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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

Corporate Leaders Groups top InfluenceMap ranking on climate policy engagement

14 April 2022

20 April 2022 - InfluenceMap has recently launched an interactive platform tracking influencing efforts of companies and industry associations on key files within the EU Green Deal’s landmark initiative of the ‘Fit for 55’ package. The Corporate Leaders Groups were awarded an “A” ranking for their ongoing policy engagement for climate action, topping the industrial association list.

Blog: Net Zero in troubled times: our route to a strong and resilient economy

1 April 2022

1 April 2022 - Eliot Whittington, Director of the Corporate Leaders Groups, considers why it is more important than ever that we stay on track for net zero, to create strong and resilient economies around the world.

Amazon joins CISL’s UK and European Corporate Leaders Groups to support progress towards net zero

18 March 2022

21 March 2022 - Amazon has joined the UK and European Corporate Leaders Groups (CLG UK and CLG Europe) convened by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in support of a sustainable and climate neutral economy.

Blog: Ignore the net zero sceptics - the UK needs a national conversation on climate action and resilience

2 March 2022

2 March 2022 - Look at the climate impacts we are seeing and tell me with a straight face we don't need to act now, says Peter Simpson, Chief Executive of Anglian Water and co-Chair of the UK Corporate Leaders Group.

CLG UK welcomes the reappointment of co-Chairs for further two years

28 February 2022

15 March 2022 - Following a successful tenure as co-Chairs of the UK Corporate Leaders Group (CLG UK), Peter Simpson, CEO of Anglian Water, and Colin Matthews, Non-Executive Chairman of EDF in the UK, have been reappointed for a further two years.

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.

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...

Report: Bridging the Gap: UK business and policy leadership for net zero

17 June 2021

https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/uk-business-and-policy-leadership-net-zero-analysis-progress-reduce-emissions 23 June 2021 – A new report from the UK Corporate Leaders Group (CLG UK) sets out steps for how business and government can work together to bridge the gap between present action and necessary ambition.

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. 

Six months out from COP26 new business group alliance launches as more than 100 big UK businesses sign up to accelerate Race to Zero

29 April 2021

29 April 2021 - The UK Business Group Alliance for Net Zero (BGA) formally launches six months before COP26 with the aim of increasing ambition to achieve a net zero UK by 2050 at the latest. The alliance draws together some of the most ambitious and proactive business groups and organisations to work and think together, working collaboratively with the UK Government and other stakeholders.