2015 Institutional Partners

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Knowledge Partner

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) provides unique analysis, tools and data for decision makers driving change in the energy system. BNEF has 200 staff based in 14 offices around the world. BNEF’s sectoral products provide financial, economic and policy analysis, as well as news and the world’s most comprehensive database of assets, investments, companies and equipment in the clean energy space.  BNEF’s regional products provide a comprehensive view on the transformation of the energy system by region. For more information: www.bnef.com

Institutional Partners

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

ICC is the world business organization, whose fundamental mission is to promote open trade and investment and help business meet the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly integrated world economy.

With interests spanning every sector of private enterprise, ICC’s global network comprises over 6 million companies, chambers of commerce and business associations in more than 130 countries. ICC members work through national committees in their countries to address business concerns and convey ICC views to their respective governments.

ICC conveys international business views and priorities through active engagement with the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G20 and other intergovernmental forums.

Close to 3,000 experts drawn from ICC member companies feed their knowledge and experience into crafting the ICC stance on specific business issues.


The MEDEF's only objective is to make France a winner and its only obsession is employment. That is why the MEDEF and the enterprises of France are proposing, loudly and clearly, a real ambition for our country. An ambition which gives meaning to the efforts and reforms needed in the next few years.The ambition to create 1 million jobs in 5 years.


BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit http://www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s more than 20 years of leadership in sustainability.


CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information.  CDP works with market forces, including 767 institutional investors with assets of US$92 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them.  CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40)

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 10th year, connects more than 80 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 600+ million people and one quarter of the global economy. Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens. The current chair of the C40 is Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes; three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board. C40’s work is made possible by our three strategic funders: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and Realdania. 


Eurosif is the leading non-for-profit pan-European sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) membership organisation whose mission is to promote sustainability through European financial markets. As such, Eurosif performs a number of EU advocacy and public policy related-activities, informed by in-depth primary or secondary research and the expertise of its network. As an authoritative thought leader on SRI matters, Eurosif engages in a range of promotional activities such as public events or discussion fora, both with the industry and policy-makers.

Global Compact France

The Global Compact France is the French official local network of the UN Global Compact. The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The Global Compact France is a stimulating business network gathering all profiles of companies (950) and stakeholders (100), advancing together on CSR implementation. The core tasks of the Global Compact France are facilitating exchange of good practices; providing guidance on Communication of Progress’ writing and the implementation of corporate sustainability in companies; engaging participants through events and working groups (thematic conferences, round tables, workshops, high level luncheons, webinars, etc.); providing guidance materials in French; and building relevant partnerships. SMEs represent the majority of network participants. The Global Compact France is very involved in the mobilization of the business community ahead of COP21.

www.pactemondial.org @GlobalCompactFr

Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is a forum for collaboration on climate change for European investors. It provides investors with a voice on climate change and platform from which they can engage with policymakers, investors, sectors and other  stakeholders on addressing long-term risks and opportunities associated with climate change. The group currently has 90 members, representing assets of around €7.5trillion.

The IIGCC’s objectives are to: 1) encourage public policy solutions that ensure a move to a low carbon economy and which are consistent with long-term investment objectives; 2) improve company disclosure/performance on climate change; 3) encourage a pro-active approach amongst asset owners and asset managers on climate change

The World Energy Council

The World Energy Council is the principal impartial network of 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 more than 3000 member organisations located in over 90 countries and drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy-related stakeholders. The World Energy Council informs global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events, publishing authoritative studies, and working through its extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue.


An original multi-actor agenda to showcase climate solutions

Created in preparation for COP21, the United Nations Climate conference to take in Paris in December 2015, the Solutions COP21 initiative is driven by Comite 21 in collaboration with Club France Développement Durable (regrouping 100+ public and private networks).

The key objective of the agenda is to engage with a wide target audience by presenting the many products, services, processes and innovations, existing or under development throughout the world, that address climate change and its impact. To share these solutions, Solutions COP21 is built around several key elements to be rolled out in 2015, building up to COP21:

  • A Climate Solutions Hub: The first multi-actor contributive web platform dedicated to climate solutions, in French and English,  addressing all target audiences and players concerned by climate issues throughout the world;
  • Conferences/debates: building awareness around climate solutions, stimulating exchange and creating synergy between players;
  • Regional visits: to discover innovations and best practices;
  • A pavilion at Le Bourget from 30 November to 12 December 2015, throughout the entire COP21 event, adjacent to the official conference;
  • A large exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris from 4 to 10 December 2015 during COP21: over 4000 m² of exhibition space and 60 conferences to showcase climate solutions and innovations, addressing a wide audience. Discover Artists, Associations, Businesses, NGOs, Scientists as well as Cities and Territories to share innovating, creative and optimistic solutions for fighting climate change and its impact.

This eco-responsible program is developed by Alliantis and Le Public Système.


The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (“the CGF”) is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serves the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 2.5 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs.

For more information, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.

Iseal Alliance

ISEAL is the global network for sustainability standards and certification systems, representing the leading and most credible multi-stakeholder standards systems that are operating today.  With a mission to strengthen sustainability standards systems for the benefit of people and the environment, its membership is open to all multi-stakeholder sustainability standards and accreditation bodies that demonstrate their ability to meet the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice and accompanying requirements, and commit to learning and improving.  Through membership in ISEAL, standards and certification systems show a commitment to supporting a unified movement of sustainability standards.

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) is a group of European business leaders working together under the leadership of The Prince of Wales and with the support and advice of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), to advocate for climate change solutions with policymakers and businesses, within the EU and globally. The CLG is cross-sectoral, encompassing energy producers, manufacturers, banks, retailers, utilities and others. It was brought together by The Prince of Wales and is managed by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Members are asked to sign up to key objectives and principles annually and called upon to ensure a credible strategy is in place to deliver reductions in operational and supply chain greenhouse gas emissions in line with the CLG goal.

Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE)

Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE) gathers some 40 large international companies, from all sectors, that share the vision of environment as a source of progress and opportunities. Climate change has been a topic in EpE for years, with the purpose of encouraging and facilitating voluntary action by members in terms of reducing their emissions. 

EpE has developed the first tools to account for GHG emissions and published in 2012 more than 100 good practices by its members, now being deployed. In 2014, EpE published a booklet on how business adapts to climate change. 2015 has been dedicated to mainstreaming climate change in the conduct of business: after a publication on Business strategies for climate (to be published into English this fall), EpE has been a leading partner in the organisation of the Business & Climate Summit, gathering all major business networks and 60 CEOs from all over the world in Paris in May to debate between them and with policy-makers about their solutions, and how to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association

The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) supports the UK finance sector as a global leader in advancing sustainable development through financial services. We promote and support responsible investment and other forms of finance that advance sustainable economic development, enhance quality of life and safeguard the environment. Founded in 1991, UKSIF has approximately 250 members including pension funds, asset managers, research providers, financial advisers, banks and non-governmental organisations.

Climate Disclosure Standards Board

CDSB is an international consortium of business and environmental NGOs committed to the integration of climate change-related information into mainstream corporate reporting. CDSB advances its mission by acting as a forum for collaboration on how existing standards and practices can be supported and enhanced so as to link financial environmental reporting and respond to regulatory developments. CDSB develops the Climate Change Reporting Framework based on existing standards, research, analysis and good practice working in close partnership with leading professionals in accountancy, business, standard setting and regulation.

Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership

Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership

Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (Japan-CLP) is a business coalition in Japan that aims to create a low-carbon society, seizing on the idea that sustainable low-carbon development is a prerequisite for economic activity.  It was set up to urge the industrial community to develop a sound sense of urgency on the issue of climate change and to initiate more proactive actions. The member companies share the common goal and communicate proactively with policy makers, businesses and citizens and undertake a variety of activities with a focus on Asia.


The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future. SPLC convenes buyers, suppliers, and public interest advocates to develop programs that simplify, standardize, and target sustainable purchasing efforts by large institutions. In just two years since its founding in 2013, the Council has attracted more than130 members from across sectors and regions with over $200 billion in collective purchasing power. SPLC has produced Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0, which has been called the “most comprehensive literature to date” on sustainable purchasing. SPLC members are currently working to develop a LEED-like Rating System for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0.

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Across complex and connected issues, we challenge, inform and support leaders from business and policy to deliver change towards sustainability. We help influential individuals, major organisations and whole sectors develop strategies that reconcile profitability and sustainability and to work collaboratively with their peers not only to develop solutions to shared challenges but also catalyse real systems change. For over 25 years we have been working to build leadership capacity to tackle critical global challenges, through our business action, executive education and Master's-level programmes.

The B Team

The B Team is a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of leaders to create a future where the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit.

Working with a global community of advisors and partners, we seek to catalyse a Plan B for business, to ensure the wellbeing of people and planet.

We will focus on execution and action, accelerating and amplifying others' efforts by undertaking specific challenges where our collective voice can make a difference.


Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. We mobilize a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.

World Green Building Council

The World Green Building Council is a network of national green building councils in more than one hundred countries, making it the world’s largest international organisation influencing the green building marketplace.

The WorldGBC’s mission is to strengthen green building councils in member countries by championing their leadership and connecting them to a network of knowledge, inspiration and practical support.

Green building councils are member-based organisations that empower industry leaders to effect the transformation of the local building industry toward sustainability.  With one hundred thousand buildings and almost one billion square metres of green building space registered, the influence and impact of this global network is a significant force for social and environmental change.

International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is the leading voice of the business community on the subject of carbon markets since 1999. As a non-profit, IETA creates services, tools, information and forums for its members to prepare for, influence and live with emissions trading systems of all types, balancing economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity. IETA's 150 member companies include some of the world's leading corporations, including global leaders in oil, electricity, cement, aluminum, chemical, paper, and other industrial sectors; as well as leading firms in the data verification and certification, brokering and trading, legal, finance, and consulting industries.

United Nations Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI is an association of over 1,220 local government Members who are committed to sustainable development. Members come from 70 different countries and represent more than 569,885,000 people. ICLEI is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organisations who have made a commitment to sustainable development. ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. The associations basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives.

Lima COP20

In 2014, COP20 held in Lima attracted over 15,000 official delegates, and negotiators concluded talks with the ‘Lima Call For Climate Action’, a draft document that lays the foundations for a new global climate deal.

Alongside COP20, there were more than 400 conferences in which new research projects and initiatives were presented.During the two weeks of COP20, over 140 press conferences were held and more than 900 journalists from around the world covered the international event.

Gold Standard

The Gold Standard works to create an equitable world where the planet’s resources are used responsibly and sustainable development brings life-changing benefits to communities everywhere. Our role is ensuring every dollar of environmental and development funding goes as far as it can. To do this, we design the strongest processes that amplify the impact of efforts to deliver clean energy and water, responsibly manage land and forests, and transform lives in local communities. We then verify those outcomes, inspiring greater confidence that drives investment to accomplish even more.

Future 500

Future 500 envisions a world that realizes sustainable economic growth by addressing social and environmental externalities with market-based solutions. We unite the corporate and NGO sector, the right and the left, to break through gridlock, encourage thoughtful dialogue, and achieve broad systemic change. We find that uncommon ideas often reveal uncommon solutions.

The African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA)

The African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA)

The African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) exists to accelerate the uptake of Renewable Energy in Africa. It is an advocate and facilitator of Renewable Energy deployment in Africa, and is a voice for all questions related to policies, technologies and financial mechanisms.

AREA is a civil society organization; a Pan-African, multi-stakeholder platform for knowledge exchange, policy advocacy and project facilitation. Founded in Ethiopia in 2009 and formalised as a Voluntary Association in South Africa in 2012, this dynamic and non-political alliance, of policy makers, business, academia and civil society, comprises over 2,000 members from 95 countries.  

AREA networks in order to access resources of knowledge, partnerships and finance to leverage the implementing capacities of its members.  It takes positions in debates based on the values manifested in its constitution.

AREA members interact through websites and webinars, meet and present at  international conferences, workshops, conventions and forums. The AREA Steering Committee makes decisions on key policy positions and the roadmap. Organisational and strategy development are overseen by the Steering Committee members who represent the geographic regions and occupational sectors of AREA’s membership. Its secretariat runs administration, organizes events and communications.

The Climate Group

The Climate Group

The Climate Group is an award-winning, international non-profit. Our goal is a prosperous, low carbon future. We believe this will be achieved through a ‘clean revolution’: the rapid scale-up of low carbon energy and technology. We work with corporate and government partners to develop climate finance mechanisms, business models which promote innovation, and supportive policy frameworks. We convene leaders, share hard evidence of successful low carbon growth, and pilot practical solutions which can be replicated worldwide.