The first Mayday Summit took place on 1 May 2007 and was held by Business in the Community at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales as a call to action on the urgent issue of climate change. At the event over 1,000 business leaders made over 5,500 pledges to take action on climate change. In addition to their individual pledges, leaders came together to form a network of businesses committed to collaborating to tackle climate change - The Prince's Mayday Network.
The network, now encompassing over 3,800 businesses across the UK, is the biggest of its kind. Business in the Community continues to support companies in The Prince's Mayday Network on their ‘journey’ through a series of events and online resources.
Five years on, it is time for a renewed call for action – now centred on the transformational change required of companies to secure a truly sustainable future for our planet and its peoples. See the new focus for The Prince's Mayday Network, around transforming business to address the '9 billion challenge', on our homepage.