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April 13 IPCC report ‘a wake up call’ says The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group
April 8  Governments urged to ensure ‘trillionth tonne’ of carbon is never emitted 

Governments must put policies in place to prevent the cumulative emission of more than a trillion tonnes of carbon, according to a statement from leading global businesses today. Failure to limit the stock of carbon in the atmosphere carries risks of disruptive climate impacts that will grow increasingly serious as the stock grows.

The Trillion Tonne Communiqué, co-ordinated by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, has so far been signed by 70 companies from 5 continents, including major multinationals

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March 31 Business leaders urge action in response to latest scientific report on climate change
March 6 UK Chief Executives urge PM to end uncertainty over carbon budget
January 31 Winner of the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize for 2014 Announced

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January 22 Celebrating two decades of shaping business leadership for sustainability

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme (BSP).
January 22 Business leaders urge Europe to keep up ambition on climate




December 1 Doha: Over 120 international companies, including Shell, Unilever, Cathay Pacific, EDF Energy, Braskem, Statoil, Swiss Re, Ricoh and Skanska, have endorsed The Carbon Price Communiqué, which calls on policymakers meeting in Doha to focus on achieving a clear, transparent and unambiguous global carbon price.

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November 22 Press Release: A new study from ClimateWise could remove an obstacle to Carbon Capture and Storage

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November 19 Press Release: Leading global businesses back carbon pricing ahead of UN climate conference

Over 100 companies have signed a Communiqué calling on governments attending upcoming climate change negotiations in Doha to introduce robust and effective carbon price policies.

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November 12 Letter: UK CLG urge Prime Minister to end uncertainty around climate change targets for UK power sector

The Prince of Wales’s UK Corporate Leaders Group has written to the British Prime Minster David Cameron urging him to end the uncertainty around future UK energy policy and deliver on the UK’s climate change goals.
October 24 Press Release: Natixis Asset Management launches a responsible investment partnership with CISL

CISL has formed a partnership with Natixis Asset Management (Natixis AM) to explore and promote sustainable investment and more responsible behaviour by financial firms in Europe and internationally. This will involve an active research-based collaboration as well as the formation of an Investors Leaders Group to be housed at CISL and chaired by Natixis AM’s Deputy CEO.
October 22 Press Release: Dow Student Challenge drives student sustainability innovation

The Dow Chemical Company has awarded US$12,500 to three Cambridge postgraduates conducting outstanding research in the name of global sustainability.
September 10 Press Release: Businesses seek compact with government to protect UK’s natural resources

Natural Capital Leaders Platform Study on potential for timber and dairy industries to help with natural capital management
June15 Press Release - Business Leaders call on Rio Negotiators to take action to value natural capital.

In advance of the Rio+20 Summit, a group of prominent business leaders, members of the Natural Capital Leaders Platform have developed a ground-breaking 'Natural Capital Leadership Compact'. The leaders' companies have a collective turnover of over $US 350 billion, and have called for urgent action to properly value and maintain the Earth’s natural capital.
May 16 Press Release: New public–private initiative paves the way for low carbon procurement worth over £1bn.

A collaboration between The Prince of Wales's UK Corporate Leaders Group (UK CLG) and the UK Government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
May 3 Press Release: Business to ask Barroso to redouble green growth efforts: demands for swift action to strengthen ETS, securing 20% ‘greening’ of next EU budget, stepping up on renewables and energy efficiency targets.
January 26 Press Release: Businesses in our UK Corporate Leaders Group welcome new government climate change adaptation plan.
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