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The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group responds to launch of UK government Clean Growth Strategy

13 October 2017 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) has responded to the launch of the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, welcoming the potential support it could provide to business in the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Blog: Make or break time: will the Commission make Europe a true industrial and climate leader?

3 October 2017 – Seppo Parvi is Chief Financial Officer of Stora Enso, a provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood construction and paper and member of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Here he reflects on the importance of ‘circular economy’ reforms to help Europe achieve its objectives on business and climate leadership.

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EU legislation needed to support business moves towards greater resource productivity

15 September 2017 – Leading European businesses are adopting new business models that deliver greater resource productivity and reduce waste, but European Member States urgently need to introduce policies to support and accelerate this transition and maximise the potential economic benefits, according to a new report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG).

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European industry in the 21st century: New models for resource productivity

September 2017 – This report is based on interviews with companies that are using circular economy principles to reduce their exposure to risk, and to access new markets. It discusses some of the successful transformations and changes made, obstacles faced, and potential policies for overcoming those obstacles.

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Leading businesses and investors urge the UK to show leadership towards a zero carbon economy

A letter from leading companies and investors, sent to the Prime Minister yesterday, urges the UK government to raise ambition to tackle climate change and show leadership towards a stronger, more prosperous and sustainable economy.

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Blog: Business to EU governments: Make Europe’s Industries Great Again

23 June 2017 – To survive and thrive, Europe needs to regain its proactive approach to policymaking to ensure that its industries are given the right signals to compete by being both low carbon and high value, writes Jill Duggan, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group.

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21st century energy: Business reflections on renewables in Europe

April 2017 – This report brings together business stories and interviews with companies with an interest in renewable energy. It focuses on EU policies on renewable energy and industry’s role in innovating to deliver it.

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Corporate Leaders Group respond to the open consultation on Building our Industrial Strategy

17 April 2017 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group provided a written submission to the UK Government Green Paper on Industrial Strategy.

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CLG hosts debate with business and policy leaders on how to build an industrial strategy that is fit for the future

29 March 2017 – The discussion was facilitated at a Parliamentary event bringing together business and Government, co-hosted by the Chair of the BEIS Select Committee Iain Wright MP, fellow Committee member Chris White MP and Jill Duggan, Director, CLG.

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CISL is a Supporting Partner for the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards and Conference 2017

Awards: deadline for entry, 31 March 2017. Conference: Catalysing Finance and Disruptive Technologies to Boost Sustainable Solutions, 8 June 2017, London.

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Industries of tomorrow must inform UK strategy says leading business group

20 January 2017 – The UK government must develop an industrial strategy that engages with the world as it will be, rather than as it was, said The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) today ahead of a government consultation on the issue due to commence on Monday.

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UK Industrial Strategy: Navigating a changing world

January 2017 – This discussion paper has been commissioned by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group to inform the development of an industrial strategy fit for the 21st century.

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CLG’s postcard from the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22)

1 December 2016 – The 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place in Marrakesh, Morocco, in November.

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Blog: Don’t panic – the end of DECC could be good news

4 August 2016 – The demise of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been seen as a backwards step by the green community but, writes Jill Duggan, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, bringing business and climate change under one roof could be a winning move.

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Business leaders welcome EU Energy Union plan and vision for international climate deal

25 February 2015 – The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) has welcomed the European Commission's new Energy Union framework strategy, published alongside its vision for a 2015 international climate agreement.

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Business representatives from the CLG and Green Growth Platform meet with Members of the European Parliament

3 December 2014 – The representatives met the MEPs in the European Parliament to make the case for a low carbon economy as MEPs settle into their new five-year mandate. The businesses, including 3M, BT, Doosan Power, EDF Energy, Ikea, Novozymes, Shell and Unilever, enjoyed a dynamic conversation with a cross-party selection of MEPs who congratulated the cross-sectoral group for coming forward with sound evidence.

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Business leaders state IPCC report is “required reading” for governments and companies

2 November 2014 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) welcomed the release of the Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5).

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Deputy Director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group speaks in support of EU ETS reform

18 March 2014 – Eliot Whittington, Deputy Director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group spoke about a number of improvements required for a healthy climate and energy package at the event Competitiveness and credibility: What is the best outcome for business from the EU 2030 climate negotiations?

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UK Down to Zero Procurement Compacts

May 2012 – The Corporate Leaders Group co-hosted with the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills a very successful launch of three new Joint Public–Private Low Carbon Procurement Compacts at the Royal Society.

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