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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

More than 100 business and finance leaders urge new Prime Minister to strengthen economy by prioritising response to climate and nature crises

21 September 2022

21 September 2022 - UK CEOs of businesses and finance institutions, including Amazon, the Co-op, Signify, Zurich Insurance, Coca-Cola, Bupa, IKEA, Siemens, BNP Paribas, Sky and Aviva, are calling on Prime Minister Liz Truss to build economic resilience through delivery of net zero emissions and restoring nature.

Business groups call on Conservative leadership candidates to maintain UK's progress on tackling climate change

12 July 2022

13 July 2022 - Business groups representing thousands of UK businesses, including Lloyds Banking Group, Amazon, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Signify, Scottish Power and Thames Water are calling on Tory leadership candidates to accelerate the clean energy transition and keep up UK progress on climate change.

CLG Europe letter to the Competitiveness Council reflects on the importance of discussion on Strategic Industrial Ecosystems and the Green Transition at the June Competitiveness Council

23 June 2022

24 June 2022 – CLG Europe Director Eliot Whittington sent a letter to the Competitiveness Council reflecting on the discussion around the Strategic Industrial Ecosystems and Empowering Consumers on the Green Transition

More than 150 business leaders call on EU to strengthen energy security by accelerating green transition

4 May 2022

11 May 2022 - As the Russian invasion of Ukraine is about to enter its twelfth week, more than 150 businesses including Microsoft, Unilever, H&M, Signify and Iberdrola, urge the EU to strengthen Europe’s energy security and resilience by accelerating the green transition.

Business groups affirm support for people of Ukraine and call on EU to accelerate Europe’s green transition to strengthen energy security

4 March 2022

7 March 2022 - In an open letter sent as Russian troops continue their offensive in Ukraine, the European Corporate Leaders Group (CLG Europe) and We Mean Business Coalition urge European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to view the Green Deal not only as the de facto growth strategy for the EU, but also at the heart of energy security.

CEOs call on the European Commission to tie part of executive directors’ remuneration to the achievement of sustainability objectives in the upcoming Corporate Sustainability Package.

26 January 2022

26 January 2022 - In an open letter to the EU Internal Market and Justice Commissioners, coordinated by MEP Pascal Canfin, business leaders and CLG Europe call on the EU to seize the opportunity of the upcoming Corporate Sustainability Package to introduce a measure linking environmental objectives to part of company executives’ variable remuneration.

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...

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.

Companies, business groups and investors call on UK Prime Minister to deliver strong Paris Agreement pledge and urge businesses to join the campaign

30 October 2020

1 December 2020 - In the run up to the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change companies, business groups and investors are calling on Boris Johnson to announce a substantial emissions commitment.

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.