|Name of initiative||CLG Europe|
|Secretariat|| CLG Europe is facilitated by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
CISL Belgium 23 rue de la Science 1040 Brussels - Belgium
|Organisational structure|| The group was in 2019 divided into CLG Europe for the European members and the Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group for the UK side.
CLG Europe develops credible, ambitious positions amongst its membership and deploys effective strategic communications to engage with the highest levels of policy audiences. CLG Europe is diverse in its membership and representative of Europe in both geography and sector, welcoming the innovative talent of SMEs as well as leading established companies. The group works closely with policymakers – particularly the Green Growth Group of EU climate and environment ministers, and supportive Members of the European Parliament through its Green Growth Partnership.
The group also maintains a network of sister groups across the EU and works in partnership with some of the largest business-focused organisations in support of climate action as one of the founders of the We Mean Business coalition, for which it provides the EU policy lead.
|Name of lead organisation||University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership|
|Type of lead organisation||Academic/Research institution|
|Location/Nationality of lead organisation||Belgium|
|Description||Our renewed Europe-focused group aims to be the leading cross-sectoral business voice convened across the EU in support of a climate neutral economy. It is supported by a team in Brussels that has a deep understanding of the political landscape, strong sustainability expertise and the capacity to source world-class evidence-based research and analysis.|
|Objectives|| CLG Europe works to develop solutions on climate change with policymakers and business peers across the world. The group engages at the EU-wide and member-state levels to raise policy ambition and drive the transformation to a low carbon economy, and projects those insights outside Europe by working in partnership on the international stage.
ensure cumulative global carbon emissions do not exceed one trillion tonnes help achieve the goal of net-zero emissions well before 2100 limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C build an economy that delivers the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
|Activities|| Through high-level convening, quality research, and new partnerships, CLG Europe informs public policy and leads the wider business community by example.
It is a European group, working at the EU, international and member state level and has the following workstreams: 1. Developing the evidence base with its members 2. Driving broader, deeper and more focussed engagement with policy makers 3. Working with the right partnerships to multiply impact It also works across three themes: Raising Ambition, Carbon Policy and Driving Innovation.
|One or two success stories achieved||CLG Europe published an open letter signed by around 200 business leaders and investors urging policy makers EU heads of state to set higher 2030 emissions reduction targets. The letter was mentioned in the Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's State of the Union 2020 speech|
Monitoring and Impacts
|Function of initiative||Technical dialogue, Political dialogue|
|Activity of initiative||Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation, Policy planning and recommendations, Awareness raising and outreach, Advocacy|
|Goals||CLG Europe is a leading cross-sectoral business voice convened across the EU in support of a climate neutral economy, deploying effective strategic communications to engage with the highest levels of policy audiences.|
|Comments on indicators and goals|
|How will goals be achieved||Organize webinars and high-level roundtables, as well as a yearly Green Growth Partnership Summit. We produce publications (reports, briefings) and letters to policymakers.|
|Have you changed or strenghtened your goals|
|Progress towards the goals||The EU CEO letter on 2030 targets that we sent to heads of State in 2020 was mentioned by Ursula von der Leyen in her State of the Union address (https://www.corporateleadersgroup.com/reports-evidence-and-insights/news-items/eu-business-leaders-urge-higher-2030-emissions-reduction-targets)|
|How are you tracking progress of your initiative|
|Companies||17||Acciona (Spain),Coca-Cola European Partners (United K.),DSM (Netherlands),EDF (France),Eneco (Netherlands),Ferrovial (Spain),Hybrit (Sweden),Iberdrola (Spain),Interface (Denmark),Ikea (Sweden),Microsoft (USA),Rockwool (Denmark),Salesforce (USA),Signify (Netherlands),Sky (United K.),Stora Enso (Finland),Unilever (United K.).|
|Research and educational organisations||0|
|National states||7||Spain, UK, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland|
|Regional / state / county actors||0|
|City / municipal actors||0|
|Number of members in the years|| |
|Have only national states as participators||No|
|Transport||Agriculture||Forestry||Business||Financial institutions||Buildings||Industry||Waste||Cities and subnational governments||Short Term Pollutants||International maritime transport||Energy Supply||Fluorinated gases||Energy efficiency||Renewable energy||Supply chain emission reductions||Adaptation||Other||Resilience||Innovation||Energy Access and Efficiency||Private Finance|
Not only have national states as participators