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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

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.

Business Briefing: From Risk to Resilience: The Business Imperative of Nature Restoration

19 September 2023

19 September 2023 - A new CLG Europe’s briefing explores the urgent mission to restore Europe's ailing natural habitats and intricately examines the pivotal involvement of Corporations and Businesses, shedding light on the proposed EU Nature Restoration Law. Through illuminating case studies, it uncovers the dual benefits of nature restoration for both biodiversity and enterprises.

Business Briefing: UK Policy: Climate Adaptation and Resilience Advocacy Toolkit

6 July 2023

06 July 2023 - A new advocacy toolkit released by the UK Corporate Leaders Group aims to help businesses play a leadership role in climate adaptation and resilience.

Business Briefing: The New Power Couple: Decarbonising economies via renewable electricity and storage innovations

18 May 2023

18 May 2023 - On the eve of the G7 summit in Japan, the Corporate Leaders Network for climate action highlights the vital role of storage in unlocking clean energy’s full potential in its first publication, suggesting cross-border cooperation as a vital catalyst to pool power and share storage options, and highlights the need for regulatory certainty.

Event report: Business networks for a Climate Neutral Economy - Stimulating progressive business action with the Fit for 55 Package

28 February 2022

1 March 2022 - Business networks from across Europe recently came together with policymakers to have a positive exchange on how businesses can support Europe’s transition towards climate neutrality. This event allowed all participants to have a constructive exchange on how the Fit for 55 Package can deliver the transition towards a climate neutral and prosperous EU, including by supporting businesses to develop and scale up these practices.

Reports, Evidence and Insights

8 June 2021

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...

Business Briefing: Brexit and UK climate leadership: The emerging opportunities and challenges

25 May 2021

18 March 2021 – A new report from University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership examines the opportunities and challenges for climate leadership in the context of Brexit. 

Companies, business groups and investors call on UK Prime Minister to deliver strong Paris Agreement pledge and urge businesses to join the campaign

30 October 2020

1 December 2020 - In the run up to the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change companies, business groups and investors are calling on Boris Johnson to announce a substantial emissions commitment.

Business Briefing: How the EU Industrial Strategy and Circular Economy Action Plan can support the decarbonisation of European industry

26 May 2020

27 May 2020 – Explore the key elements of the EU Industrial Strategy and the Circular Economy Action Plans that can help drive forward the decarbonisation of industry in alignment with net zero emissions by 2050 whilst simultaneously strengthening the competitiveness of EU industry.

Business Briefing: Raising European climate ambition for 2030: A CLG Europe position paper

26 November 2019

27 November 2019 – CLG Europe welcomes the clear and highly significant commitment from the President-elect of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to publish within her first 100 days in office a European Green Deal which will be her central priority and hallmark of her five-year term. As European business leaders CLG Europe also strongly endorses the President-elect’s commitment to set the EU on a path to becoming the world’s first climate neutral continent, and to achieve this by 2050 at the latest.