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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

To prevent catastrophic warming, let’s turn up the heat on policy plans 

22 July 2021

23 July 2021 – Signify's CEO Eric Rondolat urges European leaders to deliver a Fit for 55 package that can help European business achieve the continent’s climate goals without losing competitiveness.

Business leaders call on EU for effective and coherent “Fit for 55% package” that delivers EU leadership on climate and the net zero transition

29 June 2021

30 June 2021 - In an open letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and further key EU policymakers, CLG Europe members and business network partners, are calling on the EU to seize this opportunity and demonstrate leadership in the run up to the COP26 summit.

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

17 June 2021

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.

CLG Europe policy briefing: Towards a sustainable food future for Europe

11 June 2021

14 June 2021 - CLG Europe’s policy briefing explores how to make food systems more sustainable by looking at solutions from production to consumption and waste, illustrated with best practices from the private sector, and provides recommendations on how EU policies, such as the Farm to Fork Strategy, can contribute to the achievement of the transition towards a sustainable food system at EU and global level.

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. 

Tomorrow’s markets today: Scaling up demand for climate neutral basic materials and products

17 May 2021

11 May 2021 – The climate transition is an unprecedented shift in our societies and economies. As the EU stands ready to deliver the next round of key policies in support of this transition and works to update its industrial strategy and other key policies, there is an important discussion to be had about how policies that shape and create market demand can be used to drive change. Achieving a climate neutral, circular and competitive economy requires changes to the ways we produce and consume the basic materials that are essential inputs into manufacturing value chains.

CLG Europe technical report: Delivering the climate transition: Exploring the assumed costs of capital in EU energy and economic modelling

31 March 2021

31 March 2021 - The new CLG Europe technical report indicates the cost of finance assumptions used in EU modelling could be overestimating the cost and level of policy action needed to achieve the EU’s 2030 climate goals.

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

13 October 2020

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.

More than 200 business leaders and investors urge EU heads of state to set higher 2030 emissions reduction targets

14 September 2020

15 September 2020 - As the European Commission sits down to discuss proposals for a new 2030 emissions target in time for the State of the Union address tomorrow (Wednesday Sept 16), more than 170 European businesses, investors and business networks, including Microsoft, IKEA, Deutsche Bank, Unilever, H&M, Google, EDF, Signify and Apple are calling on EU leaders to back the ambition set out in the European Green Deal and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent by 2030.

Over 170 business and investor CEOs urge the EU to raise EU 2030 GHG emissions targets to at least 55 per cent

14 September 2020

In a critical year for climate action, five years on from the landmark Paris Agreement and with the clock ticking for countries to ratchet up ambition before the end of the 2020, CEOs from over 170 businesses, investors and business and investor networks, including Deutsche Bank, Google, IKEA and...