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Corporate Leaders Groups

Business leadership for a climate neutral economy
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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.


Key themes


Latest thought leadership

Event: 'The Best of Both Worlds: How tackling cost of living and decarbonisation creates win-wins for the UK economy', Monday 27 June, 2-3pm BST

22 June 2022

This high-level webinar formally launched the UK Corporate Leaders Group's latest policy briefing ‘The Best of Both Worlds: How tackling cost of living and decarbonisation creates win-wins for the UK economy’ and explored the recommendations within the report.

Businesses call on the European Commission to not further delay in proposal for legally binding nature restoration targets

9 June 2022

9 June 2022 - In the joint letter, leading businesses welcome the ambitions of the Commission to propose legally binding targets for nature restoration and urges the publication of these in June 2022 with no further delay.

CLG Europe rapid reaction to European Parliament Fit for 55 plenary vote

8 June 2022

8 June 2022 - Today, the European Parliament Plenary voted to return the revision of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) back to Committee and to postpone the votes on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and the Social Climate Fund (SCF). In response CLG Europe calls on all MEPs to work towards ensuring increased ambition and a coherent agreement on the Fit for 55 Package.

CLG Europe Materials & Products Taskforce’s analysis of the EU’s March Circular Economy Package

31 May 2022

1 June 2022 - The European Commission recently released its March Circular Economy Package, a key moment for the transition towards a climate neutral and circular future. The package is composed of various proposals, including the long-awaited Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR), and seeks to accelerate the transformation towards a European circular economy.

Event: 'Accelerating the transition towards climate neutrality through business and political action - A CEE region perspective', Thursday 16 June, 14.00-16.00 CET

19 May 2022

Watch our virtual event: ‘Accelerating the transition towards climate neutrality through business and political action – A CEE region perspective’ On behalf of CLG Europe in association with Change for the Better. Thursday, 16 June 14.00-16.00 CEST (Online).

CLG Europe’s rapid response to the REPowerEU Plan

18 May 2022

18 May 2022 - The European Commission has today (Wednesday May 18) released its REPowerEU Plan and supporting documents to reduce the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels in response to the invasion of Ukraine and fast forward the green transition. CLG Europe welcomes the increased ambition and momentum on renewables and energy efficiency. However, the business leaders group underlines that new investment must be focused on the green transition, rather than new gas infrastructure.

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.

Workday joins CISL’s European Corporate Leaders Group to support progress towards net zero

20 April 2022

22 April 2022 - Workday has joined the European Corporate Leaders Group (CLG Europe) convened by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in support of a climate neutral economy. The enterprise cloud applications provider will join the group as an Affiliate Member.

Corporate Leaders Groups top InfluenceMap ranking on climate policy engagement

14 April 2022

20 April 2022 - InfluenceMap has recently launched an interactive platform tracking influencing efforts of companies and industry associations on key files within the EU Green Deal’s landmark initiative of the ‘Fit for 55’ package. The Corporate Leaders Groups were awarded an “A” ranking for their ongoing policy engagement for climate action, topping the industrial association list.

Blog: Net Zero in troubled times: our route to a strong and resilient economy

1 April 2022

1 April 2022 - Eliot Whittington, Director of the Corporate Leaders Groups, considers why it is more important than ever that we stay on track for net zero, to create strong and resilient economies around the world.