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Business and investor networks call for robust Nature Restoration Law to align EU’s nature and climate ambitions

15 May 2023 - Over fifteen business and investor networks have written a letter to the European Parliament’s Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries Committees urging them to support the EU Nature Restoration Law.


Read more at: The Materials and Products Taskforce reacts to the release of the Critical Raw Materials Act

The Materials and Products Taskforce reacts to the release of the Critical Raw Materials Act

17 March 2023 – The European Commission has released the Critical Raw Materials Act, that aims to increase and diversify the EU’s critical raw materials supply, strengthen circularity and support research and innovation.


Read more at: Latest CLG UK policy briefing sets out cross-cutting actions to demonstrate strong leadership and longer-term planning
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Latest CLG UK policy briefing sets out cross-cutting actions to demonstrate strong leadership and longer-term planning

2 March 2023 - A new policy briefing from the UK Corporate Leaders Group (CLG UK) sets out cross-cutting actions to demonstrate strong leadership and longer-term planning.


Read more at: Policy Briefing: Leading the Way: Identifying the actions government can take to accelerate UK climate action across the economy

Policy Briefing: Leading the Way: Identifying the actions government can take to accelerate UK climate action across the economy

2 March 2023 - A new policy briefing from the UK Corporate Leaders Group (CLG UK) applies a business lens to seven key cross-sectoral and cross-governmental areas which are key to achieving net zero, exploring their challenges, opportunities and impacts on business.


Read more at: CDP data shows European businesses are already implementing key elements of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

CDP data shows European businesses are already implementing key elements of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

19 January 2023 - The European Commission published its proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence (CSDDD) in February 2022. This critical piece of legislation aims to provide a regulatory framework on corporate sustainability governance. According to CDP’s latest data, more than a third of companies in Europe (37%) report that they have a climate transition plan in place and only 2% of those companies report on all relevant transition plan indicators. CDP defined 8 key elements that constitute a credible climate transition plan . These elements can be identified via disclosure on 24 indicators found in the CDP climate questionnaire.


Read more at: Leading business and investor networks call for ambitious reform of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Leading business and investor networks call for ambitious reform of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

17 January 2023 - Three leading business, corporate and investor networks focused on climate change – the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) , Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) Europe and Climate Group – came together with over a dozen European business associations and investor networks in a letter to the European Parliament calling for ambitious reform of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). 10 March 2023, this letter has been shared with all Members of the European Parliament ahead of the plenary vote on 14 March.


Read more at: High-level event: ‘Building a Circular & Climate Neutral Economy: Reaction to the November Circular Economy Package’ On behalf of CLG Europe’s Materials and Products Taskforce. Wednesday, 1st February 10.00-11.30 CET (Online).

High-level event: ‘Building a Circular & Climate Neutral Economy: Reaction to the November Circular Economy Package’ On behalf of CLG Europe’s Materials and Products Taskforce. Wednesday, 1st February 10.00-11.30 CET (Online).

The European Commission released its latest set of circular economy policies on 30 November 2022. This included key files such as the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation. The purpose of this event was to react to the release of these pieces of legislation and provide a space for key stakeholders to give initial responses to the new legislative initiatives, including policymakers, businesses and third sector organisations. The focus of this event was on the new policies and how they fit into the wider movement towards a more circular European economy. The event offered a collective space to discuss the policies whilst also giving a progressive business view. This event was hosted by CLG Europe’s Taskforce on Climate Neutral and Circular Materials and Products. The Taskforce was launched with the aim of driving forward policy action on sustainable materials by bringing together a group of progressive businesses across sectors and value chains.


Read more at: The Materials and Products Taskforce reacts to the release of the second part of the Circular Economy Package

The Materials and Products Taskforce reacts to the release of the second part of the Circular Economy Package

30 November 2022 - The European Commission has released the second part of its Circular Economy Package for 2022, the EU’s flagship legislative package that aims to create more sustainable products and materials and enhance circularity. The Taskforce support an ambitious Package, however, calls on policymakers to accelerate action.


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

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

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


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

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 - 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.