Leading businesses from across the country will come together to create a single action plan on climate change.
The Prince of Wales's May Day Business Summit on Climate Change will bring together chief executives and board level directors in a unique network of nine simultaneous linked events throughout England including at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
David Darlaston, Regional Director at Business in the Community, the organisation co-ordinating the summit, is keen to see companies being prepared to make firm commitments on tackling their contributions to climate change.
He said: "The May Day Summit is a fantastic opportunity for West Midlands businesses to build on the innovative and proactive steps already in place to tackle climate change and reduce energy costs. We have a healthy regional history of not standing still but taking advantage of new opportunities. With our partners, Advantage West Midlands, we want to encourage businesses of all sizes to make the commitment to action that will put the region at the forefront of adaptation to climate change and benefit from the new business opportunities that will bring."
Julia Cleverdon, CEO Business in the Community said: "The Summit will provide a focus for collective business action on climate change – harnessing the power of business to change their operating practices and use their positive influence with their suppliers and customers."
The Prince of Wales, as President of Business in the Community, is hosting this first May Day Business Summit on Climate Change supported by the Carbon Trust working with Opinion Leader Research and with BT as the technology partner.
The Summit is sponsored nationally by Alliance-Boots, Barclays, B&Q, DLA Piper, EDF Energy and Sky. Regional events are supported by England’s Regional Development Agencies alongside a number of Business in the Community member companies. To register, log on to: www.bitc.org.uk.