Partners

Become a partner today. We welcome corporate, institutional and media partnerships.

We have a range of partnership opportunities available. For more information on becoming a World Climate Summit & La Galerie by WE partner please contact:

Mariann Omholt
Project Manager / World Climate Ltd
mariann@wclimate.com
+45 40 83 04 97

Organizers

Since 2010, World Climate Ltd. has developed and facilitated large-scale collaborations and transactions between businesses, governments, investors and philanthropists for local, national and global solutions in the areas of climate change, resource efficiency and sustainability.

Delivering contacts, content, and communities with the power to transform your business. As the world’s leading events organiser, with a unique network of offices and international sales promoters, our market reach is extensive: in 2015 over 7 million participants attended our events. Reed Expositions has a growing portfolio of over 500 events in 43 countries, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings, ranging across 20 industry sectors.

World Efficiency Solutions (WE) is the premier global market place for public and private stakeholders committed to accelerating low-carbon and resource-efficient solutions. WE Solutions fosters new interactions between businesses, cities, governments and finance organisations by delivering fruitful contacts, demos, inspiration, expertise and previews through a dedicated ONLINE to On LIFE business platform. WE Solutions provides participants a global place to meet, to communicate needs, share experiences, convince investors, partners, and customers, and provide or acquire the solutions needed for a resource-efficient future. WE brings you La Galerie by WE during 2017's World Climate Summit.

Corporate Partners

At Philips, we strive to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Our goal is to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025. We will be the best place to work for people who share our passion. Together we will deliver superior value for our customers and shareholders.

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis.

Denmark has decided to lead the transition to a green growth economy and will be independent of fossil fuels by 2050, which will be the first country in the world to do so. As the official green brand for Denmark, State of Green gathers all leading players in the fields of energy, environment, urban solutions, water, circular economy and climate adaptation and fosters relations with international stakeholders interested in learning from the Danish experience. State of Green is your gateway to learn more about the ambitious Danish plan and the innovative solutions which are essential to make it happen.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Since then, the GEF has provided over $17 billion in grants and mobilized an additional $88 billion in financing for more than 4000 projects in 170 countries. Today, the GEF is an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector that addresses global environmental issues.

As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Leveraging a broad portfolio of software and depth of expertise, Autodesk gives customers the power to solve business, social and environmental challenges, most notably climate change. Through our Sustainability and Autodesk Foundation initiatives, we work with customers to create positive impact with our products and services. We also lead by example with our sustainable business operations, employee programs, and climate change advocacy.

Well, we started as a spin off by 5 young, aspiring enviropreneurs. Initially focused on developing and selling high-quality carbon credits, we’ve come a long way from a purely project-driven company to what we are today: the world’s leading provider of climate solutions! Every day, across the globe, we demonstrate the realities of sustainable solutions for clients from both corporate and public sectors. From the United Nations to the world’s leading financial institutions to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and more. Our solutions have resulted in tens of thousands of jobs in developing countries, hundreds of millions of dollars for business and improved living and working conditions for countless people around the world. We firmly believe that everyone has the capacity to be a positive force in curbing climate change.

The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. We have about 170 staff of 30 different nationalities, based in the UK, China, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and the USA. Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. To have real impact we act as a catalyst, making the case for change to businesses, governments and civil society worldwide. By stimulating resource efficient and low carbon action we contribute to green goals, including the lowering of carbon emissions, the development of low carbon businesses, increased energy security and job creation. Our experts, drawn from a range of backgrounds and nationalities, can help organisations tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions and identifying growth and revenue opportunities through resource reduction initiatives, cost-saving strategies and the adoption of resource-efficient technologies.

The Green for Growth Fund invests in measures designed to cut energy use and CO2 emissions by a minimum of 20% in 19 markets across Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Ukraine, Moldova, the Middle East and North Africa. The fund provides financing to local partners that on-lend to enterprises and private households, and it invests directly in small to midsize renewable energy projects. The GGF’s Technical Assistance Facility maximizes the fund’s investment impact through support for capacity building at local financial institutions and partners. The GGF was initiated as a public-private partnership in December 2009 by Germany’s KfW Development Bank and the European Investment Bank, with financial support from the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Austrian development bank OeEB. The fund’s growing investor base comprises donor agencies, international financial institutions and institutional private investors, including the International Finance Corporation, the Dutch development bank FMO, the German ethical bank GLS, and Church of Sweden. The GGF is advised by Finance in Motion GmbH. MACS Management & Consulting Services GmbH, Frankfurt am Main acts as the technical advisor. For more information see www.ggf.lu.

Institutional Partners

Bonn, Germany is nestled in the Rhine with a quaint population of more than 300,000. With the River of Rhine running through the city, the views are beautiful and there are many attractions such as Beethoven's house, Museum Mile, parks and world-class restaurants. Bonn is dedicated to climate action and boasts high-quality air, water, waste management and public transportation. Politically, Bonn is seminal. It is the "Federal City” and is the second political centre of Germany. It is the seat of many Federal Ministries. Bonn is not a city "like any other”-- it also represents the Federal Republic of Germany in the German United Nations City located in Bonn. Ashok Sridharan, the Mayor of the Federal City of Bonn, welcomes you during COP23!

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.

WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organisation of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies. Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. Our global network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues. Together, we are the leading voice of business for sustainability: united by our vision of a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within the boundaries of our planet, by 2050.

The EIB is the European Union's bank, and the only bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. EIB works closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy. As the largest multilateral borrower and lender by volume, EIB provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects, which contribute to furthering EU policy objectives.

The R20 Regions of Climate Action is a non-profit organisation founded in 2010 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other global leaders in cooperation with the United Nations. The R20 is a coalition of partners led by regional governments that work to promote and implement projects designed to produce local economic and environmental benefits in the form of reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, strong local economies, improved public health and new green jobs. The R20 helps sub-national governments around the world to develop and communicate low-carbon and climate resilient economic development projects. The ideal pipeline of clean energy projects is not currently happening, even though intergovernmental bodies, national governments, sub-national governments, NGOs, academics, technology providers, public and private financial partners share the same vision and want concrete action. The R20 works towards addressing this issue in order to help build an effective green deal flow at a sub-national level. This is made possible by connecting Regions, Technology and Finance to build sustainable low-carbon projects.

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the world´s leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super- cities, 450 large cities and urban regions as well as 450 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 83 countries. ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability promotes local action for global sustainability and supports cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low- carbon; to build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy with the ultimate aim to achieve healthy and happy communities.

BlueOrchard Finance is a leading global impact investment management firm dedicated to fostering inclusive and sustainable growth while providing attractive returns for its investors. BlueOrchard offers premium multi-asset class solutions and is an expert in innovative blended finance and public-private-partnership mandates. With a major presence in emerging and frontier markets and offices on four continents, BlueOrchard helps its partners around the world make profound investment decisions and meet their objectives. Founded in 2001 by initiative of the UN, BlueOrchard was the first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments. The firm has utilized its know-how and experience to steadily expand into asset classes including credit, private equity, and sustainable infrastructure. To date, BlueOrchard has invested more than USD 4bn across 70 emerging and frontier markets, enabling fundamental social impact. BlueOrchard Finance is a licensed Swiss asset manager authorized by the FINMA. Its Luxembourg entity is a licensed alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) authorized by the CSSF. For additional information, please visit: www.blueorchard.com.

Nordic Co-operation is one of the world’s most extensive forms of regional collaboration, involving Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, along with the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland. The Nordic Council of Ministers is the official body for Nordic intergovernmental co-operation, seeking to promote free movement between the countries, as well as innovation and international engagement. At the COP23 in Bonn, the Nordic countries will run a joint pavilion under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. A series of inspiring events will present the Nordic perspective and promote feasible, scalable and cost-efficient Nordic solutions.

Following the success of the first solar flight around the world, the Solar Impulse Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life on Earth by fast-tracking the implementation of clean and profitable solutions to encourage decision makers to adopt more ambitious environmental targets and policies. The flagship program of the Foundation is the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions that aims to bring together the main actors of the fields of clean technologies and sustainability and promote profitable solutions to protect the environment. The World Alliance has committed to select a portfolio of 1000 Efficient Solutions that will be presented at the UNFCCC COP 24 in December 2018.

IRENA seeks to make an impact in the world of renewable energy by maintaining a clear and independent position, providing a range of reliable and well-understood services that complement those already offered by the renewable energy community and gather existing, but scattered, activities around a central hub. The international renewable energy community is large, resourceful, and rapidly evolving. IRENA does not duplicate what others are doing, but seeks out, establishes and develops new synergies, facilitates dialogue, information, and best practice sharing. Cooperation at the global, regional, and national levels, knowledge sharing, enabling policies and enhanced capacity, as well as the encouragement of investment flows and strengthened technology and innovation, are essential elements in the Agency’s efforts. IRENA is positioning itself as a platform for all-inclusive cooperation where stakeholders can make a positive contribution to the common goals. This cooperation and partnerships are essential underpinnings of IRENA’s work.

The World Energy Council is the principal impartial network of energy leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all. Formed in 1923, the Council is the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum, with over 3,000 member organisations in over 90 countries, drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy stakeholders. We inform global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events including the World Energy Congress and publishing authoritative studies, and work through our extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue.

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is a non-profit business organisation created in June 1999 to establish a functional international framework for trading in greenhouse gas emission reductions. Our membership includes leading international companies from across the carbon trading cycle. IETA members seek to develop an emissions trading regime that results in real and verifiable greenhouse gas emission reductions, while balancing economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity.

CDP works to transform the way the world does business to prevent dangerous climate change and protect our natural resources. We see a world where capital is efficiently allocated to create long-term prosperity rather than short-term gain at the expense of our environment. Evidence and insight is vital to driving real change. CDP uses the power of measurement and information disclosure to improve the management of environmental risk. By leveraging market forces including shareholders, customers and governments, CDP has incentivized thousands of companies and cities across the world’s largest economies to measure and disclose their environmental information. We put this information at the heart of business, investment and policy decision making. We hold the largest collection globally of self reported climate change, water and forest-risk data. Through our global system companies, investors and cities are better able to mitigate risk, capitalize on opportunities and make investment decisions that drive action towards a more sustainable world.

CPI works to improve the most important energy and land use policies and business practices in the world, with a particular focus on finance. Their analysts and advisors support decision makers through in-depth analysis on what works and what does not. They work in places that provide the most potential for policy impact, including Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. Their efforts help nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk. This is a complex challenge in which policy plays a crucial role. Their services include advisory and convening, analysis and assessments, and design and implementation of new solutions.

Based in Casablanca, Morocco, BEYA Capital Climate Finance Advisory is committed to unlocking effectively climate finance flows to countries across Africa, the Middle East and the most vulnerable countries (V20). To achieve this, we collaborate with NGOs, governments, private sector companies/investors and international financing institutions to develop tailored solutions to climate finance challenges. Beya Capital serves as the Climate Finance Advisor for the Moroccan COP 22 Presidency and hosted the official private climate finance event at COP 22, the Global Climate Finance Action Summit.

Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Foundation is a Swiss foundation based in Basel working to promote sustainable and resilient infrastructure through sustainable infrastructure design and financing on a global scale. Active since 2008, GIB works with multiple stakeholders ranging from city representatives to project developers and infrastructure financiers. GIB has the vision that infrastructure – be it an energy plant, a transit infrastructure or a water utility – should not only deliver its service efficiently but also in a way that helps towards tackling the world’s largest sustainability challenges stemming from population growth, rapid urbanisation, social inequalities, excessive use of finite resources and carbon-intensive lifestyles. GIB’s work thus pushes for transformative actions in the field of infrastructure development and finance to contribute to sustainable development and the strengthening of community resilience.

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) fosters technology transfer and deployment at the request of developing countries through three core services: technical assistance, capacity building and scaling up international collaboration. The Centre is the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, it is hosted and managed by the United Nations Environment and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and supported by more than 400 network partners around the world.

The International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) is the premiere alliance supporting and enabling battery and energy storage professionals worldwide. IBESA’s common vision is to promote a path of cooperation and mutual support in achieving proactive solutions between all sectors within the photovoltaic (PV) power generation, battery storage and the smart grid technology value chain. With a target audience that includes all those who produce and support solar, battery and energy services, IBESA's primary focus is identifying and providing access to professional resources and networks that will inspire and enable those in our industry to realize their dreams, build community and sustain success through collaboration. Membership in the IBESA provides value from all directions, including invaluable contacts and budget savings worth many times the membership investment.

The mission of the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI) is to advance the rapid implementation of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the speed and scale necessary to provide solutions of both the environmental and economic crises currently facing humankind and the planet. AREI programs showcase innovative solutions and visions developed by leading thinkers in clean technology, renewable energy and sustainability. AREI operates under the fundamental principles of five “E’s”— Energy, Environment, Economy, Education and Employment and has five distinct programs: AREDAY SUMMIT, ACELI, STARTUP GREEN, RENEW and SN&E.

Media Partners

Eco-Business is the leading media company serving Asia Pacific’s clean technology, smart cities, responsible business and sustainable development community. Our platforms include the award-winning Eco-Business.com site which attracts more than 120,000 high-level visitors every month and a weekly newsletter that is emailed to over 88,000 subscribers. We offer a wide range of content and marketing services, including online advertising, custom publications, market research and whitepapers, multimedia production, consultancy, training and high-impact bespoke events catered to deepen discussions on sustainability. We are headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Sydney, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. Our aim is to help businesses, governments, NGOs, research institutions and think tanks to share ideas and best practices, advance public awareness and stimulate debate about sustainable development. Visit us at www.eco-business.com.