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In a speech by The Prince of Wales at the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards 2014, he commended the Cook Foundation UK specifically for its work. The following video is a recording of the full speech by The Prince of Wales:
The Prince of Wales said:
“Ladies and gentlemen, the message at the heart of Business in the Community is very simple: the prosperity of business and society and the whole of the natural environment on which we depend for our ultimate survival are tied together. One cannot succeed without the other. For the three of them to flourish we must create a more circular and genuinely sustainable economy.
The recent flooding events across Great Britain demonstrate how vulnerable our economies and communities can be. I’ve seen the effects of this first hand after floods in places like Braunston, Yalding, the Somerset Levels, which I actually visited only today to see how people are recovering from the after-effects.
And I wanted if I may to use this occasion to say how enormously grateful I am to the members of my Business Emergency Recovery Group, which has mobilised vital assistance in these and other cases. And I would just like to extend my thanks to some of those individuals involved, such as Mike Still of Marsh, Doug Turner of BT, Rob Townend of Aviva, Huw Davies of Wates and George Cook of the Cook Foundation. It is, ladies and gentlemen, corporate responsibility at its best.”