The Princess of Wales launches business Taskforce for Early Childhood
Published 21 March 2023
The Princess of Wales has hosted the inaugural meeting of her new Business Taskforce for Early Childhood at NatWest’s headquarters in the City of London.
Run by business, for business, the Business Taskforce will play an essential role in The Princess of Wales’ work to transform the way in which society prioritises and supports children and the ecosystems around them in their earliest years.
Early childhood holds the key to the health of our economy and society, now and for generations to come. Given the key role of the business community in both the growth of our economy and in shaping our society, as well as the clear interest in developing a strong future workforce, this is an opportunity to come together to affect long-term change.
The Taskforce will work to engage and support the business sector on the issue of early childhood and will help steer how the wider business community can build a supportive and nurturing world around children and those who care for them.
During the event, Her Royal Highness gave a speech:
I have spoken before about the need to make early childhood the societal equivalent of climate change. In the way that the business world has embraced the net zero target to protect our environmental ecosystems, you also have an important role to play in ensuring that our social ecosystems are protected too.
The creation of the Business Taskforce for Early Childhood follows the launch of Shaping Us, a long-term campaign spearheaded by The Princess of Wales. The campaign aims to transform the issue of early childhood from one of scientific interest to one of the most strategically important topics of our time.
The campaign also aims to highlight that all of society has a role to play in building a supportive and nurturing world around children and those who care for them.