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With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 30 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries. In 2014, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.118 million cars and 123,000 motorcycles worldwide.
The profit before tax for the financial year 2014 was € 8.71 billion on revenues amounting to approximately € 80.40 billion. As of 31 December 2014, the BMW Group had a workforce of 116,324 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. With the BMW i3 and BMW i8 the company is taking the next logical step with the entry into the field of emission-free electromobility. Further information about BMW i can be found at www.bmw-i.com
CAF (Development Bank of Latin America) has the mission to promote sustainable development and regional integration by financing projects in the public and private sectors, and provide technical cooperation and other specialized services.
Established in 1970, currently with 18 member countries -16 in Latin America and the Caribbean with Spain and Portugal - and 14 private banks, CAF is one of the main sources of multilateral financing and an important creator of knowledge for the region.
Through its Latin American Climate Change Program – PLACC – seeks to contribute to the development of low carbon economies reducing the impact of global warming, mitigating GEI and with adaptation measures allowing to reduce the vulnerability in the LAC region.
More information www.caf.com
The European Investment Bank is the bank of the European Union. Owned by the 28 Member States of the EU, the EIB provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects.
As the world’s largest multilateral lender by volume, between 2009 and 2013, the EIB invested €88 billion in climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. The EIB supports low-carbon and climate resilient growth in Europe and in developing and emerging countries outside Europe.
A catalyst, mobilising finance for climate action investments, the Bank complements innovative finance instruments with technical assistance tools.
Hidalgo is a state that located in Mexico’s central region. It also assumes the role as a global player in the construction of public policy that privilege sustainable development.
“People have the right to live a productive and healthy life in harmony with nature”. This premise give us livelihood to procure that in the state exist the necessary conditions to perform the development process through a sustainable management of environment and natural resources.
The government of José Francisco Olvera Ruiz, has a clear objective, reflected in its National Development Plan 2011-2016: "ensure sustainable development, develop projects technologically appropriate, economically viable and socially acceptable that conserve the land, water, genetic resources of animal and plant kingdoms and do not degrade the environment; optimize the management of water resources and implement approach programs, education and training, aimed at knowledge of their environment, so that the use of resources is sustainable and is handled with protection criteria, as well as efficiently and timely meet the needs concerning the proper land use and review the adequacy or lack of regulations on environment, land use and urban development."
The Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group) has been the leading source of multilateral financing for Latin America and the Caribbean since 1959.
It currently has 26 country offices in the region and 48 member countries worldwide. IDB Group’s private sector is composed of the Structured and Corporate Finance Department, Inter-American Investment Corporation, Multilateral Investment Fund and Opportunities for the Majority.
The Vice Presidency for the Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations coordinates activities across the four business windows and offers tailor-made financial products and services to maximise the development impact of sustainable business models in the region.
For more information, visit: www.iadb.org/privatesector
Iceland is renowned for sustainable green energy from renewable geothermal and hydro resources. The energy is also highly cost competitive, available with long term contracts and delivered reliably via state of the art fully redundant infrastructure.
After replacing fossil fuel completely for space heating and electricity production, Iceland‘s expertise and know-how in geothermal utilisation has become a valuable export item, increasing the share of renewable energy in other countries. A cable to Europe for exporting renewable energy is being evaluated. Over 80% of Iceland‘s own primary energy need is met with renewables, with only transport and fishing depending on oil.
Offering a prime location between North America and Europe, Iceland focuses on a favourable business environment with only 20% corporate tax, advanced infrastructure, availability of land, and efficient incentives. The workforce is young, multilingual and technologically sophisticated. Foreign investors, striving to cut cost, and reduce the carbon footprint, at the same time, have been turning to Iceland
Promote Iceland is the information centre for foreign investors, providing free of charge information and confidential services, arranging site visits and contacts with local authorities and businesses. Promote Iceland cooperates closely with the icelandic energy companies in presenting the unique value proposition of Iceland´s energy sources..
Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change. Our community consists of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector working together across disciplines to provide innovative solutions addressing the challenge of climate change. We are one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) created by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an EU body whose mission is to support sustainable growth in Europe.
Carbon Tracker is a not for profit financial think tank aimed at enabling a climate secure global energy market by aligning capital market actions with climate reality.
Carbon Tracker has been credited by The Guardian for "changing the financial language of climate change," largely through its development of financial tools and analyses that align capital markets with climate risk.
The think tank’s research has instigated a new debate on how to align the financial system with the energy transition to a low carbon future which is gaining considerable momentum in global financial centres such as London and New York.
A key focus for Carbon Tracker is aiding major financial institutions, such as the Bank of England, in understanding the long-term financial risks associated with deep investment in fossil fuels, and to help rebalance banks' portfolios to reflect an emerging energy economy where low- and zero-carbon fuels are the primary drivers of growth.
Carbon Tracker has distilled its risk message to four bullet points for banks:
Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage
Do you dare turning your business model upside down to meet the customer needs of the future? Do you see business opportunities in the challenge of climate change?
We believe the corporations who focus on sustainability today, will be the winners of tomorrow. Integration of environmental, social and economic drivers in business models is a key to speed up sustainable development. Norway has an innovative business culture, combined with progressive clusters and knowledge intensive industries. Based on this, Innovation Norway provides tools to fuel sustainable business development of the Norwegian industry.
Innovation Norway is one of the Norwegian Government’s main instruments for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises. In order to build the Norwegian industry, we support companies in developing their competitiveness, through advisory services and funding schemes. Sustainability is essential in everything we do.
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets.
Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 19 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they're ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy, to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.
The unique Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program supports the efforts, innovations, and environmental advancements of clean technology pioneers, providing world-class software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas through Digital Prototyping. Program participants receive software licenses valued at up to $150,000 for free. Used by millions of design professionals worldwide, Autodesk® software helps users create a better, more sustainable world.
Carbon Wealth is the inventor of SkyMining®, the process of literally mining pure carbon straight out of the atmosphere, and turning that carbon into a clean and renewable fuel that can replace fossil fuels and charcoal all over the world.
The unique aspect of SkyMining® is that the resulting CO2-based fuel is cheaper than most fossil fuels and charcoal, yet highly profitable. This profitability is the much needed paradigm shift in dealing with climate change.
SkyMining® is a holistic process that combines biology and technology; using the hyper-efficient CO2 pumps in fast-growing grass to extract carbon straight from the atmosphere, a large part of which is permanently stored in the ground. Our technology is then used to convert the carbon inside the grass itself into a Carbon Negative Fuel (CNF) that is clean and renewable — and that replaces both fossil fuels and charcoal to stop existing emissions and slow deforestation.
The technology has successfully tested on an industrial scale, is massively scalable, and ready for global deployment — giving the world ‘something else to burn’ that will not add CO2 to the atmosphere.
There is enough excess carbon in the sky to power the planet and replace all fossil fuels.
CEiiA is a Centre of Engineering and Innovation that develops services and products for the mobility industries and aeronautics. CEiiA is headquartered in Portugal and present in France, Italy, UK and Brazil.
As an active player in the field of mobility, CEiiA is well aware of its impact in the environment, namely on GHG emissions, and in everyday life, because of the cost of transportation and commuting times.
Mobi.me is the answer of CEiiA for these challenges.
Mobi.me is a real-time monitoring and management system for mobility. The online sensing and connection of vehicles (cars, buses, bikes, …), energy systems (charging, …) and other infrastructures (tolling, parking, …) provides accurate information, monitoring indicators such as GHG emissions or mobility patterns. Based on a user-centred approach, it allows users to make decisions about the way they move and how they manage their overall mobility, regarding mobility as a utility.
Mobi.me, elected by Eurocloud as one of the best cloud services in Europe in 2014, is operating intelligent networks of EVs and charging stations in Europe and Brazil. E-Mobility and Interoperability are at its core since 2010.
CEiiA enables sustainable mobility solutions for the specific challenges of cities and operators. Let’s partner.
Danfoss engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less. We meet the growing need for infrastructure, food supply, energy efficiency and climate-friendly solutions. Our products and services are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. We are also active in the field of renewable energy as well as district heating infrastructure for cities and urban communities. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today Danfoss is a world-leader, employing 24,000 employees and serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are still privately held by the founding family.
Danfoss’ products and services are typically used in other systems and end-products, and are sold to original equipment manufacturers, wholesalers, contractors and installers worldwide.
Delta Electronics, Inc., founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions. Our mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” focuses our role in addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and in innovative research and development, Delta's businesses encompass Power Electronics, Energy Management, and Smart Green Life. Delta has sales offices worldwide with manufacturing facilities and R&D centers in Taiwan, China, USA, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, India, Mexico and Brazil.
Throughout its history, Delta has received many global awards and recognition for its business milestones, innovative technology and corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) for 4 consecutive years. In 2014, Delta was ranked at the highest A-level of the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and it was the only company from Greater China to be named to the CPLI from nearly 2,000 listed companies. In 2015, Delta was recognized with Singapore Channel NewsAsia's 2015 Green Luminary Award.
For detailed information about Delta, please visit: www.deltaww.com
Gogoro® is igniting the power of innovation to transform how cities distribute, manage and experience cleaner, smarter energy.
Gogoro has launched the Gogoro Energy Network™, an advanced battery-swapping infrastructure for cities that enables broad consumer access to portable energy through battery vending machines called GoStations.
Together with the new high-performance Gogoro Smartscooter™ EV, Gogoro provides a new approach to urban energy and transportation efficiency.
The Gogoro’s Smartscooter™ is the world’s first high-performance, emissions-free, electric two-wheeled vehicle. It’s designed from the ground up to be the most sophisticated electric two-wheel vehicle that is both user-friendly and accessible to the mass market. Gogoro injects a new level of design, engineering and technological sophistication unparalleled in the two-wheel industry. The Smartscooter™ combines performance with an innovative electric motor and powertrain, integrated cloud computing that seamlessly integrates with the Gogoro Energy Network™.
Gogoro believes that easily accessible, hyper-connected portable power will help turn the world’s most densely populated megacities into cleaner, smarter cities.
Smarter, Cleaner & More Flexible Energy
Impossible Foods is leading the way to a secure and sustainable food system by creating irresistibly delicious meat and dairy products - directly from plants.
Animal farming was a brilliant innovation thousands of years ago, but is an environmental disaster today. Occupying more than a third of the earth’s dry land, it uses more than a quarter of its fresh water and is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and the biggest cause of species extinction and biodiversity loss. Existing plant crops could meet all the world’s nutritional needs with a fraction of the environmental impact. But people will not give up the foods they love unless they have choices that are just as satisfying.
Impossible Foods is developing new ways to create sustainable, affordable foods with all the nutritional value and the wonderfully complex flavors and textures of meat and dairy products - without using animals. Its first product, the Impossible burger, will be launched in 2016. The company's goal is to replace all foods traditionally derived from animals with uncompromising plant-based alternatives.
Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 by Patrick Brown, M.D., Ph.D., a prominent research scientist and Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. Both organizations are supported by Moody's Shared Services.
Moody’s Investors Service:
Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, and the firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 120 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 21,000 public finance issuers, and 72,000 structured finance obligations.
Since 1895, New Holland is the farming specialist with a wide agricultural equipment offering and a global presence, customer proximity through a strong dealer network and industry-leading solutions for a profitable and sustainable agriculture.
Do more with less. That’s what sustainable efficient farming stands for, a clear commitment, embodied since 2006 by New Holland’s Clean Energy Leader® strategy. Starting with the promotion of renewable fuels, through to the development of emissions reduction systems and sustainable agricultural technologies, right up to the Energy Independent Farm project. We deliver both the most advanced environment-friendly technology and the best productivity-enhancing products and systems for today’s and tomorrow’s farmers. But also a new perspective and a new role: feeding the world, while preserving our natural resources. This is our idea of the future of agriculture.
It is within this context that New Holland Agriculture will participate to the World Expo Milano 2015 (from 1st May to 31st October) whose theme is ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’. Our 1,638 sqm Sustainable Farm pavilion will take visitors on an engaging path which shows how a world leader of agricultural mechanization interprets the present and prepares for the future of farming in a sustainable and accessible way.
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Banco Santander is a leading retail and commercial bank based in Spain, with meaningful market share in 10 core markets in Europa and the Americas. Founded in 1857, it is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization and among the top 12 banks worldwide. Santander has 117 million customers, 13,000 branches and 190,000 employees. It follows a customer-centric business model and its risk policy focuses on maintaining a medium-low and predictable profile.
Santander carries out its activity contributing to the economic and social progress of the communities where it operates in a sustainable way with a strong commitment to the sphere of higher education, local communities and the environment. Environmental management is one of the lines of action of its sustainability plan. The group has developed a social and environmental policy that sets out the principles guiding its sustainability actions, and the mechanisms for analyzing the social and environmental risks of decisions regarding project finance transactions.
The group has signed on to a number of international social commitments. Of those related to the environment, UNEP FI, Equator Principles, Carbon Disclosure Project, Banking Environment Initiative, and Round Table on Responsible Soy, stand out.
Vattenfall is one of Europe’s leading providers of electricity and heat, including sustainable electricity, heating, energy efficiency and mobility solutions. The company is 100%-owned by the Swedish state and its headquarters are in Solna, Sweden. With about 10 million customers and 31,888 employees, Vattenfall’s operations are mainly conducted in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and the UK.
Becoming a more sustainable energy provider is a critical part of Vattenfall's strategy. We continuously take steps to improve our operations, reduce our CO2 exposure and grow in renewable energy. We are committed to contribute to an energy smart society – by transforming how society understands, consumes and generates energy. We can't do it alone, so we will partner with and help others achieve it together. We aim at delivering the best value for society and our customers by focusing on sustainable consumption, sustainable production and sustainable financial performance. With two thirds of the global population living in cities and resources becoming more and more scarce, cities must be at the forefront of climate protection, energy transformation and resource efficiency. Vattenfall's Sustainable Cities Initiative seeks to develop a holistic view on how energy can be produced, reduced and recycled across sectors.
The Research Institute of Biological Resources Alexander von Humboldt is a civil non-profit corporation under the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development ( MADS ) . The Institute was created in 1993 to be the investigative arm of biodiversity in the Environmental System (SINA ) . Under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity , ratified by Colombia in 1994, the Humboldt Institute assesses the state of biodiversity in Colombia and make sustainable choices based on thate same knowledge.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.
Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture.
In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. We are one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries.
Millions of people use our services to connect with friends, family and the things that matter most to them. Whether they’re at home, in the office or out and about. Whether they’re working, streaming entertainment or relying on ICT to keep their global businesses connected.
The social benefits are clear. By helping businesses and people flourish and improve productivity, we are contributing to more inclusive growth. At the same time, we are helping people and organisations respond to the global climate challenge by using our technology to cut their carbon footprint.
By doing all of this, we contribute to a better world and deliver sustainable profitable revenue growth.
In the Gothenburg region we think greener
With roots stretching back to the days of heavy industry, our region has made the successful transition from an industrial heartland, to a greener, cleaner waterfront metropolis. It is this journey that has created a world-‐leading green-‐tech cluster in the Nordic region. Green Gothenburg shares this environmental know-‐how, while helping foreign representatives initiate contact with green-‐tech companies in the Gothenburg region. Together, we think greener.