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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.

 

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Latest thought leadership

Consultant required to co-produce a report for CLG Europe

15 March 2022

Consultant required to co-produce a report for CLG Europe From ambition to delivery: How can policy enable and encourage more sustainable choices by business and households in the EU? (working title) Deadline for applicants: 28 March 2022

High-level Event: Roundtable on Competitiveness Sustainability with a focus upon the role of a circular economy. 21 February 2021

10 March 2022

In February, CLG Europe held a roundtable discussion with the European Commission, Member States and business representatives. This discussion focused upon the role of a circular economy, and how this can support our aims in both relieving stresses on our requirements for Raw Materials, whilst also building a sustainable, competitive economy that is fit for meeting the multiple challenges of growth and climate neutrality. This discussion took place ahead of the February Competitivenesss Council.

Business groups affirm support for people of Ukraine and call on EU to accelerate Europe’s green transition to strengthen energy security

4 March 2022

7 March 2022 - In an open letter sent as Russian troops continue their offensive in Ukraine, the European Corporate Leaders Group (CLG Europe) and We Mean Business Coalition urge European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to view the Green Deal not only as the de facto growth strategy for the EU, but also at the heart of energy security.

Blog: Ignore the net zero sceptics - the UK needs a national conversation on climate action and resilience

2 March 2022

2 March 2022 - Look at the climate impacts we are seeing and tell me with a straight face we don't need to act now, says Peter Simpson, Chief Executive of Anglian Water and co-Chair of the UK Corporate Leaders Group.

Event report: Business networks for a Climate Neutral Economy - Stimulating progressive business action with the Fit for 55 Package

28 February 2022

1 March 2022 - Business networks from across Europe recently came together with policymakers to have a positive exchange on how businesses can support Europe’s transition towards climate neutrality. This event allowed all participants to have a constructive exchange on how the Fit for 55 Package can deliver the transition towards a climate neutral and prosperous EU, including by supporting businesses to develop and scale up these practices.

CLG UK welcomes the reappointment of co-Chairs for further two years

28 February 2022

15 March 2022 - Following a successful tenure as co-Chairs of the UK Corporate Leaders Group (CLG UK), Peter Simpson, CEO of Anglian Water, and Colin Matthews, Non-Executive Chairman of EDF in the UK, have been reappointed for a further two years.

CEMEX joins CISL’s Corporate Leaders Group Europe to support progress towards net zero

23 February 2022

28 February 2022 - CEMEX, the global building materials company focused on cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates and urbanisation solutions, has joined the Corporate Leaders Group Europe (CLG Europe), convened by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in support of a climate neutral economy.

High-level event: ‘The EU Sustainable Products Policy Framework: Changing the Game or Missing the Point?’ On behalf of CLG Europe and GLOBE EU. Monday 28 February, 16.00 – 17.30 CET (Online).

22 February 2022

This high-level webinar brought together key players across business, academia, and policymaking to discuss the need for a systematic approach to advancing circular design solutions.

Event: Green Growth Partnership Webinar on the Carbon Pricing, 14 March 2022, 10.30 – 13.00 CET

18 February 2022

14 March 2022 - The high-level decision makers from Member States and the European Parliament, leading businesses, researchers, and NGOs came together for the Green Growth Partnership webinar on 14 March and had a fruitful exchange on the role of carbon pricing in the Fit for 55 Package and reducing emissions globally.

CEOs call on the European Commission to tie part of executive directors’ remuneration to the achievement of sustainability objectives in the upcoming Corporate Sustainability Package.

26 January 2022

26 January 2022 - In an open letter to the EU Internal Market and Justice Commissioners, coordinated by MEP Pascal Canfin, business leaders and CLG Europe call on the EU to seize the opportunity of the upcoming Corporate Sustainability Package to introduce a measure linking environmental objectives to part of company executives’ variable remuneration.