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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

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

14 September 2020

15 September 2020 - 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.

Over 170 business and investor CEOs urge the EU to raise EU 2030 GHG emissions targets to at least 55 per cent

14 September 2020

In a critical year for climate action, five years on from the landmark Paris Agreement and with the clock ticking for countries to ratchet up ambition before the end of the 2020, CEOs from over 170 businesses, investors and business and investor networks, including Deutsche Bank, Google, IKEA and...

Green recovery knowledge hub

25 June 2020

June 2020 – This knowledge hub includes thought leadership from the Corporate Leaders Group Europe and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on how policymakers and business leaders can back a green economic recovery that puts Europe and the UK on the path towards economic renewal and climate neutrality.

The Green Deal and Europe’s recovery: Building a prosperous, resilient and climate neutral EU through business and political action

15 June 2020

18 June 2020 – The Covid-19 pandemic is confronting Europe with a deep health, social and economic crisis that is upending business-as-usual. Evidence shows that green investments can create jobs and kick-start economic activity while increasing its resilience in the long term. The European Green Deal can set the foundations for the transition towards a more productive, resilient and climate neutral European economy, including by enabling ambitious political and business action.

More than 200 leading businesses urge UK Government to deliver clean, inclusive and resilient recovery plan

29 May 2020

1 June 2020 – More than 200 leading UK businesses, investors and business networks, including Lloyds Bank, Asda, Siemens, Aviva, Sky, Mitsubishi and Signify are calling on the Government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that builds back a more inclusive, stronger and more resilient UK economy.

European Corporate Leaders Group rapid reaction and analysis of EU Recovery Package

27 May 2020

27 May 2020 – CLG Europe responds to the EU Recovery Package.

How the EU Industrial Strategy and Circular Economy Action Plan can support the decarbonisation of European industry

26 May 2020

27 May 2020 – Explore the key elements of the EU Industrial Strategy and the Circular Economy Action Plans that can help drive forward the decarbonisation of industry in alignment with net zero emissions by 2050 whilst simultaneously strengthening the competitiveness of EU industry.

CLG Europe urges EU to maintain its climate ambition

7 May 2020

7 May 2020 – The Director of CLG Europe, Eliot Whittington, has written to the Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today to underline that CLG Europe continues to strongly support the EU’s climate ambition and the Green Deal as the EU’s growth strategy.

Technical Report: Working towards a climate neutral Europe: Jobs and skills in a changing world

24 April 2020

28 April 2020 – This technical report from CLG Europe delivered by Cambridge Econometrics (CE) includes research findings that underpin 'Working towards a climate neutral Europe: Jobs and skills in a changing world'. The publication explores the labour market impacts of the transition to a climate neutral Europe in the context of four key megatrends. It investigates how climate action interacts with these trends, how climate policies can provide direction on the future shape of the economy, and how the other megatrends may either facilitate or impede progress towards climate neutrality.

Working towards a climate neutral Europe: Jobs and skills in a changing world

22 April 2020

28 April 2020 – This CLG Europe report looks at the implications of the transition to a climate neutral economy for jobs and skills in the context of broader megatrends such as globalisation, technological change, resource scarcity and demographic changes.