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Past Event Highlights

    Past Event Spotlights

    CHOGM | June 2022

    During the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the SMI partnered with Goals House to host the very first Terra Carta House; a curated series of exclusive events, convening a community of government, business and NGOs from across the Commonwealth united in the drive to achieve the objectives of the Terra Carta.

    Over the two days, Terra Carta house hosted over 400 attendees, across 19 events. The programme of events incorporated critical themes to the Sustainable Markets Initiative, including regenerative agriculture, e-mobility, climate and nature related finance, sustainable health systems, sustainable infrastructure and green hydrogen.

    CEO Summit | May 2022

    In May, His Majesty King Charles III, in his role as His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, hosted over 150 CEOs at a Summit in St. James’s Palace. Making an appeal to the leaders who gathered, HRH The Prince of Wales emphasised: “you hold the solution to demonstrate what can be done.”   

    This year’s event embraced the progress made in 2021 and the aim to go further in 2022, with a focus on how to practically accelerate market creation in the real economy through cross-industry collaboration, blended finance and cutting-edge market signals. Leaders focused on the need for action and moving finance and investment in the right direction, discussing the key opportunities to drive this forward, including the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda in June, the G7 in Germany in June and COP27 in Egypt in Novemb

    COP26 | November 2021

    His Majesty Terra Carta Photo

    In Glasgow, His Majesty King Charles III, in his role as His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, hosted a two-day event at Kelvingrove Art Gallery, bringing together world leaders, business leaders and activists.

    During these events, the SMI announced the Terra Carta Seal; recognising global corporations that are demonstrating their commitment to, and momentum towards, the creation of sustainable markets, the Natural Capital Investment Alliance announced 12 new members alongside plans to mobilise more than USD $10 billion of private capital, with the Health Systems Task Force also publishing a letter of intent to reduce the healthcare sector’s emissions, which contribute over 4% of annual global greenhouse gases. A further 28 SMI firms also joined together at the summit and pledged to accelerate the use of decarbonized hydrogen.

    G7 | July 2021

    For the first time, CEOs secured a face-to-face meeting with world leaders at a G7 Summit with talks focussed on building a sustainable future. 

    The Cornwall summit saw world leaders joined by business leaders representing the SMI in the unique meeting in Cornwall. The unprecedented get-together saw the business representatives present three new initiatives for accelerating sustainable investment and encouraging private and public sector collaboration.

    The unprecedented summit followed a meeting for company and corporate leaders at St James’s Palace, London which was joined by the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Secretary John Kerry, and Alok Sharma, President Designate of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference. The CEOs represent over 300 global business leaders who form part of the ‘Coalition of the Willing’, convened by His Majesty King Charles III, in his role as His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, as part of his Sustainable Markets Initiative. 

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