We are committed to using our leadership and commercial capital to advance growth that works with nature, benefits the many, and creates value across generations, not quarters.
Businesses can play a big role in solving the environmental and economic challenges we face, but to do so, they must embrace new forms of growth.
The transition to a sustainable and inclusive future is one of the most significant commercial opportunities ever seen. But, to achieve success, businesses and society must overcome challenges that are too big, too expensive, and too complex for any one company to tackle alone. Companies must adopt new models that advance commercial, environmental and social interests together. Growth works with, not against, nature; that benefits the many, not the few - and that builds opportunity and prosperity for all.
Representing major companies from a range of industries, Europe Delivers is committed to using our combined leadership and commercial capital to advance growth that works with nature, not against it; that benefits the many, not the few; and that creates value across generations, not quarters.
Our 2022 plan
The success of business coalitions must be measured by action, not talk.
This is at the heart of our plan for 2022, Turning ideas into action and outcomes, as we look towards a year of demonstrable impact with our partners and beyond. Our plan lays out information on:
- Europe Delivers' mission and vision
- The urgency of creating 'good growth'
- Four critical impact tracks for the future
- Our team of global business leaders
- 2022 timelines and activity
A relentless bias for action
From climate change to inequality, businesses can play a big role in solving these challenges. Europe Delivers is committed to this goal, and in 2022 we are focused on four impact tracks key to driving action in critical areas.
Talent and human prosperity
Top executives know that they cannot win without the right talent with the right skills - but the nature of work and employment is fast evolving.
How we work, where jobs are located and what is required to ensure a fair transition will continue to change as we move through this decade and beyond.
Digitally transformative growth
The impact of technological developments, such as AI, will significantly alter how labour is done — automating many tasks and give rise to new workflows.
To accelerate innovation, productivity, and fairer distribution of higher-paid jobs we must effectively transition to a human-centred digital future.
Decarbonisation of strategic sectors
Good progress has been made over the last decade in renewable power, electric vehicles, and energy efficiency in buildings throughout Europe.
To unlock the deep impact we need to reach net zero, the focus must now shift to accelerating the decarbonisation of more complex ‘hard-to-abate’ sectors like cement, aviation, and agriculture.
Sustainable and resilient value chains
Supply chain optimisation has unlocked incredible value for businesses and consumers, but this has often come at the cost of value chains that are fragile to shocks.
Today’s organisations must find and embrace opportunities to build more operationally resilient and environmentally friendly supply networks.
People that remain financially excluded and unable to prosper in the new digital economy
1.8°C and 2.4°C
The planet is on a path to warming levels that will lead to more natural disasters and human suffering
of new investments needed to build a global net zero economy
With combined annual revenues of circa $600 billion, the scope for driving positive impact via our partnership of global organisations is immense.
From investigating the future of work to transforming degraded land into biofuel hubs to creating a more inclusive gig economy in Europe - our projects are already generating value for business, the environment and wider society.
In conjunction with other BioAdvantage Europe partners, Scania, Shell and Yara aim to raise awareness of existing solutions to complex growth challenges, incubate demonstration projects and support policy makers via a body of work, knowledge and policy engagement that explores the role of the bioeconomy in Europe.
Future of work
The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to look closely at how we work. Collaborating with more than 30 experts across Europe and the U.S. we identified five barriers to a positive future - developing action-oriented recommendations for policymakers and business leaders to accelerate society forward positively.
Our full portfolio
Learn more about our entire collaboration project and impact initiative portfolio - including examples from working to transform degraded land into biofuel hubs or creating a more inclusive gig economy in Europe - and spark your own organisations imagination and ambition to take action in solving the important challenges of our time.
In the end, all our projects can have profound societal impact — and that’s our ultimate stakeholder, our ultimate customer, and our most exacting judge.
Chairman of ABB, and Europe Delivers