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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

Policy briefing: Principles for an Ambitious EU Green Industrial Strategy: A CLG Europe Position Paper

7 November 2023

9 November 2023 – A position paper by CLG Europe calls for a comprehensive EU Green Industrial Strategy as a path towards a climate neutral, nature positive, circular and competitively sustainable economy.

Businesses urge the Chancellor to use the upcoming Autumn Statement to provide a coherent, proportionate, and robust response to the global race to net zero

7 November 2023

07 November 2023 - Senior leaders from UK businesses including Amazon, Unilever, Zurich Insurance, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, AVEVA, Salesforce and Nestle are calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to use the Autumn Statement to clearly set out what the government’s priorities are for net zero industries and technologies.

Green Growth Summit 2023: The green transition goes in the right direction - now it’s all about speed

19 October 2023

19 October 2023 - Businesses and policymakers call for an accelerated green transition, including an ambitious 2040 target, to increase the EU's competitiveness and phase out fossil fuels.

Event: London Circular Economy Week, CLG Europe’s Materials and Products Taskforce webinar setting out EU Circular Economy Policy. 17 October 2023

17 October 2023

On 17 October 2023, as part of London Circular Economy Week, CLG Europe’s Materials and Products Taskforce hosted a webinar setting out EU Circular Economy Policy.

Tuesday, 17 October, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00

Blog: Sensible Green Leadership?

22 September 2023

22 September 2023 - Eliot Whittington, Director of CLGs, reflects on the UK Prime Minister’s announcement on the reversal of the country’s net zero policies

CLG UK statement on UK's climate policies

20 September 2023

20 September 2023 - Following recent concerns that the Prime Minister intends to weaken the UK’s climate policies in a number of areas, CLG UK and a number of our members have joined a wide range of businesses, business groups, NGOs, academics and others to demonstrate the broad commitment to the UK’s net zero goal and support for the policies needed to deliver this.

Business Briefing: From Risk to Resilience: The Business Imperative of Nature Restoration

19 September 2023

19 September 2023 - A new CLG Europe’s briefing explores the urgent mission to restore Europe's ailing natural habitats and intricately examines the pivotal involvement of Corporations and Businesses, shedding light on the proposed EU Nature Restoration Law. Through illuminating case studies, it uncovers the dual benefits of nature restoration for both biodiversity and enterprises.

Policy Briefing: Raising European Climate Ambition for 2040: A CLG Europe position paper

5 September 2023

05 September 2023 – A new policy briefing from the Corporate Leaders Group Europe calls on the EU to set a 2040 GHG emissions reduction target of at least 90% net reduction compared to 1990 levels.

Event: Green Growth Summit 2023, 10 October 13:15 – 17.45 CET (Hybrid)

28 July 2023

The 2023 Green Growth Summit will bring together high-level Member State representatives from the Green Growth Group, the EU institutions, and business. The Summit will mark the celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Green Growth Partnership (GGP).

Tuesday, 10 October, 2023 - 13:15

Materials & Products Taskforce report launch event – ‘Embracing Circularity: A Pathway for Strengthening the Critical Raw Materials Act’

20 July 2023

July 2023 – This week, the Taskforce for Climate Neutral and Circular Materials and Products hosted a hybrid event at the European Parliament to mark the launch of their report “Embracing circularity: A pathway for strengthening the Critical Raw Materials Act,” in collaboration with the Wuppertal Institute. The report emphasized the importance of circular practices in achieving the European Union’s climate neutrality targets, presenting case studies from business members including Volvo and Hydro, and recommendations on key materials, sparking discussions among stakeholders from industry, academia, and NGOs.