Skip navigation
Aerial view of colourful containers, Bukit Merah, Singapore
Project

Leadership Group for Industry Transition

The Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) gathers countries and companies that are committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions from industry by 2050. SEI serves as LeadIT’s Secretariat.

Active project

2020

The Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) was launched by the governments of India and Sweden at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit in September 2019 and is supported by the World Economic Forum (WEF). LeadIT brings together countries and companies that are committed to action to achieve the Paris Agreement and is grounded in the conviction that partnership between the public and private sectors is key to achieving the industrial transition.

Industry currently accounts for roughly 30% of global CO2 emissions and industry actors will have to reduce emissions sharply to achieve global climate goals. All LeadIT members subscribe to the notion that energy-intensive industry can and must progress on low-carbon pathways, aiming to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Bhupender Yadav, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and Labour and Employment, India, and Romina Pourmokhtari, Minister for Climate and the Environment, Sweden sitting at a table during the LeadIT COP28 event.

Bhupender Yadav, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and Labour and Employment, India, and Romina Pourmokhtari, Minister for Climate and the Environment, Sweden at the LeadIT COP28 Summit on 9 December 2023. Photo: SEI / Flickr.

At COP28, the Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) initiated its second phase, LeadIT 2.0, marking a joint commitment by member countries and companies to shape policy frameworks and international cooperation for an inclusive industry transition.

LeadIT’s three-year Mission Statement, adopted at the annual LeadITSummit at COP28, outlined the group’s strategic direction for the next phase which will focus on global dialogue, technology collaboration, and fostering industry transition partnerships.

Logo Leadership Group for Industry Transition

Graphic: Leadership Group for Industry Transition.

Read all LeadIT Insights at industrytransition.org/insights.

LeadIT carries out analysis to improve the collective understanding of the opportunities and challenges in industry transitions. It looks at global examples of industry transitions, as well as at key policy and industry levers to facilitate and manage transitions. LeadIT supports governments and industries to co-produce stakeholder-led pathways to low-carbon industry transformation. It also provides actionable measures on innovation and finance and gives a platform for sharing know-how.

LeadIT provides an arena for public-private collaboration and sectoral and cross-sectoral learning. It enables collaboration between political and industry decision makers by convening high level dialogues to catalyse leadership. It delivers a platform for sharing know-how on innovation opportunities and new technologies.

The management board is made up of representatives from Sweden, India and the World Economic Forum. A technical and expert committee made up of representatives from LeadIT members advises the board. The board approves new company members and decides on the workplan of the secretariat. The secretariat which is responsible for managing the work of the leadership group is hosted by SEI.

Per Andersson
Per Andersson

Head of Secretariat - LeadIT

SEI Headquarters

Somya Joshi
Somya Joshi

Head of Division: Global Agendas, Climate and Systems

SEI Headquarters

Robert Watt
Robert Watt

Engagement Director

SEI Headquarters

Aaron Maltais
Aaron Maltais

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Felipe Sanchez
Felipe Sanchez

Policy Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Eileen Torres
Eileen Torres-Morales

Research Associate

SEI Headquarters

Yani Wang
Yani Wang

Program Manager, Trase

SEI Headquarters

Erik Olsson
Erik Olsson

Research Associate

SEI Headquarters

Linnéa Haviland
Linnéa Haviland

Graphic Designer

Communications

SEI Headquarters

Jane Birch
Jane Birch

Communications and Impact Officer

Communications

SEI Headquarters

Design and development by Soapbox.