Mark Carney: Remarks at the Accounting for Sustainability Summit 2018

Remarks by Mr Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, at the Accounting for Sustainability Forum, St. James's Palace, London, 21 November 2018.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
22 November 2018

I would like to thank His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Accounting for Sustainability for inviting me today. It is an honour to be able to mark his 70th birthday in this way.

We are gathered at St James’ Palace, but not for a lavish celebration. It is to HRH’s credit that this happy occasion is marked by a serious discussion of the risks and opportunities posed by climate change and the

transition to a low carbon economy.

His Royal Highness has provided inspirational leadership on these critical issues for decades. Indeed if we had heeded his advice when it was first offered, we might have already solved the Tragedy of the Horizon!

Examples of HRH’s leadership range: