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Prince Charles urges business to put planet and people first

EconomyJan 10, 2021 05:40PM ET
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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Charles will tell businesses on Monday they must put the planet and its people first as he launches a new charter of sustainability backed by some major global companies.

The new "Terra Carta" - evoking England's ancient Magna Carta that defined citizens' rights eight centuries ago - comprises nearly 100 actions that signatory companies must take for a sustainable future.

"I am making an urgent appeal to leaders, from all sectors and from around the world, to give their support to this 'Terra Carta', to bring prosperity into harmony with nature, people and planet over the coming decade," Charles will say, according to advance excerpts from his speech.

Charles, 72, has championed environmental causes for decades and has warned that global warming and climate change are the greatest threats to humanity.

"I can only encourage, in particular, those in industry and finance to provide practical leadership to this common project, as only they are able to mobilize the innovation, scale and resources that are required to transform our global economy," he will say.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) , AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN), HSBC and BP (NYSE:BP) are among the companies backing the Terra Carta, which was designed by Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s former chief designer Jony Ive and his company LoveFrom.

Prince Charles urges business to put planet and people first
 

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Roger Miller
Roger Miller Jan 10, 2021 9:44PM ET
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Easy for the elites and big corporate leaders to promote climate goals when they live in comfort, these climate initiatitives won't crimp their lifestyles. The intiatives they promote are paid for by the poor and middle class.
Tony Coll
Tony Coll Jan 10, 2021 9:02PM ET
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He had his wife taken out... let's take this with a grain of salt
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Peteymcletey Jan 10, 2021 8:55PM ET
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donate all your money first
Gregory Barone
Gregory Barone Jan 10, 2021 8:45PM ET
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Go hug a prius prince! One doing 70 mph
Renzo Carioca
Renzo Carioca Jan 10, 2021 7:18PM ET
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ok prince ,donate your estate to the people in support
Tom Shelly
Tom Shelly Jan 10, 2021 7:09PM ET
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While he travels in a private jet to his mansions.
Murali Brahmandam
Murali Brahmandam Jan 10, 2021 6:47PM ET
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I really wish Charles had put his wife Diana first.
Kaveh Sun
Kaveh Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:24PM ET
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Business cares only about money. I am seeing bride,cheat etc legally just to make money. It Sounds nice but sorry they dont give a # about what he is saying.
Greg LaFlame
Greg LaFlame Jan 10, 2021 6:17PM ET
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Maybe this is a good idea, but who cares if he supports it.
 
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