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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

Policy Briefing: Inclusive Circularity: Creating decent and fair jobs in the EU

5 December 2023

5 December 2023 - CLG Europe’s Materials & Products Taskforce has released a new report on the importance of the connection between the transition to a circular economy and the creation of decent and inclusive jobs for all.

Nature Narrative Toolkit for Business Climate Leaders

9 November 2023

9 November 2023 - The Nature Narrative Toolkit is a resource for CLG Europe members and business leaders, focusing on how to align climate and nature policies for a sustainable Europe. It offers background information, emphasizes the importance of nature for businesses, outlines CLG Europe's focus areas, and showcases relevant business projects. Essentially, it's a guide for advocacy and discussions on effective nature policies supporting the European Green Deal objectives.

Report: Embracing circularity: A pathway for strengthening the Critical Raw Materials Act

17 July 2023

17 July 2023 - CLG Europe’s Materials & Products Taskforce has released a new report in partnership with the Wuppertal Institute on the importance of better integrating circularity in the EU’s Critical Raw Materials Act.

Report: Context is everything: Insights and lessons for successfully delivering the European Green Deal

10 October 2022

10 October 2022 - This CLG Europe report analyses policies that seek to directly incentivise European households and businesses to make more sustainable choices alongside contextual factors that influence the decision-making processes and the viability and relative attractiveness of the more...

Report: Digital Product Passport: the ticket to achieving a climate neutral and circular European economy?

29 June 2022

12 July 2022 - The European Commission recently released its March Circular Economy Package, which includes a proposal for an Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR). The ESPR sets a Digital Product Passport (DPP) as a key regulatory element enhancing the traceability of products and their components. The Materials & Products Taskforce and the Wuppertal Institute has released its new report, building on business insights, on how a well-designed DPP could enabled climate action and enhanced circularity in the EU.

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.

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.

Report: 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.

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...

Report: 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.