Advancing sustainable economic growth for a prosperous future for all
Climate change is the biggest threat that modern humans have ever faced, but we have yet to implement the solutions needed to both mitigate and reverse its effects.
We see the climate crisis as an opportunity for business and innovators to meet this great challenge, which can be compared to the industrial revolution.
The world needs systems-based solutions – and it needs them now.
To help achieve that we’re building a world-class network of business leaders, scientists, academics, and policymakers to collaborate and confront this monumental task
Our CGLN news, posts and research from our academic and research community are free to view. If you would like to participate in our conversation and contribute to this change, find out more about joining the CGLN network.
The CGLN is committed to economic growth for all whilst substantially reducing carbon emissions – clean growth!
The CGLN was founded by Sir Dave King, Lord David Triesman, Lord Des Browne and Martin Bellamy.
The Network is independent, private and not-for-profit. It provides a platform for academic and scientific innovators to connect with business leaders, financiers and policy-makers to generate solutions that tackle the climate emergency while growing our economy.
Beyond the health impacts, the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us two further lessons. First, the importance of building back a sustainable and resilient economy and second, that fast-paced results can be achieved with collaboration across society and across borders.
Solving climate change demands a similar approach. The scale of the damaging environmental impact that our present way of life and economic activity is having on our planet becomes clearer every day. Like the pandemic, the climate crisis already is affecting all aspects of our lives. Consequently, we need to find systems-based solutions to the challenges it poses– and we need to find them now.
We have identified the key sectors that are imperative to confronting the grand challenge and are building a world-class network to facilitate the transformation of thinking into pragmatic action.
The CGLN is committed to creating a sustainable world through opportunities of economic growth. Our platform connects innovation to those who can bring ideas to fruition.
In this way, the Network will help facilitate the transition of thought into action, helping to build both a stronger economy and a healthier planet.
This is the Greatest Challenge of all.
The Network is the platform to:
- Bring innovative ideas to fruition
- Connect businesses, innovators and financiers to work with scientists and academics to help solve the greatest challenge of all
- Help direct capital towards clean growth innovations
- Debate and shape policy needed to accelerate clean growth
Promote innovation and clean-tech solutions
Champion the transition to a clean economy by leveraging the knowledge of our Fellows, Partners and Members
Encourage contribution of ideas and knowledge across multiple clean growth sectors
Influence governments on a wide variety of topics linked to the transition to a clean economy
Share cross-sector information and ideas, free for all to view
Provide a joined-up approach for all who are pursuing clean growth and striving to meet net-zero
How does the network work?
The network comprises Founders, Fellows, Partners and Members. We are all united by our commitment to transform to a global clean economy, demonstrating leadership and being part of the solution.
We also believe our expert insights should be available to all. The CGLN media platform containing news, research, reports, policies, and a multimedia channel is free to view.
We each have an influential role to play dependent on where our expertise lies:
- Distributing cutting-edge research and news
- Sharing knowledge, views and experiences
- Participating in live debates and discussions
- Contributing new initiatives and solutions
- Promoting and endorsing credible solutions
- Supporting position papers
- Shaping and contributing to policy change