PRESS RELEASE: Construction and property business leaders dominate list of heavyweight firms calling for net zero carbon UK by 2050
The letter has been coordinated by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group in conjunction with business networks including UKGBC, The CBI, Aldersgate Group and IIGCC. The letter was profiled in the Financial Times and is available here.
Julie Hirigoyen, chief executive at UKGBC said:
“The writing’s on the wall for business and policymakers alike: the time for climate action is now. This letter demonstrates that the climate crisis is rising to the top of boardroom agendas by the sheer number of business heavyweights calling for Government to legislate for a net zero carbon UK. No doubt many of these leaders recognise the growing opportunities of transforming their businesses for a net zero carbon economy. Given that the built environment contributes around 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint, this is particularly true of the construction and property industry, so we’re delighted to see so many of our members as signatories on this letter.”
UKGBC member signatories to the letter:
Allies and Morrison
Argent (Property Development) Services LLP
Barratt Developments Plc
Bennetts Associates Architects
Geoffrey Osborne Limited
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Hermes Investment Management
Hoare Lea LLP
Lipton Rogers Developments LLP
Mitsubishi Electric, Living Environmental Systems UK
Mott MacDonald Limited
Multiplex Construction Europe Limited
Redevco UK Ltd
The Crown Estate
Troup Bywaters + Anders
Notes to editors
The letter is available here.
The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group’s press release is available here.