topics, and the current priority areas are highlighted below. Further themes and categories can be found in the right-hand column.

 

Key themes

 

Latest thought leadership

Paulig, Robeco, PKA, Revenga, Haga Initiative and EMZ partners join the call for the EU to set a climate target of at least 90% by 2040 and place climate at the centre of strategic priorities.

13 June 2024

13 June 2024 - Paulig Group, Robeco, PKA, Revenga, Haga Intiative, EMZ, East Capital, Euroheat & Power, Revenga Smart Solutions and CCLA Investment Management joined over 100 businesses and investors calling on the EU to place climate at the centre of the strategy that aims to increase the EU’s competitiveness, resilience and energy security.

CLG Europe's high-level launch event: "The Green Deal and Beyond: A Business Agenda for a Sustainable, Competitive and Resilient Europe". 19th June, 10.00-12.30 CEST, Brussels

7 June 2024

This event is dedicated to the launch of the Corporate Leaders Group Europe (CLG Europe) and We Mean Business Coalition (WMBC) report " The Green Deal and Beyond: A Business Agenda for a Sustainable, Competitive and Resilient Europe ".

Date: 
Wednesday, 19 June, 2024 - 10:00

Business Briefing: Building a New European Competitiveness Deal: Six Tests For A Prosperous, Resilient, Fair And Green Economy.

22 May 2024

22 May 2024 - Securing geopolitical, economic and social stability is a priority for European leaders as they finalise the Strategic Agenda for the next five years. With the EU facing acute challenges to its competitiveness, heads of state have called for a “New European Competitiveness Deal”. Policymakers will have to learn from the past and effectively leverage Europe’s strengths through innovative, inspirational thinking and decisive, joint action.

UK Corporate Leaders Group becomes an official partner of the first UK Net Zero Business Census

20 May 2024

20 May 2024 - The UK Corporate Leaders Group is delighted to be an official partner of the first UK Net Zero Business Census.

UK businesses want a consistent net zero policy – not a laissez-faire approach

9 May 2024

09 May 2024 - The Energy Security and Net Zero Secretary's mixed messaging around net zero last week could bruise investor confidence in the green economy, writes Beverley Cornaby, Director of the UK Corporate Leaders Group.

Business and Investors call on the EU to Set a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target of at least 90% by 2040.

21 March 2024

21 March 2024 - Over 100 businesses and investors signed a joint letter calling on the EU to set a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 90% by 2040. A robust climate target and the decarbonisation of our economies will improve the EU’s resilience to shocks, energy security and competitiveness.

How the new EU institutions can kickstart the Circular Economy, 8 April, 2024

11 March 2024

Ahead of the EU elections, we expect circular economy to be a key area of interest over the next five years. This event will explore what role the circular economy should play in European Politics.

Date: 
Monday, 8 April, 2024 - 10:00 to 11:30

CLG UK's rapid reaction to the 2024 Spring Budget

6 March 2024

06 March 2024 - The UK Corporate Leaders Group has provided a rapid reaction to the contents of the 2024 Spring Budget.

Business needs a clear and consistent UK green investment plan

13 February 2024

13 February 2024 - Labour's decision to ditch its £28bn manifesto pledge creates yet more uncertainty for green businesses, writes Beverley Cornaby, Director of the UK Corporate Leaders Group.

Roundtable: How to create decent & fair circular jobs in the EU?

29 January 2024

29 January 2024 – CLG Europe’s Materials & Products Taskforce hosted a closed roundtable, both in Brussels and online, delving into how the shift towards circular economy impacts employment in the EU and beyond, involving approximately 30 stakeholders, including policymakers, civil society representatives, and experts to identify priority actions for policymakers.