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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.

 

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Latest thought leadership

Event: Save the Date: Green Growth Summit 2022, Monday 10 October, 12.30 - 16.30 (CET) (Hybrid Event)

18 July 2022

The Summit will bring together Environment, Climate and Energy Ministers, Members of the European Parliament and business leaders, to discuss how to ensure an ambitious outcome of the negotiations and implementation of the ‘Fit for 55 Package’, in parallel to the REPowerEU Plan, and reflect on how the EU could show international leadership on climate action by accelerating the global energy transition. The event will also mark the CLG Europe’s flagship report launch on ‘From ambition to delivery: How can policy enable and encourage more sustainable choices by business and households in the EU?’ .

Business groups call on Conservative leadership candidates to maintain UK's progress on tackling climate change

12 July 2022

13 July 2022 - Business groups representing thousands of UK businesses, including Lloyds Banking Group, Amazon, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Signify, Scottish Power and Thames Water are calling on Tory leadership candidates to accelerate the clean energy transition and keep up UK progress on climate change.

Blog: How a Digital Product Passport can enhance a European Circular Economy

11 July 2022

12 July 2022 - Bjørn Kjetil Mauritzen, Hydro’s head of sustainability argues how a Digital Products Passport can be a key enabler to scale up circular economy in Europe.

High-level event: ‘Digital Product Passport: the ticket to achieving a climate neutral and circular European economy?’ On behalf of CLG Europe’s Materials & Products Taskforce and Wuppertal Institute. Tuesday 12 July, 10.00 – 11.30 CEST (Hybrid).

29 June 2022

Learn more about the potentially powerful role of Digital Product Passports in increasing circularity and creating markets for low-carbon materials and products. This high-level event will be centred around the launch of a new report on the Digital Products Passport (DPP).

Report: Digital Product Passport: the ticket to achieving a climate neutral and circular European economy?

29 June 2022

12 July 2022 - The European Commission recently released its March Circular Economy Package, which includes a proposal for an Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR). The ESPR sets a Digital Product Passport (DPP) as a key regulatory element enhancing the traceability of products and their components. The Materials & Products Taskforce and the Wuppertal Institute has released its new report, building on business insights, on how a well-designed DPP could enabled climate action and enhanced circularity in the EU.

Policy Briefing: The Best of Both Worlds: How tackling cost-of-living and decarbonisation creates win-wins for the UK economy

27 June 2022

27 June 2022 - New research by the UK Corporate Leaders Group indicates policies aiming to address the cost-of-living and energy crises and reduce emissions have better long-term impacts for the economy, environment and society.

CLG Europe letter to the Competitiveness Council reflects on the importance of discussion on Strategic Industrial Ecosystems and the Green Transition at the June Competitiveness Council

23 June 2022

24 June 2022 – CLG Europe Director Eliot Whittington sent a letter to the Competitiveness Council reflecting on the discussion around the Strategic Industrial Ecosystems and Empowering Consumers on the Green Transition

CLG Europe Response to the European Parliament’s vote on key Fit for 55 files

22 June 2022

22 June 2022 - Today, the European Parliament Plenary returned to their postponed votes on the revision of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and the Social Climate Fund (SCF). New agreement on these key files calls for slightly higher ambition than European Commission proposals demonstrates a step in the right direction.

CLG Europe & members rapid reaction to European Commission Nature Restoration Law proposal

22 June 2022

22 June 2022 - Today the European Commission published its proposal on the Nature Restoration Law. CLG Europe welcomes the new Nature Restoration Law proposal as a “missing piece of the European Green Deal”, suggesting the new legislation has the potential to increase European environmental and economic resilience. The Commission’s proposal sets multiple binding restoration targets across ecosystems and aims to restore at least 20% of the EU’s land and sea areas by 2030 and foresees all ecosystems in need of restoration to be addressed by 2050.

Event: 'The Best of Both Worlds: How tackling cost of living and decarbonisation creates win-wins for the UK economy', Monday 27 June, 2-3pm BST

22 June 2022

This high-level webinar formally launched the UK Corporate Leaders Group's latest policy briefing ‘The Best of Both Worlds: How tackling cost of living and decarbonisation creates win-wins for the UK economy’ and explored the recommendations within the report.