The Prince of Wales launches ‘Terra Carta’ which puts sustainability at heart of the private sector.
As part of the Sustainable Markets Initiative, HRH The Prince of Wales, announces the ‘Terra Carta’ – a charter that puts sustainability at the heart of the private sector.
HRH The Prince of Wales’s urgent appeal comes as HRH marks 50 years of campaigning for the environment.
At the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2020, HRH The Prince of Wales gave an important call to action where he warned that we have entered a "last chance decade in which we must deliver on climate and biodiversity."
This week, HRH has announced the Terra Carta, a new initiative which offers the basis of a recovery plan to 2030 that puts Nature, People and Planet at the heart of global value creation.
Devising its name from the historic Magna Carta, which inspired a belief in the fundamental rights and liberties of people over 800 years ago, the Terra Carta aims to reunite people and planet, by giving fundamental rights and value to Nature, ensuring a lasting impact and tangible legacy for this generation.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales said: "The 'Terra Carta' offers the basis of a recovery plan that puts Nature, People and Planet at the heart of global value creation – one that will harness the precious, irreplaceable power of Nature combined with the transformative innovation and resources of the private sector."
Speaking at the One Planet Summit in France, HRH The Prince of Wales unveiled the Terra Carta, which provides a roadmap to 2030 for businesses to move towards an ambitious and sustainable future; one that will harness the power of Nature combined with the transformative power, innovation and resources of the private sector.
HRH The Prince of Wales is making an urgent appeal to private sector leaders around the world to join this endeavour and to give their support to the Terra Carta.
Businesses that support the Terra Carta are committing to supporting and rapidly accelerating the world’s transition towards a sustainable future, as well as recognizing the urgency of the global climate, biodiversity and health crises and the stewardship with which we must act.
Supporters of this new initiative include Will Gardiner, Group CEO of DRAX, Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever, Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO of IGCC, and Ronald P. O’Hanley, Chairman and CEO of State Street.
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12 Januray 2021