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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

Blog: Business leadership is key to driving a European Circular Economy – 12 months on from the launch of the Materials and Products Taskforce

29 October 2022

28 October 2022 - CISL's Tahmid Chowdhury reflects on the last 12 months since the Materials and Products Taskforce was launched.

Corporate Leaders Network for climate action

28 October 2022

cisl_corporate_leaders_network.jpg About Since 2010, the UK and European Corporate Leaders Groups (CLGs) have developed relationships with a number of business groups around the world. These groups have seen the need for co-ordination across the economy, both to ensure potential risks are managed...

EU leaders tell Green Growth Summit ‘we are not backtracking’ on climate objectives

12 October 2022

12 October 2022 - At the 2022 Green Growth Summit, EU decision makers, including Austrian Minister of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Leonore Gewessler, German State Secretary Sven Giegold and MEP Pascal Canfin insisted the EU is not slowing or reneguing on its climate objectives in response to the energy crisis.

New analysis of EU climate and energy policies demonstrates how contextualised design is key to effecting change

10 October 2022

10 October 2022 - New analysis of EU climate and energy policies demonstrates how contextualised design is key to effecting change.

Report: Context is everything: Insights and lessons for successfully delivering the European Green Deal

10 October 2022

10 October 2022 - This CLG Europe report analyses policies that seek to directly incentivise European households and businesses to make more sustainable choices alongside contextual factors that influence the decision-making processes and the viability and relative attractiveness of the more...

More than 100 business and finance leaders urge new Prime Minister to strengthen economy by prioritising response to climate and nature crises

21 September 2022

21 September 2022 - UK CEOs of businesses and finance institutions, including Amazon, the Co-op, Signify, Zurich Insurance, Coca-Cola, Bupa, IKEA, Siemens, BNP Paribas, Sky and Aviva, are calling on Prime Minister Liz Truss to build economic resilience through delivery of net zero emissions and restoring nature.

Event: Green Growth Summit 2022, Monday 10 October, 12.30 - 16.30 (CET) (Hybrid Event)

18 July 2022

The annual Green Growth Summit took place on 10 October 2022 in the context of the EU moving rapidly to reduce its dependency on Russian fossil fuels and address soaring energy prices and run up to COP27. The Summit brought together Environment, Climate and Energy Ministers, State Secretaries, Ambassadors, Members of the European Parliament and business leaders, to discuss how to ensure an ambitious outcome of the negotiations and implementation of the ‘Fit for 55 Package’, in parallel to the REPowerEU Plan, and reflect on how the EU could show global leadership in climate action and clean energy transition.

Business groups call on Conservative leadership candidates to maintain UK's progress on tackling climate change

12 July 2022

13 July 2022 - Business groups representing thousands of UK businesses, including Lloyds Banking Group, Amazon, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Signify, Scottish Power and Thames Water are calling on Tory leadership candidates to accelerate the clean energy transition and keep up UK progress on climate change.

Blog: How a Digital Product Passport can enhance a European Circular Economy

11 July 2022

12 July 2022 - Bjørn Kjetil Mauritzen, Hydro’s head of sustainability argues how a Digital Products Passport can be a key enabler to scale up circular economy in Europe.

High-level event: ‘Digital Product Passport: the ticket to achieving a climate neutral and circular European economy?’ On behalf of CLG Europe’s Materials & Products Taskforce and Wuppertal Institute. Tuesday 12 July, 10.00 – 11.30 CEST (Hybrid).

29 June 2022

Learn more about the potentially powerful role of Digital Product Passports in increasing circularity and creating markets for low-carbon materials and products. This high-level event will be centred around the launch of a new report on the Digital Products Passport (DPP).