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Event: Corporate Leaders Groups at Climate Week NYC, 21-27 September

last modified Sep 15, 2020 03:35 PM
Climate Week NYC takes place alongside the UN General Assembly and brings together international leaders from business, government and civil society to showcase global climate action. Find out more about the involvement of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group and CLG Europe below.

Opening Day

Join us for the 'High-Level Climate Champions’ event ‘COP26 & The Zero Carbon Growth Agenda’ which is taking place online as part of the Climate Week NYC Opening Day on Monday, September 21.

In partnership with the global Race To Zero campaign event, the Opening Day will feature an upcoming business and investor CEO letter on EU 2030 GHG emissions targets coordinated by CLG Europe. Designed to send a clear signal to policymakers and other businesses that it is essential to ramp up climate ambition, the letter is a key example of a campaign to rally leadership and support for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.

When: Monday, September 21, 2020

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT

Where: Online Digital Platform

With 2020 being such a critical year for climate, Climate Week NYC has moved to an online virtual platform, offering an exclusive opportunity to re-group and continue to work together to achieve a cleaner, greener, prosperous future for the entire globe.

The COP26 & The Zero Carbon Growth Agenda will be led by the UN High Level Climate Champions for the UK and Chile, Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz, with contributions from Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the COP President-Designate, global figures, city leaders and CEOs of the world’s most significant companies. The event will frame the zero carbon growth agenda and brings to life the race to a healthier, fairer, more resilient future underway and accelerating in every part of the global economy.

View the full Opening Day agenda.

On Thursday, September 24, Director of the Corporate Leaders Groups Eliot Whittington will join a lively series of discussions on what business needs to do to lead on climate in the 2020s hosted by the We Mean Business coalition and Outrage + Optimism.

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am EDT

Format: Online Digital Platform

The We Mean Business coalition has been at the forefront of business leadership on climate change since it was founded in 2014. During this time, climate action has consistently proven itself to make good business sense. In parallel, our understanding about how the economy can decarbonize has evolved at pace.

Despite these positives, the climate crisis remains a present danger. With every day that passes, the significance and immanence of the threat becomes increasingly apparent. The need for corporate climate leaders has always been urgent. Now more than ever.

The next decade will be crucial to put us on track to decarbonize the economy. Business does not claim to have all the answers nor cannot it do everything. But, the power of corporate leaders to help accelerate the pace of change is profound.

This discussion marks the launch of a new paper from the We Mean Business coalition that lays out what corporate climate leadership needs to look like in the 2020s.


  • Kara Hurst, Head of Worldwide Sustainability, Amazon
  • Mindy Lubber, CEO, Ceres
  • María Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business
  • Tom Rivett-Carnac, Founding Partner, Global Optimism
  • Halla Tómasdóttir, CEO, B Team
  • Eliot Whittington, Director, Corporate Leaders Groups

For more information visit the Climate Group website here. You can watch this event on Climate Group's Facebook Watch page.