CISL report on competitive sustainability
New working paper from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership suggests upcoming investment and policy decisions need to focus on the competitive sustainability concept.
New working paper from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL) titled Developing the EU’s ‘competitive sustainability’ for a resilient recovery and dynamic growth suggests upcoming investment and policy decisions, such as those on the COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs) and the new EU Industrial Strategy need to focus on the competitive sustainability concept to ensure the EU can secure advantage and benefit from the economic opportunities, jobs and emissions reductions from the transition to climate neutrality.
“We need to tackle the climate crisis. But while doing so European companies and industrial ecosystems can and should thrive in the international markets. The concept of competitive sustainability allows us to think strategically about these issues”, says Leading specialist for Climate and nature solutions at Sitra Outi Haanperä, who also contributed to the report.
The paper was produced with input from the European Policy Centre and the financial support from Sitra. It was written by Martin Porter, with input and support from Annika Hedberg, Sofia Lopez Piquerez, Peter Sweatman, Sami Andoura, Johanna Lehne, Eliot Whittington, Chris Carroll and Janaina Topley Lira. Additional comments were provided by Outi Haanperä, Saara Tamminen and Janne Peljo from Sitra, and CLG Europe members. The report also builds on the sector analysis in Funding Innovation to Deliver EU Competitive Climate Leadership by Climate Strategy.