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Low carbon transformation: How can businesses worldwide articulate a collective response to government on climate change?

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.

The Corporate Leaders Groups

Bringing together business leaders who work together to advocate for the transformation to competitive, sustainable, inclusive economies that will deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Green Growth Partnership

The Green Growth Partnership brings together ministers from European governments, businesses and members of the European Parliament to discuss and debate political and business action enabling the transition to a prosperous and climate neutral economy, the benefits associated with this transition and the obstacles to overcome.

 

Thought leadership


How Can Funders Accelerate Climate Action to 2018–2020?

This memo, prepared by Galvanising the Groundswell of Climate Actions with input from CISL, provides a ‘state of play’ of climate action by non-state actors and provides some recommendations for potential funders of the work ahead.

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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.

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Business, justice and the new global economy

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.

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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.

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Justice in the transition to a low carbon economy

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.

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The nature of transitions: Implications for the transition to a low carbon economy

June 2016 – The second of three working papers exploring the meaning of a 'just transition' to a low carbon economy. Here, an overview of theoretical approaches relevant to transitions is presented. Through the mapping of key interdisciplinary approaches on the topic, the paper aims to assist the management of transition processes, the assessment of its outcomes, as well as deliberative decision-making regarding the future of on-going transitions.

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The multiple meanings of justice in the context of the transition to a low carbon economy

June 2016 – The first of three working papers exploring the meaning of a 'just transition' to a low carbon economy. This paper reviews the meanings of justice. It begins by summarising major moral interpretations of justice, and then turns to consider the main theoretical elements of justice: equitable distribution, recognition (eg of others' needs and rights), equal participation and equal capabilities.

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