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Prince Charles to present prizes for ‘sustainable leaders’ at Guildhall

On 27 January, The Prince of Wales will attend ‘Leadership for the Future’ a reception and dinner to honour the 2015 Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards at The Guildhall in London.

During the evening’s ceremonies, Prince Charles will present The Prince of Wales prize and mark The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group 10th Anniversary.

The evening is part of The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) for which Charles in Patron. The event celebrates Charles’s enduring dedication to bringing together existing and potential industry leaders to help tackle the crucial issues surrounding climate change.

A member of The Princes’ Charities, (CISL) is an institution within the School of Technology of the University of Cambridge and works with business, government and civil society leaders on the essential global challenges of the 21st Century.

The Prince is CISL’s Patron and is keenly involved in the groups work. As part of his effort to further the CISL mission, he created two significant initiatives: The Prince of Wales’s Business and Sustainability Programme and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change

“One of the strengths of the Business and Sustainability Programme has always been the opportunities the seminars provide for constructive interactions between the delegates,” Prince Charles noted.

Run in partnership with CISL and Unilever, The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards is in their second year. The awards identify young people aged 30 and under who have created real-world, accessible proposals that will help confront the challenge of sustainable living.

The awards received more than 800 entries from roughly 90 countries worldwide.

Charles will present one of the lucky seven finalists with the Prince of Wales prize.

Made at Middleport Pottery in Stoke on Trent, the commemorative plate features a peacock and The Prince of Wales’s plume of feathers. Created one hundred years ago, the pattern was brought back into circulation last year.

As the UK’s last working Victorian pottery, Middleport Pottery has been home to world-renowned Burleigh ware for 125 years. In 2011, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, stepped in to save the site from closure in June 2011.

In June 2014, Charles paid a visit to Middleport Pottery to commemorate the completion of a £9 million project led by his charity.

Featured Photo Credit: Evolve Eco-Rally via photo pin cc

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