firmly on the front line in the battle for sustainability."
A number of The Prince of Wales’s Charities are focused on the importance of sustainability. The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, for example, which His Royal Highness founded, works with communities to build sustainably for the future. The Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, of which The Prince is Patron, works with business, government and civil society on the global challenges of the 21st century in the sustainability field, and Business in the Community helps companies to be more environmentally sustainable.
In April 2012, the ICE Council unanimously agreed to elect The Prince of Wales as an Honorary ICE Fellow in recognition of his work and support of the profession. His Royal Highness joins The Duke of Gloucester, who was elected an Honorary ICE Fellow in 1980, The Princess Royal, who was elected as an Honorary Fellow in 1992, and The Duke of Edinburgh, who is the Institution’s Senior Honorary Fellow having been elected in 1952. Her Majesty The Queen is also Patron to the ICE, following her accession in 1952.
ICE Director General, Nick Baveystock, said: "His Royal Highness’s drive and passion for sustainable development and continued support for those at the forefront of achieving it is clear to see and was articulated most profoundly at the lecture The Prince delivered at the ICE earlier this year.
"We believe such support and exceptional contribution should be appropriately recognised, and we are both delighted and honoured that The Prince of Wales has accepted our invitation to become an Honorary Fellow."