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Reports, Evidence and Insights

One of the main roles of the Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) 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 CLG’s 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.

 

Key themes

 

Latest thought leadership

Voluntary approach to buildings' energy efficiency not working; legislation needed, say companies

17 April 2018 – There are enormous opportunities to make Europe’s buildings more energy efficient, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions in line with international commitments, but current policy is not ambitious enough, according to a new report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Leading businesses interviewed for the report say member states must legislate to ensure renovation happens.

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Renovation Roadmap: Making Europe’s homes fit for the 21st Century

April 2018 – This report draws on insights and experience from 12 businesses who are members of the CLG and its close network and are involved in energy-efficiency renovation of buildings. It highlights the importance of renovating EU homes at scale in order to deliver on the Paris Agreement and take advantage of the associated economic opportunities, and identifies the current barriers to a higher renovation rate as well as promising schemes and experimentations across the EU. It puts forward recommendations for EU Member States and local governments to address these barriers and make the most of this opportunity.

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Electric avenue: The future of road transport in Europe

November 2017 – This report draws together insights from businesses and industry experts to map the trends toward electrification and automation in the road transport sector. It seeks to make a high-level assessment of the implications and opportunities for European businesses, as well as what policymakers need to do to respond to these trends.

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Future of Europe’s industry - Introduction to the industrial strategy debate for businesses

November 2017 – The recent rise of Industrial Strategy in the European and global agenda, with discussions and policy initiatives now being developed at EU and national levels, make the importance of this agenda to businesses clear. This briefing sets out some key areas to consider from the perspective of corporate leaders and offers initial ideas on this live debate.

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European industry in the 21st century: New models for resource productivity

September 2017 – This report is based on interviews with companies that are using circular economy principles to reduce their exposure to risk, and to access new markets. It discusses some of the successful transformations and changes made, obstacles faced, and potential policies for overcoming those obstacles.

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Leading businesses and investors urge the UK to show leadership towards a zero carbon economy

A letter from leading companies and investors, sent to the Prime Minister yesterday, urges the UK government to raise ambition to tackle climate change and show leadership towards a stronger, more prosperous and sustainable economy.

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