HRH The Prince of Wales and The Prime Minister will address the first ever UK wide audience of top business leaders on Thursday 1st May at The Prince of Wales’s May Day Business Summit on Climate Change. The Summit will reconvene the May Day Network, the largest group of businesses and organisations in the UK committed to taking collective action to tackle climate change.
Climate change, like the ‘May Day’ distress signal, requires urgent action. The May Day Network has a membership of 900 organisations and growing. It is managed in Scotland by Scottish Business in the Community (SBC), a charity that mobilises business for good. The May Day Network offers businesses a framework to tackle their climate change impacts through a series of pledges and aims to engage 10,000 businesses across the UK by 2012.
On 1 May 2008, 100 Scottish companies will gather in Edinburgh to discuss measures taken to reduce carbon, and commit to further action. The 100 companies attending the event at Our Dynamic Earth will hear from HRH The Prince of Wales and Gordon Brown live via satellite technology, linking with 1600 other businesses across 12 UK locations. This is the first time that the two have shared a platform to address the issue of climate change.
The Summit will inspire even more business leaders to take steps towards a low carbon economy, by asking them to make pledges that involve action within their own companies and by engaging their employees, suppliers and customers. All companies present will be challenged: