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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy
HRH Prince of Wales

27 January 2015 – More than 300 business leaders, policymakers, academics and environmentalists gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), and to recognise the leading role business has to play in tackling climate change in the future.

There were speeches by Patron HRH The Prince of Wales, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey, Unilever CEO Paul Polman, former Kingfisher CEO Sir Ian Cheshire, former President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, and former European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard.

The speakers reflected on a decade of progress by the CLG and the wider business community in addressing the threat of climate change. Key milestones, outlined in our new infographic, include our early and vocal support for the UK's world-leading Climate Change Act; our calls for ambitious EU climate action; and our work to set a global target for net zero emissions. 

The CLG also also launched A Vision for a Strong, Sustainable UK Economy and a look back over the last 10 years of business leadership on climate change: A Decade of Progress briefing and infographic.

Read HRH The Prince of Wales's speech: Leadership for the future.

Read Edward Davey speech: Prospects for a global deal at the UNFCC climate conference in Paris, December 2015.