The Most Powerful Man in the World The Prince of Wales - CSR

"so much of what I try to do is behind the scenes. So it is difficult for people to understand how all the things fit together."  - Prince of Wales, BBC's "Newsnight" 1994

If you think the Prince of Wales is just another ineffective figurehead - THINK AGAIN!  Not only does he state on his website that he "refuses to be a figurehead" but endevours to only join or found organizations that are effective and that he can effect. What he has accomplished is simply astounding.  He has formed the world's largest global intra-organization made up of all the key government bodies, corporations, businesses, and civil organizations - all under his personal directorship!  It is called the Corporate Social Responsibility Forum formerly known as the Prince's Business Leaders Forum. And it stands to be the most influencial entity ever known - directing world government and economic development policies.  Never have all these organizations joined together in unity, and many have never submitted to  any other organization before. Such impressive members as the European Union and the United Nations!

Here is their ambitious schedule of events...

July 6, 2000
Seattle, USA
From Berlin to Seattle: changing expectations of business in the global economy
Washington Council on International Trade and The Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum
Email: Barbara Hazzard

July 19–23, 2000
Bela Vista, Brazil
The ethical challenges of globalisation
The International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE)
Prof. M. Cecilia Arruda, Tel: (+55-11) 281 7749, Fax: (+55-11) 281 7749

July 16-21, 2000
Devon, UK
Business and sustainability: 5-day residential courses
Schumacher College
Antony Turner Tel: (+44-1747) 828774, Email:

August 17-22, 2000
Kananaskis Village, Canada
World congress on managing and measuring sustainable development
Society for World Sustainable Development
Tel: (+1-403) 265 3404

September 6-9, 2000
New York, USA
State of the world forum 2000 - Millennium enterprise summit
Progressio Foundation
Tel: (+31) 343 420 294, Fax: (+31) 343 420 030, Email:,

September 13-14, 2000
New York, USA
Determining the effectiveness of the Board of Directors
The Conference Board Global Corporate Governance Research Center
Tel: (+1-212) 339 0416, Fax: (+1-212) 836 9711, Email:

September 17-22, 2000
Devon, UK
Business and sustainability: 5-day residential courses
Schumacher College
Tel: (+44-1747) 828774, Email:

September 27-28, 2000
Washington DC, USA
Global corporate governance forum
World Bank
Tel: (+1-202) 473 3394, Fax: (+1-202) 623 4100, Email:

October 3-4, 2000
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
World poverty: a challenge for the private sector
Amsterdam Institute for International Development

November 8–10, 2000
New York, USA
Adding value: strengthening corporate social responsibility strategies
Business for Social Responsibility (8th Annual Conference)
Tel: (+1-415) 537 0888, Fax: (+1-415) 5370889,,

November 2-3, 2000
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Triple bottom line investing 2000
European Business Network for Social Cohesion

November 9-10, 2000
Brussels, Belgium
European business convention on corporate social responsibility
European Business Network for Social Cohesion

The following list of main CSR members does not included the vast list of other important organizations the prince directs. He is president of 370 organizations not including chivalric orders such as the Order of the Garter in which he presides over such notable persons as Prince Michael, the Duke of Kent and Grandmaster of Freemasonry.  Now these are not dutiless honourary titles nor unfilled seats, on the contrary, the prince is completely active and effective in his role as president of each one.

The prince has realised that the position that affords him the greatest leverage in the world is not as king, nor as a government administer, but rather as the pre-eminant policy maker through international banking, economics, and corporations - the real and effective power in the world.

This CSR list also does not include the thousands of banks and corporations already sworn under the crown of england in London nor such powerful entities founded by Britain such as the CFR or Royal Institute of Foreign Affairs, or the Bilderbergers.  This is all in addition to the Prince's other global projects such as the U.N. Global Security Programme, the U.N. Charter 99 for Global Government, and the Rio Summit.  This conglomerate power is in addition to the 51 nation block known as the British Commonwealth which takes up 1/3 of all the seats in the U.N.  One could go on about the already well established British system of international corporations, and non-governmental agencies that shape the world in which we live - but even without all those, the following list is impressive and powerful. If we could add in all the others, the amount of accumulated power and influence is simply immense. There simply is no comparable position in the world to that which the Prince of Wales currently occupies. Remember that the he now stands in a position of directorship over these entities, determining their course of policy in the future. [note: CSR is also the monogram for CAESAR]

UN & its agencies

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New York, USA
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, Kenya and Paris, France
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York, USA
UN Division for Sustainable Development (UNDESA), New York, USA
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS), /Nairobi, Kenya
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Geneva, Switzerland
UN Global Compact, New York, USA
United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (UNCHR), Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Geneva, Switzerland
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland
World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland
World Food Programme (WFP) Rome, Italy
World Bank
United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (UNODCCP), Vienna, Austria
United Nations Institute for Training and Research, UNITAR, Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna, Austria
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), New York, USA
International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy

The European Union & its agencies

EUROSTAT, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Environment Directorate-General, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Enterprise Directorate-General, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Enlargement Directorate-General, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Directorate-General Energy and Transport, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Employment and Social Affairs Directorate-General, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Directorate-General Education and Culture, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium and Luxembourg
Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Development Directorate-General, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Competition Directorate-General, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Agriculture Directorate-General, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Fisheries Directorate-General, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Information Society Directorate-General, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
European Union, Brussels, Belgium
Trade Directorate-General, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Research Directorate-General, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Directorate-General Justice and Home Affairs, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Joint Research Council, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Internal Market Directorate-General, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome, Italy

Other national bodies

British Council, London, UK
Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD), Oslo, Norway
Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), Tokyo, Japan
International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada
Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Eschborn near Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Department for International Development Co-operation, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Helsinki, Finland
CIDA, Vancouver, Canada

Other international bodies

International Maritime Organization (IMO), London, UK
International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France
ICC Standing Committee on Extortion and Bribery, Paris, France
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva, Switzerland
International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva, Switzerland
World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, Switzerland
OECD Anti-Corruption Unit, Paris France
World Bank Institute's Governance and Anti-Corruption Resource Center, Washington, USA
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC, USA


Corporate Social Solutions, New York, USA
Corporate Citizenship Company, London, UK
Environics, Toronto, Canada
SustainAbility, London, UK
British Airways
 ICF Consulting Management
 Oxford  Analytica
 Andersen Consulting Management
 BP Amoco
 Perot Systems
 Mitsubishi IT,
 SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals,
 Traxdata Electronics

There are over 40 secret corporate members only known to other members!! Who are they?!


Fortune Magazine
Time Magazine
Financial Times (FT), London, UK
International Herald Tribune (IHT), Paris, France
Economist, London, UK
Director Magazine, London, UK
Business Ethics Magazine
Ethikos and Corporate Conduct Quarterly
CSR Magazine, Brussels, Belgium
E The Environmental Magazine, Marion, Ohio, USA
Index on Censorship, London, UK
Management Today
Asian Business
Far Eastern Economic Review

Civil society - The Americas

Alliance for Environmental Innovation, Boston, USA
Council on Economic Priorities, New York and London
Council for Ethics in Economics, Colombus, Ohio, USA
Corporate Watch USA, San Francisco, USA
Co-op America, Washington DC, USA
The Conference Board, New York, USA
Centre for Innovation in Corporate Responsibility (CICR), Ottawa, Canada
Council on Economic Priorities Accreditation Agency, New York, USA
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), San Francisco, USA
Business for Social Responsibility Education Fund (BSREF), San Francisco, USA
Environmental Defense, New York, USA
Investor Responsibility Research Center, Washington DC, USA
Friends of the Earth, Washington, USA
Ford Foundation, New York, USA
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva, Switzerland
Institute for Global Ethics, Camden, Maine, USA
International Association for Business and Society, USA
Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI), Washington, USA
Forestry Stewardship Council, Oaxaca, Mexico
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, Washington DC, USA
Ethics Resource Center, Washington, USA
Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES), Boston, USA
Business Enterprise Trust, Palo Alto, California, USA
World Resources Institute, Washington, USA
Verité, USA
Sustainable Business Network, USA
Soros Foundations Network, New York, USA
Net Impact, USA
Investors' Circle, Palo Alto, California, USA
Integrative Strategies Forum, Washington, USA
ACCION International, Somerville, MA, USA
Synergos, New York, USA
Rotary International, Evanston, IL, USA
Responsible Care, USA
Resource Center on Corporate Citizenship, Boston, USA
PACT, Washington, USA
Mega-Cities, Hartford, CT, USA
Social Venture Network, USA
Social Investment Forum, Washington, USA
Human Rights Watch, New York, USA
Civicus, Washington, USA
Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, USA
Imagine Campaign, USA
Business Council on National Issues (BCNI), Ottawa, Canada
America's Second Harvest, Chicago, USA
International Youth Foundation, Baltimore, USA

Civil society - UK

Amnesty International
Business in the Community
Charities Aid Foundation
Christian Aid
Council on Economic Priorities
Corporate Watch
Ethical Trading Innitiative
Fairtrade Foundation
Institute of Business Ethics
Institute of Development Studies
Institute of Social and Ethical AccountAbility
International Alert
International Federation of Alternative Trade
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Jubilee 2000
Marine Stewardship Council
New Academy of Business
New Economics Forum
Panos Institute
Prince's Trust
Project Hope
Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
Save the Children
Social and Ethical Reporting Clearinghouse
Social Venture Network Europe
Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO)
World Development Movement
World Wide Fund for Nature

Civil society - Continental Europe

European Business Network for Social Cohesion (EBNSC), Brussels, Belgium
International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland
Greenpeace, Amsterdam, Netherlands
World Business Council for Sustainable Developement (WBCSD), Geneva, Switzerland
European Roundtable of Industrialists, Brussels, Belgium
European Institute for Business Ethics, Breukelen, The Netherlands
European Foundation Centre, Brussels, Belgium
TEuropean Business Ethics Network, Breukelen, The Netherlands
Caux Round Table, Caux, Switzerland
The Natural Step, Sweden
The Copenhagen Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
EMPRETEC, Geneva, Switzerland
World Federation of Sporting Goods Industries, Verbier, Switzerland
Committee on the Environment.
AIESEC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Transparency International, Berlin, Germany
Care International, Brussels, Belgium

Civil society - rest of the world

Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Manila, The Philippines
National Business Initiative, Johannesburg, South Africa
National Landcare Programme, Canberra, Australia
Keidanren, Tokyo, Japan
Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium
Fundacao Abrinq pelos Direitos da Crianca, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Central Johannesburg Partnership, Johannesburg, South Africa