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Towards a sustainable economy: The commercial imperative for business to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals
September 2017 – The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a global strategy for achieving economic growth that is consistent with the planet’s carrying capacity, society’s basic needs and priorities, and the capabilities and stability of the economy. In this report, leading companies from the newly formed Rewiring the Economy Inquiry Group call for a compelling business narrative and a systemic approach to maximise the chances of delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Leadership
21st century energy: Business reflections on renewables in Europe
April 2017 – This report brings together business stories and interviews with companies with an interest in renewable energy. It focuses on EU policies on renewable energy and industry’s role in innovating to deliver it.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
UK Industrial Strategy: Navigating a changing world
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.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
Future Proofing: Sustainable plans for prosperous economies
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.
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A new climate for business: Planning your response to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
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.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
Business Compendium: How the private sector is building Europe's climate ambition
4 March 2016 – This low carbon Business Compendium demonstrates how the activities of some of the world’s largest companies are contributing to the delivery of a low carbon future. The Compendium compiles examples of the ambitions and achievements that European businesses have made so far in tackling climate change, and aligning their business with a low carbon pathway.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
REALCAR project circular economy case study: Collaboration for a closed-loop value chain
January 2016 – This closed-loop case study explores the lessons learnt from the REALCAR closed loop value chain project between Jaguar Land Rover, Novelis, Innovate UK and partners, in the creation of new materials and production systems to introduce closed-loop aluminium into Jaguar Land Rover cars.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
Better partnerships: Understanding and increasing the impact of private sector cooperative initiatives
August 2015 – This report, jointly authored by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainablity Leadership and Ecofys, analyses five cooperative initiatives involving the private sector and identifies their emissions reduction potential. The potential emission reductions from the top five initiatives are significant – at current ambition levels estimated emission reductions could reach 200 MtCO2e.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
10 years of Carbon Pricing in Europe – A business perspective
July 2015 – This report, commissioned by The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, was produced to mark the ten-year anniversary of the EU Emissions Trading System. It is based on a series of interviews with companies covered by this cornerstone climate policy who have made notable progress to reduce their carbon emissions during its lifetime.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation
Financing the Global Low Carbon Transition
22 May 2015 – Over the next 15 years, approximately $93 trillion will be needed for investment in low carbon infrastructure across the world. Success would mean mobilising more private capital behind public goals, delivering economic growth and putting us on the path to a net-zero emissions global economy. This paper makes a series of recommendations to achieve this goal.
Located in Resources / Low Carbon Transformation