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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

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

Policy Briefing: Preparing for the storm: The role of UK business and government in improving UK resilience to climate change in the UK

9 November 2021

11 November 2021 - As COP26 focuses on the built environment, the UK Corporate Leaders Group (CLG UK) launches its new report highlighting the role and interaction of business and policy in supporting resilient places.

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.

CLG Europe letter to the Competitiveness Council highlights the role it can play through supporting Industrial policy during the Fit for 55 negotiations.

20 October 2021

18 October 2021 – CLG Europe Director Eliot Whittington sent a letter to the Ministers of the Competitiveness Council including a number of recommendations on how the Fit for 55 package can strengthen its approach with Industry.

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.

Policy Briefing: ‘Fit for 55? A progressive business perspective on the EU’s transformative climate package’ analyses the Fit for 55 Package across key sectors.

4 October 2021

4 October 2021 - The new CLG Europe policy briefing identifies gaps to be addressed by policymakers and how business can support the implementation of an ambitious package.

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.

More than 80 UK businesses urge Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver coherent climate strategy in countdown to COP26

17 September 2021

20 September 2021 - With just over 40 days to go until the UN climate summit more than 80 UK businesses, including BT, Coca-Cola, Tesco, Anglian Water, JLL, Santander, Unilever, the Co-op and Heathrow are calling on Boris Johnson to show strong domestic leadership that can help deliver global progress on climate change...

To prevent catastrophic warming, let’s turn up the heat on policy plans 

22 July 2021

23 July 2021 – Signify's CEO Eric Rondolat urges European leaders to deliver a Fit for 55 package that can help European business achieve the continent’s climate goals without losing competitiveness.

High-level webinar: Unpacking the Fit for 55 Package: perspectives and next steps, 16 July 2021

21 July 2021

21 July 2021 - Organised with the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), this virtual event was an opportunity for representatives of the Green Growth Group, Members of the European Parliament and business to provide initial reactions to the publication of the Fit for 55 Package by the European Commission on 14 July, exchange perspectives and formulate recommendations on the way forward to achieve climate objectives and the transition towards a prosperous, competitive and climate neutral Europe.