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Maximising the benefits: Economic, employment and emissions impacts of green recovery stimulus in Europe

19 October 2020 – Europe is now considering how best to structure its recovery from the deep health, social and economic crisis stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. New modelling demonstrates how a Green Recovery Plan maximises benefits compared to other options, providing positive long-lasting economic benefits, a boost to employment and reducing emissions. In the EU, the green recovery plan could save 2 million jobs in the EU in the next few years and generate longer term employment gains, while reducing CO2 emissions by more than 15 per cent.

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Blog: Green growth - investing in low carbon infrastructure

16 July 2020 - Colin Matthews, Chairman of EDF Energy and co-chair of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, urges UK organisations to commit to rebuilding the economy and tackling climate change.

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Blog: Hot air won’t power our green recovery – the time for action is now

16 July 2020 - Peter Simpson, Chief Executive of Anglian Water and co-chair of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, makes the case for business to step up and build a green recovery by acting on ambition.

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Chancellor's green recovery initiatives must be part of far-reaching net zero strategy

8 July 2020 – Eliot Whittington, Director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group responds to the UK Treasury's Summer Statement.

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Blog: Heavy industry has a historic opportunity to build back better and double down on decarbonisation

2 July 2020 – Could heavy industry companies capitalise on this moment to meet climate commitments, or will the opportunity be lost in the blast furnace of European politics, asks CLG Europe Programme Manager Chris Carroll.

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Green recovery knowledge hub

June 2020 – This knowledge hub includes thought leadership from the Corporate Leaders Group Europe and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on how policymakers and business leaders can back a green economic recovery that puts Europe and the UK on the path towards economic renewal and climate neutrality.

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Blog: A green business blueprint for a resilient Covid-19 recovery in Europe

18 June 2020 – The European Council must now take the chance to create a healthier, fairer and secure environment, argues Ursula Woodburn of the European Corporate Leaders Group.

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The Green Deal and Europe’s recovery: Building a prosperous, resilient and climate neutral EU through business and political action

18 June 2020 – The Covid-19 pandemic is confronting Europe with a deep health, social and economic crisis that is upending business-as-usual. Evidence shows that green investments can create jobs and kick-start economic activity while increasing its resilience in the long term. The European Green Deal can set the foundations for the transition towards a more productive, resilient and climate neutral European economy, including by enabling ambitious political and business action.

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More than 200 leading businesses urge UK Government to deliver clean, inclusive and resilient recovery plan

1 June 2020 – More than 200 leading UK businesses, investors and business networks, including Lloyds Bank, Asda, Siemens, Aviva, Sky, Mitsubishi and Signify are calling on the Government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that builds back a more inclusive, stronger and more resilient UK economy.

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Blog: As we rebuild, we must avoid sleepwalking into the next crisis

9 April 2020 – The future we create for our society and our planet will depend on agile, compassionate leadership, argues Eliot Whittington, Director of the Corporate Leaders Groups

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Blog: Materials passports: bringing the circular economy into the buildings sector

21 June 2018 – Annabelle Roblin, Project Co-ordinator for the Prince of Wale’s Corporate Leaders Group explains why EU policy makers should do more to deploy material passporting in order to bring the circular economy into the buildings sector

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Materials ‘passporting’: Rethinking building construction and renovation for a circular economy

June 2018 – The building sector is one of the most resource-intensive sectors in Europe, accounting for approximately half of all extracted materials and half of total energy consumption. This briefing note for policymakers and businesses makes the case for how building materials can be better monitored and managed for greater sustainability, especially through the wider use of materials ‘passporting’ in buildings to facilitate this.

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Blog: How do we make a net-zero carbon economy the new normal?

12 June 2018 – As the EU Talanoa Dialogue and the Petersburg Dialogue kicks off a busy month for EU climate action, Eliot Whittington, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, explains why now is the time for the EU to show its colours on legislation currently under consideration and make a net-zero carbon economy the new normal.

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Blog: Buildings renovation: low hanging fruit for emissions savings

19 April 2018 – Eliot Whittington, Director, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, reflects on the need for the EU to take action on buildings if it is to retain its leadership position in tackling climate change.

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Voluntary approach to buildings' energy efficiency not working; legislation needed, say companies

17 April 2018 – There are enormous opportunities to make Europe’s buildings more energy efficient, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions in line with international commitments, but current policy is not ambitious enough, according to a new report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Leading businesses interviewed for the report say member states must legislate to ensure renovation happens.

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Renovation Roadmap: Making Europe’s homes fit for the 21st Century

April 2018 – This report draws on insights and experience from 12 businesses who are members of the CLG and its close network and are involved in energy-efficiency renovation of buildings. It highlights the importance of renovating EU homes at scale in order to deliver on the Paris Agreement and take advantage of the associated economic opportunities, and identifies the current barriers to a higher renovation rate as well as promising schemes and experimentations across the EU. It puts forward recommendations for EU Member States and local governments to address these barriers and make the most of this opportunity.

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Future Proofing: Sustainable plans for prosperous economies

November 2016 – This policy briefing highlights the importance of long-term policy planning to deliver the vision of the Paris Agreement and outlines key characteristics of business friendly long-term plans.

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A Decade of Progress

27 January 2015 – The first ten years of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group.

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