The world needs to secure a prosperous, resilient and zero carbon economy. Businesses from all sectors all have a role to play as policy, technology and investment trends all need to be geared to deliver an unprecedented economic transformation.
CISL brings together a core set of leadership groups, uniting businesses, policy leaders and academic expertise to help unlock the economic change required to deliver the safe and sustainable economy of the future and achieve the goals of critical international agreements such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. These groups are focused on the European Union and neighbouring countries initially, but with expanding reach and impact.
24 global businesses employing 2 million people worldwide who work together to advocate solutions to climate change to policy makes and business peers at the highest level.
Ministers from 16 governments, 18 members of the EU parliament and over 40 major businesses who discuss and debate the economic opportunities and challenges involved in the transition to a zero carbon economy.
Whilst the impact of the Agreement will vary from industry to industry and across geographies, there are common themes and an overall new context for change, which apply to all businesses.
This briefing provides an overview of what was agreed in Paris. It explains the major implications and helps businesses to formulate their strategic responses. To best frame these implications and responses we consider the potential external forces that may act on a business using the PEST model (Political, Economic, Socio-cultural and Technological).
20 January 2017 – This discussion paper has been commissioned by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group to inform the development of an industrial strategy fit for the 21st century.
December 2016 – This new report from CISL provides a framework for business leaders, to help them incorporate considerations of justice into their decision-making and interactions with stakeholders and policymakers as they embrace the changes that will be required in a new global economy.
November 2016 – This policy briefing highlights the importance of long-term policy planning to deliver the vision of the Paris Agreement and outlines key characteristics of business friendly long-term plans.
September 2016 – This business briefing provides an overview of what was agreed in the Paris Agreement. It explains the major implications and helps businesses to formulate their strategic responses.
June 2016 – The third of three working papers exploring the meaning of a 'just transition' to a low carbon economy. The transition requires the involvement of a range of actors for whom both the outcome and the process of achieving a low carbon economy must be fair. The concept of justice takes a central place in the interactions among policymakers, businesses and civil society. In this report we consider how a justice approach could inform sustainability leaders in policymaking and business circles.