HRH The Prince of Wales
The Prince of Wales has shown a strong personal interest in environmental issues for decades. The main themes to which he most often returns are the need for sustainable development, for responsible stewardship of our natural resources and for global co-operation to protect our environmental heritage.
His Royal Highness has been prescient in generating action from business leaders both in the UK and internationally to help combat climate change. Through his University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) His Royal Highness brings together business leaders and key public sector and civil society figures to understand and develop strategic responses to the sustainability challenges facing business and society.
The Programme runs annual senior executives seminars in Cambridge, Brussels, Atlanta, Cape Town and Sydney. The programme has an influential alumni network of over 1700 senior figures drawn from over 40 countries, and 400 organisations.
In addition HRH The Prince of Wales established the International Sustainability Unit (ISU) to facilitate consensus on how to resolve some of the key environmental challenges facing the world - such as food security, ecosystem resilience and the depletion of Natural Capital.
While continuing to monitor progress on the tropical forest finance package agreed in Oslo in May 2010, the ISU has been developing two further significant workstreams; sustainable agriculture and marine ecosystems. The ISU seeks to advance possible solutions by convening the public, private and NGO sectors.
Although not one of The Prince’s Charities, The Prince’s ISU is a subsidiary of the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.
Visit the website of the International Sustainability Unit at www.pcfisu.org