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Business & Climate Summit, May 20–21, Paris

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), through its Corporate Leaders Group, is an official partner of the Business & Climate Summit.

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EU Energy Union: businesses call on Heads of State to secure low carbon power

19–20 March 2015 – Leading European businesses including Acciona, EDF Energy and GlaxoSmithKline have written to Heads of State and Government to call for an EU Energy Union that equally focuses on securing energy supplies and reducing carbon emissions.

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Business leaders welcome EU Energy Union plan and vision for international climate deal

25 February 2015 – The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) has welcomed the European Commission's new Energy Union framework strategy, published alongside its vision for a 2015 international climate agreement.

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MEP vote on EU-ETS reform falls short of ambition needed

24 February 2015 – Today’s vote by Members of the European Parliament to reform the the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) to include a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) from the end of 2018 "is a step in the right direction but still falls short of the strides Europe should be taking".

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Business voice grows as more than 60 companies call on MEPs to reform the EU-ETS

17 February 2015 – More than 60 major companies and business groups from across Europe have written to key MEPs to ask them to vote in favour of early reform of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS), to include a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) by 2017.

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"Business as usual is dead" says Philippe Joubert, Chair of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group

12 February 2015 – In a video interview on France24, Philippe Joubert, Chair of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, states the importance of involving the corporate sector in climate change solutions if we want them to succeed.

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The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group marks 10 years of business leadership

27 January 2015 – More than 300 business leaders, policymakers, academics and environmentalists gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), and to recognise the leading role business has to play in tackling climate change in the future.

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Business leaders write to MEPs to urge timely reform of EU-ETS

13 January 2015 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group has written to MEPs, calling on them to reform the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) to include a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) by 2017 at the latest, to keep the continent on track for developing a low carbon economy and energy system.

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Business representatives from the CLG and Green Growth Platform meet with Members of the European Parliament

3 December 2014 – The representatives met the MEPs in the European Parliament to make the case for a low carbon economy as MEPs settle into their new five-year mandate. The businesses, including 3M, BT, Doosan Power, EDF Energy, Ikea, Novozymes, Shell and Unilever, enjoyed a dynamic conversation with a cross-party selection of MEPs who congratulated the cross-sectoral group for coming forward with sound evidence.

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The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group at UNFCCC COP20, Lima

3 December 2014 – The Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) and the Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action (CLN) are preparing for an exciting week of climate discussions in Lima, Peru this month. The groups will be represented at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP), amongst Ministers, negotiators, business, finance, and civil society climate leaders from across the globe. The 20th COP is an essential milestone on the way to securing a definitive global agreement in Paris at the end of 2015.

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TATRA SUMMIT Conference, the New EU Political Cycle: Addressing the Growth Agenda

12–13 November 2014, Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group attended the TATRA SUMMIT Conference

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Business leaders state IPCC report is “required reading” for governments and companies

2 November 2014 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) welcomed the release of the Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5).

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Leading Polish businesses commend Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz for not blocking the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package

24 October 2014 – In a letter to Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) and members of the Polish Business & Science Climate Platform (led by the CLG) welcomed the EU agreement on the EU Energy and Climate package and commended Poland for its support of the deal.

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EU Climate and Energy package is a major step forward but weak on renewables and energy efficiency

24 October 2014 – The European Council has just agreed a new climate and energy deal that sets a binding domestic Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) target of “at least” 40% but which failed to agree ambitious targets for the share of energy from renewable sources and for energy efficiency.

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CNBC video: Climate goals 'good for Europe': Kingfisher CEO

23 October 2014 – Sir Ian Cheshire, CEO of Kingfisher Plc and UK Chair of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group appeared live on CNBC to represent the Group’s call for an ambitious EU Climate and Energy package this week. He said "if we don’t have clarity of targets and commitment for transformation to new model of the economy then business can’t play its part".

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Leading businesses urge Europe to agree ambitious climate and energy policies this week

21 October 2014 – Members of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) are urging EU ministers to agree an ambitious package on climate change at the European Council meetings this week.

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Over 50 leading companies urge Europe to keep up ambition on climate

6 October 2014 – A group of 57 leading companies and business organisations representing more than 4.5 million employees worldwide, today urged EU leaders to agree a robust 2030 energy and climate policy framework and energy security strategy that is fully in line with Europe’s long-term climate objectives and that can help deliver a global climate change agreement.

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The true value of Climate Week

5 October 2014 – In this opinion piece, Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Director, CLG, reflects on what the United Nation's climate summit means for green businesses.

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CLG in the press

24 September 2014 – CLG's activities in and around the New York Climate Summit

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The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group at Climate Week, New York

23 September 2014 – The Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) will be represented at the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s Climate Summit, amongst Heads of State, Government, business, finance, and civil society climate leaders from across the globe.

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Video of HRH The Prince of Wales delivered at Climate Week, New York

23 September 2014 – The patron of the Corporate Leaders Group, HRH The Prince of Wales, delivered a video message on the opening day of Climate Week in New York.

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The Climate Has Changed: How Business is Turning Risk into Opportunity

23 September 2014 – More companies and investors are committed to bold leadership on climate than ever because they know it makes business sense.

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The Climate has Changed, a new report by We Mean Business, on why bold, low carbon action makes good business sense

22 September 2014 – This new report by We Mean Business shows that companies can be confident that creating a low carbon strategy makes good business sense. A group of companies identified in this report are demonstrating bold leadership on climate action driven by the risks and opportunities they know climate change will bring to their businesses.

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Climate Week NYC Opening Day

22 September 2014 – Watch business leaders and politicians make the case for action on climate change at the launch of Climate Week NYC.

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CLG activities at UN Secretary General's Climate Summit, New York, 21–23 September

21–23 September – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) was actively involved in the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit, and related activities, during Climate Week in New York recently. A significant number of world leaders attended the summit, including more than 100 Heads of State and Government. They were joined by more than 800 leaders from business, finance and civil society.

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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and leading businesses hail UN Climate Summit as key moment to tackle climate change

18 September 2014 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), whose members include household names like Coca Cola Enterprises, EDF, Jaguar Land Rover, Philips, and Tesco, is urging governments to use the UN summit on climate change in New York on 23 September to raise ambition in international negotiations on climate change and commit to concrete action to drive down carbon emissions.

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The Climate Group to host Twitter Q&A with new coalition We Mean Business

17 September 2014 – We Mean Business is a powerful coalition of world-leading business and climate organisations, who have joined forces – for the first time – to create a unified business voice in support of decisive action to tackle climate change, and transition to a low carbon economy.

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Launch of the New Climate Economy Report

16 September 2014 – A landmark piece of research that promises to turn the dialogue on the opportunity presented by climate change has been launched today.

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Business briefing on the New Climate Economy report released

16 September 2014 – A short and relevant summary of the recently launched New Climate Economy synthesis report has been released by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group.

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Businesses welcome government keeping ambition on carbon cuts

22 July 2014 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group today welcomed the news that the government would stick to its commitment to cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2027, as indicated by the UK’s Fourth Carbon Budget.

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President Barroso urged to ensure EU’s long-term energy security and climate policy go hand in hand

13 June 2014 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) has written to President Barroso calling for him and his commissioners to ensure that the future shape of EU long-term energy security and climate policy go hand in hand and that Europe maintains its leadership position on climate change internationally.

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The Trillion Tonne Communiqué launch secures excellent media coverage.

15 April 2014 – The latest call for action from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, The Trillion Tonne Communiqué, has drawn considerable media interest.

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Trillion Tonne Communiqué launch profiled and linked to IPCC science

14 April 2014 – Influential US media site The Hill featured the launch of The Trillion Tonne Communiqué; linking it to the latest IPCC report that came out the same week.

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IPCC report ‘a wake up call’ says The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group

13 April 2014 – A coalition of leading UK, EU and international companies, including, Acciona, Coca-Cola Enterprises, EDF Energy, Shell, Tesco and Unilever, today welcomed the third part of the 5th Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel Climate Change (IPCC), Mitigation of Climate Change.

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Governments urged to ensure ‘trillionth tonne’ of carbon is never emitted

08 April 2014 – Leading global businesses, coordinated by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, today urged governments to put policies in place to prevent the cumulative emission of more than a trillion tonnes of carbon. They warn that failure to limit the stock of carbon in the atmosphere will see the world face unmanageable risks from climate change.

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Business leaders urge action in response to latest scientific report on climate change

31 March 2014 – Members of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Groups are calling for urgent action from governments in response to a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, which represents the latest scientific evidence.

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Support from CLG and Polish Business & Science Platform for ambitious EU climate and energy package

18 March 2014 – Members of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group have supported The Polish Business & Science Climate Platform statement in advance of the European Council meeting calling on EU Ministers to support a robust 2030 climate and energy package that sets appropriate targets for GHG emissions and builds a climate for growth.

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Deputy Director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group speaks in support of EU ETS reform

18 March 2014 – Eliot Whittington, Deputy Director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group spoke about a number of improvements required for a healthy climate and energy package at the event Competitiveness and credibility: What is the best outcome for business from the EU 2030 climate negotiations?

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Polish Business & Science Climate Platform statement

17 March 2014 – The Polish Business and Science Climate Platform (which includes CISL, West Coast Energy Polska, GE, Shell, Philips, Carrier, Skanska, ALTA, Warsaw Institute for Economic Studies and Buro Happold) released a statement supporting a robust 2030 climate and energy package that sets targets for GHG emissions and builds a climate for growth.

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Article in Guardian Sustainable Business

11 March 2014 – Rob Boogaard, acting CEO and president EMEA of Interface and a member of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group discusses reducing Europe's carbon – how setting ambitious targets will take business away from the ordinary and force it to search for new alternatives.

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UK Chief Executives urge PM to end uncertainty over carbon budget

06 March 2014 – Senior leaders of major companies including Shell, Unilever, BT, EDF Energy, Kingfisher, Anglian Water, and Lloyds Banking Group have written to David Cameron urging him to follow the advice of the Committee on Climate Change and maintain the UK’s fourth carbon budget at its current level.

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Corporate Leaders Group members warn that climate change will increase the frequency of UK flooding

27 February 2014 – Members of the Corporate Leaders Group and ClimateWise signed the Aldersgate Group co-ordinated letter to the Financial Times warning of an increased frequency in UK flooding due to climate change.

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UK Prime Minister supports The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group's call for EU-China relationship to focus on green growth

26 February 2014 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, together with the Aldersgate Group and E3G wrote to the Prime Minister in November 2013 calling for ambitious initiatives on green growth to be put at the heart of EU-China discussions.

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Business leaders urge Europe to keep up ambition on climate

22 January 2014 – A group of leading businesses including Unilever, Skanska, BT, Acciona, Shell, Philips, Lloyds, and Kingfisher today welcomed the European Commission's White Paper on its 2030 Climate and Energy package, which proposes a target of 40% domestic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, but warned that current proposals must not be watered down any further.

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CLG meeting with UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey

13 January 2014 – On 13 January 2013 the CLG had a positive meeting with the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey. The group expressed their support for the UK retaining its current level of ambition on climate change, and continuing to show leadership in the EU and internationally.

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Corporate Leaders Welcome Green Growth Initiative

28 October 2013 – Today, business leaders from The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group joined European Ministers responsible for energy and climate change in Brussels for the European Green Growth Summit.

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CLG members make business voice heard in response to IPCC report

01 October 2014 – Members of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) have been responding to the IPCC report since its release on 27 September, urging government and business into action to reduce carbon emissions and increase resilience.

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Polish Business & Science Climate Coalition

01 October 2014 – The CLG, with the support of the European Climate Foundation, has initiated the Polish Business & Science Climate Coalition, a coalition of companies and academic institutes. The aim of this initiative is to work together to enhance existing activities and discussions around the reduction of CO2 emissions in Poland and explore possible areas for collaboration in preparation for COP 19 and beyond.

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Climate experts’ report must spur urgent action, say CLG business leaders

27 September 2014 – Business leaders from across the EU are urging immediate action from governments, businesses and society to reduce carbon emissions and increase resilience in response to the first part of the 5th report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released today.

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'Making the business case for a 2030 energy and climate change policy framework'

18 June 2013 – The Corporate Leaders Group and Confederation of British Industry hosted a high-level conference on 'Making the business case for a 2030 energy and climate change policy framework' in Brussels.

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Meeting with HRH The Prince of Wales

4 June 2013 – Senior leaders from the Corporate Leaders Group met for dinner with HRH The Prince of Wales.

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Director, Corporate Leaders Group (CLG)

 


Deputy Director,
Corporate Leaders Group (CLG)