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Reports, Evidence and Insights

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 topics, and the current priority areas are highlighted below. Further themes and categories can be found in the right-hand column.

 

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Latest thought leadership


News: Over 300 signatures on business and investor open letter calling for stronger US climate action

April 2021 - Coordinated by the We Mean Business Coalition and Ceres, and supported by the Corporate Leaders Groups, a new business and investor letter supports a 2030 climate target for the US of cutting GHG emissions by at least 50 per cent compared to the 2005 levels.

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

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.

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Brexit and UK climate leadership: The emerging opportunities and challenges

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. 

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

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.

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

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.

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