The private sector increasingly recognizes that the transition to a low-carbon economy is the only way to secure sustainable economic development and prosperity for all. More businesses and investors are committed to taking bold climate action than at any time in history. And the private sector is moving because doing so minimises risk and maximises opportunity. In short, taking climate action simply makes good business sense. However, innovative business solutions on climate are not being scaled up fast enough. Governments have a critical role in setting clear, long-term policy frameworks that will send clear signals to markets, unleash low-carbon investment and steer the global economy on a sustainable development trajectory.
CEI is developing a new framework for scaling up member collaboration to:
Deliver new technologies for global markets. The expertise and inventions at its biggest labs are an unparalleled resource – but need an ecosystem around them for investment, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Creates a necessary framework for this difficult, high-specification technology to move out of the lab and into the market.
Get more value from the member’s science base by multiplying the returns in new, economic ways.
Help strengthen member institutions. Working together with local companies and investors, CEI can create a new, economically powerful ecosystem.
Engage many more citizens in science and technology – as entrepreneurs, customers, or students. It can strengthen the talent base.