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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

The Materials and Products Taskforce reacts to the release of the second part of the Circular Economy Package

30 November 2022

30 November 2022 - The European Commission has released the second part of its Circular Economy Package for 2022, the EU’s flagship legislative package that aims to create more sustainable products and materials and enhance circularity. The Taskforce support an ambitious Package, however, calls on policymakers to accelerate action.

Events: Corporate Leaders Groups at COP27, Sharm El-Sheikh, 6-18 November 2022

29 November 2022

Over the two weeks of COP27, CLG Europe and CLG UK hosted a series of discussions and high-level events on business and policy leadership issues to draw on best practice and mobilise concrete action to step up short-term climate action and achieve net zero. Issues explored included the energy transition, national business...

Advocacy Toolkit for Business Climate Leaders

14 November 2022

15 November 2022- The advocacy toolkit is a living document designed to support progressive companies that want to engage in advocacy for ambitious climate and energy related policies by providing an overview of scientific evidence supporting the climate transition, best practices from companies across sectors, policy developments, and examples of advocacy activities and messaging.

High Level COP27 Event: "Accelerating the energy transition as a response to the climate and energy crises", Monday 14 November 2022 at 14.00 – 15.00 (GMT+2)

14 November 2022

At this High-Level Event, the European Corporate Leaders Group is bringing together high-level business leaders, experts, and decision makers, including the EU Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson and IEA’s Chief Energy Economist Tim Gould to discuss the acceleration of clean energy transition as a response to today’s dual climate and energy crises and the role of businesses in this transition.

Policy Briefing: Green Circularity: Advancing the EU's climate goals through a Circular Economy

10 November 2022

10 November 2022 - The new Materials and Products policy briefing identifies opportunities and challenges that policymakers can address to ensure that businesses are able to accelerate the transition to a climate neutral and circular economy.

Blog: Business leadership is key to driving a European Circular Economy – 12 months on from the launch of the Materials and Products Taskforce

29 October 2022

28 October 2022 - CISL's Tahmid Chowdhury reflects on the last 12 months since the Materials and Products Taskforce was launched.

Corporate Leaders Network for climate action

28 October 2022

About Since 2010, the UK and European Corporate Leaders Groups (CLGs) have developed relationships with a number of business groups around the world. 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...

EU leaders tell Green Growth Summit ‘we are not backtracking’ on climate objectives

12 October 2022

12 October 2022 - At the 2022 Green Growth Summit, EU decision makers, including Austrian Minister of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Leonore Gewessler, German State Secretary Sven Giegold and MEP Pascal Canfin insisted the EU is not slowing or reneguing on its climate objectives in response to the energy crisis.

New analysis of EU climate and energy policies demonstrates how contextualised design is key to effecting change

10 October 2022

10 October 2022 - New analysis of EU climate and energy policies demonstrates how contextualised design is key to effecting change.

Report: Context is everything: Insights and lessons for successfully delivering the European Green Deal

10 October 2022

10 October 2022 - This CLG Europe report analyses policies that seek to directly incentivise European households and businesses to make more sustainable choices alongside contextual factors that influence the decision-making processes and the viability and relative attractiveness of the more...