Wroclaw University Of Science Technology

Wrocław University of Science and Technology, as the region's biggest technical tertiary institute, has been setting trends and directions of the development of research oriented towards the challenges of the contemporary science and economy.  Its 16 faculties undertake scientific and research activities allowing the it to provide a business offering comprising over 400 specialised studies, technologies and expert evaluations across 26 fields of science.

Website: http://pwr.edu.pl/en/


University Of Southern Denmark

SDU works purposefully to create dialogue between the university's researchers and the surrounding society. The answers to societal challenges are often found in the interaction between highly specialized academic environments. When these environments collaborate, perspectives are expanded, and new insights emerge.

Website: https://www.sdu.dk/en


University Of Warmia Mazury

Research activities carried out at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn comprise: statutory activities of scientific bodies, including activities that enhance the development of young scientists and doctoral candidates, funded  by the internal competitive procedure; basic research and other assignments funded by the National Science Centre; Strategic Research Agenda of scientific research and development activities, as well as other assignments funded by the National Centre for Research and Development; investments in the field of major research infrastructure and property development, utilized in scientific research or development activities; scientific international cooperation; projects co-financed from the Structural Funds of the European Union; science-promoting activities; programmes and assignments instituted by the Minister; projects commissioned by economic operators; grants to co-finance research projects.

Website: http://www.uwm.edu.pl/en


University Teknikal Malaysia Melaka

UTeM experiences significant achievements in research activities as it endeavours to be one of the world's leading innovative and creative technical universities. The number of papers published in reputable journals has increased substantially. An upsurge in research funding and sizeable postgraduate population reflects a persistent growth of its research activities. UTeM has identified "Advanced Manufacturing Technology" as its niche area. The multidisciplinary nature of its thrust areas and research clusters draws the strengths of existing faculties within the University and enhances research and innovation activities.

Website: https://www.utem.edu.my/


Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

VU Amsterdam seeks to find answers to scientific and societal questions. But we can’t do this in isolation; we must look beyond the boundaries of our scientific disciplines and seek collaboration with partners in society: government and the business sector. Our research is divided into four themes, which reflect just how in touch we are with current societal issues, the Amsterdam clusters, national top sectors and European grand challenges. Scientific quality, interdisciplinary research and societal relevance are the key terms in our research. VU Amsterdam invests in talent to stimulate top-class research. After all, the researchers define the quality of our research and education. The university cherishes its scientists and watches proudly as they raise the University’s reputation.

Website: https://www.vu.nl/nl/index.aspx


University Of Pavia

They are understood as organisations of one or more research areas, homogeneous for purposes and method and related teachings, also related to multiple faculties or degree courses.

Departments promote and coordinate research activities, organise or contribute to the organization of courses for phD, contribute to the educational activity.

They are the bodies of every department: the director, the council, the junta. Departments can be divided into sections, to which groups of teachings are attached.

Website: http://wcm-3.unipv.it/

 New Zealand

University Of Otago

Our research is relevant, innovative and connected. Relevant, because it addresses today’s concerns while looking ahead to tomorrow’s unimagined possibilities. Innovative, because it solves practical and theoretical problems in novel and creative ways. Connected, because it links our people and their knowledge to families and communities, to business and government, both here and globally.

Website: https://www.otago.ac.nz/


University Of Milano Bicocca

The University of Milano-Bicocca is extremely active in the field of research, supporting projects in virtually all scientific and applied areas.

Research activities are split across 14 Departments and over 30 university and inter-university Research Centres, with nearly 900 teaching and research staff and around 1,500 young graduates in the process of training (PhD students, research fellows), in collaboration with leading national and international companies.

The university’s research activities fall into the following categories:

  • Securing funding and overseeing research projects
  • Management of intellectual property and technology transfer

The University of Milano-Bicocca operates across a vast range of research topics, partly thanks to its many facilities.

Website: https://en.unimib.it/


University Of Jyvaskyla

Our excellence in research rests on a strong ethical basis, extensive methodological expertise, the ability to utilise networks, and significant scientific and societal impact. 

We are among the global leading universities in the study of learning, wellbeing and basic natural phenomena.  Find more information of our core fields, profile and emerging areas of research.

Website: https://www.jyu.fi/en


University Of Granada

Our institution brings the rich experience of its long tradition with the dynamism and youth of its nearly 60,000 undergraduate students, who join those who study postgraduate studies and complementary teachings and raise the figure to 80,000 students. Thus, the University of Granada is the Spanish university that receives the most students from international mobility programs.

Website: https://www.ugr.es/

 United Kingdom

University Of Exeter

As a Russell Group University our research makes a difference across the world. We believe in breaking down traditional barriers between academic disciplines so the bigger problems of the 21st Century can be considered from human as well as physical perspectives. We are constantly seeking new ways to engage with partners to build productive relationships that tackle some of the fundamental issues facing humankind.

Website: /www.exeter.ac.uk


University Of Derby

Our exciting range of research projects has helped us in pursuit of our overall aim:

  • To produce research that is high impact and high profile
  • To produce research that influences more people, addresses more issues and brings more benefits

In the last decade, we have increased our annual research income by 172% and our latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results were our best ever, with three-quarters of our output judged to be at least ‘internationally significant’.

Website: https://www.derby.ac.uk/

 United States

University Of California System

UC's faculty are the drivers behind innovations in biotechnology, computer science, art and architecture — and they bring that knowledge, that greatness, directly to the classroom.

Thousands of California jobs, billions of dollars in revenues, and countless everyday household items — from more plentiful fruits and vegetables to compact fluorescent light bulbs — can be traced back to UC discoveries. Similarly, many of the state’s leading businesses are based on UC technology, founded by our faculty or led by UC graduates.

Website: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/


University Of Bristol

Our researchers share ideas and expertise to tackle global challenges, help solve practical problems and mentor future generations.

Website: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/


University Of Bacau

Scientific research is one of the basic components of the academic activity within “Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău. By doing research in various domains and through the interdisciplinary topics which are approached, “Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău reinforces its role as a regional university. In the county of Bacău, our University represents a hub of knowledge and openness towards the entire world.

Website: https://www.ub.ro/en/


Universitat Rovira I Virgili

The University works to enhance all the research activities of its members, with a particular focus on strengthening research groups and the quality and magnitude of their scientific production. To achieve this, the University has a set of complex structures that work together and coordinated in this field, based on research groups as a basic unit.

Website: https://www.urv.cat/es/


Universidade Da Beira Interior

The ICI has the responsibility to promote the articulation between the education system and the research system, in a perspective of renewal of postgraduate education, to cooperate in the implementation of the strategic decisions of UBI in the field of research and development, and it is also its aim to enhance the possibility of international affirmation of UBI’s scientific research. In these areas, it is the ICI’s responsibility to promote the debate and critical reflection on the scientific activity and also to disseminate science held in the institution.

Website: https://www.ubi.pt/


Technical University Of Berlin

Technische Universität Berlin is an active participant in Berlin, an international metropolis and outstanding center of science. Here, in the heart of the German capital, ideas for the future are being developed. The University places significant importance on developing science and technology for the benefit of society.

Website: https://www.tu-berlin.de/

 South Korea

Soon Chun Hyang University

The International Studies Program is an enjoyable and educational opportunity for students from around the world to study at Soonchunhyang University. There are approximately 50 courses conducted in English. Courses include Korean Studies, Asian culture classes, history, politics, economics, and Korean Language. These courses have been developed and refined thanks to our dedicated faculty.

Located in Asan, a city which is rich in culture and tradition, there are many opportunities outside of the classroom to explore the vast treasures that Korea has to offer. Cultural field trips, volunteer education programs, and global leadership programs are just some of the more exciting reasons why many students consider studying abroad at Soonchunhyang University a life changing experience.

Website: http://sgee.sch.ac.kr/


Queensland University Of Technology (QUT)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a major Australian university with a truly global outlook. Home to nearly 50,000 students, we’re providing real-world infrastructure, learning and teaching, and graduate skills to the next generation of change-makers.

Website: https://www.qut.edu.au/


Sapienza University Rome

Sapienza finances research not only with internal funds, but also encourages participation in national and international calls.

Sapienza firmly believes in promoting fruitful partnerships, including industrial ones, to:

  • facilitate access to research funding opportunities;
  • stimulate innovation;
  • promote productivity and competitiveness of research;
  • aggregate activities and transversal skills.

Website: https://www.uniroma1.it/


Polytechnic University Of Turin

Politecnico di Torino is a “Research University” that is particularly focused on the balanced development of fundamental and applied research. The Departments coordinate research in four macro- areas: Industrial Engineering; Information Technologies; Management and Matemathics for Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design. The vocation of Politecnico for high quality research is expressed in the pursuing of three main strategic objectives:

  1. Promoting high quality research and the talent of researchers
    The University is committed to improve the quality of scientific production and the participation in national and international research funding opportunities through strategic projects and initiatives. The focus of the University to ensure a positive and engaging environment for researchers from all over the world has been awarded by the European Commission with the logo "HR Excellence in Research".
  2. Increasing the impact of research on society
    The new frontiers of scientific and technological research and higher education require a deeper cooperation with the socio-economic system. This technological transfer leads to the achievement of knowledge sharing.
  3. Strengthening an international scientific community
    Politecnico di Torino has built an efficient and constructive dialogue with the international research community, it implements actions aimed at attracting academics and researchers from foreign institutions and promotes outgoing mobility, in the perspective of strengthening qualified relations with foreign universities and research centers.

Website: https://www.polito.it/


Polytechnique Montreal

Polytechnique Montréal is a flagship of engineering in Québec, and is also one of Canada’s leading engineering educational and research institutions. Since its establishment in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal has trained nearly 50,000 engineers, specialists, and researchers.

Work by Polytechnique's professors, employees, and students have led to major discoveries in all areas of engineering and technology, and these accomplishments are known worldwide.

Website: https://www.polymtl.ca/


Polytechnic University Of Catalonia

The UPC's research centres and laboratories generate knowledge and transfer their results to industry, facilitating innovation and raising competitiveness

Website: https://www.upc.edu/


Politecnico Di Bari

The research activities, both basic and applied, are organized in the Departments and Research Centres of the University. Particular attention is devoted to basic research, which is essential not only for the evolution of scientific thought but also for the ability, over time, to affect deeply the reality. With the applied research devoted to the study of topics in greater operational value or more direct interest to organizations and businesses, instead pursues the objective of updating and give scientific content management activities of companies and institutions.

Website: http://www.poliba.it/


Nord University

Global challenges demand new insight, innovative solutions and local legitimacy. Nord University is a young university with strong regional ties and a global perspective.

Website: https://www.nord.no/


Manchester Metropolitan University

Our high-quality research makes an impact on the world around us. Find out about the scale, depth and ambition of our work.

Website: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/


Marche Polytechnic University

The pages in this section describe the University research projects which are financed by national and regional authorities and by the European Commission. There are also pages on Ph.D research, the results of the 2001-2003 research assessment, as well as information on the research activities carried out by the University in collaboration with enterprises and the advantages for the companies involved in these projects.

Website: https://www.univpm.it/


Kobe University

Kobe University, working in a spirit of integrity, freedom, and cooperation in keeping with its open and cosmopolitan culture and environs, aims to contribute to the global community through the creation of knowledge founded on universal values and the fostering of rich understanding and strong leadership skills.

Website: https://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/


Indian Institute Of Technology Iit Roorkee

The research that is associated with the Institute can be broadly classified into two categories:

  • Departmental Research and Research at Academic Centers.

Every department has faculty and students involved extensively in research activities. Undergraduate education is greatly benefited by the environment of postgraduate programmes, while both the curricula derives strength in a research environment created by doctoral and postdoctoral programmes.

Not only the departments of the Institute, the various academic centers are also involved in research activities, in order to contribute and benefit from the advances in knowledge frontiers, which will help generate state-of-the-art technologies responding to the need of the country.

  • Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy

Sponsored Research (SR) and Industrial Consultancy (IC) are two important modes through which the faculty supports the development of knowledge and technology. Indian Institute of Technology recognizes Sponsored Research (SR) and Industrial Consultancy (IC) as the essential attributes of teaching and research. A full-fledged office operating under Dean (SRIC) provides administrative and accounting support to the faculty undertaking sponsored research and consultancy work.

Website: https://www.iitr.ac.in/


Harbin Institute Of Technology

Harbin Institute of Technology have made a lot of achievements in academic in the past years. And we are taking more and more effort in improving our academic level and providing a better environment for research.

Website: http://en.hit.edu.cn/


Harbin Engineering University

HEU has always attached great importance to the tradition of scientific research. The school is well-known not only for the first experimental submarine, the first hydrofoil craft, the first shipboard computer, the first swath bathymeter set and dozens of other major gap-filling scientific research breakthroughs, but also for being the best in the world with several achievements such as duplex submersible vehicles, hovercrafts and gradient velocimeters. The university maintains strong technical knowledge in the shipping, ocean and nuclear fields. Its underwater robots, shipping anti-rolling technology, integrated navigation, acoustic positioning and nuclear power simulation have occupied advanced domestic and international positions, leading HEU to become one of the main forces in the basic and applied research of China's ship science and technology. 

Website: https://english.hrbeu.edu.cn/


Griffith University

From what could be the world’s first malaria vaccine—now at human trial stage—to the first photo of a single atom’s shadow, Griffith researchers are at the forefront of discovery. Working in our world-class research centres, institutes and schools, our researchers are driven to better understand our world and improve people’s lives. Our research strengths span a broad spectrum of areas, from chronic diseases to criminology and Asian politics to the arts.

Website: https://www.griffith.edu.au/


Fuzhou University

Fuzhou University, founded in 1958, is located in Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian Province. It is listed among the National Key Universities and Colleges of Project 211, which is jointly run by the Fujian Provincial Government and the Ministry of Education of China. Fuzhou University boasts of its diverse disciplines in sciences, engineering, economics, management, liberal arts, laws, arts and crafts, etc.

Website: http://grs.fzu.edu.cn/


Eth Zurich

ETH Zurich supports your research with internal funding programmes and prizes, excellent infrastructure, as well as services relating to third-​party funding, data management, publications, and scientific IT. Various services are tailored to specific career stages. ETH's departments as well as numerous cross-​cutting initiatives such as Competence Centres and NCCRs are great places to build up your network at ETH. A normative framework is provided by research ethics, protecting human and animal subjects, and scientific integrity.

Website: https://ethz.ch/de.html


The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (ICADE)

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (ICADE) belongs to Comillas Pontifical University; a century-old academic institution run by the Society of Jesus, with long-established education and major international standing.

Comillas ICADE, one of Europe's leading institutions for professional business education, has a long academic tradition and is internationally renowned in the business world.

Website: https://www.icade.comillas.edu/


Erasmus University Rotterdam

The academics, students and alumni of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) endeavour to solve global societal challenges, drawing inspiration from the thriving modern metropolis of Rotterdam. EUR’s strong orientation to ‘make it happen’ is evident in our people, educational programmes and research. EUR spearheads knowledge in the research areas of:





Website: https://www.eur.nl/


Autonomous University Of Madrid

The Autonomous University of Madrid was the first Spanish University to create a Comprehensive Research Management Service. From the Research and Transfer Area the functions of information, dissemination, management, monitoring and justification of the different measures in the field of research are carried out. It acts as a nexus between the various funding agencies and researchers and the other applicants belonging to the university community. It is structured in three main sections:

Office of State Projects

European and International Projects Office

Economic Research Management

Website: http://www.uam.es/


Central South University Of Forestry Technology

The university has 7 State-managed degree programs (forestry and environmental science, forest engineering, wood science and engineering, art and design, gardening, travel management) and 9 provincial key disciplines (forestry, industrial design, wood science and engineering, garden, forestry industry, tourism management, agriculture, forestry economic management, biotechnology, art and design). There are 2 state-level elite courses (college English and wood science), 9 provincial elite courses (college English, wood science, engineering mechanics, remote sensing, general ecology, sports, environment and resources protection law, cultivation forest, material mechanics).

Website: https://english.csuft.edu.cn/


China Medical University (CMU)

China Medical University (CMU) was established as China Medical College on June 6, 1958 and transformed itself into China Medical University in 2003. It is the first academic institution in Taiwan where Chinese medicine and pharmacy programs are provided. The university has steadily grown to its present position as one of the foremost medical universities in Taiwan. The university has two major campuses, Taichung (including Wuquan and Ankang) and Beigang.

Website: https://english.cmu.edu.tw/

 Hong Kong

City University Of Hong Kong

The academic capacity and vitality of City University of Hong Kong flow from the core values of excellence, honesty, freedom of enquiry, accountability, civility and collegiality. These values, as defined in the following, also underpin the Strategic Plan.

Website: https://www.cityu.edu.hk/


University Of Zagreb

The mission of the University is based on scientific and artistic research and aims at sustainable development, artistic creativity and professional work as well as organization and performance of university studies and, exceptionally, occupational studies.

As a central and leading institution, the University gives special regard to carrying out the programmes of strategic interest for the Republic of Croatia and for the development of regional and local communities. All university activities enhance the development of personality and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Website: http://www.unizg.hr/

 United States

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The university’s curriculum features a flexible, rigorous program that is project-based and globally engaged, aimed at quality experience and a positive impact for the communities it partners with. WPI faculty members work with students on interdisciplinary research seeking solutions to important and socially relevant problems, both on campus and at more than 50 project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. 

Website: https://www.wpi.edu/


Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research employs a staff of 190, of which 2/3 are scientists. The interdisciplinary approach of the ZEW is reflected in the collaboration of economists and graduates in business management, economic engineers, and IT specialists, as well as scientists from other fields, e.g. jurists and natural scientists.

Website: https://www.zew.de/


Hochschule Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

Our university stands for applied research and development at the highest level. We set new standards for industry, offering our partners customised solutions for their often complex professional requirements. We support companies in the development and optimization of innovative ideas – through consultancy, scientific analysis and research in our state-of-the-art laboratories.

Website: https://www.hs-augsburg.de/en/


University Of Sevilla

The University of Seville harmonizes past, present and future: a past of more than five centuries of impetus to knowledge focused on innovation and the quality of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and culture, with a clear international vocation; a future committed and accountable to the social environment and sustainable development.

The University of Seville, has established itself as a large generalist university, with an important and extensive educational offer of quality in degree, postgraduate and double international degrees, with almost 500 very competitive research groups and as a leading institution in the field of technology transfer and its cultural offer.

Website: https://www.us.es/


University Of Salerno

The University of Salerno (“UNISA”)is ideally linked to the oldest academic institution in the Old Continent: the Schola Medica Salernitana. Founded in the eighth century AD, the School reached its peak between the 10th and 13th century.

In addition to medicine, its lectures included philosophy, theology and law. The School, which earned Salerno the title of Hippocratica Civitas (City of Hippocrates) after the famous Greek physician and treatise writer, was closed by royal decree in 1811 under Joachim Murat’s Napoleonic government.

Website: https://web.unisa.it/


University Of Quebec

The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a French-language university. UQAM is a dynamic, open, creative university with an international outreach. It is recognized for the originality and quality of its programs, its cutting-edge research, solidly grounded in social concerns, and its innovation in the arts.

Website: https://uqam.ca/


University Of Primorska

The University of Primorska (UP), the third biggest public university in Slovenia, was established in 2003 as a centre of knowledge, implementing European educational strategies. The UP main objective is to carry out high quality study and research programmes which promote the area's natural and cultural heritage while integrating and developing these programmes with global educational, intellectual, and research opportunities. The University's mission for the research activity is to: 

  • creatively contribute to the development of a knowledge-based society by promoting enthusiasm for knowledge and research
  • build relationships with other universities and research institutes in Slovenia and abroad
  • transfer initiatives that are formed in contact areas between the Mediterranean and the Central European region into the international university area
  • develop a relationship and close collaboration with industry
  • contribute to sustainable social development in the local and wider regional environment

Website: https://www.upr.si/


University Of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham was founded on the vision and philanthropic spirit of Jesse Boot who, in 1928, donated the land that is now University Park. The vision of a university devoted to discovery, enterprise and the advancement of the human condition, combined with his lifelong commitment to improving health and wellbeing, remains intrinsic to the culture of the University today and will continue to underpin our future purpose.

Website: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/


University Of Montreal

The Université de Montréal contributes to societal wellness by placing itself at the forefront of knowledge in all fields. By fomenting innovation and diversity, our institution helps students surpass and transform themselves, as well as the world around them. It’s a noble ideal that I intend to serve and share with enthusiasm.

Website: https://www.umontreal.ca/


University Of Life Sciences In Lublin

Research, which is conducted, by scientific institutions at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin in the laboratories, clinics, experimental and private farms represents a valuable contribution to the development of agricultural and veterinary sciences. Numerous publications in reputable national and international scientific journals reflect the value of scientific achievements. Expanded cooperation with the business sector (manufacturing plants, meat processing plants, sugar refineries, breweries, etc.) results in a large number of reported and obtained patents, utility models and implementations.

Website: https://www.up.lublin.pl/


Universiti Sains Malaysia

USM is a pioneering, transdisciplinary research intensive university that empowers future talents and enables the bottom billions to transform their socio-economic well-being. 

Website: https://www.usm.my/


Universidade De Aveiro

The University of Aveiro is a public Foundation since 2009 under private law. I tis currently attended by approximately 17000 graduate and post-graduate students, 9% of which are international students. The academic community further comprises around 1400 teaching staff and researchers, and 630 technical, administrative and managerial staff.

Website: https://www.ua.pt/


Universidade De Aveiro

The University of Aveiro is a public Foundation since 2009 under private law. I tis currently attended by approximately 17000 graduate and post-graduate students, 9% of which are international students. The academic community further comprises around 1400 teaching staff and researchers, and 630 technical, administrative and managerial staff.

Website: https://www.ua.pt/


Universidade Do Porto

The organizational level of SIGARRA Information System ensures the publication of transversal informative content to the entire community of U.Porto, as well as access to resources and services that support the internal functioning (with restricted access) of the University.

Website: https://sigarra.up.pt/


Universite De Lille

A dynamic institution connected with some of the world’s highest-ranking foreign universities, the University of Lille attracts many students. They benefit from excellent studying conditions on huge campuses.
For many years now, the University of Lille has made international development central to its way of working, courses and research.
Having won a place on a huge national plan to finance excellence (I-site) in 2017, it is now committed to structuring its international policy around several main themes, international recruitment methods and partnerships of excellence.

Website: https://www.univ-lille.fr/


Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Established as a technical university in 2002, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) offers a variety of engineering- and technology-based technical programmes, including high-level Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Ranked as one of the best in Research and Innovation within the classifications of Malaysia Technical University Network (MTUN) and Non-Research University (Non RU), UMP is steadfastly committed to innovating and developing unique academic programmes through strategic international collaborations. 

Website: http://www.ump.edu.my/


Universidad De Cantabria

The University of Cantabria (UC) is the only on-site public institution to offer official university study courses in the self-governed region of Cantabria. It is a young, dynamic public university, founded in 1972, whose main objective is to contribute to social progress via its commitment to teaching and scientific excellence. To achieve these goals, it aims at constant quality control of its work, which means that all its teaching, research and administrative activities continually undergo review and improvement processes. It is precisely this demanding nature that has led it to be considered as one of the ten best universities in the country for quality and scientific productivity.

Website: https://web.unican.es/


Universidad De Alcala

Today, the University of Alcalá is a medium-sized modern institution, and acknowledged as a model to be imitated in Europe and America. In addition to classical humanistic studies and the social sciences, the University of Alcalá has incorporated the most modern qualifications in all scientific fields, such as Health Sciences and the various engineering sciences spread across its campuses, which with the Science and Technology Park are a decisive factor in its international profile and a boost to business in our region.

Website: https://www.uah.es/


Universidad Politecnica De Madrid

In the UPM R&D&i Observatory you can find the information about Research Groups, and also everything related to R&D&i Reports, Centres and Institutes, etc.

Website: https://www.upm.es/


Universidad Nacional De Educacion A Distancia (UNED)

The National Distance Education University (UNED) has as its mission the public service of higher education through the modality of distance education.

Facts and data about UNED:

  • At more than 205,000 students, UNED has the largest student population in Spain and is one of the largest universities in Europe.
  • Since 1972, UNED has sought to translate into action the principle of equal opportunity in access to higher education through a methodology based on the principles of distance learning and focused on the needs of the student.
  • UNED is the leader in the implementation of cutting edge technologies applied to learning, with the largest offer of virtual courses in Spain.

Website: https://www.uned.es/


Scuola Superiore Sant Anna

The high level of research of the Sant'Anna School is recognized by the results of the Quality Assessment Research (VQR) for 2004-2010 conducted by the ANVUR. The international magazine "Times Higher Education" ranked the school among the best universities in the World University Rankings 2015-2016.

Website: https://santannapisa.it/it


Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), as one of the higher education institutions which enjoy a long history and a world-renowned reputation in China, is a key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China and co-constructed by MOE and Shanghai Municipal Government. Through some 120 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.

Website: http://en.sjtu.edu.cn/


Umea University

Read how our over 2,000 researchers work to help promote factfulness and contribute to scientific progress. Research at Umeå University spans the fields of humanities, medicine, natural sciences, social sciences and the science of education.

Website: https://www.umu.se/en/


Norwegian University Life Sciences

NMBU's mission is to contribute to the well-being of the planet. Our interdisciplinary research and study programmes generate innovations in food, health, environmental protection, climate and sustainable use of natural resources.

Website: https://www.nmbu.no/


National Pingtung University Science and Technology

Ranked top in the nation, the campus has earned NPUST the reputation of “National Park University” and provides an excellent place for students to cultivate their skills and personal qualities while
strengthening their bodies and minds—it is also an ideal place for faculty members to carry out their research and educational activities

Website: https://en.npust.edu.tw/


Italian National Agency New Technical Energy Sustainable Economics Development

ENEA has highly qualified personnel, advanced laboratories, experimental facilities and excellent instruments for the realisation of projects, studies, tests, assessments, analyses and training services, with particular reference to product and process innovation and the valorisation of results to contribute to the development and competitiveness of the national economic system.

Website: https://www.enea.it/


Indian Institute Of Technology

The minister-in-charge of technical education in the Union Government act as the chairman of the IIT Council body. The IIT Council body also comprises, three Members of Parliament, the Chairmen of all IITs, the Directors of all IITs, the Chairman of the University Grants Commission, the Director General of CSIR, the Chairman of IISc, the Director of IISc, the Joint Council Secretary of Ministry of Human Resource and Development, and three appointees each of the Union Government, AICTE (List of IIT Council Members).

Website: https://www.iitsystem.ac.in/


Hunan University Of Technology and Business

Located in the historically and culturally renowned city of Changsha, Hunan University of Technology and Business is a full-time provincial university with diverse discipline covering economics, management, law, liberal arts, natural science, engineering, and arts, among which economics and management are its two pillar disciplines. As one of the first-batch group to enroll students in the province, the university has been appraised by the Ministry of Education as "Excellence" in the undergraduate teaching quality evaluation, and construction unit for doctorate conferment.

Website: http://ev.hutb.edu.cn/


Grenoble Ecole Management

The Executive Education of Grenoble School of Management and the Association for the MAnagement of Customer Claim (AMARC) have teamed up a few months ago to offer you a first cycle of conferences and exchanges dedicated to the issues around Customer Relations at a time of health crisis.

Website: https://www.grenoble-em.com/


GH Asachi Technical University

The stimulation of the research activity is addressed to teachers and researchers from ARUT Universities. Through this program each University will award a grant, per field of scientific specialization, under the conditions established by the information package.

Website: https://www.tuiasi.ro/


Fondation I Site Ulne

The I-SITE ULNE Foundation was created in January 2018 to accompany the implementation of the “Université Lille Nord-Europe” project By bringing together higher education and research institutions, as well as a wealth of key players from the socio-economic world, the project has demonstrated the shared ambition of creating an internationally recognised university: the Université Lille Nord-Europe, with the potential to become one of the top European universities.

Website: http://www.isite-ulne.fr/


Chinese Academy Of Sciences

The Chinese Academy of Sciences is the linchpin of China's drive to explore and harness high technology and the natural sciences for the benefit of China and the world. Comprising a comprehensive research and development network, a merit-based academic society and a system of higher education, CAS brings together scientists and engineers from China and around the world to address both theoretical and applied problems using world-class scientific and management approaches.

Website: http://english.cas.cn/


Chalmers University Of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg conducts research and education in technology and natural sciences at a high international level. The university has 3100 employees and 10,000 students, and offers education in engineering, science, shipping and architecture. With scientific excellence as a basis, Chalmers promotes knowledge and technical solutions for a sustainable world. 

Website: https://www.chalmers.se/


Cardiff University

We are an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city.

Website: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/


University Of Rome Tor Vergata

If you are looking into becoming a PhD doctor or a visiting professor here at Tor Vergata this is the right place to start. Also discover the universitys’ vast international network, the technology transfer office and the choice of libraries.

Website: https://web.uniroma2.it/


University Of Maribor

The management is aware that close ties between the university as a central educational and research institution and its local environment and the industry are of the utmost importance. For this reason, various activities aimed at integrating knowledge and R&D with the industry are being implemented in order to initiate concrete projects contributing to new jobs and new products with high added value. The University of Maribor is thus bringing together knowledge, research findings and the industry. The central project in this area is called IOT – Innovative Open Technologies. The information portal Vzhodna.si will serve as an entry point also in other development projects.

Website: https://www.um.si/


University Of Deusto

The successive strategic plans that the University of Deusto has drawn up are marking milestones, and its slogans have left a place and a brand that defines us. The first bore the biblical motto Sapientia melior auro. This founding motto expresses a passion for knowing as a sign of the university and university and university, a knowledge-dialogue between faith and science. Better than gold. Wisdom cannot be bought, nor is it allowed to be sold.

Website: www.deusto.es


University Of Bologna

The University of Bologna takes part into a number of international networks and associations and actively participates in several initiatives connected with Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, promoting scientific research in different fields.

Website: https://www.unibo.it/


Universiti Utara Malaysia

As part of our tradition, UUM is continuously working with all our partners and stakeholders to build a better future for our community.

Website: http://www.uum.edu.my/


Universite De Toulouse

The University of Toulouse gathers many research and Higher Education Institutions throughout the Midi-Pyrenées region. Over 100.000 students are enrolled in its 23 higher education member institutions and 7 research organizations.

Website: https://www.univ-toulouse.fr/


Universidade Do Vale Do Rio Dos Sinos Unisinos

Unisinos labors to keep developing research, technology and innovation each year. The university's major strategic goal is the growth through academic excellence, deploying efforts for raising funds among partners to consolidate the research groups and to contribute to regional development.

Website: http://www.unisinos.br/


Universidade De Caxias Do Sul

Universidade de Caxias do Sul - UCS is a Brazilian higher education institution that belongs to the community. Its activities cover directly the Northeastern region of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, which is located in the southernmost part of the country. It is part of Fundação Universidade de Caxias do Sul, which is an affiliate member of "Consórcio das Universidades Comunitárias Gaúchas" - COMUNG (an association joining community higher education institutions in the state of Rio Grande do Sul); a member of "Associação Brasileira das Universidades Comunitárias" - ABRUC (an association joining community higher education institutions in Brazil) ; of the "Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras" - CRUB (the Council of Presidents of Brazilian Universities); and to the "Fórum das Instituições de Ensino Superior Gaúchas" (Forum of Higher Education Institution in Rio Grande do Sul).

Website: https://www.ucs.br/site


Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Promotes research oriented to economic and social development, promoting and enhancing the research activity and the dissemination and transfer of knowledge and results to society. The promotion of R&D&I activities is carried out through collaboration with companies and institutions, and participation in national and international calls that allow our researchers to develop their lines of research contributing to the generation, expansion and dissemination of knowledge, and to the advancement of science and technology.

Website: https://www.urjc.es/


Universidad De La Rioja

Currently, it maintains in force more than 800 agreements with companies and public institutions that allows almost all of its students to carry out professional internships related to degrees; and agreements with a hundred campuses around the world that facilitate the international stays of students of the University of La Rioja and give this a markedly cosmopolitan character.

Website: https://www.unirioja.es/


Polytechnic University Of Milan

Politecnico di Milano is committed to achieving excellence in research. The path towards excellence is developed along the following actions: support advanced and fundamental research activities; develop strategic partnerships with academia and industry around the world to make significant contributions to society; develop new interdisciplinary research lines to tackle societal challenges; embed scientific developments and research results into university education. The Departments of Politecnico di Milano are responsible for the implementation of the mission in their scientific domains.

Website: https://www.polimi.it/en/


Riga Technical University

Research at RTU is organized on six research platforms. The objective of research platforms is to ensure multi-faculty and interdisciplinary research in the areas of great significance for the national economy and society.  Active and continuous analysis of market needs and commercial potential takes place within the research platforms.

Website: https://www.rtu.lv/en

 South Korea

Seoul National University Snu

An autonomous, convergence education system with an aim of strengthening creativity and character Fosters practical and cooperative skills through the implementation of a convergence, “L-shaped” education system that lowers the barriers between different majors and invites in-depth interdisciplinary discussions. Enables students to explore various perspectives through student-directed education programs and interdisciplinary courses such as “Interdisciplinary Approaches.”

Website: https://en.snu.ac.kr/


Universidad Carlos III De Madrid

We are providing you with a tool to explore the R+D+i structure across Carlos III University of Madrid, quickly locate experts in a scientific research field and facilitate access to their research outputs.

Our aim is to foster access to scientific and research information that will give quick, dynamic and up to date answer to these 2 questions:

  - Who is researching a specific topic?
  - What is an expert, group or particular department researching?

We hope that, as well as answering these questions, the UC3M Research Portal will facilitate contact among researchers and will initiate new ways of collaboration.

Website: https://www.uc3m.es/


Northwestern Polytechnical University

Located in the historic city of Xi'an, cradle of Chinese civilization and terminus of the ancient Silk Road, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) is the only multidisciplinary and research-oriented in China that is simultaneously developing education and research programs in the fields of aeronautics, astronautics, and marine technology engineering. It is now affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Since the establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC), NPU has always been one of the nation’s key universities.

Website: https://en.nwpu.edu.cn/


Picardie Universites

The international is a priority in the strategy of development of the University of Picardie Jules Verne. Its presence on the international scene is manifested by the expansion of its network of partner universities, its participation in major exchange programmes and its accession to the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie and the Agency National Campus France.

Website: https://www.u-picardie.fr/


Netherlands Organization Applied Science Research

TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way. This is our mission and it is what drives us, the over 3,400 professionals at TNO, in our work every day. We work in collaboration with partners and focus on nine domains.

Website: www.tno.n


National Taipei University

An institution steeped in history, National Taipei University began as Taiwan Provincial College of Public Administration in 1949 to educate and train the country’s business and legal elite. In 2000, National Taipei University was reorganized and restructured from the Law and Business College of National Chung-Hsin University. In 2010, the NTPU finally completed the entire relocation project, moving the six colleges from the downtown campus in the Taipei City, to the present San-Shia main campus in the New Taipei City. Over the past few decades, the NTPU has traditionally played a significant and pivotal role in educating and developing the mid- and high-level talents in the areas of law, business, public administration, as well as social sciences.

Website: http://english.ntpu.edu.tw/


Montpellier Business School

Montpellier Business School provides training for all the talents who join it to help them become responsible actors in a changing world and make a difference.

Website: https://www.montpellier-bs.com/



IRTA‘s mission is to contribute to modernising, improving, boosting competitiveness, and fostering sustainable development in the sectors of agriculture, food, agroforestry, aquaculture, and fishing, as well as in all areas of activity directly or indirectly related to the supply of healthy, high-quality foodstuffs to end consumers, while also contributing to food safety and safe processing of foodstuffs and in general enhancing the health and well-being of the population.

Website: http://www.irta.cat/


Instituto Universitario De Lisboa

One of the Iscte’s key strategic goals is to become a research university with an increasingly higher and internationalized scientific performance, aimed at the advancement of knowledge in its main areas – Management and Economics, Sociology and Public Policy, Social Sciences and Humanities, Information and Communication Technologies and Architecture - and its application to institutions, the economy and society.

Website: https://www.iscte-iul.pt/


Helmholtz Association

The Helmholtz Association contributes to unravelling complex systems which determine human life and environment. The Association develops answers to the decisive questions which move people today and in the future: a secure and reliable energy supply, sustainable use of resources, future mobility or the treatment of previously incurable diseases. But the work also addresses questions of a more fundamental nature, such as that of the origin of the universe.

Website: https://www.helmholtz.de/


Asia University

Asia University (AU) is a visionary, pioneering, and fast-growing school, and was founded with the goal of establishing a remarkable and comprehensive university with international competitiveness. Karl Jaspers, a German philosopher, believed that an ideal university must have three features- academic teaching, scientific research, and a creative cultural life, which exactly are what we have been pursuing for years since the establishment of the school.  

Website: https://www.asia.edu.tw/


Agh University Of Science Technology

The AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow is a modern state university which develops collaboration with colleges and universities in Poland, Europe, and all over the world. The university’s priority is the accomplishment of tasks and projects that are part of the knowledge triangle: education – scientific research – innovations. The AGH University of Science and Technology is a technical university where exact sciences are strongly represented, and where they constitute basis for the development of a wide spectrum of applied sciences at a gradually increasing role of social sciences and humanities. In line with global trends, we create new branches of study, but at the same time we keep the conventional ones, which are indispensable for a proper development of science, technology, and the economy of our country.

Website: https://www.agh.edu.pl/


Gabriele d'Annunzio University

The ‘Gabriele d’Annunzio’ University, established in 1965 as a ‘Libera Università’ (non state-owned university), became state-owned in 1982. Today, it has 13 Departments and 2 Schools. There are two university campuses: Chieti, registered office of the university with the offices of the Rector and General Directorate and Pescara.

Website: https://en.unich.it/


University Of Navarra

We generate partnerships and aggregations with the public and private sectors to identify those knowledge challenges that concern society at large and provide solutions to improve people's lives.

Website: https://www.unav.edu/


University Of Leeds

The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. We are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research.

The strength of our academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways.

The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by our values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.  

Website: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/


University Of Barcelona

The University of Barcelona (UB) is Spain’s leading research university, publishing more research than any other Spanish institution with the exception of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (Third European Report on Science and Technology Indicators).

Website: https://www.ub.edu/


Universite De Technologie De Compiegne

Technological, partnership, multidisciplinary, intercultural research and above all conducive to innovation! The UTC is pursuing technological research within its units that answers societal questions that the environment sends back to it in an increasingly pressing way. A closer search also for the real problems of the socio-economic world. UTC's research and innovation strategy reflects the collective added value and specific contributions of its laboratories, which embody its scientific heart.

Website: https://www.utc.fr/


Universidad De Malaga

The University Research Institutes constitute a basic organizational structure of the scientific research, development and technological innovation (R&D+i) activity of the Spanish public system, and especially of universities, based on the role granted to them by Organic Law 6/2001, of December 21, universities, as amended by Organic Law 4/2007, of April 12. 

The University of Malaga (UMA), as part of its strategy of enhancing the research, development and technological innovation (R&D&I) activities that it wishes to promote, supports the creation of the different types of recognized Institutes (Own, Adscritos, Mixed and Interuniversity) and promotes the creation of a new modality, the Emerging Institutes. In this way, relying on the individual activity of its teachers and that of the research groups, we want to increase the quality, the number of actions in R&D&I, as well as the transfer of this activity from the research fabric to the productive fabric.

Website: https://www.uma.es/


Polish Academy Of Sciences

The Polish Academy of Sciences, headquartered in Warsaw, is one of two Polish institutions having the nature of an academy of sciences. The Polish Academy of Sciences (Polish: Polska Akademia Nauk, abbreviated PAN) is a Polish state learned institution, headquartered in Warsaw, that was established in 1952 by the merger of earlier learned societies, including the Polish Academy of Learning (Polska Akademia Umiejętności, abbreviated PAU), with its seat in Kraków, and the Warsaw Society of Friends of Learning, which had been founded in the late 18th century. The Polish Academy of Sciences functions as a learned society acting through an elected corporation of leading scholars and research institutions. The Academy has also, operating through its committees, become a major scientific advisory body. Another aspect of the Academy is its coordination and overseeing of numerous (several dozens) of research institutes. PAN institutes employ over 2,000 people, and are funded by about a third of the Polish government's budget for science. In 1989, the Polish Academy of Learning, in Kraków, resumed its independent existence, separate from the Polish Academy of Sciences, in Warsaw.

Website: http://pan-pl.academia.edu/


National Technical University Of Athens

The National Technical University of Athens is structured according to the continental European system for training engineers, with an emphasis on solid background. The duration of courses leading, after the acquisition of 300 credit units to a Diploma, of Master’s level, is five years. The valuable work of NTUA and its international reputation are due to its well-organised educational andresearch system, the quality of its staff and students, and the adequacy of its technical infrastructure. NTUA graduates were pivotal to Greece’s pre-war development and to post-war reconstruction. The graduate engineers who staffed public and private technical services and companies were and remain by general consent, equal to their European counterparts. Many have been elected to distinguished teaching and research positions in well-known universities all over the world. 

NTUA’s equal and interrelated priorities are education and scientific research. The research programmes that are undertaken at the Institution are subject to established academic standards and are funded by NTUA’s own resources, by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and other public bodies, by the European Union or by private sector companies in Greece and other countries. In exchange for the services and facilities provided (which include premises, equipment and infrastructure), NTUA withholds approximately 15% of the research programmes budget and By decision of the Senate, these amounts, which are collected annually, are used to support education, research that is not funded by other resources as well as other activities. The latter include scholarships awarded to postgraduate students.  

Research is conducted in 130 officially established laboratories under the supervision of the academic staff. The total number of postgraduate students is 4.950. Of these, 1.950 are enrolled in an Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies Programme (I.P.S.P.) that leads to an M.Eng. while 3.000 are Ph.D. students. 

Website: https://www.ntua.gr/en/


Lappeenranta University Of Technology

LUT research focuses on topical issues requiring action. We seek solutions to get climate change under control, to promote wind and solar power, for the recycling of nutrients and waste, for the continued access to clean water and energy, and for sustainable business activities.

Our strengths are an understanding of the system level of energy systems, the digital design and production of machinery and equipment, as well as demanding metal structures, especially in Arctic conditions. Green chemistry, separation technique, and scientific calculation are special strengths of ours.

We also produce new methods for refining data faster and with greater versatility. In an increasingly digital world, value-added is created through software which is capable of combining data and services in new ways that have not been seen before.

Website: https://www.lut.fi/web/en/


Jiangsu University

JSU has been promoting high-level research. In the recent 5 years, the total scientific research fund amounts to 2.789 billion RMB, sponsored by governments and enterprises. Since 2016, JSU has succeeded in applying for 524 projects in total from the National Natural Science Foundation, ranking among the top 50 universities in Mainland China for six consecutive years.

Website: https://eng.ujs.edu.cn/


Institute For Engineering Systems Sciences Insis (CNRS)

The French National Centre for Scientific Research is among the world's leading research institutions. Its scientists explore the living world, matter, the Universe, and the functioning of human societies in order to meet the major challenges of today and tomorrow. Internationally recognised for the excellence of its scientific research, the CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development, as well as for the general public. 

Within the CNRS Research Office (DGDS), the CNRS Institutes are the structures that implement the institution’s scientific policy, and oversee as well as coordinate the activities of laboratories.

The ten CNRS Institutes cover more or less extensive scientific fields, share projects, and promote cooperation between disciplines. They are directed by specialists in their domains who come from either the CNRS or the universities. The Institutes collaborate closely with functional departments on the following issues:

  • international policy,
  • site policy,
  • technology transfer and innovation,
  • scientific and technical information.

Website: http://www.cnrs.fr/


Universidade Estadual Paulista

The UNESP's Strategic Internationalization Plan proposes the implementation of an innovative policy for the organization of research and graduate studies at the institution. It was built, considering transversal axes of high scientific and social impact, guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), established by the United Nations in 2015 as part of the "Agenda 2030 on Challenges of the Millennium". 

The SDGs will contribute to the internationalization of UNESP in two ways: the first is the full engagement of the University to the concerns that guide the global agenda, aligning it with the research and education currently developed in the central world-class partner universities.

The second positive aspect of the inclusion of the SDGs into the internationalization of UNESP is related to the reorganization of the university's current graduate programs, which will combine efforts and expertise with international partner institutions to share science and technology, generate knowledge and seek solutions to the leading global problems.  This strategy is organized considering seven cross-cutting research themes, with different research lines, that reveal UNESP's scientific strengths, programs of excellence and areas of interest, as follows:

  • Plural Societies
  • Sustainable Development
  • Bioeconomy
  • Health and Wellness
  • Materials and Technologies
  • Biodiversity and Climate Change
  • Basic Science of the Edge of Knowledge

Website: https://www2.unesp.br/


University Of Padua

The University of Padua is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it is a multi-disciplinary university that aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background. A qualification from the University of Padua is a symbol of having achieved an ambitious objective, one that is recognised and coveted by both students and employers alike.

Website: https://www.unipd.it/


University Of Naples Federico II

The Department of Earth Science, Environment and Resources promotes researches in the field of Geosciences. This deals with traditional disciplines such as the study of history and evolution of organisms and habitats, cartography and geophysics, as well as applied disciplines spanning from the evaluation of geological risks (seismic, volcanic, landsliding), soil defense, the study of minerals and rocks used in manifacturing industries, the study of groundwater and environmental contaminants, the search for oilfields and mining deposits. Applied and basic researches are both given full appreciation and equal dignity.

DiSTAR puts effort into the spread and application of scientific results as a support and integration for the socioeconomic development, and to land-use planning activities. An important goal for DiSTAR is supervising its own students' careers to offer them the best working opportunities. On a similar vein, DiSTAR works to prepare PhD students meant to lead on future of geoscience research

Website: http://www.unina.it/


Lund University

Lund is the most popular study location in Sweden. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. The University has a distinct international profile, with partner universities in 70 countries.

Lund University has an annual turnover of SEK 8.8 billion, of which close to 60% goes to research. Our research is characterised by both breadth and strength.

We provide education and research within the following areas:

  • Economics and management
  • Engineering and technology
  • Humanities
  • Theology
  • Law
  • Fine arts, music and theatre
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Social sciences

Over recent years, Lund University has achieved major success in obtaining large research grants. Annually, over SEK 5 billion goes to research across nine faculties. Lund University has also distinguished itself in the allocations of Linnaeus environments and the Swedish Government’s investment in strategic research areas. These successes are largely a result of the interdisciplinary research carried out and the diversity that our full-scale university has to offer.

Lund University strategic research áreas:

  • Linnaeus environments
  • Examples of strong research environments*
  • Ageing and supportive environments
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Cancer research
  • Climate modelling
  • Diabetes research
  • Epidemiology
  • E-science
  • Humanities Lab
  • Information technology and mobile communications
  • The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
  • Laser physics and spectroscopy
  • MAX IV
  • The Middle East in a Contemporary World
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Sustainability science
  • Sustainable production

Website: http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/


Maastricht University

Maastricht University (UM) is the most international university in the Netherlands and, with 18,000 students and 4,400 employees, is still growing. The university stands out for its innovative education model, international character and multidisciplinary approach to research and education. Thanks to its high-quality research and study programmes as well as a strong focus on social engagement, UM has quickly built up a solid reputation. Today it is considered one of the best young universities in the world.

UM multidisciplinary collaborations contribute to solving major societal issues within our primary research themes. We develop new methods to make plastics from organic materials, but we also conduct research into migration, and look into methods to get more people interested taking the necessary financial preparations for their retirement. Whenever possible, UM research is translated into economic, financial, or social value. UM participates in centres of excellence, both technological and social, to allow scientific discoveries to be swiftly converted into practical applications. What is more, research is integrated into education at every level. Our educational method, Problem-Based Learning, lays the groundwork for students to embrace research and the scientific method from the very first day of their studies.

Website: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/


Linkoping University

In close collaboration with the business world and society, Linköping University (LiU) conducts world-leading, boundary-crossing research in fields including materials science, IT and hearing. In the same spirit, the university offers many innovative educational programmes, many of them with a clear vocational focus, leading to qualification as, for example, doctors, teachers, economists and engineers. 

What makes Linköping University special is the lack of boundaries between different subjects and faculties, which has resulted in world-leading research environments and companies. In addition to scientific matters we address issues where the results can benefit all of society.

Website: https://liu.se/en


Romanian Academy Of Sciences

During the longest part of its activity, the Academy achieved the goals set by its founders, and succeeded in being the main forum of reflection and intellectual creation, both literary and artistic, of the Romanian people. The kings of the country were the honorary presidents and protectors of the Academy; its acting and associate members were the most representative personalities in sciences, arts, and letters in Romania; its honorary members were important figures of national and international repute, tied through research, contribution and affection to the realities of Romania. Its prestige and tireless work in the service of sciences and of the nation had earned it the authority to proclaim "immortals."

Website: https://acad.ro/


Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the only UK university to focus entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business. Our international reputation for excellence in teaching and research sees us consistently rated in the top 10 universities worldwide.  

Imperial College London is committed to undertaking research of the highest international quality within an intellectually challenging and inspiring environment, to extending the frontiers of research within and beyond existing research disciplines, and to bringing together research expertise within and beyond the College to address the science challenges of today and the future. The College's achievements in research are underpinned by the quality and expertise of the individuals within it, and these pages define the standards of research governance and integrity essential to the College's reputation and success.

The College has adopted the Council for Science and technology's Universal Ethical Code for Scientists and upholds its three principles, which are:

  • Rigour, Honesty and Integrity
  • Respect for Life, the Law and the Public Good
  • Responsible Communications: Listening and Informing

Website: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/



INRAE is France's new National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, created on January 1, 2020, It was formed by the merger of INRA, the National Institute for Agricultural Research, and IRSTEA, the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture. 

Our research subjects and practices directly tackle issues of concern for society, and our research results help inform the solutions we must adopt. In all our work, we rely on the guidance provided by our ethics committee and our code of conduct. For certain research topics, INRAE has used this guidance to formally describe its institutional principles, positions, strategies, or opinions.

Website: https://www.inrae.fr/



The CentraleSupélec Research Centre will take its place at the heart of investigation, exploration and knowledge creation for the world’s most demanding societal and technological challenges. Our work encompasses the whole of the engineering and systems sciences; with multidisciplinary projects established in close partnership within our academic and business network, and in close and consistent dialogue with the wider economic sector. 

Our continued focus will be developing innovative responses with an international scope within the 7 core areas on our agenda:

  • 17 laboratories
  • Mathematical Federation
  • Laboratory with EDF

Our dynamic and international research teams cover eight scientific domains, covering the considerable breadth of the engineering and system sciences:

  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Combustion
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Signal, Control and Telecoms

In focusing on these societal challenges of the future, the CentraleSupélec Research Centre remains close to both its academic and industrial partners.

Website: https://www.centralesupelec.fr/


Collegio Carlo Alberto

The main areas of research focus are economics, law, political science and sociology, with most research projects spanning these areas in an interdisciplinary way. Moreover, about 60% of the Collegio’s scientific production is explicitly meant to contribute to the policy debate, in Italy and in broader arenas.

Although at the Collegio the scientific research follows the typical "bottom up" approach followed by most research institutions, it is possible to identify some broad lines of research that involve different groups of researchers. They share some common features: work at the research frontier, particular attention to policy issues, publication in the main scientific journals, participation in competitive projects, creation of links and collaborations with researchers from the University of Turin and other institutions (located in Italy or abroad).

Different analyses carried out at the Collegio are evaluation studies based on solid scientific methodologies.

The most important population dynamics, including aging and transformation within the family, are the subject of studies conducted in the research area dealing with family and demographic dynamics. Particularly developed is the analysis of the effects of family context and pre-school inputs on behaviors, cognitive outcomes and the health of children and adults. Several researchers deal with studies on migration dynamics and immigration and integration policies. The main themes concern the economic and social impact of immigration on hosting and sending countries; the implications of different migration policies; policy processes.

Website: https://www.carloalberto.org/


Central South University

Based on its over one hundred years of experience in operation as an education institution, CSU actively responds to the reform of China's higher education, advocates “Learning by Doing and Learning for Using” and pursues “Virtue, Truth, Perfection, Inclusiveness”. Sticking to its own operation characteristics and orienting at major demands of the country, CSU has made great progress in its overall strength through teamwork, innovation and commitment to excellence. 

CSU now has 18 national innovative platforms, involving 3 key national laboratories, 4 national engineering research centers, 2 national engineering and techniques research centers, 1 national engineering laboratory, 1 national clinical medical research center, and 2 centers for collaborative innovation for 2011 project.

Among the first batch of 14 collaborative innovation centers designated by the 2011 Program, the Collaborative Innovation Center of Nonferrous Metal Advanced Structure Materials and Manufacturing leaded by our university and the Collaborative Innovation Center of Rail Transport whose establishments we have actively involved in have been successfully included.

Website: http://en.csu.edu.cn/


Catholic University Of The Sacred Heart

We are known for our well-structured and multidisciplinary educational programme based on intensive study methods, a strong link with the world of work and the professions, along with our international accessibility. Thanks to scientific research, together with our publications and our respected reputation, we are accredited amongst the most prestigious European and global universities. 

Alongside teaching, research is one of the cornerstones on which Università Cattolica is built. The university is among those institutions of higher education in Italy with the highest independent investments in research and in some areas is among the top 25% nationally for excellence in scientific output.

A commitment to a close relationship between research and teaching — part of the DNA of the best universities — involves the whole sphere of education and training, at the same time opening towards the world of work. Università Cattolica maintains this link so that the research undertaken at the university can contribute significantly to passing on to new generations a body of knowledge based on scientific rigour in numerous diverse fields of study.

Website: https://www.ucsc.it/



APESA Software, S.C. 100% Mexican company with more than 25 years, dedicated to the consulting and development and implementation of It Solutions for the management and operation of transactions in the Financial Markets, which allow intermediaries to focus their efforts on business consolidation and ensure their profitability. Because the management of financial operations is becoming more complex and because we understand the value of opportunity in decision-making, based on the talent, ingenuity and commitment of our people, we create solutions that simply and effectively cover the functional and technological needs of our clients, aligned with the best practices of the market and current regulations.

Website: https://apesa.mx/


Wageningen University Research

That is the mission of Wageningen University & Research. Over 6,500 employees and 12,000 students from more than hundred countries work everywhere around the world in the domain of healthy food and living environment for governments and the business community-at-large.

The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university. It also lies in the combined efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences. This union of expertise leads to scientific breakthroughs that can quickly be put into practice and be incorporated into education. This is the Wageningen Approach.

The scientific quality of Wageningen University & Research is affirmed by the prominent position we occupy in international rankings and citation indexes.

Website: https://www.wur.nl/


Wuhan University Of Technology

WUT owns 34 innovative research centers with international leading level including two State Key Laboratories, one State Engineering Laboratory, one National Engineering Research Center and ministerial or provincial level laboratories in the areas of new materials and building materials, transportation and logistics, mechatronics and automobile, information technology, new energy, resources and environmental technology as well as Public Safety and Emergency Management. Meanwhile, the University has established about 230 Joint Research Centers with local governments and enterprises. From 2010, WUT has obtained 14 National Science and Technology Awards, ranking in the forefront of Chinese higher education institutions.

Website: http://english.whut.edu.cn/


Aalborg University

All degree programmes and research activities at Aalborg University are problem and project-based and have an interdisciplinary focus. Through strong interplay between staff and students and intense collaboration with public and private sectors, we offer degree programmes with a real-world approach and provide world-class research. This results in new insights, new solutions to societal challenges and knowledge that changes the world.

AAU is internationally acclaimed for its excellent problem and solution oriented research, which is creating outstanding results.

Our  research is holistic; it is conducted in collaboration with business and organisational partners in our local communities, and new  insights and positions of strength are reached through the goal-oriented development of our research potentials.

Website: https://www.en.aau.dk/


Universidade Nova De Lisboa

Research at NOVA has been growing and developing, both at quantitative and qualitative levels. NOVA University Lisbon hosts 40 Research and Development Units (R&D), 24 of which are research partnerships between NOVA and other national institutions. Since the launch of the European Research Council (ERC) Grants programme in 2009, NOVA’s researchers have been awarded a total of 19 grants, placing NOVA as one of the top national institutions. 

The improved performance of NOVA in terms of research can be seen in the international rankings’ scores and positioning. The good results achieved in then main rankings of Universities with less than 50 years, have granted NOVA the inclusion in YERUN (Young European Research Universities Network). The goal of YERUN is to have young research universities to cooperate towards increasing the influence of the youngest universities on research policies promoted by the European Union.

The Strategic Research Council (Conselho Estratégico de Investigação – CEI) is an advisory body to the Rector and aims to promote research in interdisciplinary areas and provide ideal conditions for collaborative research and enhance impact, aligned with both the European Agenda for Knowledge and Innovation and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

CEI is chaired by the Vice-Rector for Research, and includes representatives from all Academic Units of NOVA, recognized for their competence in the ​​scientific and technological research area.

Website: https://www.unl.pt/


University Of Sussex

The Sussex Sustainability Research Programme: "Science for the SDGs”

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide both an extraordinary chance and extraordinary challenge to society. If these goals are met, the payoff is likely to be a higher level of well-being throughout the world and a more sustainable planet. Achieving the SDGs would be equivalent to fulfilling some of the fondest dreams of humanity – ending hunger, providing education for all, attaining a high level of environmental quality. Among other things, these goals will profoundly influence decisions about where and how public and private institutions invest their resources.

But achieving the SDGs will require resources from all parts of the globe – financial, political and scientific. Science and research have an important part to play by providing stakeholders and policymakers with the evaluations, strategies, and general know-how to make the SDGs happen.

With this in mind, the vision of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) is to be a key global centre for delivering “Science for the SDGs”. We aspire to be one of the lead organizations in the world providing international, national, and local stakeholders with integrated research results (encompassing natural science, social science, and the humanities). Our research in particular focuses on possible trade-offs among SDGs, and solutions that avoid these trade-offs, enabling many SDGs to be accomplished at the same time. The SSRP builds on two threads of excellence at the University of Sussex and Institute of Development Studies: a long, distinguished record in sustainability science and worldwide leadership in development studies (globally ranked #1).

Website: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/


University Of Turin

The research output of the University of Turin is managed, displayed and made searchable through the IRIS-AperTO application.

IRIS-AperTO is the Open Access Archive that collects and gives access to bibliographic information and, in accordance with the copyright policies of publishers, to the full texts of scientific products.

The University of Turin adopted in 2013 the "University Regulations on open access", based on the principle that results of publicly funded research must be available to all.

Since May 2015, IRIS-AperTO is run by an IRIS (Institutional Information System for Research) module, the integrated research management system provided by CINECA.

Website: https://en.unito.it/


Roma Tre University

A dynamic, modern and international university that has immediately characterised as the vital lever of the capital‘s urban development, within which it is now deeply rooted, contributing in changing the city’s identity with a persevering process of restructuring and re-using abandoned industrial buildings, converting them into factories of knowledge and research. Roma Tre University is organised in twelve departments which promote and organise scientific research activities, teaching and training activities, as well as optional external activities.

Research centres have been founded to manage and carry out long-term scientific projects of particular relevance, to manage laboratories or scientific equipment linked to more than one department. They can be interdepartmental or consortia with departments of other universities or other public or private institutions.  The Research Agency was established in April 2018 with the aim of pursuing those objectives. The Agency consists of two offices: National Research Office and the Link identifier European and International Research Office.

The Research Agency ensures an integrated and efficient advisory system, management and professional support, for the Departments and academic community, necessary for the administration, improvement and enhancement of the research activities through promotional activities, counselling, editing management and support, project dealing and management, both planning and implementation stage, in the reporting and internal audit of financed contracts, as well as information activities and updating regarding new opportunities and funding models in European and international fields.

Website: https://www.uniroma3.it/


Universidade De Lisboa

The decision taken by the two academic communities, in a framework of great participation and involvement of the governing bodies of the University and Schools, aims to build a research university committed to teaching, innovation and technology transfer, focused on people, which values knowledge, merit and participation, involved with Portuguese society and the Lisbon region , with a European dimension and open to the world. 

According to specialized differentiation criteria, the Interdisciplinary Thematic Networks aim to mobilize ULisboa professors and researchers in specific areas of knowledge to increase the University’s participation in international networks. Interdisciplinary Thematic Networks initiatives contribute to a better positioning of ULisboa for the smart specialization strategies (RIS3) within the Portugal 2020 framework and for Horizon 2020 societal challenges. Other initiatives include the development of strategic partnerships with organisations and institutions from the public, social and private sectors and the timely creation of Business Advisory Boards within the scope of each Thematic Interdisciplinary Network.

Universidade de Lisboa is committed to expand its internationalisation-related efforts into the Research, Development and Innovation domain, namely in the areas of redeAGRO, redeSAÚDE, redeMOV and redeMAR networks.

The Interdisciplinary Thematic Networks do not replace ULisboa Schools or Research Units, which are of permanent and strategic nature, but rather assume a unifying role between their activities, however distinct from other transversal projects such as ULisboa multidisciplinary Colleges.

Website: https://www.ulisboa.pt/


Universidade De Sao Paulo

USP, as the major institution of higher learning and research in Brazil, is responsible for educating a large part of Brazilian Masters and Ph.D’s. On our site, you can find information about our structure, ways of entrance and services offered to the foreign community. Since its foundation in 1934, USP has played a fundamental role in advancing research in the country, whether in the scientific, technological or social field, thanks to the work done by its students, employees and teachers. Currently, USP is responsible for more than 20% of all scientific production in Brazil.

Website: https://www5.usp.br/


Leiden University

Our research covers a very broad terrain and has a strong disciplinary basis across a wide range of scientific disciplines and fields.

Starting out from this basis, our researchers conduct both disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. They maintain close links with society and draw inspiration from scientific and societal questions of the future, which they translate into fundamental research questions.

The Dutch government’s National Research Agenda is clearly reflected in the themes of our scientific research in Leiden and The Hague. And our research is also increasingly guided by the United Nations’ agenda, expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals. This is especially evident in The Hague, which is the world’s third UN host city, after New York and Geneva.

  • Institutes

All research at Leiden University is organised into institutes. To do justice to the wide spectrum of research (and consequently teaching) that comes from these, you will find descriptions of all the Leiden institutes on these pages.

Some institutes correspond with a particular discipline: philosophy, physics, political science or linguistics. Others cannot be reduced to a single field, but instead encompass several disciplines within a particular thematic strand. For instance, the Leiden Institute of Area Studies, the Africa Studies Centre, the Institute of Security Studies and Global Affairs or University College the Hague, which focuses on global challenges. And the Faculty of Medicine is almost a university in itself.

But even those institutes that do focus on a single discipline are considerably wider in range than they may seem at a first glance. Anyone tempted to think that the Institute for History only studies Dutch history will, on closer inspection, see the in-depth research into globalisation and global change, and important processes such as migration, colonialism, urbanisation and identity formation.

Or Leiden Institute of Chemistry, for example, where half of the researchers focus on gaining a better molecular understanding of the biological processes that lead to diseases such as hereditary conditions and neurogenerative diseases, while the other half develop new materials and processes that are required for the transition from fossil fuels to sustainable alternatives.

These texts give an idea of the depth of the research. For an idea of the breadth of the research and how Leiden researchers work together on interdisciplinary challenges, please see the research dossiers.

Website: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/


Fraunhofer Gesellscchaft

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is making 1.9 billion euros available to universities within the scope of the excellence initiative. In addition to the “Future concepts for the promotion of top-class research at universities” – elite universities – clusters of excellence and postgraduate schools will also be sponsored. Fraunhofer Institutes contribute to the success of their partner universities.  

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 74 institutes and research institutions at locations throughout Germany. International collaboration with outstanding research partners and companies from around the world brings Fraunhofer into direct contact with the key regions that drive scientific progress and economic development.

Website: https://www.fraunhofer.de/


Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos IPP (CSIC)

The Institute of Policy and Public Property is one of the institutes of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in the area of social sciences. It is located in Madrid.

Research in the IPP focuses on the comparative analysis of public goods and their nature, the design and implementation of public policies and the interaction of both, in order to contribute to the advancement in knowledge of the relationship between society, markets and the State.

The research projects of the IPP are financed from national and international calls, in a notable way from the national R&D&I programme of the Government of Spain, the Framework programme of the European Union, as well as contracts and agreements with public and private entities.

Permanent researchers at the IPP, as well as postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and research technicians, aim to generate knowledge that is valued by the international scientific community but is equally relevant to other social actors such as companies, associations, governments and other public or private institutions.

The IPP integrates six research groups:

  • Environmental Economics;
  • Rural Geography;
  • Citizens, Institutions and Politics;
  • Social Policy and Welfare State; V) SPRI–Research and Innovation Systems and Policies; and
  • Scientology.

Website: http://ipp.csic.es/


Cambridge University

In Cambridge, we are committed to achieving excellence in research and scholarship, and to ensuring that our research contributes to the well-being of society. We seek to provide a creative and supportive environment in which ideas are generated and can flourish. The excellence and diversity of our research across the Schools of Arts & Humanities, Humanities & Social Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Technology, Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences, and our role as one of the founder members of the Cambridge Network, means that in addition to our achievements in fundamental research, we are also well-positioned to make significant contributions to the global innovation agenda and, by conveying the implications of our research, to contribute to the formulation of policy.

In addition to the activities ongoing within the six Schools, we have identified a number of Strategic Research Initiatives & Networks and Interdisciplinary Research Centres which build on the existing research base in Cambridge to tackle challenges that can only be addressed by multi-disciplinary teams of researchers. Our aim is to provide academic leadership in these areas and to develop strategic partnerships around the world to advance research, and the impact of that research, in these fields.

Website: https://www.cam.ac.uk/


University College London

Bucks New University is a new breed of university, focusing on degrees that are professional and practical, as well as academic. Young in outlook, but well established in the fields we specialise in, we offer high quality, professionally-driven university courses, in everything from nursing, health and social care, to cyber fraud detection, textiles and aviation. 

Bucks New University aspires to be a leading UK University in applied, practice based and translational research and related advanced scholarship in our fields of professional, creative and translational practice.

Details of current and recent research projects can be found in this section for:

  • Art and Design
  • Nursing, Health and Wellbeing
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Social Policy and Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Sport

Website: https://bucks.ac.uk/


Autonomous University of Barcelona

We are a leading university providing quality teaching in a wide variety of courses that meet the needs of society and are adapted to the new models of the Europe of Knowledge. Our courses provide students with outstanding practical experience, helping them to be better prepared as they enter the professional world. UAB is internationally renowned for its quality and innovation in research.

RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation)

Responsible Research and Innovation is an approach to governing research and innovation (R&I) at the European level. RRI is reflected in many policy strategies and programming documents, such as the Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) program.

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is an approach which implies that all societal actors (researchers, innovators, industry, policymakers, non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, citizens, etc.) work together during the whole research and innovation (R&I) process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of society.

RRI encompasses six fields relating to R&I:

  • Ethics
  • Gender equality
  • Governance
  • Open access
  • Public engagement
  • Science education

Website: https://www.uab.cat/


Universite De Bordeaux

The University of Bordeaux is ranked among the top French universities for the quality of its education and research. A multidisciplinary, research-focused, international institution, it leads an ambitious development program with its partners to further promote Bordeaux as a “Campus of Excellence”. 

The Department of Environmental Sciences brings together the research units of the Bordeaux site whose work aims to respond to the major environmental, scientific and societal challenges of tomorrow. Research covers a broad spectrum in environmental sciences and is carried out at several scales of integration of living organisms, from the genome to the ecosystem, including plant, animal and microbial organisms, at different spatial and temporal scales (from the paleoenvironment to the current or even future environment), and also at the level of interactions between agrosystems, hydrosystems, ecosystems, geosystems and socio-systems.

Website: https://www.u-bordeaux.fr/


University of London

The Sustainability team here at the University of London work to bring staff and students across the University and federation together to tackle issues surrounding climate change and the environment.

The University manages a wide range of services, including student accommodation, Senate House Library and Student Central. It is of great importance to us that we continue to improve the environmental performance of our estate and operations while increasing positive action toward a sustainable future among our staff, students and visitors. 

Our sustainability commitments

  • Zero Carbon
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Website: https://london.ac.uk/


Utrecht University

Welcome to Tio University of Applied Sciences. Choosing a bachelor programme is an important choice. I hope this website will help you find out which programme is right for you. To me, the great thing about Tio is that it ticks all the right boxes: enthusiastic lecturers, small classes, room to excel, excellent facilities and plenty of personal attention – and all that in a wonderful atmosphere.

Website: https://www.tio.nl/


Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul

One of the biggest distinctions of the highly qualified training of human resources at UFRGS is the emphasis on research, and the knowledge derived from it. The communication between state of the art knowledge and research activities gives undergraduate and graduate classes the opportunity to consciously educate a citizen of its social, environmental and ethical responsibility. Such characteristics accredit students from UFRGS to change the world around them and establish an increasingly better and equitable society focused on collective well being.

Being ahead of its time is one of the responsibilities of a well recognized university, such as UFRGS. In order to meet this need, the institution must provide incentives for creativity, the structure of scientific discipline, and additionally, must encourage an open and flexible mind in order to understand the evolution of knowledge and its impact on life. These are the prerogatives that maintain the development of research at UFRGS. 

UFRGS has more than 700 registered groups working with basic or applied research from many different fields. In total, approximately 14 thousand people are involved in scientific and technologic research activities, including undergraduate and graduate students, laboratory technicians, professors and visitors.

Technological development and innovation are very important aspects in the construction of knowledge. With that in mind, the research development at UFRGS is oriented to translating this knowledge into application. It is mainly through this research and application that the University has long maintained an important interaction with society. This continues to broaden with the activities of the UFRGS Scientific and Technological Park.

Website: http://www.ufrgs.br/


Denmark Technical University (DTU)

DTU is a vibrant elite technical university, recognized for its high level of international research and its sought-after graduates. Through collaboration, our staff and students reach out to the world and work across disciplines to create value, welfare, and growth by developing technologies that work in a globalized world, transcending social and cultural differences. At DTU, we believe in technology as a means for necessary change, and we see the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a platform for the University’s activities. 

Great ideas change the world, and we are driven by the desire to develop sustainable technologies that create jobs and new opportunities. At DTU, researchers and students collaborate with industry and government to create innovative solutions at the intersections of engineering and creativity, theory and practice, and university and society.

  • Innovation for the benefit of society

DTU has one of the most well-developed ecosystems for innovation and entrepreneurship among technical universities in Europe. This ecosystems helps bringing new ideas and inventions from the classrooms and research laboratories at DTU into the real world, where they can create new jobs and help solve tasks and challenges in society.

Innovation at DTU comprises four pillars, each with its own specific focus:

Student innovation: A large part of the new start-ups are created by students. But student innovation at DTU is much more than start-ups: Through projects, events, internships, and student jobs, students gain experience and contacts within the business community, which ensures that students develop the necessary competences and that, in turn, companies benefit from innovative inputs from the students.

Business collaboration: DTU is the business community’s university and thus takes part in a wide range of collaborations with companies regarding strategic research collaborations, continuing education, student projects, conferences, etc. The interaction between the University and the business community ensures that theory is put into practice and that research is based on real-world issues.

Start-ups: The growth of start-ups at DTU shows that both students and employees increasingly manage to translate ideas into solutions that benefit society. This growth is supported by DTU’s establishment of prototype workshops, scientific advice, funding opportunities, and research environments—together providing a unique environment centred on entrepreneurship.

Commercialization: Research at DTU often leads to inventions considered to have commercial value. In this context, DTU enters into sales, license and option agreements with established companies and start-ups that can develop products based on technology from DTU. Intellectual property rights (IPR) are a central part of the University’s business and underlines the relevance of the research community.

Website: https://www.dtu.dk/english


Dalian University of Technology

DUT has 3 national key laboratories (Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Fine Chemical Engineering, Industrial Equipment Structural Analysis), 2 national engineering research centers (Shipbuilding, National-local Joint E-government Simulation), 1 national engineering laboratory (Industrial Equipment for Energy Saving and Control Technology), 1 national university science park (DUT National University Science Park), 1 national technology transfer center (DUT National Technology Transfer Center), 1 national technology center (DUT National Strength and Vibration Testing Center), 4 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education (Precision and Special Machining, Industrial Ecology and Environmental Engineering, Ocean Energy Utilization and Saving, Ion and Electron Beams), 16 provincial key laboratories, 4 engineering research centers of the Ministry of Education, 14 engineering (technology) research centers (engineering laboratory) of Liaoning Province, 2 public platforms of technological innovation, 6 technological innovation bases, 2 transformation bases of scientific achievements, 4 university disciplinary innovation bases, 4 national innovation research groups, 9 innovation teams of the Ministry of Education. Since 2001, the university has won a total of 33 national awards for scientific and technological achievements, 307 ministerial and provincial awards for scientific and technological achievements. Since 2012, DUT has been awarded 2 outstanding Chinese patents as the first owner’s affiliation.

Website: https://en.dlut.edu.cn/


National Cheng Kung University

RSH provides an important institution to connect technology transfer business incubation, intellectual property, industry cooperation, and innovation   entrepreneurship in the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) since 1996. A well-known about RSH is a science and technology center for understanding researches, services and business demands. RHS includes specialized research centers, detailed diagnosis for enterprise, information competence and task analysis.

  • The National Cheng Kung University integrates the Environmental Research Center, the Resource Recycling and Management Research Center, the Environmental Resources Research Management Center and the Water Quality Research Center to meet the issues of environmental protection and sustainable use of resources, and establish a cross-disciplinary sustainable environmental science and technology research center in 2013. Established the Sustainable Environmental Laboratory (hereinafter referred to as "Permanent"). With the vision of “zero environmental disasters and zero waste of resources”, we will provide comprehensive and comprehensive services through the integration of environmental science, engineering technology and social sciences, and promote the development of circular economy system and become a major international environmental research center.
  • The Research Center for Energy Technology and Strategy (RCETS) was established by the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), with the goal of organizing the university's researchers and resources in energy related fields. RCETS has created thirty-two research groups that focus on a wide variety of energy technology, including most importantly solar cells, energy strategies, bio energy, wind power, LED lighting, carbon capture and storage, and hydrogen systems. These groups represent eight colleges and thirty departments at NCKU, along with thirty off-campus research institutes and companies. Approximately 200 NCKU professors and researchers are involved. Since 2011, RCETS has become one of the four most prominent research centers at NCKU.

Website: https://web.ncku.edu.tw/


The JRC in Ispra

The Joint Research Centre in Ispra is the third biggest European Commission site after Brussels and Luxembourg.

Established in 1960 as a nuclear research site, today it is considered as one of Europe's leading research campuses with many laboratories and unique research infrastructures.

The staff of the Ispra site work on:

Non-nuclear research:

  • Sustainable Resources and Transport
  • Space
  • Security
  • Migration
  • Health and Consumer Protection
  • Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
  • Growth & Innovation

Nuclear research:

  • Nuclear safeguards
  • Non-proliferation and Nuclear security

Website: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/about/jrc-site/ispra


Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (CNR)

In the Cnr's research world, the main resource is the available knowledge which means people, with their skills, commitment and ideas. This capital comprises more than 8.000 employees, of whom more than half are researchers and technologists. Some 4.000 young researchers are engaged in postgraduate studies and research training at Cnr within the organization’s top-priority areas of interest. A significant contribution also comes from research associates: researchers, from Universities or private firms, who take part in Cnr’s research activities. 

Curiosity, intuition, passion, creativity, tenaciousness: these are just some of the aspects that describe those fellows who have decided to rely on development and knowledge, making science their job.

Thanks to its network spread all over the Italian country and to the great variety of research topics, the Cnr plays a key role facing the challenges that are at the hearth of the international agenda of the research: healthcare, demographic changes and wellness, food safety and sustainable agriculture, energy and environmental protection, accessibility of resources, intelligent transport. This section offers a showcase of their work.

Website: https://www.cnr.it/


Zhejiang Sci-Tech University

ZSTU now is a provincial university focusing on engineering, with distinct characteristics and advantages as well as the coordinated development of the various disciplines of sciences, engineering, arts, economics, management, law, fine art, education, etc. ZSTU consists of 18 affiliated schools or colleges (teaching and research departments) and 1 independent college, with a population of over 29200 full-time on-campus students, and among whom 4460 are graduate students.

Website: http://english.zstu.edu.cn/


University of Manchester

The University of Manchester’s research has real-world impact beyond academia. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, seeking to be a global force for positive change. The University of Manchester’s research beacons are examples of pioneering discoveries, interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-sector partnerships that are tackling some of the biggest questions facing the planet.

Reasearch beacons:

  • Advanced materials
  • Cancer
  • Energy
  • Global inequalities
  • Industrial biotechnology

Global challenges, Manchester solutions: At the University of Manchester we conduct a wide range of high-quality research that is rivalled by few other universities, as demonstrated by our submission to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Much of this research combines expertise from across disciplines, making the most of the opportunities that our size and breadth of expertise affords.

These areas of investigation feature a unique concentration of high-quality research activity. They allow us to bring the best minds together to find new ways forward.

Crucially for a university that places social responsibility at the core of everything we do, our research beacons demonstrate our commitment to making a difference, enabling us to improve the lives of people around the world through our research.

Website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/


European Commission Joint Research Centre

The EU's overall political goals are developed collectively by its institutions. Find out how the EU's strategy is developed and translated into policies and initiatives by the European Commission.

Research areas in which the European Commission works.

  • Agriculture, forestry and rural areas
  • Bioeconomy
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Frontier research
  • Health
  • Industry
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Oceans and seas
  • Science with and for society
  • Security
  • Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs)
  • Social sciences and humanities
  • Space
  • Synergies with structural funds
  • Transport

Website: https://ec.europa.eu/


Bocconi University

Bocconi is a research university of international standing in business, economics, and law. Its research projects are funded by national and supranational institutions. By virtue of being a major node in the European and global network of business and economics universities, Bocconi exchanges faculty and cooperates on large projects with like-minded European and American universities and business schools. Bocconi has close relations with major corporations and international agencies, as well as their managers and officials, and constantly interacts with the business and economic environment to assess new issues, implement new techniques, and start new research endeavors.


Permanent Research Centers

  • ASK: Centre for Research on Management and Economics of Arts and Culture Institutions (Study centre on the economics and management of the arts and culture)
  • BAFFI CAREFIN: Centre for Applied Research on International Markets, Banking, Finance and Regulation
  • BIDSA: Bocconi Institute for Data Science and Analytics
  • CERGAS: Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management, (Institutional stuctures; management of public and private companies providing healthcare and social services)
  • DONDENA: Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy (Interdisciplinary research on social cohesion, demography, life course dynamics and public policy)
  • GREEN: (the Center brings together and expands the activities of CERTet and IEFE) Centre for Geography, Resources, Environment, Energy and Networks
  • ICRIOS: The Invernizzi Center for Research on Innovation, Organization, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • IGIER: Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research,part of the Institute of Economics, it operates jointly with two international bodies, the US-based NBER, National Bureau of Economic Research, and the UK-based CEPR, Centre for Economic Policy Research (Economics and economic policy).

Website: https://www.unibocconi.eu/


Universite Paris-Saclay

Université Paris-Saclay offers a complete and varied range of Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees, whose quality is recognised internationally thanks to the reputation of its research and the commitment of its teaching staff. Its constituent faculties and component institutions further expand this offer with cutting-edge thematic training in science and engineering, life sciences and health, social sciences and humanities.

  • Laboratory in Innovation, Technologies, Economy and Management

LITEM is a multidisciplinary research centre, rooted in management sciences and economics. Its aim is to understand the transformations and demands of a complex and uncertain world, and to support economic actors and stakeholders. LITEM's research areas include Innovation Management, Information System Transformation, Digital Marketing, Finance, and Responsible Management and Organizational Ethics.

  • RITM (Network, Innovation, Territories, Globalization) is a research laboratory in economics and management at the University of Paris Sud (EA 7360). It was born in 2014 from the merger of ADIS and PESOR and located at the Jean-Monnet Faculty. Research at RITM revolves around two axes. The first axis favors the study of the relationships between networks and innovation, while the second axis focuses on the relationships between territories and globalization. The laboratory is a member of the "Research in International Economics and Finance" network, relies on chairs (energy, intangible), and participates in European contracts. It develops various ANR projects and is a partner of the LISIS labex.

Website: https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/


Bucharest University of Economic Studies

The Division of Research and Innovation Management provides the logistics support and specialized consultancy required by the University's staff and the experts they cooperate with for various research activities. The Bucharest University of Economic Studies publishes 20 scientific journals that enjoy national and/or international recognition. The ANELiS project offers staff and students access to a wide selection of online scientific journals.

The University aims to maintain excellence in research by undertaking scientific research projects and topics in co-operation with other national and international education and research institutions, as well as within research networks and consortia.

To perform scientific research activities, the University's research teams have benefitted from the cooperation of leading international figures in their respective fields. The University has concluded research agreements with various partners from Romania and abroad, including bilateral agreements.

The research activity conducted in the Bucharest University of Economic Studies is coordinated by the Division of Research and Innovation Management, as well as by the management structures of the research centers established within the University:

  • The ECO-INFOSOC Centre for Research in Modelling and Informatization of Social and Economic Processes
  • The National Excellence Centre for Comparative Management Studies
  • The Center for Research in Economic Analyses and Policies
  • The Centre for Accounting and Management Information Systems
  • The PM FORUM Research Center in Project Management and Technological Innovation
  • The Center for Research in Regional Analyses and Policies
  • The CEFIMO Center for Research in Financial and Monetary Issues
  • The TEODORA CRISTEA Center for Research in Literature and Applied Linguistics
  • The Center for Research in International Business and Economics
  • The Center for Research in Business Management through Projects
  • The CEMARK Center for Fundamental and Applied Research in Marketing
  • The Center for Surveys and Polls
  • The Research Center for Business Administration
  • The Center for Research in Administration and Public Services
  • The PROMAR Center for Research in Macroeconomic and Regional Forecasting
  • The International Centre for Public Management
  • The Centre for Research in Intellectual Capital and Entrepreneurship
  • The CACTUS Centre for Research in Tourism and Services
  • The Scientific Research Center of the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • The Center for Advanced Research in Finance and Banking
  • The Centre for Advanced Research in Fundamental and Applied Mathematics
  • The Centre for Research in Operations Management
  • The Advanced Research Centre for Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Cybernetic Modelling - CIBEREC

Website: https://www.ase.ro/index_en.asp?page=home


University of Ss. Cyril Methodius in Trnava

The University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius is a modern education institution that forms the student´s self - confidence, creative and independent thought and national consciousness. The university offers enough space for the development of knowledge base through studying, research and other creative work in the sphere of philosophy, arts and media, as well as in natural sciences, biotechnology, informatics, chemistry, but in the sphere of psychology, pedagogy, history, ethnology, political science and Slovak language, Russian language, English language, German language too. 

Of the University is a self-governing academic body overseeing research and other creative activities performed by the University as a public higher education institution. The Scientific Board (SB) is chaired by the rector and he appoints remaining members who are subject to approval by the Academic Senate.

The members of the Scientific Board are experts from the areas in which the university conducts educational, research and artistic activities. At least one quarter and at most one third of RB members are non-university members.

Website: https://www.ucm.sk/en/


Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Research at the CSIC is structured in three major areas, Society, Life and Matter, covering most of human knowledge and in which the activity of more than 1,500 research groups in its 120 centres is framed. The CSIC is a State Agency with the consideration of a Public Research Agency (IPO) of the General Administration of the State with unique legal personality that develops its function through a multiplicity of organizational structures lacking its own legal personality. The research institutes in which the scientific and technical research activity of the CSIC is generally carried out for their importance and number. Each institute is thematically integrated into one of the 3 Global Areas of the CSIC.

  • Its research activity is carried out with full scientific autonomy and is organized administratively through departments that integrate the thematically related research groups. Its management activity is carried out under decentralization and responsibility.
  • For its internal functioning they are equipped with management bodies (Management, Vice-Direction/En, Board), Management (Management) and advice (Scientific Cloister).

Currently the CSIC has 120 research institutes distributed throughout the national territory, with the exception of the Spanish School of History and Archaeology of Rome (Italy), of which 69 are own and 51 mixed ownership shared with other institutions.

As research support units, there are service delivery centres to provide technical and administrative support to two or more institutes. Currently it's 8.

Website: https://www.csic.es/


Delft University of Technology

Top education and research are at the heart of the oldest and largest technical university in the Netherlands. Our 8 faculties offer 16 bachelor's and more than 30 master's programmes. Our more than 25,000 students and 6,000 employees share a fascination for science, design and technology. Our common mission: impact for a better society. 

The almost 40 technological and scientific disciplines together with their many specialisms are accommodated within TU Delft's eight faculties. TU Delft's many different disciplines are a key factor in the success of its multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary thematic cooperation. The university has faculties:

  • Architecture and the Built Environment: 

    Innovations in the Management of the Built Environment (IMBE) aims to stimulate and evaluate innovation in the management of the built environment through evidence-based decision making on the part of clients, developers, investors, architects, engineers, consultants, policy makers, product developers, contractors and users involved in the initiation, design, construction and the development or redevelopment of the built environment.

  • Civil Engineering and Geosciences: 

    Health, energy, globalization and infrastructures & mobility are among the most important themes in today's society. For this reason, TU Delft has established Delft Research based Initiatives (DRIs) in these four areas. A DRI aims to make an important scientific contribution to solving issues facing society that relate to these four themes, working from a thematic, multidisciplinary cooperation. The DRIs engage with government and business, identify important opportunities and actively spotlight innovative science.
  • Technology, Policy and Management: 

    The Faculty is comprised of three closely collaborating departments, each with a different perspective on addressing these complex societal challenges: systems, governance and values. The smart combination of these three perspectives is at the core of Comprehensive Engineering, and is the main thrust of the Faculty.
    The main application domains of the Faculty, in which the majority of its research projects can be clustered, are: energy, climate, mobility, ICT, water, and cyber.

Website: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/

 Brussels, Belgium

Eco-Innovation Observatory

The Eco-Innovation Observatory (EIO) aims to provide a much-needed integrated information source on eco-innovation for companies and innovation service providers, as well as providing a solid decision-making basis for policy development.

The Eco-Innovation Observatory is a 3-year initiative financed by the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment from the Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme (CIP). The Observatory is developing an integrated information source and a series of analyses on eco-innovation trends and markets, targeting business, innovation service providers, policy makers as well as researchers and analysts. The EIO directly informs two major EU initiatives: the Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP) and Europe INNOVA. It is managed by Technopolis Group.

Website: https://www.eco-innovation.eu/index.php

 Seoul, Republic of Korea

ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center (ASEIC)

The ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center (ASEIC) was established in 2011 to promote cooperation of green growth in Europe and Asia, with a particular emphasis on enhancing eco-innovation of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in both regions. Agreeing on the importance of SMEs as main engines of innovation and growth, Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) member countries joined together to establish ASEIC as an international platform for spreading eco-innovation principles and practices among SMEs and assisting them in harnessing the new business opportunities that arise out of such principles and practices.

Website: http://aseic.org/

 Montreal, Canada

North American EcoInnovation Network

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) created the North American EcoInnovation Network to cultivate youth and community leadership in innovation and entrepreneurship for environmental protection and sustainable development in North America. The network will facilitate the creation of innovation centers in North America with a focus on sustainable growth, and connect them to share resources, expertise, and opportunities. Through this network, innovation centers within academic institutions in Canada, Mexico, and the United States share or secure the capacities to empower youth and communities with tools and resources to innovate and succeed in entrepreneurship for sustainable development.

Until mid-2020 a total of 9 institutions are part of the network: Simon Fraser University (Make Change Studio)District3 - Concordia UniversityUniversité LavalThe University of Waterloo Economic Development ProgramTom Love Innovation Hub - University of OklahomaThe Ronnie K. Irani Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (I-CCEW) - University of OklahomaNeeuko, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, Faculty of Social Responsibility - Anáhuac University, and Coordination of Sustainability Management - Autonomous University of Querétaro.

Website: http://ecoinnovationnetwork.org/

 Mexico City, Mexico

Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana

The Xochimilco Unit of Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana offers the pioneer programme on economics, management and policies of innovation (MEGI). Since its inception in the year 1992, eco-innovation has been a research topic for both faculty and post-graduate students; about 15 research thesis have been published analysing different aspects of management and policies of environmental innovation in firms and organisations.

Website: https://economiaeinnovacionuamx.org/

 London, United Kingdom

UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

University College London's Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR) is a world-leading centre of research and teaching excellence and has received a series of awards, grants and accolades to confirm this.

The UCL ISR mission is to generate knowledge to promote the globally sustainable use of natural resources. The research theme Green Economy, Eco-Innovation, Resource Policies and Indicators  is a strategic area and platform focusing on decoupling analyses based on a number of indicators (MFA, LCA, footprints, etc.) and will compute a full ‘sustainability gap’ (SGAP) indicator for the UK and other EU countries. Over time ISR seeks to develop a new perspective on the economics and policies of resources and materials, with resources being appropriately valued and accounted for, more equally shared, and maintaining their value for longer, as will be required for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.  Facilitators: Paul Ekins, Raimund Bleischwitz
Specifically, the area of Innovation Analysis focuses on comparative eco-innovation research, spanning the levels of technologies, industries, countries, the EU, and international approaches. It conducts rigorous data analysis, innovation systems analysis, impact assessments, scoreboards, network analysis, and are involved in participatory approaches. Its methodological advancements address new ways of evidence-oriented analysis, expert involvement, and learning tools. One of the aims is to contribute to the development of a global resource dashboard and a sustainability rating agency for countries, key industries and relevant consumption areas.
Facilitator: Will McDowall

UCL ISR also established the Sustainable Use of Resources and the Environment Doctoral Training Programme to train the next generation of leaders in sustainable resource management.

UCL ISR students work with researchers from across UCL in a multi-disciplinary training environment and offer two MScs:

Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/sustainable/

 Lancaster, United Kingdom

Global Centre for Ecoinnovation

Established in 2012 as a multi-partner Centre led by Lancaster  University, the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is a centre which supports the development of new products and services with environmental benefits.  The centre delivers business-led research, through enabling enterprises to access the expertise resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and its national and international partners.

The Centre is solution-focused rather than technology-driven. It offers multidisciplinary solutions based upon the understanding and collaboration between universities, their researchers, and the business community.

The Centre manages the following eco-innovation projects:

  • Low Carbon Lancashire Innovation Hub (LoCaL-i)
  • Eco-Innovation Cheshire & Warrington
  • Eco-Innovation Cumbria
  • Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory – Liverpool City Region

It is also working in partnership with Recirculate (Africa).

All projects are part funded by European Regional Development Funds (ERDF).

Website: http://www.globalecoinnovation.org/


Silesian University of Technology

Silesia University of Technology through The IT Center aims: exploitation and development of environmental information resources.

Website: https://www.polsl.pl/Strony/Witamy.aspx


Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

The UPV Innovation website offers all the resources for the knowledge transfer of the Universitat Politècnica de València and its contribution to the innovation processes of companies and other types of entities. It also includes the services of the UPV’s Transfer of Research Results Office (OTRI) and of its “Polytechnic City of Innovation” Scientific Park to manage intellectual and industrial property rights and connect companies with the UPV.

Likewise, you may find useful information for those students who would like to get involved in innovation and entrepreneurship processes, gain access to the labour market or approach the UPV’s research activity.  The UPV currently has over 3,000 researchers who are essentially part of 45 Institutes and Research Centres

Website: http://www.upv.es/

 Ferrara, Italy

SEEDS and CERCIS, University of Ferrara

Scientific research is one of the essential functions of the University of Ferrara (UNIFE) as well as the basis of teaching itself. It is the engine of critical knowledge, creativity, innovation, competitiveness, and quality of education. UNIFE hosts two leading centres for the study of eco-innovation and circular economy.

Sustainability Environmental Economics and Dynamic Studies SEEDS is an interuniversity research centre. It develops research and higher education projects in the fields of ecological and environmental economics, with a special focus on the role of policy and eco-innovation. Its main fields of action are environmental policy, economics of innovation, energy economics and policy, economic evaluation by stated preference techniques, waste management and policy, climate change and development.

The CEntre for Research on Circular economy, Innovation and SMEs (CERCIS) is part of the Department of Economics and Management at University of Ferrara and, in particular, of the departmental development program funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) on a competitive basis for the period  2018–2022. CERCIS activities are focused on investigating firm eco-innovative behaviors to combine competitiveness with sustainability and to face the challenges set by the European Union Action Plan for the Circular Economy in 2015.

UNIFE offers three unique and world-class and original programmes training researchers and future professionals in areas related to the green economy, innovation for sustainable development and wellbeing. See: https://www.inno4sd.net/inno4s...

Website: www.sustainability-seeds.org/


Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

The National Centre for Scientific Research is one of the largest research institutions in the world. To meet the great challenges present and to come, its scientists explore the living, matter, the Universe and the functioning of human societies. Internationally recognized for the excellence of its scientific work, the CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development as well as for the general public.

Within the CNRS Research Office (DGDS), the CNRS Institutes are the structures that implement the institution’s scientific policy, and oversee as well as coordinate the activities of laboratories.

Institute of Ecology and Environment (INEE)
The INEE’s mission is to develop and coordinate research in the fields of ecology and the environment, including biodiversity and human-environment interactions.

Research areas

Impact of global change
Chemical ecology and environmental chemistry
INEE website

The ten CNRS Institutes cover more or less extensive scientific fields, share projects, and promote cooperation between disciplines. They are directed by specialists in their domains who come from either the CNRS or the universities. The Institutes collaborate closely with functional departments on the following issues:

international policy,
site policy,
technology transfer and innovation,
scientific and technical information.

Website: http://www.cnrs.fr/


Universidad de Zaragoza

The University of Zaragoza advocates the Knowledge Society taking on a directorial and anticipatory role and offers, to society in general and to companies and institutions in particular, the development and application of the most advanced ideas or techniques in scientific, technological and humanistic matters. The University of Zaragoza, through the Research Institute in Environmental Sciences of the University of Zaragoza (IUCA) has been trained from the priority vocation of the University of Zaragoza for the generation of scientific knowledge that supports sustainable development and seeks a better conservation of the environment.

IUCA has a strong multidisciplinary personality organized into research groups with an important critical mass of quality researchers and recognized prestige at national and international level. The groups coordinate in five strategic areas that allow to provoke important synergies in the development of multidisciplinary activities.

It has two lines of research, one in Science and Chemical Technology, which specializes in water and waste treatment and management in the water quality category. The second line of research in the Territory, Geography and Climate group is rural and regional analysis techniques: sustainable development strategies and another in Climate Change.

Website: http://www.unizar.es/en


Universidad de Castilla La Mancha

The University of Castilla-La Mancha is a modern and competitive institution, with about 30,000 students, 2,270 professors and researchers and 1,059 management and services professionals. We are passionate about discovering what's behind the obvious, deepening science, stirring up culture, and sharing it with you.

 The research is a nuclear activity of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. This is recognized by the statutes of its academic institution in its first articles, which recognize as basic purposes "the creation, development and criticism of science, technique and culture through study and research".

The University of Castilla-La Mancha deploys its extensive research activity with the work of its 283 groups and its 37 centers and institutes of Research and Development, a work that has been recognized with the incorporation of this university in the main rankings of the world, such as the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking, which highlights the impact of its research, or the Sanghái ranking.

Website: https://www.uclm.es/

 Mexico City


Innovation consultancy firm in business transformation and social impact. Cirklo comprised of an experienced team that is committed to making a change in the world.

Together we create projects, services and platforms that drive positive changes in our environment. We believe in collaboration, commitment, laughter and good conversations.

Website: https://cirklo.mx/en/home

 Santa Fe, Mexico City, Mexico

Escuela de Emprendimiento Social e Innovacion (EDESI)

The School of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EDESI) is an initiative of the Universidad Iberoamericana to offer the community a humanistic alternative in the professional training of directors and business administrators in issues of management, governance, strategy, marketing, finance, innovation and operations.

EDESI's objective is to train leaders and agents of change, with the knowledge and skills necessary to create, consolidate or run a business or company successfully and innovatively, with social and environmental awareness, in such a way that they responsibly impact society which they serve.

Strategic axes:

- Offering high quality, innovative, practical and international academic programs
- Produce relevant research for organizations of all kinds and social reach
- Offer advice, consulting and support to companies on issues related to organization, profitability, efficiency and processes
- Provide meeting spaces for the achievement of productive and profitable businesses with a focus on social justice and the common good

Website: https://edesi.ibero.mx/

 San Pedro Tlaquepaque, Mexico

Centro de Innovacion Social de Alto Impacto de Jalisco

CISAI is a High Impact Social Innovation Center that identifies, articulates and integrates the needs and capacities of civil society, private initiative, academia and government, contributing to the development of social innovation initiatives. It is part of Universidad ITESO and hosted in colloration with the Government of Jalisco and the Mexican Council of Science and Technology.

The center promotes a sustainable change in the structures and behaviors of the people, institutions and underlying organizations that are part of the problem, through a systemic thinking, impact evaluation and fundraising methodology that helps us obtain effective results and sustainable to the social, economic and environmental challenges of our current society.

Website: https://cisai.iteso.mx/


Festival Internacional de Innovación Social

fiiS is a movement of people and organizations that we dream and work every day for a world of love, peace and joy. Through radical collaboration, we seek to generate a personal and collective transformation in people towards a society based on respect and understanding.

From our passion and Latin American strength, fiiS strives to connect the mind and spirit of millions of people who are generating changes in society creatively, always thinking about the common good.

We don't have time to do things in a traditional way, poverty, health, inclusion, education, social integration, animal welfare and so many other issues that matter to us, they can't keep waiting.

Website: https://fiis.org/

 European Union

Impact HUB

We are one of the world’s largest networks focused on building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale — home to the innovators, the dreamers and the entrepreneurs who are creating tangible solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

Website: https://impacthub.net/


Gerencia de la Innovación Social

It is very gratifying for us to present our Institutional Development Project, an initiative that allows us to idealize the future and offer a clear navigation guide to consolidate ourselves as one of the best universities in Colombia. This guide represents the summary of the mission, the four core values and the six institutional objectives, fundamental to the achievement of the vision by 2022.

Website: https://www.icesi.edu.co/maestrias-facultad


Experiencias en Innovación Social Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL)

ECLAC's mission in the area of social development is to promote the integral development of Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on rights and equality. To this end, countries are provided with diagnostics and analysis of the social situation in thematic areas and specific population groups; the social policies implemented by the governments of the region for the overcoming of poverty, greater and universal social protection and the achievement of equality are analysed; and successful experiences are studied and disseminated to contribute to decision-making processes. This mission crystallizes in advising governments on the design of social programmes and policies, and in strengthening the institutional capacities of countries.

Website: https://www.cepal.org/es/areas-de-trabajo/desarrollo-social


Club de la Innovación Abierta

We want to connect the innovation needs of our partner companies with the local and international ecosystem, acting as a neutral articulator in the development of projects that add value to the business, enhancing learning and collaboration.

Website: https://clubdeinnovacion.com/


Le Réseau Québécois en Innovation Sociale

Social innovations are more than innovative projects. The RQIS community of interest has developed two diagrams to illustrate the process of social innovation based on the analysis of eight social innovations selected in various sectors of activity and throughout Quebec. Although these patterns do not restrict social innovations to a single path, they allow us to better understand the different phases of the process and the different activities that drive them.

Website: http://www.rqis.org/


Innobasque, Agencia Vasca de la Innovación

Innobasque was established as a private non-profit and public utility association, and today brings together nearly 1,000 social organizations forming a public-private partnership.

We work to:

To promote new innovation initiatives, in collaboration with our partner entities and with all the agents of the Basque Innovation System.

Improve the design and implementation of new innovation policies.

Without innovation there is no progress, and without progress there is no future. That's why, Innobasque it's a commitment of all. It is a joint effort to position the Basque Country as a leading region of innovation in Europe.

Website: https://www.innobasque.eus/


Social Lab

We investigate and see problems that affect a community, a region or the world, and then, with the help of organizations, turn them into Challenges; calling on the thousands of creative minds, with diverse talents and knowledge, who are part of our global platform for open innovation, to propose ideas that could end or mitigate the effects of this problem, and also have the potential to become companies, which in turn generate new opportunities, both for the world and for the same organizations that support them.

Website: https://www.socialab.com/


Fundación Cibervoluntarios

We are a Spanish NGO of international scope, created in 2001 by social entrepreneurs in orer to promote the use and knowledge of technogoly as a means to bridge social gaps, generate social innovation and citizen empowerment, favour their rights and enhance their opportunities. Our work is based on collaboration. We currently have a network of 1,500 cybervolunteers and more than 500 organisations with which we collaborate directly and regularly. With our activities we reach about 30,00 people annually.

Website: https://www.cibervoluntarios.org/

 United States

The Innovation Lab BID

We work to improve the quality of life in Latin America and the Caribbean. We help improve health, education and infrastructure through financial and technical support to countries working to reduce poverty and inequality. Our goal is to achieve development in a sustainable and climate-friendly manner. With a history dating back to 1959, today we are the main source of financing for the development of Latin America and the Caribbean. We offer loans, donations and technical assistance; and we do extensive research. We remain committed to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of integrity, transparency and accountability.

Website: https://www.iadb.org/es



Citilab is a citizen laboratory for social and digital innovation, in Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona. Explore and disseminate the digital impact on creative thinking, design and innovation that emerge from digital culture. Citilab is a mixture of a training centre, a research centre and an incubator of business and social initiatives.

Since this initiative was born, in 1997, and subsequently opened its headquarters on 23 November 2007, CITILAB has promoted its activity as a digital centre of citizen innovation for the dissemination and promotion of the knowledge society. His basic working methods are the Living Labs: Design thinking, computational thinking and user-centered co-creation. In Citilab, the Internet is considered a way to innovate more collaboratively and integrative with the citizen in the center of the process.

Website: https://www.citilab.eu/


Social Innovation Park

Social Innovation Park Ltd (SIP) is a home-grown, impartial, not for profit organization founded in 2006 to Educate, Empower and Enhance social entrepreneurs and innovators from the Private, Public, and People (3‘P’) sectors. SIP’s vision is to build a more inclusive, sustainable and mindful world, through high-impact, sustainable and cross- sector solutions to social needs. SIP won the meritorious Most Prestigious Brand Award (Singapore) in 2009, making us the youngest ever organization to receive such an award.

Website: http://www.socialinnovationpark.org/

 New Zealand

The New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre (SIERC)

The New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre (SIERC), established August 2010, is dedicated to providing a hub for interdisciplinary, academic research in social innovation and entrepreneurship. The purpose of the Centre is to conduct, support and disseminate research that contributes to advancing social innovation and entrepreneurship in New Zealand and internationally. It encompasses research that fits within a scholarly and flexible interpretation of social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Website: http://sierc.massey.ac.nz/


UBC Sauder

SEI is Northeastern University’s hub for social entrepreneurship, housed in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Rooted in the study of sustainable, enterprise-based solutions to global poverty, SEI aims to educate social business leaders through coursework, cooperative education, international field studies, on-campus student organizations, and service-learning programs. Students have the opportunity to pursue a Social Entrepreneurship Track within the Innovation & Entrepreneurship concentration (business majors), or an interdisciplinary minor (all majors). 

Website: https://www.sauder.ubc.ca/


UBC Sauder

SEI is Northeastern University’s hub for social entrepreneurship, housed in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Rooted in the study of sustainable, enterprise-based solutions to global poverty, SEI aims to educate social business leaders through coursework, cooperative education, international field studies, on-campus student organizations, and service-learning programs. Students have the opportunity to pursue a Social Entrepreneurship Track within the Innovation & Entrepreneurship concentration (business majors), or an interdisciplinary minor (all majors). 

Website: https://www.sauder.ubc.ca/


Parque Científico de Innovación Social

The PCIS is a WIPOMINUTO headquarters focused on promoting knowledge-based Social Innovation, articulating researchers and communities through a service offering and facilitating the configuration of projects in which the contributions that government, companies, higher education institutions, cooperators, the minute of God entities and communities can make and interact, interact , always under the condition of social appropriation of knowledge.

For PCIS, a Social Innovation is a new solution to a community problem or need. This new solution can be a product, a service, a practice, or a management model that:

It is more efficient than the existing solution in that community.

It is generated in a participatory way between the community and researchers, or is brought from other places and appropriate by the community.

It is sustainable, it can be scalable and bring about permanent changes in society.

Website: http://www.uniminuto.edu/web/pcis

 United States

Social Innovation and Investment Programme (New York University)

As the world’s population continues to grow, so does the need for finding innovative entrepreneurial and financial solutions to address our most pressing social challenges. NYU Wagner’s Social Innovation & Investment Initiative provides the tools, research, training, and thought leadership to address these issues across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. 

The Social Innovation & Investment Initiative serves as the central hub and incubator in the field of social finance, bringing together policymakers, philanthropists, finance professionals, nonprofits, and foundations to collaboratively strengthen the growing field. The Initiative is working on:

  • Designing social financial instruments and structures to achieve social impact, identify catalytic financing and risk mitigating structures, and innovate financing models;
  • Research, development, and training of new models of financial collaboration across sectors;
  • Monitoring and evaluating financial and social returns generated by social enterprises to improve existing financial instruments and broaden opportunities for private sector financing of government initiatives;
  • Documenting best practices and developing case studies in venture philanthropy, impact investing, social impact bonds, and social enterprise financing; and
  • Developing policies and convening partners across sectors to exchange ideas, information, and practices necessary to develop successes and learn from failures.

Website: https://wagner.nyu.edu/impact/centers/sii

 United States

The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise - Columbia University

Columbia Business School has long been committed to advancing the practice and understanding of social enterprise having trained leaders with a commitment to solving social and environmental issues for over three decades. By supporting new ideas from faculty and industry leaders, as well as the curricular and extracurricular opportunities of students, the Business School educates leaders to use business knowledge, entrepreneurial skills, and management tools to address social and environmental challenges.

In 2015, The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise was established by a generous gift from Sandra and Tony Tamer, which expanded the existing Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School. The new funding allowed for the launch of the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures, expansion of the existing Loan Assistance program, extension of the Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship Program to Columbia students beyond the Business School, funding for social ventures at the Columbia Startup Lab and further development of the advisory network for Columbia’s social entrepreneurs.

Website: https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/socialenterprise/


Schulich's Sustainable Enterprise Academy (York University)

Schulich has achieved its status as Canada’s preeminent business school by being ahead of the curve, anticipating new and developing trends in business. Here are some of the key milestones celebrating Schulich’s transformational role as thought leader, breaking new ground in management education globally.

Website: https://schulich.yorku.ca/

 United States

Social Enterprise Institute (Northeastern University)

SEI is Northeastern University’s hub for social entrepreneurship, housed in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Rooted in the study of sustainable, enterprise-based solutions to global poverty, SEI aims to educate social business leaders through coursework, cooperative education, international field studies, on-campus student organizations, and service-learning programs. Students have the opportunity to pursue a Social Entrepreneurship Track within the Innovation & Entrepreneurship concentration (business majors), or an interdisciplinary minor (all majors). Many of our programs are donor-funded – please click here for more information.

Website: https://www.northeastern.edu/sei/

 United States

Social Enterprise Initiative (Harvard University)

The HBS Social Enterprise Initiative applies innovative business practices and managerial disciplines to drive sustained, high-impact social change. It's grounded in the mission of Harvard Business School and aims to educate, inspire, and support leaders across all sectors to tackle society’s toughest challenges and make a difference in the world.

The Social Enterprise Initiative engages with the nonprofit, for-profit, and public sectors to generate and share resources, tools, and knowledge.

Courses that focus on social enterprise are embedded into the MBA curriculum and Executive Education program offerings. Beyond the classroom, HBS offers career development programs designed to support students and alumni who are engaged professionally in the social sector.

Website: https://www.hbs.edu/socialenterprise/Pages/default.aspx

 United Kingdom

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (Oxford University)

The Skoll Centre at Oxford University is a leading academic entity with a mission to accelerate the impact of entrepreneurial activity that aims to transform unjust or unsatisfactory systems and practices.

The Centre does this by:

  • Cultivating talent and emerging leadership: we offer world-class graduate education that provides students with the vision and skills to bring together market-based approaches and social innovation
  • Supporting actionable insight through research: we generate research that contributes to the theory of social entrepreneurship and its practical applications to address critical global challenges whilst developing and supporting a network of academics and practitioners to disseminate this knowledge globally
  • Catalysing deep exchanges with a global community of innovators: we connect social entrepreneurs with thought leaders and key players in business, government, and philanthropy to enhance social impact.

Website: https://skoll.org/organization/skoll-centre-for-social-entrepreneurship/

 United States

Program on Social Enterprise (Yale University)

Under the leadership of faculty director Robert Jensen, professor of economics, and executive director Tony Sheldon, the Program on Social Enterprise (PSE) supports scholars, students, alumni, and practitioners interested in exploring the ways in which business skills and market disciplines can be harnessed to most effectively and efficiently achieve social objectives. PSE facilitates work on nonprofit and public sector social entrepreneurship as well as initiatives in private sector social enterprise.

Our activities span courses, research, conferences, and publications.  In addition to these formal activities, the PSE also serves as a focal point for social enterprise-related activities at SOM, facilitating, advising, and drawing connections among students, faculty, the Yale community, and the broader network in the US and internationally of interested practitioners and institutions.

Website: https://som.yale.edu/faculty-research-centers/centers-initiatives/program-on-social-enterprise


NUS Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (National University of Singapore)

Founded in 2011, we are a research centre focused on rigorous and multi-disciplinary research on Asian social entrepreneurship and philanthropy, to build capacity in the social sector. Together with our stakeholders, partners and friends, we hope to influence thinking and inspire social innovation that enables a more vibrant, inclusive and equitable future for all.

Website: https://bschool.nus.edu.sg/acsep/

 United States

Nonprofit Center (La Salle University)

The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University is in the business of nonprofits. Our name is our mission; it's what we do. With nearly 40 years of experience at the forefront of helping organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond to strengthen themselves, their boards and their staffs, we recognize that all nonprofits must be able to implement and maintain strong and ethical business practices in order to thrive in today's competitive and complex world. We work in partnership with:

  • Nonprofit Executive Directors, Staff and Volunteers
  • Nonprofit Boards of Directors
  • Businesses that Value CSR and the Role Nonprofits Play in our Community

Our diverse, integrated services in nonprofit education, consulting and leadership development, are rooted in best practices and immersed in the unique nonprofit culture.

Website: https://www.lasallenonprofitcenter.org/

 United States

RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service (University of Texas, Austin)

Our research addresses pressing issues in philanthropy, nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, and global civil society. We train students through our university-wide graduate program in nonprofit studies and we engage the world of practice through executive education programs tailored to the needs of seasoned professionals in the field. As you explore the RGK Center, you will see that our collective work, ranging from our graduate courses offerings to our international exchange programs to our new books and publications, is all focused on helping the nonprofit leaders of today and tomorrow make informed and innovative contributions to the public good.

Website: https://rgkcenter.org/

 United States

Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership (University of Missouri, Kansas City)

The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is dedicated to enhancing performance and effectiveness in the nonprofit community through education, research and service.

Website: https://bloch.umkc.edu/mcnl/

 United States

Mandel Leadership Foundation Center for Social Entrepreneurship (Ben-Gurion University)

Dedicated to strengthening Israel through the advancement of the third sector, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Institute for Social Leadership is a unique environment where students and faculty acquire management knowledge and broaden their research in the area of social responsibility. The Institute includes the Mandel Social Leadership MBA Program, a unique program that combines core courses in business administration with social leadership studies, and conducts executive education programs for seasoned professionals who have many years of managerial experience in the nonprofit world. It also houses the Israeli Center for Third Sector Research, which conducts research, engages in policy analysis, and serves as a resource on Israel’s third sector.​

Website: https://www.mandelfoundation.org.il/english/About/News/Pages/Mandel-Institute-for-Social-Leadership-Building-Inaugurated-at-Ben-Gurion-University.aspx

 United States

Lewis Institute for Social Entrepreneurship (Babson College)

The Lewis Institute provides experiences and resources for the Babson community to activate people to become changemakers.

We help our stakeholders understand who they need to be, and what they need to do, to make their desired change in the world.

Our promise is to inspire action around creating social innovation, which we define simply as any activity that advances one or more of the UN Global Goals—the biggest challenges of our time.

Website: https://www.babson.edu/academics/centers-and-institutes/the-lewis-institute/#

 United States

Johnson Center for Philanthropy (Grand Valley State University)

Through professional development services, courses and trainings, philanthropic tools, and more, we support:

  • Effective Philanthropy: Helping donors and foundations adopt best practices in their careers and organizations
  • Strong Nonprofits: Helping nonprofit organizations strengthen their teams, tools, and thinking for better impact
  • Informed Community Change: Guiding nonprofits, foundations, institutions, and neighborhood groups in using data to do good

We have also been proud to spearhead many first-of-their-kind leadership roles and publications that benefit the field of philanthropy. These include the Frey Chair for Family Philanthropy and the W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair, both of which support original research in the field, such as the NextGen report on new donors. Additionally, the Johnson Center’s quarterly publication, The Foundation Review, is the first peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy.

Website: https://johnsoncenter.org/

 United States

Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship (Pace University)

The Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship was created in 2005 to serve the nonprofit and social enterprise community and Pace University. Devoted to honing the risk-taking spirit and managerial skills of nonprofit organizations and social ventures, the center was launched with a pledge from Helene and Grant Wilson, Boston-area entrepreneurs and philanthropists whose philanthropic endeavors convinced them that entrepreneurial management can help social ventures increase their impact.

Website: https://www.pace.edu/wilson-center

 United States

Fowler Center for Sustainable Value (Case Western Reserve University)

The Fowler Center’s primary focus is on for-profit organizations that use their core activities to create value for society and the environment in ways that create even more value for their customers and shareholders; its primary vehicle for effecting change is Positive Organizational Science and Appreciative Inquiry. We are drawing on expertise and tools such as design, sustainable value, Appreciative Inquiry, and systems thinking to build and maintain prosperity and flourishing.

The Fowler Center works selectively with nonprofits, cities, and regions where doing so advances flourishing. It does not place emphasis on adjacent domains such as business ethics, governance, green business or social responsibility when it is part of a loss-making venture, or charity and philanthropy. A tight strategic focus ensures the development of distinctive capabilities and a recognizable brand for a relatively small Center in a mid-sized Management School with an influence bigger than its size. 

Website: https://weatherhead.case.edu/centers/fowler/


Hoffman Centre for Business and Society (INSEAD)

As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD offers participants a truly global educational experience. With locations in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi) and North America (San Francisco) and alliances with top institutions, INSEAD's business education and research spans the globe. Our 165 renowned faculty members from 41 countries inspire more than 1,300 students in our degree and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in INSEAD's executive education programmes each year.

Website: https://www.insead.edu/centres/the-hoffmann-global-institute-for-business-and-society


David O'Brien Center for Social Enterprise (Concordia University)

We're a next-generation university, one that reimagines the future of higher education on a continual basis. Located in the vibrant and multicultural city of Montreal, Concordia is among the most innovative universities in its approach to experiential learning, research and online education.

Website: https://concordia.academia.edu/Departments/David_O_Brien_Centre_for_Sustainable_Enterprise

 United States

Center for Sustainable Enterprise (University of Noth Carolina/Chapel Hill)

The Center assembles and shares thought leadership in research, education and best practice. Our goal is to empower business leaders in their quest for shareholder value while exercising environmental stewardship and promoting economic development and growth. CSE integrates sustainability into the MBA, undergraduate and executive MBA programs, preparing students and executives to be managers and business leaders whose knowledge of sustainability concepts and strategies gives them a competitive advantage. The MBA Sustainable Enterprise Enrichment Concentration is composed of 15  electives that apply across functional areas and industries.

Website: https://cse.unc.edu/

 United States

Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship - Duke University

The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) is an award-winning research and education center based at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. CASE’s mission is to prepare leaders and organizations with the business skills needed to achieve lasting social change.

Since 2002, CASE has been a leader in the field of social entrepreneurship, serving as a hub for research, teaching and practitioner engagement. We have educated thousands of MBA students and worked with thousands of organizations, funders, government agencies and researchers to help define, connect theory and practice and propel the idea of social entrepreneurship into the robust field it is today.

Website: https://centers.fuqua.duke.edu/case/

 United States

Center for Social Innovation (Adelphi University)

Our University transforms the lives of all students by creating a distinctive environment of intellectual rigor, research, creativity and deep community engagement across four core areas of focus:  arts and humanities, STEM and social sciences, the professions, and health and wellness.

Website: https://provost.adelphi.edu/

 United States

Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Social-Learning (Belmont University)

The Entrepreneurship undergraduate program has five main objectives that serve as the heart of its program and that are taught to all entrepreneurship students, no matter what track they are taking for their entrepreneurial education.

  • Ethics and values- In addition to exploring issues of business ethics that relate to small business and entrepreneurship, students will examine their own personal values and aspirations to help guide their entrepreneurial careers.
  • Knowing the numbers- Entrepreneurs must be intimately familiar with the financial health of their businesses, particularly in regard to cash flow and other limited resource management and forecasting.
  • Business Model- Students will be expected to develop a full understanding of how to create and utilize a business model and transform it into a fundable business plan.
  • Opportunity scanning and recognition- Students must understand how to identify and evaluate potential opportunities in the marketplace.
  • Managing growth in entrepreneurial companies- Students will learn the unique set of skills necessary to guide a company through its most perilous time period: rapid growth.

Website: http://www.belmont.edu/business/centers/entrepreneurship/index.html

 United States

Center for Social Value Creation (University of Maryland-College Park)

Business has long been a driver of social value.  Whether developing and disseminating new advances in healthcare, keeping homes warm and food cool, or providing technology to connect people on opposite sides of the globe, business has done a lot of good. We think it has the potential to do even more.

The Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) embodies a passionate mission: educate, engage and empower Smith students to create a better world through business.  We imagine a future where companies, communities, society and the natural world collectively thrive. Social value creation is about using the tools of business to help us get there. Through courses, programs, and industry collaborations we prepare students to be business leaders able to advance advance economic, social and environmental prosperity. Our work is rooted in five Principles for Better Business.

Website: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/centers-excellence/social-value-creation


Impact Africa

We have established strong partnerships throughout the city of Johannesburg. It is our heart to work together with the government and community leaders to maximize our impact.

Website: https://www.impactafricasummit.net/

 United States

Center for Social Entrepreneurship (Miami University of Ohio)

Miami University's Center for Social Entrepreneurship creates hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for undergraduates and strives to give students the tools they need to leave their mark on the world. The Center defines social entrepreneurship as "innovative solutions to persistent social problems - particularly to those that are marginalized or poor - that create social value through sustainable, systemic change." These social problems include a wide range of sectors - financial, educational, environmental, governmental, nutritional, and many others. The Center challenges students to think about these issues, both in the U.S. and around the world, and provides them with the tools to address them in a meaningful way.

Website: https://miamioh.edu/fsb/academics/entrepreneurship/focus-areas/social-entrepreneurship/index.html

 United States

Center for Nonprofit Management (Northwestern University)

The Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management educates and inspires nonprofit leaders, empowering them to maximize organizational outcomes and drive social impact. Designed specifically for nonprofit executives and board members, our university-based non-degree programs provide rigorous and relevant tools and strategies for transformative leadership.

Our programs focus on developing the capacity of senior leaders of nonprofit organizations, regardless of size or mission. Whether you’re facing fundraising obstacles, interested in broadening your impact, or in improving your team’s leadership skills, you’ll find a program to support your individual and organizational growth.

Website: https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/executive-education/individual-programs/nonprofit-programs.aspx


Arab World Social Innovation Forum

Since its formalization and professionalization approximately three decades ago, social entrepreneurship has gained immense momentum and created a robust international ecosystem with diverse leaders, organizations, and models of social change.

However, the growing voices in the field can also drown out the conversations that are necessary to achieve the next great era of social change, which will require dismantling the pervasive innovation divide between the Global North and Global South and re-framing the way that we raise, empower, and acknowledge women changemakers in all corners of the globe.

Website: http://awsif.org/

 United Kingdom

Hitachi Social Innovation Forum

Our second Social Innovation Forum held in Italy, a key country in Hitachi’s global capability network, was an opportunity for over 500 technology and social infrastructure leaders from across Europe to share ideas about how best to apply the latest and emerging digital solutions to solve society’s challenges.

Website: https://www.hitachi.eu/en/events/hitachi-social-innovation-forum-2019-europe


Foro de Innovacion Social

The International Forum for Social Innovation has been consolidated as a benchmark event on social innovation and entrepreneurship social in Spain. Young People and the Creactive Network have developed three editions (2013, 2015 and 2017) in the city of Valencia (Spain). Three events that have generated learning spaces, exchange of experiences and networking between social enterprises, political parties, public administration, social entities and the academic sector. Over 900 people attended this biannual call for social innovation in the three previous editions. At the IV International Forum on Social Innovation, we will once again create a unique space. This year will focus on how social innovation can be constructive in one of the major challenges of the century XXI: the migrations of people. Attendees will be protagonists of a creative and dynamic constructive process, developed through innovative methodologies.

Website: https://forodeinnovacionsocial.org/en/


European Social Innovation Competition (EUSIC)

The European Social Innovation Competition (EUSIC) is a challenge prize run by the European Commission across all EU countries and Horizon 2020 associated countries. Organised in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos, the competition calls all Europeans to come up with solutions to the problems affecting our society.

Website: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/industry/policy/innovation/social/competition_en

 United States

Social Innovation Forum

The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) plays a critical role in the social impact community by educatingengaging, and connecting resource providers (funders, investors, and volunteers) and on-the-ground leaders of nonprofit organizations and social impact businesses. Our programs and services provide a unique combination of capacity building and network building as we actively connect supporters and practitioners to build productive relationships focused on growing social impact.

Website: https://www.socialinnovationforum.org/


Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship, as an organizational expression of social innovation, is the demonstration of alternative working models as we face the current challenges to our planet, our societies, and our economies. By having a mission to engage all stakeholders in the creation of social and economic value, social entrepreneurs have proven how all stakeholders – employees, customers, suppliers, local communities and the environment – can benefit. It is a clear demonstration that stakeholder capitalism can indeed work and that systems can change.

Website: https://www.schwabfound.org/selection-process



Hivos seeks new and creative solutions to persistent global problems; solutions created by people taking their lives into their own hands. We offer a positive counterbalancing force against discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Our mission is to innovate for social change. With smart projects in the right places, we work towards more open and green societies.

Website: https://www.hivos.org/


BoP Innovation Center

From startups to multinationals, we help organisations to design and deliver socially and commercially viable business models.

Website: http://www.bopinc.org/

 South Africa

Stellenbosch University

There exist a wide range of types of innovation platforms, these may include living labs, business incubators, open innovation platforms, rapid prototyping platforms, agricultural or health innovation platforms and university-driven research or innovation platforms. Through this programme we explore the functioning and setup of such infrastructures and how these contribute to how innovation and technology can be developed to improve the delivery and access to goods and services across the sub-Saharan African continent.

Website: https://ie.sun.ac.za/research/innovation-inclusive-development-i4id/



Since 1999, KL has specialised in researching and designing social progress. We deploy various instruments, methodologies and change strategies to appeal more effectively to the collective intelligence of society. We continuously develop these on the basis of new insights. Each problem is different, and so our approach is too. 

Website: https://www.kl.nl/en/


Institute for Technology & Innovation Management Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

Innovations are, by now, widely recognized as a key source of economic growth and as a useful instrument to face the competition brought about by the forces of globalization. Not surprisingly, innovations have acquired a crucial role in the growth and competition strategies of many firms, as indeed of many countries and economic regions.

Website: http://www.global-innovation.net/



We encourage the consolidation of new initiatives through training and accompaniment, especially in people with limited economic resources.

We carry out laboratories that provide resources and discover methodologies to apply creative solutions to social problems.

We organize spaces of collective inspiration such as the International Forum of Social Innovation to share the latest trends and facilitate networking.

Website: https://jovesolides.org/proyectos-emprendedores/innovacion-social


Sinnergiak Social Innovation

Sinnergiak's activity aims to promote the development of skills in people and innovation capabilities in organizations and communities, basic conditions for obtaining results with a socially visible and useful impact.

Our work is part of internal specialization for the generation of knowledge, the management of a set of social techniques and access to a diversity of projects through cooperation systems and networks.

Website: https://sinnergiak.org/


Social Innovation Lab

Social innovation has improved the quality of citizens’ daily life in the Western Balkans. Inclusive and innovative society that uses far-reaching and realistic policy alternatives and practical solutions for solving local and regional socio-economic challenges in the Western Balkans.

Website: https://socinnovationlab.eu/



Now a more diversified organisation, AEIDL’s activities and expertise cover the environment and sustainable development, territorial development (rural, urban, regional and local), employment and social affairs, and citizenship. This includes vocational training and professional integration, support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the information society. Coming from many different countries, the members of the General Assembly, the Board and the staff of AEIDL are all active in one or more of these fields.

As the scope of its activities has expanded, the nature of the services provided by AEIDL has also expanded. Initially focused on the coordination of European networks - communication, publishing, event management, web design – it is now also engaged in consultancy, studies and evaluations, and training.

Website: https://www.aeidl.eu/en/#&panel1-1


Social Innovation Observatory of Florianópolis

We are researchers working together with actors of the social innovation ecosystem of Florianópolis to strengthen experiences that promote democracy and sustainability.

These efforts led to the creation of the Social Innovation Observatory of Florianópolis, in Santa Catarina, Brazil (Observatório de Inovação Social de Florianópolis – OBISF). The observatory’s goal is to map the network that forms the Social Innovation Ecosystem (SIE) of Florianópolis, including support organizations/initiatives and social innovation initiatives, in order to understand their operation, interactions and effects in dealing with the city’s problems.

Website: http://www.observafloripa.com.br/is-home


Facultad de Estudios Empresariales (Universidad Mondragon)

Its main activities are training and research, development and innovation.

In relation to the organization of the Faculty, it has the following governing bodies:

  • General Assembly of partners, in which third worker partners, students and companies are represented.
  • Governing Council, with the same representation of the General Assembly.
  • Coordination Council, a management body led by the Director-General and responsible for implementing the strategies approved by the Governing Council.

Website: https://www.mondragon.edu/es/facultad-empresariales


Universidad Mondragón México

The Universidad Mondragón Mexico is a higher and postgraduate educational institution, located in the state of Querétaro. His background dates back to the Professional School of Father José María Arizmendiarrieta, founded in 1947 in the Basque Country, from which the cooperative business group Corporación MONDRAGON was formed.

In 2011, the Corporation acquired the UCO University of Querétaro, integrating it into the MONDRAGON International Education Network (MEI), with professional schools also in Colombia and Saudi Arabia. The MEI has 70 years of history in educational services focused on people, the community and solidarity.

Website: https://mondragonmexico.edu.mx/sobre-nosotros/


The Bureau de Coopération Interuniversitaire (BCI)

More specifically, BCI gives Québec universities the capability to monitor, analyze, collaborate, propose and respond to issues, in addition to representing them in dealings with government authorities, other organizations and the general public. Advocacy, when applicable, includes expressing the reasons for the major and minor positions of BCI’s member universities.

Website: http://www.bci-qc.ca/


Unión Social de Empresarios de México, A.C. (USEM, A.C.)

USEM was born in Mexico on October 4, 1957 with a group of entrepreneurs:

  • Committed to achieving a company and a society tailored to the human person.
  • Interested in the person always being the center, the end and the agent of economic activity.
  • Concerned that enterprise and all socioeconomic life must be put at the service of the person and the family in order to achieve a more just and more humane society.
  • Involved with a comprehensive vision of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Concerned and busy in your Environment and that of your Company.
  • Eager to form your Social Consciousness and that of your collaborators.
  • Willing to work for the Common Good.

Website: https://usem.org/

 United States

United Nations Development Programme

Innovation for development is about identifying more effective solutions that add value for the people affected by development challenges – people and their governments, our users and clients. For example, new approaches include setting up innovation labs with governments to re-design public service delivery; embracing data innovation to implement and monitor the SDGs; exploring emerging and alternative sources of financing to deepen and diversify the resourcing and implementation of the SDGs, from social impact bonds to pay-for-success and crowdfunding avenues or using behavioural insights to facilitate policy-making.



Innovation to help achieve SDG 16: Over 40% of our innovation investments are in crisis-affected countries.


Innovation happens in partnership! UNDP offices that embrace innovation have doubled partnerships with the private sector and foundations.


We invest in innovation to empower women and achieve gender equality.


We invest in finding out how robotics and artificial intelligence can help development.


Innovation to help achieve SDG 16: Over 40% of our innovation investments are in crisis-affected countries.


Innovation happens in partnership! UNDP offices that embrace innovation have doubled partnerships with the private sector and foundations.


We invest in innovation to empower women and achieve gender equality.


We invest in finding out how robotics and artificial intelligence can help development.


Innovation to help achieve SDG 16: Over 40% of our innovation investments are in crisis-affected countries.


Innovation happens in partnership! UNDP offices that embrace innovation have doubled partnerships with the private sector and foundations.Next

Website: https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development/partnerships/sdg-finance--private-sector/innovation.html

 United Kingdom

Red Latinoamericana del Agua Water-Lat Gobacit

WATERLAT-GOBACIT is a network of inter- and transdisciplinary teaching, research and intervention on the subject of water policy and management. It addresses issues such as social conflict around emerging inequalities and injustices of the implementation of hydraulic megaprojects, extractivism, the commodification of essential services, or the impact of major water disasters.

Website: http://waterlat.org/es/


Canadian Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (University of Alberta)

Throughout the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Specialization, students gain the competencies to manage technology innovation, entrepreneurial ventures and commercialization processes in generating business plans and ideas.

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship MBA, supported by the Technology Commercialization Centre (TCC) , provides a valuable tool to jump to the forefront of new venture creation and innovation management.

Focusing on all levels of innovation management, from idea generation, through feasibility studies, and finally to market launch, the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Specialization develops knowledge and skills in the important areas of:

  • Identifying opportunities
  • Facilitating innovation and development
  • Managing intellectual property
  • Building new organizations and markets

Website: https://www.ualberta.ca/business/programs/mba/degree-programs/innovation-entrepreneurship


Programa Iberoamericano de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (CYTED)

Cyted is the Ibero-American Science and Technology For Development Program, created by the governments of The Ibero-American countries to promote cooperation in science, technology and innovation issues for the harmonious development of Ibero-America.

Cyted achieves its objectives through different funding instruments that mobilize Ibero-American entrepreneurs, researchers and experts and enable them to train and generate joint research, development and innovation projects. Thus, the countries that are part of the CYTED Programme manage to keep up to date on the latest technological scientific developments and developments.

Website: http://www.cyted.org/en


Movimiento de Agricultura Ecológica Latinoamericana (MAELA)

What is MAELA?

It is a political expression in the face of neoliberalism and the globalization of the economy, as these are exclusionary and discriminatory from the cultures and knowledge of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.

MAELA is a non-profit civil entity, formed by organizations of peasant, indigenous, family, consumer producers, NGNs, movements and agroecology networks, educational institutions and universities.

It is an open, plural and diverse movement in development, production, marketing, research, training and promotion experiences that brings together more than 150 institutions.

Its purpose is to promote organic agriculture to contribute to sustainable human development based on agroecology and local knowledge.

Website: https://maelac.wordpress.com/


Fundación Konrad Adenauer

As a think-tank and consulting agency, our soundly researched scientific fundamental concepts and current analyses are meant to offer a basis for possible political action. The Berlin Academy is the national forum of dialogue between the spheres of politics, economy, science, and society.

Website: https://www.kas.de/home


Foro Latinoamericano de Ciencias Ambientales (FLACAM)

FLACAM is first and foremost a "wallless school of thought", a Latin American network of institutions and professionals working on regional sustainable development.

The Latin American Forum of Environmental Sciences (FLACAM) is a federation of civil and academic associations strongly committed to the ethics of responsibility and solidarity. He has been in the field of teaching for more than 20 years, training professionals who are experts in sustainable development with a unique methodology.

Website: https://www.redflacam.com/


Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara (FICG)

  • The Guadalajara International Film Festival is a cultural event of great relevance to the city and to the country as one of the showcases for the appreciation, dissemination, promotion and distribution of Mexican and Ibero-American cinema.
  • It is a festival of all and for everyone, so we work for people to enjoy it through various activities, but above all watching the cinema such as Industry, Entertainment and Art.
  • It is the most solid festival in Latin America with an offer for the film industry that has allowed it to position itself nationally and internationally. It is a forum for training, instruction and creative exchange between professionals, critics of international cinematography and students from Ibero-America.

Website: https://ficg.mx/35/public/es/home


Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)

It is an international non-governmental institution, created in 1967 from an initiative of UNESCO, an institution in which it holds associative status. Currently, it brings together 680 research centers and postgraduate programs (master's and doctoral degrees) in various fields of social sciences and humanities.


 United Kingdom

British Council

The British Council connects people through learning and creative ideas from the UK. Whether you want to learn or teach English, take an exam, study in the UK or find information about our events, this is the place to start.

Global Social Enterprise programme

The British Council promotes the development of social enterprise as a means of addressing entrenched social and environmental problems and delivering positive change to our communities and societies.

Our work draws on UK and global experience and is delivered across more than 30  countries with local and international partners. Together, we:

  • provide social entrepreneurs with access to training, mentoring and funding opportunities
  • promote social enterprise education in schools and universities 
  • convene policy dialogues, conduct research and organise study tours to share knowledge and best practice in creating an enabling environment for social enterprise 
  • deliver international development actions that focus on social enterprise

It is a systemic approach designed to help foster a more sustainable, inclusive and prosperous future and build collaboration, opportunities and trust between the UK and other countries.

Website: https://www.britishcouncil.org/society/social-enterprise


Research Network for Social Enterprises EMES

EMES is a research network of established university research centres and individual researchers whose goal has been so far to gradually build up an international corpus of theoretical and empirical knowledge, pluralistic in disciplines and methodologies, around our “SE” concepts: social enterprisesocial entrepreneurshipsocial economysolidarity economy and social innovation.

Website: https://emes.net/


European Network of Living Labs

Living Labs (LLs) are defined as user-centred, open innovation ecosystems based on systematic user co-creation approach, integrating research and innovation processes in real life communities and settings.

LLs are both practice-driven organisations that facilitate and foster open, collaborative innovation, as well as real-life environments or arenas where both open innovation and user innovation processes can be studied and subject to experiments and where new solutions are developed.

LLs operate as intermediaries among citizens, research organisations, companied, cities and regions for joint value co-creation, rapid prototyping or validation to scale up innovation and businesses. LLs have common elements but multiple different implementations.

Website: https://enoll.org/

 United Kingdom

Red LatinoAmericana de Innovacion Social

Latin American Social Innovation Network, is a network that works to achieve the introduction of a new model of socio-economic commitment of the University based on the combination of curricular and extra-curricular activities, teaching materials and tools, practical training, mentoring in learning, and the creation of specific support units.

Website: http://www.lasin-eu.org/

 United Kingdom

Red Global de Mexicanos Calificados en el Extranjero

  • Identify and organize highly qualified Mexicans residing outside the country to generate cooperation activities and specific projects that promote social, economic, scientific, technological and innovation development in Mexico, which is embodied in the following parameters of action:
  • Promote ties between Mexico and highly qualified people residing abroad.
  • Promote the insertion of Mexico into the global knowledge economy through the creation of synergies between this talent and its counterpart in Mexico.
  • Facilitate the generation of high value-added projects in the areas of business development, education for global innovation and support to Mexican communities abroad.
  • To foster a better understanding of Mexicans' contributions abroad to the prosperity of both Mexico and its adopted countries.
  • Promote Mexico's prestige abroad.

Website: http://redtalentos.gob.mx/

 United Kingdom


Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality. It also means changing lives for the better. This is what keeps us awake at night and gets us out of bed in the morning.

Website: https://www.nesta.org.uk/



De-Lab is a group of international professionals whose different technical expertises are required to develop applied research projects, consultancies and initiatives in the field of Inclusive Business, Social Innovation and Ethical Business Communication.

Website: https://www.delab.it/en/


Meta Group

META drives knowledge from idea to market by coaching researchers, entrepreneurs, investing in promising opportunities and advising public and private organisations on innovation strategies.

We have over 25 years' hands-on experience investing in high-growth companies across Europe, and helping Institutions, governments, regions and cities around the world foster more of them.

Built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, we have a unique edge in that we have experienced first-hand all stages of the entrepreneurial life-cycle and we have designed and implemented innovation policies at local, national and international level.

Website: http://meta-group.com/Pages/default.aspx

 United States

BID Innovación Lab

The I-Lab promotes the generation of innovations with social impact when the problem is not defined, the demand is not structured and the – usually complex – solution is not offered by one single discipline but requires the participation of multiple actors. To make this work we promote the use of technology and other collaborative methodologies.

Website: https://www.bidinnovacion.org/es/


Centro de Innovación Anacleto Angelini (Universidad Católica de Chile)

The Centre supports institutions and companies to face productive paradigms at risk of obsolescence, through the incorporation of culture, talent, technology and frontier knowledge around innovation, in order to ensure their competitiveness over time.

Website: https://centrodeinnovacion.uc.cl/


Laboratorio de Innovacion Social (Universidad Católica de Chile)

CoLab UC is the Social Innovation Laboratory of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He was born in 2011 at the UC School of Management in the face of the need for a space to observe, reflect and execute actions to address socio-environmental and economic problems. We seek to facilitate the co-production of knowledge, stimulate the emergence of agents of change and collaborate with different actors of the ecosystem.

Website: https://colab.uc.cl/es/laboratorio/



Limitless was founded in 2015. After many years as Big 4 and strategy consultants where we had advised multinationals, nonprofits and public sector from around the world, we felt people were becoming fed up with buzzwords and bloated consulting invoices that did not bring actual results. What was lacking was a practical, down-to earth approach to innovation that actually worked and was also fun in the process. It was time for us to put our passion and many years of experience in training in strategy, finance and innovation into a new venture that would make innovation effective again. We soon secured our first clients and were rewarded by the European Commission with a Seal of Excellence. Our offices are based in beautiful Luxembourg, at the heart of Europe between Brussels, Paris and Frankfurt, but we deliver our work internationally. Our team includes different nationalities so that we can serve clients in several languages.

Website: http://www.limitless.lu/


Centro Javeriano de Competitividad Empresarial

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1623, it is a Catholic University, recognized by the Colombian State, whose objectives are to serve the human community, especially the Colombian, seeking to establish a more civilized, more cultured and more just society, inspired by the values of the Gospel. It promotes the integral formation of people, human values, the development and transmission of science and culture, and contribute to the development, orientation, criticism and constructive transformation of society

Website: https://www.javeriana.edu.co/home


Centro Ithaka de Emprendimiento e Innovación

Our mission is to bring our university community closer to the entrepreneurial ecosystem, to promote innovation and creativity for the development of ventures that contribute to the development of a more prosperous, just and humane society.

Website: https://www.ithaka.ucu.edu.uy/


Centre for Research on Circular economy, Innovation and SMEs

The CEntre for Research on Circular economy, Innovation and SMEs (CERCIS) is part of the Department of Economics and Management at University of Ferrara and, in particular, of the departmental development program funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) on a competitive basis for the period 2018–2022 to promote excellence in education and research (“Dipartimenti di Eccellenza”). The Department of Economics and Management is one of the 18 Departments funded in the Scientific Domain of Economics and Statistics at a national level.

Website: http://eco.unife.it/it/ricerca-imprese-territorio/centri-di-ricerca/cercis

 United States

International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR)

Our  mission is to develop a global community of scholars, researchers and practitioners who  celebrate diversity, non-profit and philanthropic commitment to societyand rigorous interdisciplinary approaches in third sector research. 

Website: https://www.istr.org/

 United States

International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA)

For those in the international development community – be they governments, the private sector, civil society, academia and/or development agencies – innovation and scaling therefore require a commitment to doing things differently, and to find new ways of working together that transcend traditional boundaries to deliver greater impact, more quickly attained. This is particularly important given that many agencies working in development are already challenged by the need to achieve more with limited or reduced resources.

In response to this challenge, The Rockefeller Foundation provided leadership and resources to convene some of the world’s leading development innovation funders in early 2015 to form The International Development Innovation Alliance (IDIA) – a collaborative platform with the shared goal of “actively promoting and advancing innovation as a means to help achieve sustainable development”, including through the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Website: https://www.idiainnovation.org/



We support over 1,200 Canadian science and tech companies that are tackling some of society’s greatest challenges, providing them with tailored resources at every stage of their growth, from startup to scale-up. We focus on the four sectors — cleantech, health, fintech and enterprise software — where the potential is greatest to build high-impact companies that strengthen the economy.

Website: https://www.marsdd.com/


Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES)

The Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (Center for research on social innovations – CRISES) is an interuniversity and multidisciplinary research centre. 


  • Produce and disseminate new knowledge on social innovation and social transformation;
  • Provide a forum to discuss and coordinate research activities;
  • Promote new avenues of basic and applied research;
  • Develop new partnerships;
  • Organize activities of interest to scholars or involving the transfer of knowledge;
  • Train junior researchers.

Website: https://crises.uqam.ca/


Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience

Waterloo goes beyond the classroom, to a place where experience is the teacher. Beyond problems to solutions that address social, technical and economic needs. Beyond the laboratory, to the research that propels industries, organizations and society.

Waterloo is at the forefront of innovation and is home to transformational research and inspired learning. Located in the heart of Canada's technology hub, we are growing a network of global partnerships that will shape the future by working beyond disciplines and building bridges with industry, institutions and communities.

Our incredible people and partners take us beyond the lives we're living today, to find solutions to the global challenges that lie ahead. Creating change that goes beyond the status quo and is felt around the world.

Website: https://uwaterloo.ca/waterloo-institute-for-social-innovation-and-resilience/


Social Innovation Academy

Social Innovation has been increasingly perceived as the answer to the rising number of European societal challenges. While the European authorities, leading academics, policy experts, business people and activists agree that social innovation is the key to better future for Europe and the world, it is extremely difficult for professionals to obtain high quality training on what social innovation actually offers and, more importantly, how it can be done in practice.

We aim to change this situation in Europe and beyond. SOCIA brings together five experienced partners from Luxembourg, Greece, Poland, Slovenia and Spain to develop and test the Social Innovation Academy concept.

The Academy aims to be the first European, fully online management training programme focusing exclusively on social innovation.

It targets the managers of companies, NGOs/civil society organisations and intermediaries (hubs, incubators, labs etc.) as well as (aspiring) social entrepreneurs willing to learn how to set up and run social innovation initiatives to solve the most pressing societal challenges of our times.

Website: http://www.socialinnovationacademy.eu/

 United States

Center for Social Innovation (Stanford University)

Our mission is to bring social and environmental change to the world. Through research, education, and experiential learning, we strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

We envision a networked community of leaders actively working across sectors, frontiers, and disciplines to build a more just, sustainable, and prosperous world.

Website: https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/faculty-research/centers-initiatives/csi

 United States

Center for Social Innovation (Boston College)

The Center for Social Innovation fosters effective, sustainable social innovations that enhance social justice by promoting "innovation from within". We strive to build capacity within the social sector by preparing tomorrow’s social service leaders, promoting the capacity of existing social service agencies to respond to current and future social issues, and building the evidence-base for social innovation.

Website: https://www.bc.edu/schools/gssw/csi/about.html

 United States

Business for Impact (Georgetown University)

The social, economic, and environmental challenges facing our rapidly-changing world are complex – from climate change and educational inequality, to global health disparities, extreme poverty, and more.

To solve challenges like these, we work with business, government, and nonprofit leaders to co-create solutions and drive positive impact.

Our partners are drawn to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business because of our deep expertise in creating shared social, environmental, and economic impact. They also value our unique D.C. location, Georgetown’s trusted reputation as a neutral convener, and our Jesuit identity which underscores the importance of educating women and men in service to business and society.

Website: https://businessforimpact.georgetown.edu/#

 United Kingdom

Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium

The Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) is a group of science, technology and innovation researchers, policymakers and funding agencies working together to give substance to a new framing for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy – Transformative Innovation Policy (TIP).  TIP aims to address global societal challenges, as encapsulated in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Website: http://www.tipconsortium.net/

 United States

Social Innovations Journal (SIJ)

SIJ chronicles social innovations and enterprises addressing the nation’s most challenging issues surrounding social policy, leadership, human capital, and systems. In collaboration with government, philanthropy, nonprofits and universities, the Journal bridges formal research and real-life experience. The Journal is inspired by the Stanford Social Innovation Review, an award-winning national magazine covering best strategies for nonprofits, foundations and social businesses.

Website: https://socialinnovationsjournal.org/

 United Kingdom

Bloomsbury Policy Group

BPG is a network of Latin American scholars with policy-related postgraduate degrees in the United Kingdom who met through the Chevening network in 2016. In June 2017, they got together in the Bloomsbury neighborhood of London to discuss the state of affairs concerning democracy and public policy in their countries.

The general feeling was that there was an open space to contribute in the discussion and promotion of rigorous, evidence-based policymaking, so they decided to start working together to transform this idea into action. Then, Bloomsbury Policy Group was created welcoming proactive Latin American professionals with studies in United Kingdom who are passionated to work for the region.

Website: https://bloomsburypolicygroup.org/

 United States

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was set up in 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society.

Website: https://www.unsdsn.org/


Innovation for Sustainable Development Network

The Innovation for Sustainable Development Network (inno4sd.net) aims to consolidate the global communities of eco-innovation and social innovation and foster collaboration and knowledge sharing by bringing people together from all sectors related to the green inclusive economy, sustainability and innovation. It is an action-oriented network which will support the practical application of solutions to stimulate transformative change and support sustainable development, worldwide.

Website: https://www.inno4sd.net/


TNO Innovation for Life

TNO innovates in developing and emerging countries. With technical know-how we develop and launch new products and services with a sustainable business model in the field of health, food, construction materials, circular economy and ICT. Our system innovations increase the perspective of vulnerable groups and create business propositions for local and European companies in underserved consumer markets. We frame this impact on the SDG’s.

Website: https://www.tno.nl/en/about-tno/tno-and-its-social-role/innovation-for-development/

 United States

Miller Center (Santa Clara University)

Founded in 1997, Miller Center is one of three Centers of Distinction at Santa Clara University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Here we leverage this entrepreneurial spirit with the University’s Jesuit heritage of service to the poor and protection of the planet.

More than half of the world’s people live in poverty. Social entrepreneurship addresses the root problems of poverty through the power of business and innovation to provide sustainable economic and social impact.

Website: https://www.millersocent.org/


Deusto Social Innovation

The University of Deusto is characterized by its clear social commitment, to the struggle for justice in the world and in our most concrete environment, committed to a fairer and more balanced development. Based on this social commitment and from the different fields of knowledge – social, technological and economic – it tries to provide solutions and answers to society, for its improvement and transformation.

Website: https://blogs.deusto.es/innovacionsocial


Instituto de Innovación Social (ESADE)

The Institute of Social Innovation develops its mission through a program of generation and transfer of knowledge of great importance in the academic field and at the same time makes a very useful contribution for companies, social enterprises, public administration, NGOs and other non-profit organizations.

Website: https://www.esade.edu/es/profesorado-investigacion/investigacion/unidades-conocimiento/instituto-innovacion-social


Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation (USN)

We work both in permanent and ad-hoc based partnerships, with ministries, directorates, voluntary organizations, financial institutions and social entrepreneurs in the field. We collaborate with international partners and are members of the EMES network.

Website: https://www.usn.no/research/our-research/health-and-welfare/centre-for-social-entrepreneurship-and-social-innovation/


Social Innovation Knowledge Center - Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

Social professionals work in a complex and challenging professional practice. The Research group Innovative Social Services contributes to the answers to important issues and dilemmas in the social domain, such as the impact of increasing diversity on professional practice and education, or the ethical dimension of social work and (youth) care and mixed housing.

Website: https://www.internationalhu.com/research/innovative-social-services


BoP Global Network

The BoP Global Network is a membership-based organization consisting of a vibrant community of academics and practitioners around the globe who believe that the answers to some of the greatest challenges facing humanity can be found through inclusive and sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship.  This network was established to bring these people together to develop knowledge, share experiences and disseminate information regarding the theory and practice of sustainable business at the base of the economic pyramid.

Website: https://www.bopglobalnetwork.org/


The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI)

Formed in 2009 as an initiative of the South Australian Government, TACSI is now an independent social enterprise working on projects and initiatives across Australia. Bringing together a unique and diverse team of people from all over the world, the staff at TACSI are all united in their commitment to developing new and better ways to build social and economic prosperity for all.

Website: https://www.tacsi.org.au/

 United Kingdom

The Young Foundation

The Young Foundation’s mission is to develop better connected and more sustainable communities across the UK. As a UKRI accredited Independent Research Organisation, social investor and community development practitioner, we combine all our skills and expertise, to further that mission.

We amplify the stories and lived experiences of people in our communities; using this as a spur to drive locally-led community action and enterprise. And we use what we learn across different communities to spot national patterns of need and opportunity. Then we work with national partners to support new ideas to tackle those shared, national challenges.

Website: https://www.youngfoundation.org/

 United Kingdom

University of Northampton - Institute for Social Innovation and Impact

As one of the few universities to be ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), we know that sharing knowledge, supporting creativity and striving to make a positive difference will change the future. What motivates us is the drive to help people make the changes that will transform their lives – people like you.

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That’s why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

Website: https://www.northampton.ac.uk/research/research-institutes/institute-for-social-innovation-and-impact/


Social Innovation Center at Social Sciences University of Ankara

The Goals of the Social Innovation Center are:

* To establish a common platform for interdisciplinary research, implementation and policy development studies in the field of social innovation,

* To offer innovative solutions to social problems,

* To produce academic research-oriented projects having concrete social outputs in the fields of innovation, change and transformation,

* To conduct interdisciplinary research on economic, social and environmental areas for regional development and to cooperate with institutions and organizations specializing in the field of regional development,

* To collaborate with regional, national and international institutions in the field of social innovation, to establish a functional stakeholder network and to serve as a sustainable interface for social innovation,

* To contribute to the development of Ankara’s and Turkey's rich social and cultural heritage, the provision of equal and qualified life to individuals and the strengthening of social cohesion.

Website: https://sim.asbu.edu.tr/index.php/en/social-entrepreneurship

 South Africa

University of the Cape Town - Bertha Centre

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the first academic centre in Africa dedicated to advancing social innovation and entrepreneurship. It was established as a specialised centre at the UCT Graduate School of Business in late 2011, in partnership with the Bertha Foundation, a family foundation that works with inspiring leaders who are catalysts for social and economic change, and human rights. The Centre is now a leading academic centre in Africa. 

Website: https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre


Erasmus University Rotterdam - Drift

Our core area of expertise lies in sustainability transitions and transition governance. Within these, we have seven focus areas: Resources & Circularity, Welfare & Justice, Social Innovation, Governance & Politics, New Economies, Urban Transitions, Transformative Knowledge. 

Website: https://drift.eur.nl/


Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space

The Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space is conducting problem-oriented basic research on development capacity, versatility and adaptability of space and thus the spatial dimension of social action in local, national and international relations. The cooperation of the five research departments of the IRS focuses on the central fields of research on society and space:

  • Dynamics of Economic Spaces
  • Institutional Change and Regional Public Goods
  • Dynamics of Communication, Knowledge and Spatial Development
  • Regeneration of Cities and Towns
  • Department for Historical Research

Website: https://leibniz-irs.de/en/


TU Dormund

Social Innovation research has become one central area of research at Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund – Central Scientific Institute of the TU Dortmund University. Social innovations in the sense of new social practices have been emerging in recent years as an object of both research and practice. They are exerting an influence on people’s lives in a variety of ways. They change the way we live together, work, handle crises and make the most of opportunities. Likewise, they are driving different societal sectors and cross-sectoral networks and individuals.

Website: http://sfs.tu-dortmund.de/cms/en/social_innovation/index.html


ZSI - Centre for Social Innovation

Acting as independent research institute, ZSI and its staff cover a broad range of use-inspired and use-centred research activities, including trans-disciplinary research, in our core fields of operation. ZSI research projects can be characterised by the following features:

  • Collaboration of researchers from different disciplines
  • Research projects exhibit different structures and sizes
  • For financial support various funding schemes are approached
  • Deployment of well-established, innovative methodologies of data collection and analysis
  • Thematically, ZSI's research addresses social, ecological, and economic challenges of the 21st century
  • Involvement of a wide spectrum of target groups from all societal sectors

Website: https://www.zsi.at/en


Austrian Institute of Technology

AIT provides research and technological development to realize basic innovations for the next generation of infrastructure related technologies in the fields of Energy, Mobility Systems, Low-Emission Transport, Health & Bioresources, Digital Safety & Security, Vision, Automation & Control and Technology Experience. These technological research areas are supplemented by the competence in the area of Innovation Systems & Policy.

Website: https://www.ait.ac.at/en/


Forum MedTech Pharma

Forum MedTech Pharma is a charitable non-profit making association - incorporated society. The network is forming a unique platform for business contacts and knowledge exchange. We successfully facilitate innovation and co-operation in the medical sector.
More than 600 members are involved in the Forum MedTech Pharma, i. e. companies, research institutes, clinics, health insurances, regional authorities as well as other actors in the field - from 15 countries out of Europe, America and Asia.

Website: http://www.medtech-pharma.de


Greek Food Industry Association (SEVT)

SEVT represents the interests of the Greek Food & Drink Industry in national european and international level.

Website: http://www.sevt.gr/?lang=en


Greek Solar Industry Association (EBHE)

The Greek Solar Industry Association (EBHE) was founded in 1979, in order to join the companies of the Solar Thermal Industry, to boost the aspirations of the industry in national and international level and to promote the technological awareness, the research and the penetration of the solar thermal applications.

Website: http://www.ebhe.gr/



The main task of Bioselena is developing and supporting the sustainable and organic agriculture, biodiversity preservation and environment protection.

Website: www.bioselena.com



ALETI is the Federation that brings together the ICT industry from 19 countries. Its mission is to integrate all entities (federations, chambers and associations) ICT in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal to promote the use, development, exchange and commercialization of technologies, as well as promote and encourage the generation of positive policies for the development of the Information Society and Knowledge in the region to accelerate the improvement in the quality of life of the people.

Website: http://www.aleti.org/



LIFIA is a Research Center of the National University of La Plata that offers expertise in technology and products to academic communities and national and international business.

Website: http://www.lifia.info.unlp.edu.ar/lifia/es/



CADIEEL is a civil society, non-profit organization that brings together industrial companies with operations in the territory of Argentina and which relate to the production of goods containing elements or mechanical, electrical or electronic parts; elements or parts to software; producing and integrating hardware or software systems for plants or networks that use of the above items as well as associated services.

Website: http://www.cadieel.org.ar/esp/index.php


Fundacion Sadosky

Dr. Manuel Sadosky Foundation is a public-private institution whose goal is to encourage reconciliation between the scientific - technological and productive structure in everything related to the topic of information and communications technology (ICT).

Website: www.fundacionsadosky.org.ar


CICOMRA - Cámara de Informática y Comunicaciones de la República Argentina

Founded in 1985, brings together a hundred different profile companies; small, medium and large; domestic and foreign origin; with a view of the sector as a whole and the problems of all the different segments that compose it.

Website: www.cicomra.org.ar


CESSI - Cámara de Software y Servicios Informáticos

The Chamber of Software and Services (CESSI) is a nonprofit organization that brings companies and regional entities engaged in development, production, marketing and implementation of software and all variants of services throughout the area of Argentinian republic.

Website: www.cessi.org.ar


CARBIO - Cámara Argentina de Biocombustibles

It is composed of prestigious companies in Argentina that produce biofuel on an industrial scale. According to the Statute, CARBIO is constituted as follows: AGD, Bunge, Cargill, Explore, Louis Dreyfus, Molinos Río de la Plata, Noble Argentina, Renova, Unitec Bio, Vicentin.

Website: www.carbio.com.ar


COOPERALA-Cámara industrial-empresaria de laboratorios farmacéuticos de especialidades medicinales

Industrial-camera businesswoman pharmaceutical laboratories of medical specialties, Argentine capital, founded in 1959. The aim of its creation has been coordinating the actions of partners in order to contribute to the management of their companies and provide advice and represent their interests before national and international bodies.

Website: http://www.cooperala.com.ar/


FAB - Foro Argentino de Biotecnología

The Argentine Forum on Biotechnology (FAB) is a private non-profit that brings together companies, institutions and specialists linked to the field of biotechnology in Argentina. 
The FAB has a large core of member companies, national and international origin in all areas related to biotechnology in Argentina: human health, diagnosis, analysis, agriculture, food, animal health, equipment, biotechnology and industrial biotechnology, universities and legal studies.

Website: www.foarbi.org.ar


CAB - Cámara Argentina de Biotecnología

Members of the Argentina Chamber of Biotechnology leading business areas of multiple and varied biotechnology industry. Its aim is to secure a public-private model that synergistically incorporate the strategic needs of the country, businesses and society as a whole. For that reason, one of the main strategies of the CAB is cooperation with agencies and national and international institutions that proactively support the development and strengthening of biotechnology.

Website: www.cabiotec.com.ar


INTI - Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Biotecnología

Its mission install the INTI as a reference of industrial biological production, facilitating own or third productive development institutions. Incorporate new technologies and basic molecular processes in the productive sector especially in small and medium enterprises. Facilitate interaction between biology and industry through development projects and technology transfer. Promote the transfer of research results, both to the private area

Website: http://www.inti.gob.ar/biotecnologia/


CADIEEL – Cámara Argentina de Industrias Electrónicas, Electromecánicas y Luminotécnicas

The industries represented by CADIEEL are the main drivers of technological progress in the country. Its products are crosscutting technologies that determine the pace of innovation and growth of all branches of the economy, and create solutions that serve to improve the quality of life of people. Its mission is to help the development of a competitive domestic industry technologically updated, with sense of corporate solidarity and social responsibility. Its objectives include the development of the competitiveness of the sector, the implementation of policies of rational and efficient use of energy, promoting electrical safety, coordination with academia and compliance regime Buy Argentine Act. It also organizes the BIEL ligth + building international biennial of electrical, electronics, and most prestigious Latin American Lighting.

Website: www.cadieel.org.ar


CIPIBIC - Cámara de Industriales de Proyectos e Ingeniería de Bienes de Capital de la República Argentina

Represents manufacturers of capital goods, the vast majority of manufacturers producing goods seriada not long manufacturing process. The market consists of the industries of food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, oil and gas, agro-chemical, steel, mining, plastics, graphic, automotive, paper, shipbuilding, electrical, thermal and hydraulic power plants, and in general to all industrial activities requiring heavy equipment and light heavyweight.

Website: www.cipibicargentina.org.ar


FARN-Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

We are a non-governmental organization nonprofit and nonpartisan, was founded in 1985. Our main objective is to promote sustainable development through policy, law and institutional organization of society. The recipients of the work of FARN are mainly public and private decision-makers.

Website: http://farn.org.ar/


Fundacion Avina

A Latin American foundation focused on producing the large-scale changes necessary for sustainable development by fostering collaborative processes among leaders from different sectors.

Website: http://www.avina.net/avina/


Centro Regional de Eolica

The Regional Centre for Wind Energy aims to promote wind power from different fields: knowledge management and exchange of information between technical and scientific institutions, vocational training, implementation and technical advice. CREE activities include: project management; technical, economic, financial and environmental studies; quality certification; design of wind power plants of low, medium and high power; software development for determining component location of wind farms; Design and training courses; professional training and internships systems; wind resource assessment through monitoring (micrositing); implementation of rural electrification programs; and design of wind-diesel hybrid systems and wind-solar-diesel.

Website: http://organismos.chubut.gov.ar/cree


EEAOC-Estación Experimental Agroindustrial Obispo Colombres (Biomasa)

Experimental Agroindustrial Obispo Colombres Station is an autonomous body of the Ministry of Productive area Development of the Government of Tucuman, whose mission has been, since its inception in 1909, technologically underpin agricultural production early leadership of the province.

Website: http://www.eeaoc.org.ar/


IRAM(Solar)-Instituto Argentino de Normalizacion y Certificacion

Non profit civil association. It includes representatives of various sectors of the economy, government and scientific and technical institutions. It impelled the interest of our country had a technical, independent and representative institution, an ideal organization to develop standards that required a growing nation.

Website: http://www.iram.org.ar/


UNCUYO - Instituto de Energía

The Energy Institute aims to be a multidisciplinary node composed of undergraduates, graduates, researchers, teachers and professionals from various fields of knowledge or disciplines together to address energy issues. The Institute aims to be a university space reference in the study, implementation of joint projects and referred to the use of renewable energy and the responsible use of energy shares.

Website: http://www.uncuyo.edu.ar/


CEARE - Centro de Estudios de la Actividad Regulatoria Energética

The Center for Studies of Energy Regulatory Activity (CEARE) is the result of an agreement between the Faculties of Law and Economics at the University of Buenos Aires and the National Regulators Gas (ENARGAS) and Electricity (ENRE) after the March 28, 2007 joined as a full member of the Board of Directors, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Buenos Aires. This Institute has as main purpose to train human resources in the energy regulatory area of Argentina and Latin America Republic and promote integration between the entities, regulated companies and academic institutions, in regard to transfer of knowledge, research and technical assistance to the Government Agencies and Regulators

Website: http://www.ceare.org/


Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero

Specialization career in Renewable Energy is one of the specialties of Research and Development gives the National University of Santiago del Estero.

Website: http://www.unse.edu.ar/


UCAR-Unidad para el cambio rural (Bioenergia)

UCAR's mission is the coordination of all programs and projects co-financed wholly or partly with external resources executed under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agro Industry. The objectives of these programs and projects cover extensive profiles of public investment for development, from infrastructure and services needed for production to improving the living conditions of rural people of both sexes, through strengthening public or private rural institutions and increasing the competitiveness of the agro-industrial sector.

Website: http://www.ucar.gob.ar/


INVAP-Investigacion Aplicada(Eolica)

INVAP is a company dedicated to the design and construction of complex technological systems, with a history of forty years in the national market and thirty on the international scene. Its mission is the development of advanced technology in various fields of industry, science and applied research, creating "technological packages" high added value both to meet national needs and to attach external markets through exports.

Website: http://www.invap.com.ar


INTA-Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (Bioenergia)

The National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA) is a state agency decentralized operational and financial autarky under the Ministry of Agro Industry of the Nation. It was created in 1956 and since then develops research activities and technological innovation in value chains, regions and territories to improve the competitiveness and sustainable rural development.

Website: http://inta.gob.ar/bioenergia


CNEA-Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (Fotovoltaica)

On 31 May 1950, the government of Juan Domingo Peron created by Decree No. 10,936, the National Atomic Energy Commission. Since then, the organization dedicated to the study, development and applications in all aspects related to the peaceful use of nuclear energy, becoming today the promoter body in our country area.

Website: http://www.cnea.gov.ar



The Institute of Energy of the Province of SANTA CRUZ, was created by provincial Law No. 3067, published in the official gazette of the province on 01 September 2009. It is an autonomous entity of public law with legal personality and capacity act publicly and privately. Its purpose is to achieve harmonious and balanced development of the energy resources of the Province, satisfying the general interest in the subject, regulating investments, proposing the executive branch guidelines of energy policy and exercise control and supervision of existing energy resources in the territory provincial.-

Website: http://www.iesc.gov.ar


Instituto de Energía Eléctrica (CONICET-UNSJ).

Electric Power Institute is part of the Faculty of Engineering and is a Double Unit Unit National University of San Juan (UNSJ) -National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). It is composed of highly skilled professionals in Argentina and research centers of excellence abroad in the fields of engineering and economics of energy systems.

Website: http://www.iee-unsj.org


FCEN/Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales UNCA Universidad Nacional de Catamarca (Biomasa)

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is a faculty emerged from the aspiration of the catamarqueña community development vision; committed to continuous improvement of quality and efficiency of public service provided to society in the fields of scientific knowledge, humanistic, social and technological; committed to their community and flexible to adapt to the training needs of competent, educated, responsible and caring people and to the generation, application and dissemination of knowledge; outstanding teaching and research in the differential aspects of Catamarca and the region; regional reference in new technologies and teaching innovation; committed to the development of society; creator of culture, with social projection and promoter of relations and solidarity between peoples in the national and international levels. In short, a faculty that encourages and helps orienting the environment, the development of society through training, research and innovative extension and quality.

Website: http://www.exactas.unca.edu.ar/


AAERA - Asociación Argentina de Energías Renovables y Ambiente

The "Argentina Association of Renewable Energy and Environment" was created on June 3, 1974 under the name Association Argentina Solar-ASADES Energy, in the city of San Miguel, province of Buenos Aires, on the occasion of the UNESCO school made - IAU and CNEGH for young astronomers and Latin American scientists in the field of solar physics at the Solar Observatory of Cosmic physics. A group of professionals attending the school decided its creation from total conviction that "the study and application of solar energy, is a prerequisite for economic and social progress of the country case" and understanding "the need to create an entity nationwide that will bring all those involved in the field of education, research and application of solar energy "

Website: http://www.asades.org.ar


CTS-UTN - Centro Tecnológico de Sustentabilidad de la UTN

It is created in order to perform design activities and project development, consulting, training and transfer and facilitate the coordination of actions of different groups that perform tasks oriented towards sustainability.

Website: http://www.cts.fra.utn.edu.ar/


ASADES - Asociación Argentina de Energías Renovables y Ambiente

The Argentina Association of Renewable Energy and Environment encourages the study and development of science and technology related to the environment and the application of renewable energy.

Website: www.asades.org.ar


AAEE - Asociación Argentina de Energía Eólica

The Argentina Wind Energy Association was created in 1996 as a non-profit organization, non-governmental, for R & D group FIUBA.

Website: www.argentinaeolica.org.ar


CADER - Cámara Argentina de Energías Renovables

The Argentina Chamber of Renewable Energy is a commercial sector multi camera nonprofit organization representing all sectors and actors of Renewable energy: Bioenergy, wind, solar, biomass, hydro, tidal, and all forms of Renewable energy Argentina. It is the main coordinating body that interacts with a wide range of stakeholders in the public and private sectors as well as academia. CADER gathers a network of businesses and professionals and one of its key strategies is to convene major players in the industry and facilitate dialogue and business for current and future development projects for the renewable energy industry.

Website: www.cader.org.ar



The Interdisciplinary Center for Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation (CIECTI) helps to build and bolster national capacities to design, implement, monitor and evaluate active policies in science, technology and innovation aimed at adding value to the production of goods and services, stimulate a culture of innovation, promote social inclusion, protecting the natural foundations of development and to build socially applicable knowledge.

Website: www.ciecti.org.ar



FUNDESCO is a foundation designed to develop knowledge in innovative technologies, created to train and disseminate technology.

Website: http://www.fundesco.org.ar/



FUNINTEC is the technology link office of UNSAM. It has three business areas:- Support the development of technological enterprises,- Provides services and consulting,- Facilitates the transfer of knowledge and technologies.

Website: http://www.funintec.org.ar/


Polo Tecnológico Rosario

The Rosario Technological Pole is a civil non-profit private public character; that brings together 90 technology companies in software, biotechnology, telecommunications, engineering and automation.

Website: http://www.polotecnologico.net/


Secretaría de Emprendedore y PYMES

The National Secretary of Venture Capital develops policies and instruments for market development (venture capital) in Argentina, including schemes of public-private co-investment through incubators, accelerators and funds.

Website: http://www.produccion.gob.ar/institucional/secretarias/secretaria-de-emprendedores-y-pymes/


Polenta Ventures

Polenta Ventures is a Pre Accelerator focused on Industrial and AgTech startups using Electronics, IoT, Robotics, Nanotech, Biotech, Web and Mobile technologies.

Website: http://www.polenta.co/


CIN - Consejo Interuniversitario Nacional

The (CIN) National Inter-University Council was created by Decree of the President of Argentina, Dr. Raul Alfonsin, on December 20, 1985.

Website: http://www.cin.edu.ar/


CONICET - Dirección de Vinculación Tecnológica

It is the most important organism dedicated to the Science and Technology promotion in Argentina.

Currently, more than 10,000 researchers, more than 10,000 PhD and postdoctoral fellows, more than 2,700 research support technicians and professionals and approximately 1,300 administrative professionals, are employed in the body. They work distributed throughout the country - from Antarctica to Puna and from the Andes Range to the Argentine Sea - in its 16 Scientific Technological Centres (CCT), 11 Research and Transfer Centres (CIT), a Multidisciplinary Research Center and more than 300 exclusive INSTITUTEs and Centres of CONICET and double and triple dependence with national universities and other institutions.

Website: http://www.conicet.gov.ar/conicet/



The Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation mission is to guide science, technology and innovation towards strengthening a new production model that generates greater social inclusion and improves the competitiveness of Argentinian economy, under the paradigm of knowledge as the heart of the development.

Website: http://www.mincyt.gob.ar/



INTI (National Institute of Industrial Technology) is a decentralized organization of the Argentine Government, established in 1957.  It is within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Economy and Production being the Secretariat of Industry, Commerce and Small and Medium Size Enterprises the institution in charge of coordinating its relationship with the National Executive.  INTI is one of the main institutes of the National Science and Technology system, together with CONICET, INTA, CNEA and national universities.  

Website: www.inti.gob.ar/e-renova/


ADIMRA - Association of Metallurgical Industries of Argentina

The Association of Metallurgical Industries of Argentina (ADIMRA) was founded on June 5, 1904. It is the only second level business association representative of the metallurgical industry at the national level.  It maintains permanent contact with various agencies and entities -ministries public and private sectors, trade associations, universities, foundations, etc., representing entrepreneurs and metallurgical efforts with the competent authorities.

Website: www.adimra.org.ar


CAME - Argentinian Confederation of Medium Enterprises

CAME is the reference institution in the Argentinian Republic for SMEs due its trade-union business representation and for its services in all  its branches: Trade and Services, Industry, Industrial Parks, Regional Economies, Tourism, Women Entrepreneurs and Young Entrepreneurs. Capacity Secretary has the vision to be the refernce institution in Argentina for training and developming of human resources.

Website: www.redcame.org.ar


Cluster Eolico Argentino

Collaborate with the executive in the development of energy policies and an adequate regulatory framework, seeking to meet the objectives of the Cluster.
• Achieve import substitution for wind equipment.
• Promote the exchange of business and professional experience among the partners, looking for opportunities for improvement.
• Increase the competitiveness of companies in the wind energy sector.
• To promote cooperation among members and collaboration between the companies in the Cluster leveraging the synergy to participate in joint projects.

Website: http://www.clustereolico.com.ar/


Argentine Chamber of Electronic, Electro mechanic, Lighting,Industries.

Create solutions which help to improve people’s lives. The industries represented by CADIEEL are the main engines of the technological progress of the country. Our products constitute transversal technologies which determine the innovation and growth rhythm of all the branches of the economy.

Website: http://www.cadieel.org.ar/


Chamber of Petroleum, Gas and Related

Assumes responsibility for internalized about the concerns and problems of retailers and owners of service stations, adopting objective unity and representation of all, in order to obtain better results in the negotiations to be carried forward.

Website: http://capega.com.ar/


WRI Open Climate Network

The OCN brings together independent research institutes and civil society groups from key countries to track and report on their countries’ progress toward addressing climate change. OCN operates with a view toward identifying and removing barriers to effective policy implementation, and is committed to developing a robust analytical framework that can be applied consistently across countries, while respecting unique national circumstances.

Website: http://www.wri.org/our-work/project/open-climate-network


World Resources Institute’s Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT)

Developing countries face the challenge of meeting development goals while at the same time reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to address climate change. For these efforts to succeed, effective systems are needed to manage greenhouse gases and related emissions reduction activities.

To that end WRI worked through the Measurement and Performance Tracking (MAPT) project to build national capacities in developing countries to measure GHG emissions and track performance toward low-carbon development goals. Lessons learned were shared with international audiences in order to replicate successes and inform the design of relevant rules within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Website: http://www.wri.org/our-work/project/measurement-and-performance-tracking-developing-countries


World Bank Green Growth Knowledge Platform

Green growth is the pursuit of economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner. Explore how green growth can transform the world.

Website: http://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/publisher/world-bank


World Bank Climate Change Knowledge Portal

The CCKP provides a web-based platform to assist in capacity building and knowledge development. The portal aims to provide development practitioners with a resource to explore, evaluate, synthesize, and learn about climate-related vulnerabilities and risks at multiple levels of details. Using climate science research results to inform the decision making process concerning policies or specific measures needed to tackle climate impacts, or even to understand low carbon development processes, is often a difficult, yet crucial, undertaking.

Website: https://climateknowledgeportal.worldbank.org/



weADAPT aims to bring together practitioners, researchers and policy makers to actively share knowledge and learn from each other on issues relating to climate change adaptation, so that adaptation activities across the world can be as well-informed as possible.

While pursuing this objective we have learned a number of things about the knowledge management needs and opportunities of the climate change adaptation (and related issues!) community. These have informed the development of our services, which you can find details of below.

Website: https://www.weadapt.org/


Verified Carbon Standards - REDD Methodology Modules

Verra catalyzes measurable climate action and sustainable development outcomes by driving large-scale investment to activities that reduce emissions, improve livelihoods, and protect nature.

Verra’s standards and programs:

  • Are trusted by a broad range of stakeholders, including NGOs, the private sector and governments, and are widely recognized and used in voluntary and compliance markets because they deliver credible and transparent assessments of project performance.
  • Provide innovative solutions to environmental and social problems by identifying opportunities where clear and robust measurement and reporting of on-the-ground interventions can help tackle at scale the world’s most pressing challenges.
  • Work for people and the planet by supporting projects and activities that deliver a range of benefits to communities and the environment.

The standards and programs Verra develops and manages are globally applicable and advance action across a wide range of sectors and activities. All of our programs undergo extensive stakeholder consultation and expert review, and draw from four key components: standard,  independent assessment, accounting methodologies, and registry.

Website: http://www.v-c-s.org/


USAID-Knowledge-Driven International Development

Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) is a framework and a set of practices for strengthening organizational learning and the conditions that enable it throughout the Program Cycle to improve our development effectiveness, and support countries on their Journey to Self-Reliance.

Website: https://usaidlearninglab.org/


United Nations Energy Knowledge Network

Established in 2004 as a subsidiary of the Chief Executive Board it reports to the High-Level Committee on Programmes, to help ensure coherence in the United Nations system’s multidisciplinary response to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), and to support countries in their transition to sustainable energy.

Website: http://www.un-energy.org/about/


UNFCCC-REDD Web Platform

The Conference of the Parties (COP) invited Parties, relevant organizations and stakeholders to share outcomes, experiences and lessons learned from their efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). The REDD+ Web Platform, mandated by the COP in decision 2/CP.13, was established with the purpose of making available such information on the outcomes of activities relating to REDD+, including activities on capacity building, demonstration activities, addressing drivers of deforestation and mobilization of resources.

Since the launch of the REDD+ Web Platform after COP 13, both the COP and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) have recognized the Platform as a useful tool and have mandated additional functions to be developed.

Website: https://redd.unfccc.int/

 United States


U4E is a global effort supporting developing countries and emerging economies to move their markets to energy-efficient appliances and equipment.

Under the leadership of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), U4E brings together all key stakeholders active in the area of product efficiency. U4E:

  • Informs policy makers of the potential environmental, financial and economic savings of a transition to high-efficiency products;
  • Identifies and promotes global best practices in transforming markets;
  • Offers tailored assistance to governments to develop and implement national and regional strategies and projects to achieve a fast and sustainable market transformation.

U4E builds on the success of the en.lighten initiative, which accelerates the transition to efficient lighting worldwide. It broadens the scope to six other high-efficiency product categories, such as commercial, industrial and outdoor lighting, residential refrigerators, room air conditioners, electric motors, distribution transformers, and information and communication technologies.

Reducing global electricity demand and mitigating climate change

U4E focuses primarily on developing countries and emerging economies, where electricity demand is set to more than double by 2030. An increasingly urbanized and growing middle class will require modern conveniences such as lighting, appliances and equipment. This will ultimately boost greenhouse gas emissions. A global transition to high-efficiency products will make it possible for people to enjoy the benefits of their increased incomes while minimizing their impact on climate change.

Website: https://united4efficiency.org/

 United Kingdom

UNEP Regional Gateway for Technology Transfer and Climate Change Action in Latin America and the Caribbean (REGATTA)

With financial support from the Government of Spain, UNEP pioneer an innovative and dynamic support mechanism: the Regional Getaway for Technology Transfer and Climate Change Action for Latin America and the Caribbean – REGATTA.

REGATTA´s objective is to strengthen capacity and knowledge sharing of climate change technologies and experiences for adaptation and mitigation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This regional Network is also contributing to the implementation of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) in the region, through the organization of joint virtual seminars and the provision of technical support to the development of countries ‘proposals.

Website: http://cambioclimatico-regatta.org/index.php/en/


The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership develops innovative, efficient financing mechanisms to strengthen markets for clean energy services in low- and middle-income countries, for the benefit of vulnerable populations.

Website: https://www.reeep.org/


Sustainable Development Policy and Practice - Forests and REDD

Deforestation and forest degradation account for approximately 11 percent of carbon emissions, more than the entire global transportation sector and second only to the energy sector. It is now clear that in order to constrain the impacts of climate change within limits that society will reasonably be able to tolerate, global average temperatures must be stabilized within two degrees Celsius. This will be practically impossible to achieve without reducing emissions from the forest sector, in addition to other mitigation actions.

Website: https://www.un-redd.org/


Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)

SATREPS is a Japanese government program that promotes international joint research. The program is structured as a collaboration between the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), which provides competitive research funds for science and technology projects , and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), which provides competitive research funds for medical research and development , and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which provides development assistance (ODA). Based on the needs of developing countries, the program aims to address global issues and lead to research outcomes of practical benefit to both local and global society.

Website: https://www.jst.go.jp/global/english/


Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 20th Century (REN21)

REN21 is the only global renewable energy community of actors from science, governments, NGOs and industry. We provide up-to-date and peer-reviewed facts, figures and analysis of global developments in technology, policies and markets. Our goal: enable decision-makers to make the shift to renewable energy happen – now.

Website: https://www.ren21.net/


OAS-Renewable Energy in the Americas (REIA)

The Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States (DSD/OAS) considers efficient, renewable, and environmentally friendly energy generation and use a key component of sustainable development. The DSD/OAS serves as the Technical Secretariat for the Renewable Energy in the Americas (REIA) Initiative.

Website: http://www.oas.org/usde/reia/


Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN)

CCAP is working to support the design and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and Low-Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) in developing countries through regionally-based dialogues, web-based exchanges, and practitioner networks. Recent UNFCCC negotiations have made it clear that climate protection will depend on actions on the ground in both developing and developed countries. In recent years, developing countries have shown a significant commitment to reducing emissions unilaterally and being involved in the ultimate climate solution. The MAIN initiative works to identify and highlight the most successful developing country mitigation policies and uses these lessons to assist other countries in refining their policies and implementation frameworks in order to achieve ambitious mitigation actions.

Website: http://ccap.org/programs/mitigation-action-implementation-network-main/


Leonardo Energy

Society continues to become ever more digital and interconnected. To respond to this trend, Leonardo ENERGY's digital environment has become more distributed, social and interactive! This evolution will enable us to collaborate, coordinate and communicate more effectively than ever before. Rather than a single, fixed website, we have adopted a highly modular approach, with our different types of content now on various social publishing platforms to maximize their exposure.

Website: http://www.leonardo-energy.org/


LEDS Gateway

Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) enable countries to transition to low-carbon economic development. LEDS result in sustained growth in employment, investment, financial flows through carbon markets, reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and other social, economic, and environmental benefits. This website provides an introductory course and reference materials designed to equip policymakers and low emission development practitioners with an understanding of the LEDS process and its benefits, and support the creation and implementation of country-driven, analytically rigorous LEDS.

Website: https://openei.org/wiki/Gateway:Low_Emission_Development_Strategies


Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE)

As part of the project “Improving, increasing and facilitating access to education and training in renewable energy in Latin America-ETRELA”, the Latin American Energy Organization has developed a high-quality modular training plan, aimed at the energy community of the region.

The program is made up of curricula that starts with a basic training to raise awareness of the issues, continue with a more advanced module with the use of tools aimed at energy statistics, sector indicators, models and prospective studies; and end with a webinar cycle aimed at decision makers.

Website: http://www.olade.org/?lang=en


Joint Implementation Network (JIN)

JIN Climate and Sustainability was established in 1995 as Joint Implementation Network (JIN), with the objective to enhance international information exchange about climate change policies and measures. The initial focus of JIN’s activities was on GHG emissions trading mechanisms to increase cost-effectiveness of climate change mitigation (JI, CDM). As GHG emissions trading expended towards energy security and sustainable development, JIN’s project portfolio was extended to low emission technology transfer within sustainable growth contexts. These projects are carried out for national governments, European Commission, UNDP, UNFCCC, UNEP and REEEP. As a tool for information exchange on its projects and international policy developments JIN publishes the Joint Implementation Quarterly (JIQ Magazine). JIN is officially accredited as observer during UNFCCC negotiation sessions.

Website: http://jin.ngo/


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Climate Finance Impact Tool (Climate-FIT)

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is advancing its activities around the pillars of a field-oriented approach, human security, and enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, and speed.

Website: https://www.jica.go.jp/english/about/index.html


International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet)

LCS-RNet is a practical platform of researchers/research organisations that are making close contributions to individual countries’ low-carbon policy-making processes.

The basic nature of LCS-RNet is a platform to support and encourage information sharing and voluntary cooperation among research institutions, specifically in the field of LCS research. LCS-RNet also facilitates interactions between researchers and various stakeholders and delivers its findings to policy-makers to assist in science-based policy making during transitions to low-carbon societies.

Website: https://lcs-rnet.org/about_lcsrnet

 Abu Dhabi

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.

Website: http://www.irena.org/


International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries. We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Website: https://www.giz.de/de/html/index.html


International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)

IPEEC is an autonomous partnership of nations founded in 2009 by the Group of 8 (G8) to promote collaboration on energy efficiency. Its membership now includes 17 of the Group of 20 (G20) economies, which represent over 80% of global energy use and over 80% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

IPEEC provides information to decision-makers in major economies, facilitating candid discussions for exchanging ideas and experiences and helping countries undertake joint projects to develop and implement energy efficiency policies and measures at a global scale. It is also a forum for member and non-member economies to share information about various bilateral and multilateral initiatives.

IPEEC is managed by a secretariat hosted by the International Energy Agency in Paris, France. The IPEEC Secretariat organises meetings of the Policy Committee and Executive Committee, provides support to existing task groups, and maintains communication among IPEEC members and the broader energy policy community.

Website: https://ipeec.org/


IGES-Successful Practices and Policies Databases

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) was established in March 1998 under an initiative of the Japanese government and with the support of Kanagawa Prefecture based on the “Charter for the Establishment of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies”. The aim of the Institute is to achieve a new paradigm for civilization and conduct innovative policy development and strategic research for environmental measures, reflecting the results of research into political decisions for realising sustainable development both in the Asia-Pacific region and globally. IGES made the transition to a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation in April 2012.

Website: https://www.iges.or.jp/en/research/database.html


IEA-International Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform

The IEA is at the heart of global dialogue on energy, providing authoritative analysis, data, policy recommendations, and real-world solutions to help countries provide secure and sustainable energy for all. The IEA was created in 1974 to help co-ordinate a collective response to major disruptions in the supply of oil. While oil security this remains a key aspect of our work, the IEA has evolved and expanded significantly since its foundation.

Taking an all-fuels, all-technology approach, the IEA advocates policies that enhance the reliability, affordability and sustainability of energy. It examines the full spectrum issues including renewables, oil, gas and coal supply and demand, energy efficiency, clean energy technologies, electricity systems and markets, access to energy, demand-side management, and much more. Since 2015, the IEA has opened its doors to major emerging countries to expand its global impact, and deepen cooperation in energy security, data and statistics, energy policy analysis, energy efficiency, and the growing use of clean energy technologies. 

Website: https://www.iea.org/about/structure/platform/


Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)

The Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) is a global network of experts and organizations dedicated to providing the policy, business, and finance communities with knowledge, guidance, data, and tools to transition to an inclusive green economy. 

Website: http://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/

 United Kingdom

Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP)

We believe that businesses can offer the best solutions to lack of access to energy – one of the most pervasively debilitating aspects of poverty that holds back sub-Saharan Africa’s development.

For businesses to grow and markets to expand, certain resources need to be in place, and in much of the developing world they are hard to come by: technology, skills, delivery networks and capital.

Our activities are designed to help businesses overcome these gaps, and so to flourish, build markets and expand energy access in the form of energy-efficient cookstoves, briquettes, solar lighting and home systems, biogas and mini-grid electrification.

Website: http://www.energy4impact.org/


Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD)

The Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD) is a UNEP facilitated knowledge network of Member Centres and network partners worldwide, renowned for their work on energy, development, and environment issues.

Website: http://www.gnesd.org/about


Global Methane Initiative (GMI)

The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is an international public-private partnership focused on reducing barriers to the recovery and use of methane as a clean energy source. GMI’s 45 Partner Countries and more than 700 Project Network members exchange information and technical resources to advance methane mitigation in three key sectors: Oil and Gas, Biogas, and Coal Mines. 

Website: http://www.globalmethane.org/


Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was formed to support developing countries and emerging economies to achieve sustainable inclusive economic growth. Since this initial founding, the organization has made significant progress and transformed into one of the leading international organizations supporting green growth policy and investments.

Website: http://gggi.org/

 Los Angeles

Global Climate Network

The Global Climate Network is a prestigious grouping of independent, influential and progressive think-tanks in countries key to tackling climate change.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Global-Climate-Network-104623618281/


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Climate Impact on Agriculture (CLIMPAG)

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger.

Website: http://www.fao.org/nr/climpag/contacts_en.asp


GEF Knowledge Management Initiative

The GEF Partnership recently agreed to a new direction in its work to achieve greater results and help to meet rising challenges. This agreement is set out in the Summary of the Negotiations of the Seventh Replenishment of the GEF. In combination with its traditional investments under the Conventions, the GEF is:

  1. Strategically focusing its investments to catalyze transformational change in key systems that are driving major environmental loss, in particular energy, cities and food;
  2. Prioritizing integrated projects and programs that address more than one global environmental problem at a time, building on the GEF's unique position and mandate to act on a wide range of global environmental issues; and
  3. Implementing new strategies and policies to enhance results, including stronger engagement with the private sector, indigenous peoples, and civil society, and an increased focus on gender equality.

Website: https://www.thegef.org/


Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM)

Born in the South, to serve the peoples of the South, Enda has always waged its fight, mainly against the socio-economic marginalization of the less fortunate and for sustainable development, on two levels. First, by acting at the base in favor of improving the living conditions of the vulnerable groups which are the inhabitants of the underprivileged urban areas and the rural populations of the countries of the South. Then, by taking an active part in the battle of ideas, even in the management of knowledge, which implies a flawless commitment in the fight against the hegemony of neoliberal single thought, action research for development, strengthening of capacities of actors, lobbying and advocacy at international conferences (on fair trade, WTO negotiations, debt cancellation.

Website: http://endatiersmonde.org/instit/


European Sustainable Development Network

The European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) is an informal network of public administrators and other experts dealing with sustainable development (SD) strategies in Europe.

Website: http://www.sd-network.eu/

 San Antonio

ESMAP (Energy Sector Management Assistance Program at the World Bank)

ESMAP is a partnership between the World Bank  and 18 partners to help low and middle-income countries reduce poverty and boost growth through sustainable energy solutions. ESMAP’s analytical and advisory services are fully integrated within the World Bank’s country financing and policy dialogue in the energy sector. Through the World Bank Group (WBG), ESMAP works to accelerate the energy transition required to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. It helps to shape WBG strategies and programs to achieve the WBG Climate Change Action Plan targets.

Website: http://www.esmap.org/

 Overland Park

Energy, Environment and Development Network for Africa (AFREPREN)

AFREPREN/FWD is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Nairobi, Kenya, with vast expertise on energy in East and Southern Africa and some experience in West and North Africa. AFREPREN/FWD brings together African energy practitioners, professionals, researchers, investors and policy makers from Africa who have a long-term interest in the development of cleaner energy services for Africa as well as energy research/capacity building and the attendant policy-making process.

Website: http://www.afrepren.org/



Recognizing that development in the 21st century requires that all actors have access to information, energypedia is working towards removing the knowledge barriers and expanding the diffusion of information addressing the topics renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable energy access for all. Through this platform we strive to create an enabling environment and provide the right tools for stakeholders engaged in the energy sector to collaborate, create and share knowledge and practical experience.

Website: https://energypedia.info/wiki/Main_Page

 Road Town

Energy Development in Island Nations (EDIN)

The EDIN partnership was formed by Iceland, New Zealand, and the United States in 2008, and a steering committee comprising representatives of the three countries holds bimonthly teleconferences and meets annually to set priorities, review progress, and plan future activities. EDIN takes a comprehensive approach, bringing together policy, technical, and financial experts to guide clean energy development and deployment in specific regions and island communities.

Website: https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy10osti/47936.pdf


ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)

In recent years, the ECOWAS Commission has gradually taken steps to mainstream RE&EE into its regional activities and policies. The experience of the European Union (EU) has shown that regional integration can be a useful tool to facilitate the adoption and implementation of RE&EE policies and incentive schemes on national levels (e.g. EU Directive with binding renewable energy targets).

The Ouagadougou Declaration, adopted at the ECOWAS Conference for Peace and Security on 12 November 2007 in Burkina Faso, articulated the need to establish a regional centre to promote RE&EE. At the conference, the Austrian Minister for European and International Affairs and UNIDO pledged support for the creation of such an agency. In 2008 the 61st Session of ECOWAS Council of Ministers adopted the regulation C/REG.23/11/08 and gave the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) a legal basis.

Website: http://www.ecreee.org/


Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

We work to advance agricultural science and innovation to enable poor people, especially women, to better nourish their families, and improve productivity and resilience so they can share in economic growth and manage natural resources in the face of climate change and other challenges.

Website: http://www.cgiar.org/

 San Antonio

Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas

At the April 2009 Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, leaders of the Western Hemisphere reaffirmed their commitment to work together towards a clean energy future.

Since its inception, ECPA has focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, cleaner and more efficient use of fossil fuels, energy poverty, and infrastructure. In the first year, nearly a dozen initiatives and projects began under ECPA in these areas, led by the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. Inter-American and regional institutions such as the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), multilateral development banks such as the World Bank, private sector, civil society, and academia are supporting ECPA. 

Website: http://www.ecpamericas.org/


Coalition of Rainforest Nations

The Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN or the ‘Coalition) assists tropical governments, communities and peoples responsibly manage their rainforests. Healthy rainforests protect against a changing climate, generate needed biodiversity and provide safe habitats.

Launched by Coalition members in 2005,  the United Nation’s REDD+ Mechanism, designed to incentivize conservation and contribute to the battle against climate change, now includes around 90% of the world’s remaining rainforests. A first in human history!

Website: http://www.rainforestcoalition.org/

 United States

ClimateWorks-Best Practice Networks

We’re a pack of researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grantmakers. The ClimateWorks team is on a mission to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy.Over the past decade, we’ve built a global platform for philanthropy to innovate and accelerate climate solutions that scale. Our global programs and services equip philanthropy with knowledge, networks, and solutions to drive climate progress. Since 2008, ClimateWorks has granted over $1 billion to more than 500 grantees in over 40 countries.

Website: http://www.climateworks.org/


Climate Technology Center and Network

The CTCN is the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, hosted by the UN Environment Programme and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The Centre promotes the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development at the request of developing countries. We provide technology solutions, capacity building and advice on policy, legal and regulatory frameworks tailored to the needs of individual countries by harnessing the expertise of a global network of technology companies and institutions.

Website: https://www.ctc-n.org/


Climate Knowledge Brokers

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group is a growing alliance of currently around 150 leading global, regional and national knowledge brokers specialising in climate and development information. It brings together a diverse set of information players, from international organisations to research institutes, NGOs and good practice networks, and covers the full breadth of climate related themes.

Website: https://www.climateknowledgebrokers.net/

 South Africa

Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network works to enhance the quality of life for the poorest and most vulnerable to climate change. We support decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development.

We do this by combining knowledge, research and technical advisory in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. We work in partnership with decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally and globally.

Website: https://cdkn.org/?loclang=en_gb


Climate Action Network

The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 1300 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 130 countries, working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

CAN members work to achieve this goal through information exchange and the coordinated development of NGO strategy on international, regional, and national climate issues. CAN has regional network hubs that coordinate these efforts around the world. 

Website: http://www.climatenetwork.org/

 United States

Clean Energy Solutions Center

The Solutions Center offers no-cost expert policy assistance, webinars and training forums, clean energy policy reports, data, and tools provided in partnership with more than 35 leading international and regional clean energy organizations.

Website: https://cleanenergysolutions.org/

 United States

Climate 1-Stop

The Climate 1-Stop provides a single location to access proven climate change tools, resources and information. With a primary focus on adaptation, with clear linkages to mitigation and finance, the Climate 1-Stop facilitates those working with the world's most vulnerable to achieve robust decision making. We are a neutral group of southern and northern organizations, working at all levels, from grass roots to global. We envision a just and equitable world, where learning and collaboration overcome climate change barriers to development. To that end, we seek to build climate resilience in all sectors. We are open to all and driven by user needs.

Website: http://arcserver4.iagt.org/climate1stop/

 United States

CLEAN (Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network)

The Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) was founded in 2011 to facilitate peer learning, technical cooperation and information exchange to support the formation and implementation of low emission development strategies. It has a focus on support to developing countries and regions.

Through networking of peers and a bringing-together of support programs with live policy processes, LEDS GP helps to build the capability of practitioners and progress low emission development in a practical way.

LEDS GP engages leaders from over 300 institutions across government agencies, technical institutes, international agencies, and NGOs. It operates through regional platforms in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, and Latin America and the Caribbean and has six technical global working groups and a global secretariat. Developing country leaders in each region set priorities for learning, collaboration, and advisory support delivered collectively through the Partnership.

Low emission development strategies (LEDS), simultaneously

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • increase resilience to climate change impacts
  • achieve social, economic and environmental development goals.

These strategies include national climate change laws, green growth strategies and plans, sectoral plans for low emission development, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the 2015 Paris Agreement under the UNFCCC. The Partnership does not adopt any particular definition of low emission development or low emission development strategies.

Website: https://ledsgp.org/?loclang=en_gb


Clean Energy Ministerial

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a high-level global forum to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy. Initiatives are based on areas of common interest among participating governments and other stakeholders. The Framework for the Clean Energy Ministerial, adopted at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial in 2016, defines the CEM governance structure and outlines the mission statement, objectives, membership, and guiding principles.

Website: http://www.cleanenergyministerial.org/


Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre coordinates the Caribbean region’s response to climate change. Officially opened in August 2005, the Centre is the key node for information on climate change issues and on the region’s response to managing and adapting to climate change in the Caribbean.

It is a repository and clearing house for regional climate change information and data and provides climate change-related policy advice and guidelines to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States through the CARICOM Secretariat. In this role, the Centre is recognised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and other international agencies as the focal point for climate change issues in the Caribbean. It has also been recognised by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) as a Centre of Excellence, one of an elite few. This reputation is a major honour for the Centre, and it should be a great source of pride for the people of the Caribbean as well.

Website: http://www.caribbeanclimate.bz/


Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.  

 Aims and purposes of ASEAN are:

  1. To accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavours in the spirit of equality and partnership in order to strengthen the foundation for a prosperous and peaceful community of Southeast Asian Nations;
  2. To promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries of the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter;
  3. To promote active collaboration and mutual assistance on matters of common interest in the economic, social, cultural, technical, scientific and administrative fields;
  4. To provide assistance to each other in the form of training and research facilities in the educational, professional, technical and administrative spheres;
  5. To collaborate more effectively for the greater utilisation of their agriculture and industries, the expansion of their trade, including the study of the problems of international commodity trade, the improvement of their transportation and communications facilities and the raising of the living standards of their peoples;
  6. To promote Southeast Asian studies; and
  7. To maintain close and beneficial cooperation with existing international and regional organisations with similar aims and purposes, and explore all avenues for even closer cooperation among themselves.

Website: http://asean.org/

 Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)

The mission of APAN is to build climate change resilient and sustainable human systems, ecosystems and economies through the mobilisation of knowledge, enhanced institutional capacity and informed decision making‐processes, and facilitated access to finance and technologies. The purpose is to equip key actors in Asia and the Pacific Region with adequate knowledge for designing and implementing climate change adaptation measures, building capacity to access technologies and finance in support of climate change adaptation, and integrating climate change adaptation into policies, strategies and plans.

Website: http://www.asiapacificadapt.net/


Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP)

Energy is at the heart of development and a prerequisite for reaching the Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of world’s hungry and poor until 2015. Finding a reliable and sustainable energy supply to meet our energy needs will be the main challenge both for Africa and Europe in the 21st century.

In Lisbon in December 2007, all African and European Heads of State and their governments agreed to launch the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP), as one of the eight strategic partnerships comprising the Africa-EU Joint Strategy. Under this partnership of equals, the two continents share their knowhow and resources, tune their complementary interests and closely link their policies to meet the energy challenge hand in hand.

Website: http://www.aeep-forum.org/

 United Kingdom


AfricaAdapt is an independent bilingual network (French/English) focused exclusively on Africa. The Network’s aim is to facilitate the flow of climate change adaptation knowledge for sustainable livelihoods between researchers, policy makers, civil society organisations and communities who are vulnerable to climate variability and change across the continent.

Website: http://www.africa-adapt.net/en-us/

 Palo Alto

Africa Biofuel Network

Once a continent far behind, Africa has been showing high economic growth rates and sustainable development for more than a decade, tTraditionally many international companies have had little or no operations on the continent. With an accelerating economy, a population of over 1 billion people and a fast expanding middle class, many companies see Africa as the last frontier.

Africa Business Communities is servicing companies and organisations operating on the continent, the social networks of Africa Business Communities are connecting over 100,000 business professionals worldwide with an interest in the continent.

Website: http://sustainableenergyinafrica.ning.com/group/africabiofuelnetwork

 San Francisco

Africa Adaptation Programme

The Africa Adaptation Programme was launched in 2008 by the United Nations Development Programme in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) and with US$92.1 million support from the Government of Japan. The AAP was established under the Japan-UNDP Joint Framework for Building Partnership to Address Climate Change in Africa, which was founded at the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in May 2008.

Over a 3 year period, concluding at the end of 2012, AAP instituted transformational changes in the 20 African countries in the areas of 1) long-term planning; 2) leadership and institutional capacity; 3) climate-resilient policies and measures; 4) innovative finance; and 5) knowledge generation and sharing.  AAP’s support helped enhance the adaptive capacity of the AAP countries, promote early adaptation action and lay the foundation for long-term investment to increase resilience to climate change across the African continent. The 20 AAP countries were: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome Principe, Senegal, Tanzania, and Tunisia.

Website: https://www.adaptation-undp.org/projects/africa-adaptation-programme

 United States

Adaptation Learning Mechanism

The Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) represents a collaborative, global learning process, with leadership, facilitation and strong participation by Southern institutions. Seeking to provide stakeholders with a common platform for sharing and learning, the ALM bridges knowledge gaps by bringing relevant knowledge and stakeholders together to exchange information, experiences, and expertise. Additionally, the ALM complements the wide range of adaptation knowledge networks and initiatives already underway. ALM will develop tools and resources supporting adaptation practices, integration of climate risks and adaptation into development policy, planning and operations, and capacity building.

Website: https://ndcpartnership.org/toolbox/adaptation-learning-mechanism-alm

 San Diego

Adaptation and Mitigation Knowledge Network (AMKN)

The AMKN is a platform for accessing and sharing current agricultural adaptation and mitigation knowledge from the CGIAR and its partners. It provides a visual display of farmers’ on-the-ground climate realities and transforms hard research data into interactive multimedia that can be easily understood by all users. The AMKN map allows users to explore various forms of agro-climatic information from diverse sources, in a user friendly way that meets the needs of different users regardless of their technical background.

Website: http://amkn.org/


World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The Natural Infrastructure for Business platform developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), CH2M (with support from The Nature Conservancy), and other member companies is designed to introduce business leaders and practitioners to natural infrastructure. As an alternative to gray infrastructure, natural infrastructure has various benefits to business, society and nature that can be harnessed by companies. The platform is the first step towards achieving the WBCSD’s vision that by 2020, investing in ecosystems – or natural infrastructure – will no longer be just a good idea; it will be common practice across industry sectors worldwide.

This platform is a first-time effort to raise business awareness, understanding and action towards increased investments in natural infrastructure solutions, by providing concrete guidance and tools. It is the first output of the WBCSD’s Natural Infrastructure work program, chaired by Shell and Dow and involving a group of over 30 WBCSD members.

Website: http://www.naturalinfrastructureforbusiness.org/


Sustainable Pittsburgh

Because of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s emergence as a worldwide hotspot for advancements and innovations in sustainability policy and practice, Sustainable Pittsburgh has launched Champions for Sustainability (C4S). C4S brings together a new network of companies large and small from many different industries, entrepreneurs, community leaders, university researchers, educators, and other social ventures.Champions for Sustainability brings together companies large and small, from many different industries, entrepreneurs, community leaders, university researchers, educators, and other social ventures to put sustainability into practice.

C4S aspires to be the most effective region-based collaboration of leaders accelerating the practice and policy of sustainability in business and civic circles. Champions for Sustainability provides value to firms and organizations that seek sustainable solutions to operational practices through convening, networking, and direct consulting through a number of programs tailored to meet the increasing needs of businesses.

Website: http://www.c4spgh.org/


Sustainable Development Business Group

The SBF Sustainable Development Business Group (SDBG) is a platform for companies interested in pursuing sustainable business practices and commercialising clean, efficient and green solutions to further their interests. The Group’s principal activities include:

- Connecting companies to other like-minded companies, technology partners, industry verticals and local and international business leads. Companies are also provided with assistance on overseas expansion; Helping companies upgrade their capabilities through various programmes and courses. This includes helping companies tap on available schemes, incentives, and sources of funding; Serving as a voice for the business community in raising issues relevant to the sector both locally and overseas.

SDBG connects companies with various industry verticals and technology partners, providing them opportunities for collaboration in the clean energy and sustainable development sub-sectors such as: Energy Efficiency, Green Building and Facilities Management, Waste Management, Water Management, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Manufacturing, Sustainable Business Practices.

Website: http://www.sbf.org.sg/capability-building/sustainable-development-business-group

 New York

Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable

This initiative is a “business-driven” organization that relies on its member businesses to drive its mission and organize its events. Members are businesses that have employees in the Western New York (WNY) region and have signed a pledge to create and implement a sustainability plan. The organization has currently over 50 member businesses that are working together to create a more economically and environmental resilient WNY.

Website: http://www.wnysustainablebusiness.org/

 United Kingdom

Sustainable Business Network

The Sustainable Business Network is for businesses from all sectors that are keen to learn how they can improve their environmental performance and cut their business costs, as well as those with an interest or who work in the low carbon or environmental sector. Members included hotels, care homes, renewable energy installers, solicitors, retailers, insulation fitters, manufacturers. The Sustainable Business Network links like-minded, environmentally committed businesses to share ideas and build working relationships. The Network runs an exciting events programme in partnership with the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform, supporting a thriving, innovative and innovative low-carbon economy in Sussex.

Website: http://sustainablebusiness.org.uk/network/


Network for Sustainable Business Development

The aim of Network for Sustainable Business Development (NBE in Danish) is to strengthen the participating companies' competitiveness through targeted efforts towards enviromental sustainability.
The network is a private-public cooperation between Aalborg Municipality, Hjørring Municipality, business centers, energy company Energi Nord A/S, Aalborg University and a number of companies from Northern Denmark.
In the network companies have the possibility to share knowledge across industries about environment, sustainability and climate. The companies get the chance to conduct a sustainability screening of their production and products to see where they could reduce ressources and act more environmentally friendly."  [Accessed: 14.03.2016].  

Website: http://baeredygtigterhverv.hjoerring.dk/Baeredygtigt-Erhverv/NBE-in-English.aspx


Italian Green Group

Italian Green Group is an organisation founded in 2010 by a team of experts in the field of energy and environmental sectors. The founders are some companies. The organisation is active in all sectors for the reduction of CO2. It works to fight towards the climate change.

Website: http://www.icasco.it/beta/italiangreengroup/gruppo/


Green Business Network

Green America’s Green Business Network® is the first, largest, and most diverse network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the country. The Green Business Network® is a program of Green America, the nation’s leading non-profit organization working to build a green and just economy.

Comprised of 3,000 businesses, the Green Business Network® is home to both rising social and eco-enterprises and the most established green businesses around. We provide the tools, the information, and the consumer base to help you thrive in today’s competitive green marketplace.

Website: http://www.greenbusinessnetwork.org


Green Economic Forum

The Green Economic Forum is the main Central European event that gathers organizations and companies discussing the challenges of sustainability. Pushing businesses to react to environmental issues by sharing their strategies and expertise is a priority of this event. The Forum will focus on opportunities and emerging trends for Shaping a greener future, discussing the benefits, as well as the obstacles, associated with the shift towards more sustainable lifestyles and ways of doing business.

The necessity to pursue environmentally viable approaches is a pressing need for our society. The ability to cope with recent changes in the environment, the economy and consumer behavior is the key to uncover opportunities in order to improve businesses and to raise interest on sustainable attitudes. High-profile representatives of several organizations and businesses will share their knowledge, experiences and ideas on how to achieve and promote a greener future.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/395830290584464/


GreenLane Sustainable Business Network

GreenLane Sustainable Business Network (GLSBN) is a membership organization providing education, resources, networking and marketing ideas for Lane County businesses committed to sustainable business practices.
We are a nonprofit, connecting triple-bottom-line businesses, farms, government organizations, nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. We are local business people, professionals, investors, not-for-profit leaders, and government representatives committed to building a more socially, environmentally and financially sustainable local economy.
GreenLane’s Mission is to help organizations be more sustainable.

The Network hold twelve lunch hour educational events a year, four evening networking events, and a variety of other events, including sponsoring local events that support sustainable causes, and volunteering for local non-profits. These events provide great opportunities to learn from others, network and let members know about business; members are committed to building a business network that supports sustainability in the community.

Website: http://www.greenlane-sbn.org


Fourum Innovazione Sostenibile

The forum include top managers, insitutions, coomunication leaders. The forum enable all these persons to meet together to  discuss, share and promote a sustainable development starting from corporate social responsibility.

Website: http://www.forumsostenibilita.it/chi-siamo


Climate Group

RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to massively increase corporate demand for renewable energy.RE100 shares the compelling business case for renewables and showcases business action, while working with others to address barriers and develop transparent reporting mechanisms. RE100 is led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, as part of the We Mean Business coalition. Companies joining RE100 make a global, public commitment to 100% renewable electricity. To achieve this goal, they must match 100% of the electricity used across their global operations with electricity produced from renewable sources – biomass (including biogas), geothermal, solar, water and wind – either sourced from the market or self-produced. RE100 companies can achieve 100% renewable electricity through:procurement of renewable electricity sourced from generators and suppliers in the market; production of renewable electricity from their own on-site and off-site facilities. 

Website: http://there100.org/re100


Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change

The Low Carbon Investment (LCI) Registry is a global public online database of low carbon and emissions reducing investments made by institutional investors. Policy maker, beneficial member and investment sector interest is growing rapidly in the nature of low carbon investments which have been made by institutional investors (“Investors”) and the rationale for such investments. The Low Carbon Investment Registry (“LCI Registry”) provides: A voluntary opportunity for Investors to communicate their low carbon investments publicly; A base of evidence in the form of examples of low carbon investments made by Investors globally; and a better understanding for Investors and their stakeholders of flows of private capital into low carbon investments. 

The objectives of publishing data from LCI Registry include: providing momentum to international negotiations on emissions reductions leading up to 2015, by demonstrating to national governments that Investors are making low carbon investments; demonstrating to beneficial members that pension funds are making low carbon investments and are also seeking to better understand future low carbon investment opportunities. 

Website: http://globalinvestorcoalition.org/introduction/


Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS)

The Round Table on Responsible Soy is a civil organization that promotes responsible production, processing and trading of soy on a global level. Our members include the main representatives of the soy value chain and members of civil society from around the world. According to the Round Table philosophy, players from different areas and with diverse interests obtain equal rights and get together with a common purpose, thus assuring dialogue and decision-making by consensus. Thanks to this dynamics, we created the RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production applicable on a worldwide level that assures soy production that is socially equitable, economically feasible and environmentally sound. RTRS Certification assures that soy, either as a raw material or as a by-product, was originated from a process that is environmentally correct, socially adequate and economically viable. Hence, there is evidence that products derive from responsible soy production management. Certification has a 5-year validity, and it is based upon the RTRS Standard for Responsible Soy Production, a scheme that includes requirements that must be met by any producer wishing to be certified under this standard. 

Website: http://www.responsiblesoy.org/certification/nuestra-certificacion/?lang=en


We Mean Business

We Mean Business is a coalition of organizations working with thousands of the world’s most influential businesses and investors. These businesses recognize that the transition to a low carbon economy is the only way to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all. To accelerate this transition, we have formed a common platform to amplify the business voice, catalyze bold climate action by all, and promote smart policy frameworks. We Mean Business encourage companies to commit to one or more of the following initiatives: adopt a science-based emissions reduction target; put a price on carbon; procure 100% of electricity from renewable sources; responsible corporate engagement in climate policy; report climate change information in mainstream report as a fiducary duty; remove commodity-driven deforestation from all supply chains by 2020; reduce short-lived climate pollutant emissions. Investors can also sign up to a series of commitments. We Mean Business gives companies and investors a common platform to act and be recognized for bold leadership on climate change. Companies can commit to one—or all—of a set of innovative and practical climate initiatives, and they can work to scale low-carbon solutions to meet specific technology challenges to tackle climate change.

Website: http://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org

 United States

Clean Energy States Alliance

CLEAN ENERGY STATES ALLIANCE (CESA) is a national nonprofit coalition of state and municipal clean energy funds working with federal, regional, industry, and other stakeholders to promote clean energy markets and technologies. CESA members—mostly state agencies— include many of the most innovative, successful, and influential public funders of clean energy initiatives in the country. CESA works with state leaders, federal agencies, industry representatives, and other stakeholders to develop and promote clean energy technologies and markets. It supports effective state and local policies, programs, and innovation in the clean energy generation sector, with an emphasis on renewable energy, financing strategies, and economic development. CESA facilitates information sharing, provides technical assistance, coordinates multi-state collaborative projects, and communicates the views and achievements of its members. It achieves this through: information exchange and analysis; partnership development; joint projects; client services. States policies and programs are now clearly the main driving force for renewable energy progress in the U.S. CESA is dedicated to supporting this state leadership, activity, and innovation in the clean energy sector. 

Website: http://www.cesa.org


Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Founded in 2010 by WWF and IDH (Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative) the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an independent not for profit organisation with global influence. ASC aims to be the world's leading certification and labelling programme for responsibly farmed seafood. The ASC's primary role is to manage the global standards for responsible aquaculture, which were developed by the WWF Aquaculture Dialogues. ASC works with aquaculture producers, seafood processors, retail and foodservice companies, scientists, conservation groups and consumers to: Recognise and reward responsible aquaculture through the ASC aquaculture certification programme and seafood label; Promote best environmental and social choice when buying seafood; Contribute to transforming seafood markets towards sustainability. As a member of the International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling (ISEAL) organisation, ASC's operations meet the requirements for credible standard setting. The ASC standards were developed in line with ISEAL's Codes of Good Practice, meeting the requirements for inclusive and transparent standard setting. The ASC certification process reflects the organisation's values of openness, inclusiveness and transparency. Here's how the certification process work: 1. The farm agrees a contract with an independent certifier; 2. The certifier works with the farm to prepare for the audit; 3. The audit is publicly announced on the ASC website at least 30 days in advance to allow stakeholders to provide relevant input; 4. The audit will assess both technical and social compliance, which require different skill sets. The audit team typically uses two auditors to meet the skill requirements; 5. The audit assesses the farm's administration (logbooks, invoices, delivery receipts, etc.); 6. The auditor verifies the operation is well run in practice through visual assessments and interviews with management and staff. 

Website: http://www.asc-aqua.org


Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and safeguard seafood supplies for the future. We use our blue MSC label and fishery certification program to contribute to the health of the world’s oceans. We want to transform the seafood market by recognising and rewarding sustainable fishing practices and influencing the choices people make when buying seafood. We work with fisheries and businesses around the world to achieve this mission. We set credible standards for sustainable fishing and supply chain traceability. Organisations meet these standards in order to demonstrate the sustainability of their products.Fisheries and seafood businesses voluntarily seek certification to the relevant MSC Standard. These standards meet international best practice guidelines for certification and ecolabelling and were developed through consultation with the fishing industry, scientists, conservationists, experts and stakeholders. They include both the MSC Fisheries Standard and the MSC Chain of Custdy Standard. 

Website: https://www.msc.org


Climate Savers (WWF)

Climate Savers is a climate leadership programme that seeks to transform businesses into leaders of the low-carbon economy. The intention of the programme is to inspire a change in thinking about climate solutions in companies and as agents of change within their sphere of influence. This leaves member companies better placed to avoid carbon-related risks while realising opportunities within their long-term business strategies. Climate Savers’ objective is to recognise corporate leadership on climate solutions: develop low, zero or carbon positive business models and demonstrate that reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can go hand-in-hand with economic growth. At the moment, WWF collaborates with 28 global companies worldwide through the Climate Savers programme. The Climate Savers programme rates corporate climate performance by means of two dimensions, or two leadership pillars: to become the best in class in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science, and to influence market or policy developments by promoting their vision, solutions and achievements. Climate leaders are defined as companies performing best in class across these two leadership pillars. 

Website: http://climatesavers.org/about-us/


Global Agenda Council on Climate Change (WEF)

The Global Agenda Council on Climate Change is developing innovative ways to get more and more people involved in climate change mitigation to ensure that 2014 really is the year where everyone plays their part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change’s report, Climate Adaptation: Seizing the Challenge, captures some of the latest thinking in the field of climate adaptation and financing, with the goal of assisting decision-makers in the public and private sectors gain a better understanding of the issue. 

Website: http://www.weforum.org/communities/global-agenda-council-on-climate-change


New Sustainability Champions (WEF)

This project set out to identify companies originating in the emerging markets for the purpose of researching and understanding the most effective innovative practices for driving sustainable growth. Sixteen proactive innovators were selected from an initial pool of more than 1,000 companies based on the criteria of sustainability, innovation and scalability: these companies clearly stand out as the New Sustainability Champions. The New Sustainability Champions share characteristics that enable them to balance environmental and societal contributions with steady profitability. They tend to grow faster and have higher-than- average margins for their industries. Not only do they have a business impact – doing well by conventional financial measures – but they also have a positive effect on society around them. The New Sustainability Champions report showcases these emerging market companies, which provide inspiring examples on how to tackle challenges of performance, innovation, sustainability and growth. The mindset, practices and business models of these Champions offer critical insights for emerging market businesses, established multinationals and governments. They also serve as a starting point for redefining the future of growth: a robust growth that efficiently binds all elements of sustainability together – economic, environmental, and social. 

Website: http://reports.weforum.org/new-sustainability-champions/



Deploying CCS, with an early focus on large-scale demonstration of the technology in high-carbon economies, can be game-changing in the context of managing and eventually limiting cumulative global emissions. The IEA CCS Roadmap describes a clear and ambitious path to deploying this mitigation lever. More recently, the IPCC 5th Assessment Report describes the much higher cost of reaching a net zero emissions society without CCS by the end of the century. The report also makes it clear that CCS is a necessity if the world overshoots the trillion tonne threshold and requires a drawdown on the cumulative stock. The IPPC suggests a combination of bio-energy and CCS to achieve this (BECCS). CCS is a technology that has been developed solely to reduce emissions. Successful deployment will require both push and pull policies within a mature regulatory and permit framework, requiring coordinated action from both the public and private sectors. The LCTPi (Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative) on CCS will design joint implementation plans for a set of solutions to accelerate the deployment of CCS. 

Website: http://lctpi.wbcsdservers.org/portfolio-item/carbon-capture-and-storage/


LCTPi - Renewables (WBCSD)

Renewable energy is reliable and becoming increasingly competitive . The renewables business solution aims to improve the bankability of renewable energy projects through: policy recommendations – for both developed and developing countries, to support the adoption of regulatory frameworks that help to scale up renewables. These involve market creation, access to the grid, policy stability, pricing carbon emissions and capital mobilization and; multi-stakeholder action plans – to increase renewable energy in the grid. Potential action plans include the improvement of renewable technology efficiency, new trans-national grid assessment, or standardization of financing contracts and fast tracking permitting processes. In 2012, renewable electricity made up around 20% of our global energy supply. Approximately half of this was generated by solar and wind. Energy demand is forecast to grow significantly as we approach 2030. In order to achieve the 30% target for renewables in the energy mix, we need to scale up the deployment of mature technologies to achieve 1TW of renewable energy capacity by 2020.

Website: http://lctpi.wbcsdservers.org/portfolio-item/renewables/


LCTPi - Climate Smart Agriculture (WBCSD)

Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is a relatively new approach to developing the technical, political and financial conditions for the achievement of sustainable development goals. It helps address food security and climate challenges through three pillars: Sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes; Adapting and building resilience to climate change; Reducing and/or eliminating GHG emissions. CSA is a harmonized way of addressing the multiple challenges faced by agricultural systems. Often based on existing practices, policies and institutions, it focuses on achieving the desired outcomes without being prescriptive about practices or technologies. CSA involves making site-specific assessments to identify the best agricultural production technologies and practices for the situation.

Website: http://lctpi.wbcsdservers.org/portfolio-item/climate-smart-agriculture/


LCTPi - Forests (WBCSD)

WBCSD works with member companies in the forest products value chain, from pulp and plantation businesses to the users of forest products and suppliers to the sector. These companies are committed to ending deforestation and eliminating illegal wood from supply chains. By protecting forests we prevent millions of tonnes of greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere and by expanding the area of forested land we create new carbon sinks and provide other valuable ecosystem services. A range of solutions are being developed and tested in different regions. The solutions are focused on three areas: sustainable forest management - mechanisms to reduce the rate of deforestation and improve degraded forest landscapes; innovation and technological development in pulp processing - exploring technologies that are currently in the pre-commercialisation stage, with the potential to reduce emissions intensity by up to 70%; forest products - exploring innovations such as wood composite materials, biofuels and the application of forest products into industrial processes such as steel-making. 

Website: http://lctpi.wbcsdservers.org/portfolio-item/forests/


LCTPi Energy Efficiency in Buildings (WBCSD)

Through the Energy Efficiency In Buildings (EEB 2.0) project, the WBCSD is developing action plans to address the primary market barriers in several metropolitan markets around the world: Warsaw / Poland; Houston / US; Rio de Janeiro / Brazil; Bangalore and Jaipur / India; Singapore / Indonesia / Malaysia and; Benelux. The Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi) on energy efficiency in buildings is an opportunity for the WBCSD and its partners to share and discuss the significant outcomes from the WBCSD EEB pilot market engagements (EEB Laboratories), and to announce commitments to drive further market transformation. Energy efficiency in buildings is a cost-effective way to improve balance sheets while contributing to the climate challenge, by: producing economic and social benefits; anticipating regulatory requirements; reducing and/or eliminating GHG emissions. 

Website: http://lctpi.wbcsdservers.org/portfolio-item/energy-efficiency-in-buildings/


LCTPi - Low-Carbon Transport Fuels (WBCSD)

After years of R&D, new fuel-production technologies are now beginning deployed in new production facilities around the globe, but there is considerable potential to accelerate and scale up this deployment. The Low Carbon Transport Fuels LCTPi (Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative) consists of companies from across the technology spectrum and value chains that are collaborating to scale up carbon sparing technologies to help meet global energy demand in a climate sensitive way. The Low Carbon Transport Fuels LCTPi will: Demonstrate that alternative fuels can reduce emissions while helping to meet increasing demand for global transportation; Ensure that the production of low carbon transport fuels is made in a sustainable manner, with a low or negative footprint on the ecosystems; Identify and activate appropriate national and international policies to support sustainable growth of the new sector; Demonstrate novel partnerships and models that will attract new investment and; Provide scalable project opportunities for rapid execution through public-private-partnership initiatives. 

Website: http://lctpi.wbcsdservers.org/portfolio-item/low-carbon-transport-fuels/


LCTPi - Chemicals (WBCSD)

The Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi) for Chemicals will focus on identifying how the chemical industry can scale up reductions to its operational “footprint”, and deliver increasing GHG savings to society through its “handprint”. Specifically, the LCTPi Chemicals is focused on identifying how “game-changer” technologies for using non-fossil carbon sources can be scaled up to enable the industry to reduce its GHG emissions footprint and transition towards a circular economy. These technologies are: use of biomass; hydrogen/ CO2 conversion and waste-to-chemicals. Chemicals, being the buildings blocks of 95% of all manufactured products, have a huge handprint across value chains and products globally. And, because chemical solutions can enable significant savings of GHG emissions, the LCTPi Chemicals is also focused on identifying what collaborative actions in the Buildings, Automotive, and Food Packaging value chains, will create scale to enable these GHG savings faster. The LCTPi for chemicals aims to foster the deployment of game changer technologies in the chemical sector, to contribute savings in chemical industry’s direct and indirect emissions by 2030 compared to BAU. And, engage with value chain partners to leverage the potential GHG savings of chemical products in key sectors like buildings and mobility. 

Website: http://lctpi.wbcsdservers.org/portfolio-item/chemicals/


LCTPi - Low-Carbon Freight (WBCSD)

WBCSD and its member companies have identified Low Carbon Freight  as a key area for collective action on climate. In the run-up to COP21, the LCFT work program will be developed within the context of the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi). The Low Carbon Freight solution area aims to bring together global manufacturers, logistics service providers, energy companies and transport users with a view to create an ambitious long-term set of solutions as well as a business-driven realistic transformation roadmap. To address the challenges of climate change, freight transport systems need to be transformed globally. The solutions will fall into four main categories: avoiding journeys where possible; modal shift to lower-carbon transport systems; lowering energy intensity; reducing carbon intensity of fuels. 

Website: http://lctpi.wbcsdservers.org/portfolio-item/low-carbon-freight/


WBC for Sustainable Development

The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Together with its members, the council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action. The Council plays the leading advocacy role for business. Leveraging strong relationships with stakeholders, it helps drive debate and policy change in favor of sustainable development solutions. The Council provides a forum for its 200 member companies - who represent all business sectors, all continents and combined revenue of over $US 7 trillion - to share best practices on sustainable development issues and to develop innovative tools that change the status quo. The Council also benefits from a network of 60 national and regional business councils and partner organizations, a majority of which are based in developing countries. The WBCSD takes a unique approach to developing publications and tools that are created with extensive input from and road tested by member organizations, demonstrating that they deliver proven results. Output is developed via work programs that were set up to ensure all aspects of sustainable development in business are dealt with effectively. It is clearly divided in to: focus areas, sector projects, systems solutions and capacity building. 

Website: http://www.wbcsd.org/home.aspx


LCTPi Cement Sustainability Initiative (WBCSD)

Member companies of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) have pledged to reduce CO2 emissions by 20 – 25% by 2030 – a reduction of 1 Gt compared to business as usual. The Cement Action Plan is part of WBCSD’s Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi). The Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi) led by the WBCSD is an unprecedented business collaboration to scale up the development and deployment of low carbon technologies. Among the member companies, 86 have made 94 endorsements and are ready to move to implementation.On 8 December 2015, at the side event hosted by the CSI at COP21 in Paris, the cement industry released a set of action plans aimed at reducing carbon emissions and identifying the barriers the industry faces, what needs to be done, by whom and when. To help achieve the goals outlined in the Action Plan, companies will expand the use of tools developed and pioneered by the CSI on CO2 and energy measurement, reporting and benchmarking across the sector. The CSI and its members are working to break down barriers and take decisive steps around the world in addition to the development of technology roadmaps on a global scope. Customized national roadmaps have been or are being launched in India, Brazil, Egypt and potentially in China to allow for the sharing of learnings and know-how. 

Website: http://www.wbcsdcement.org/index.php/en/media-coverage-stories/2015/475-lctpi-on-cement-launched-today-at-cop21


Verified Carbon Standard (formerly the Voluntary Carbon Standard)

At VCS, we work hand-in-hand with public and private sector leaders all across the globe to lead a greenhouse gas reduction program that delivers massive emission reductions across the world. We achieve this by: providing a trusted, robust and user-friendly program that brings quality assurance to voluntary carbon markets; pioneering innovative rules and tools that open new avenues for carbon crediting to businesses, non-profits and government entities that engage in on-the-ground climate action; sharing knowledge and encouraging the uptake of best practice in carbon markets so that markets develop along coherent and compatible lines even as top-down regulations take shape.A Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Program is the mechanism that new or existing projects must use to certify they are actively reducing emissions. While there are other voluntary GHG programs throughout the world, none are more widely used than the VCS Program. In just a few short years, more than 1000 registered projects have collectively removed more than 130 million tons of emissions from the atmosphere. VCS uses four basic quality assurance elements: 1. The VCS Program incorporates global best practices; 2. VCS methodologies ensure robust GHG accounting in specific project scenarios; 3. VCS requires independent auditing of all projects; A transparent registry system ensures credits are unique and fully traceable online. 

Website: http://www.v-c-s.org/


Ultra-Low CO2 Steelmaking (ULCOS)

ULCOS stands for Ultra-Low Carbon dioxide (CO2) Steelmaking. It is a consortium of 48 European companies and organisations from 15 European countries that have launched a cooperative research & development initiative to enable drastic reduction in Carbon dioxide(CO2) emissions from steel production. The consortium consists of all major EU steel companies, of energy and engineering partners, research institutes and universities and is supported by the European commission. The aim of the ULCOS programme is to reduce the Carbon dioxide(CO2) emissions of today's best routes by at least 50 percent. ULCOS is today the largest endeavour within the steel industry worldwide proactively looking for solutions to the threat of global warming. The consortium´s expertise ranges from steelmaking to biomass production and geological Carbon dioxide(CO2) storage and it includes process science as well as engineering, economics of energy and foresight studies in relation to climate change.

Website: http://www.ulcos.org/en/index.php


UTZ Certified

UTZ Certified is a program and a label for sustainable farming of coffee, cocoa, tea and rooibos. UTZ Certified stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet. The UTZ program enables farmers to learn better farming methods, improve working conditions and take better care of their children and the environment. Through the UTZ-program farmers grow better crops, generate more income and create better opportunities while safeguarding the environment and securing the earth’s natural resources. Coffee, cocoa and tea products do not get the UTZ label easily. The compliance with the program’s strict requirements by UTZ certified farms and businesses, is closely monitored by independent third parties. These requirements include Good Agricultural Practices and farming management, safe and healthy working conditions, abolition of child labor and protection of the environment. UTZ offers brands the possibility to track and trace the coffee, cocoa and tea, from the shelf in the store to the farmer. 

Website: https://utzcertified.org

 Los Angeles

The Climate Registry

We designed and operate the pre-eminent voluntary GHG registry in North America. It’s the only carbon management program that is supported by states and provinces and renowned for its high quality. Hundreds of organizations report their emissions to our program, including leading corporations, universities, and local and state government agencies. Membership with The Climate Registry empowers organizations to build high quality, cost effective emissions inventories by accessing our GHG reporting tools, expertise, and leadership community. As a member of The Climate Registry, your organization will receive the following benefits:introductory call & orientation; CRIS emissions calculator & reporting software; online trainings and reporting toolkit; up to 6 hours of personal reporting support; networking; e-newsletter; use of the climate registry logo.

Website: https://www.theclimateregistry.org/programs-services/voluntary-reporting/membership-benefits/


The 4C Association

The 4C Association aims to unite all relevant coffee stakeholders in working towards the improvement of the economic, social and environmental conditions of coffee production and processing to build a thriving, sustainable sector for generations to come. The 4C Association is the leading multi-stakeholder sustainable coffee platform, guiding the mainstream sector toward more sustainable production in a pre-competitive arena where all relevant stakeholders are enabled to participate. The 4C Association defines and maintains the 4C Code of Conduct, a baseline standard for sustainability in the coffee sector. The Code comprises 28 social, environmental and economic principles for the sustainable production, processing and trading of green coffee. The 4C Association (Common Code for the Coffee Community) sets, maintains and operates the 4C Code of Conduct, an entry-level standard that defines a global common baseline and starts all coffee supply chain actors on the path to the sustainable production, processing, and trade of coffee. The 4C Association actively promotes and partners with sustainability standards and initiatives in the market to increase the supply and demand of verified and certified coffee.

Website: www.4c-coffeeassociation.org


Tanzania Green Building Council

The Tanzania Green Building Council was established on 31st January 2014, with the mission of driving the sustainable development of Tanzania’s built landscape. With active support from key industry leaders as well as government officials, the council garners a strong pursuit to foster the path for a nationwide adoption of Green Building by signifying public-private partnerships. The group has also been involved in organizing the first East Africa Green Building Conference - This conference is the first kind of its own. For the first time ever, we combined the regional forces in East Africa to address the issue of sustainability under a diverse scope. Achieving the transformative change in cities require that we urgently integrate urban design into planning policies , co-integrate nature and human economic development harmoniously as well as building and designing with nature. A transition to energy efficient buildings into its city planning on an integrated, long term and multi-scalar approach will create key green economic opportunities for East Africa.

Website: http://tzgbc.com/


Global Reporting Initiative

The Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI's) Sustainability Disclosure Database allows organisations to upload their sustainability reports. For organisations, this database provides: additional exposure for the report; international profiling of the organisation and its sustainability/ integrated reports; a user-friendly archive of all the organisation's reports; the opportunity to contribute to a comprehensive pool of data used for sustainability research and trend analysis, that drives the sustainability agenda. Any type of sustainability, corporate responsibility, or integrated report can be registered in the Database provided it is publicly available. Report tracked in the database include: GRI Reports (those using the GRI sustainability reporting framework and with a GRI Content Index); GRI-Referenced Reports (those that make reference to or use elements of GRI's Sustainability Reporting Framework but do not include a GRI Content Index); Non-GRI Reports. 

Website: https://www.globalreporting.org/information/sustainability-reporting/Pages/default.aspx



At Springwise we believe that the route to the finest innovation ideas and creativity on the planet is via entrepreneurs and the businesses they create. We discover and share those ideas with our readers and the people, businesses and institutions who want to be outstanding in their field. With our network of more than 19,000 spotters in over 180 countries, we are uniquely placed to source the most compelling innovations, new business ventures and ideas in the world.Every day we receive many, many idea spottings, before our Editorial team selects the very best for publication. We sift, validate, synthesise and summarise, before presenting the top three on www.springwise.com every day. All of the ideas we feature are real, new, and most importantly, original, which makes us the most relevant source for entrepreneurial ideas worldwide. 

Website: http://www.springwise.com/about/

 United States


Sourcemap is the supply chain mapping company. We help companies (and government, consumers, NGOs) find out where things come from, measure the risks, and plan for more efficient, sustainable supply chains. Sourcemap's capability is based on a different way to model supply chains: we use an end-to-end network database that combines information about locations (mines, farms, factories and warehouses) and the movement of goods between these locations (raw materials, finished goods, batches and lots, SKUs and serial numbers). The result is a one-of-its kind map of the entire global operations for a product, including key performance indicators and risk metrics. For the first time you can see and understand an entire supply chain, from end-to-end. Companies can work in real time with their supply chains to create a social network that gathers data on the ground and makes it relevant to decision-makers. And you can make decisions based on the best way to get goods to market. At the same time, our cloud database allows you to combine data from external sources: survey your suppliers, use on-the-ground mobile apps to record transactions, and combine the knowledge of your supply chain with third-party data such as audits, bills of lading, market intelligence and risk newsfeeds. With Sourcemap companies are finally able to account for the entire supply chain, identify the risks, and capitalize on the opportunities. 

Website: sourcemap.com


Sustainable Business Network

The Sustainable Business Network is a membership-based social enterprise, made up of businesses, governmental agencies and organisations located across New Zealand. It was established by founder and CEO Rachel Brown in 2002 with the vision to make New Zealand the model sustainable nation for the world. SBN has grown to become a leading voice in New Zealand business and media, trusted and respected by corporate CEOs, trailblazing innovators, NGOs and political leaders alike. We work with members, helping them to succeed sustainably and to progress their role towards contributing to New Zealand being a model sustainable nation. Our core projects focus on creating demand for more sustainable products and services. SBN work across four areas: renewables - enabling the use of renewable energy; community - building thriving communities; mega efficiency - maximising the use of resources; restorative - enhancing NZ's natural capital. 

Website: http://sustainable.org.nz/who-is-sustainable-business-network/about-the-sustainable-business-network/


Sound and Fair

This website represents the chain of custody for FSC 100% African from community-managed forests and charts the evolution of Sound and Fair from a donor-funded campaign to financially and environmentally sustainable and ethic-driven timber trading company committed to delivering maximum social impact for forest-dependent people in Africa.

Website: http://soundandfair.org/


SE4All - Sustainable Energy For All

The Sustainable Energy for All initiative brings together top-level leadership from all sectors of society – governments, business and civil society. Working together, we can achieve a broad-based transformation of the world’s energy systems and build a more prosperous, healthier, cleaner and safer world for this and future generations. In September 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shared his vision for making sustainable energy for all a reality by 2030. He launched Sustainable Energy for All as a global initiative that would mobilize action from all sectors of society in support of three interlinked objectives: 1.providing universal access to modern energy services; 2. doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and 3. doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. Sustainable Energy for All has generated significant momentum since its launch. Governments from 106 countries and the European Union have partnered with SE4All to advance the three objectives on the country level. Over 50 High Impact Opportunities (HIOs) have been identified, with a wide range of stakeholders undertaking actions that will have significant potential to advance Sustainable Energy for All. Governments, the private sector, and multilateral institutions alike are mobilizing resources in support of the initiative’s three objectives. 

Website: http://www.se4all.org/about-us


Round-table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

We are a not-for-profit that unites stakeholders from the 7 sectors of the palm oil industry: oil palm producers, processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks/investors, and environmentalandsocial non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil. The RSPO has developed a set of environmental and social criteria which companies must comply with in order to produce Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO). When they are properly applied, these criteria can help to minimize the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm oil-producing regions. The RSPO has more than 1,700 members worldwide who represent all links along the palm oil supply chain. They have committed to produce, source and/or use sustainable palm oil certified by the RSPO. 

Website: http://www.rspo.org/about


Responsible Business Summit Asia 2016

The Responsible Business Summit Asia 2016 is a platform that brings the most innovative companies in Asia Pacific to lead the conversation on what it takes to be a business of the future. Through a series of interactive round tables and intimate workshops, the Responsible Business Summit Asia will provide with practical tools and ideas to achieve commercial growth and enable value chain sustainability. The objectives of the session include: materiality analysis - understaning the value chain by identifying areas of risk and opportunity; moving beyond auditing to work with suppliers to build trust and develop capacity building programs that pay off; engage procurement colleagues to ensure social and environmental values are part of their decision making process; relate creating shared value to your business and find out where and how your company can make the biggest impact; enhance brand reputation through strong sustainbility and CSR values and communicating the progress; facilitate industry change through effective lobbying - how to work with partners, competitors and civil society.  

Website: http://events.ethicalcorp.com/rbs-asia/?utm_source=ecobusiness&utm_medium=event%20listing&utm_campaign=ecobusiness

 República Dominicana

Red Nacional de Apoyo Empresarial a la Protección Ambiental

ECORED is a National Network of Business Support for Environmental Protection, a nonprofit that brings together the private sector of the Dominican Republic in projects for the development of a sustainable culture in the country, with a focus on environmental care organization and natural resources. This organization checks the commitment of companies within their membership, making sure they are up to date with environmental legislation, and / or accompanying the process of obtaining more agility. It seeks to promote the integration of the business sector in the development of a culture of conservation and sustainable management of natural resources and environment of the Dominican Republic.

Membership with ECORED includes: the Center for Sustainability, which aims to systematically introduce the techniques and sustainable production practices in the production systems of the country, taking advantage of the material and human resources companies; workshops and conferences related to production and service offerings so environmentally friendly; space for exchange and knowledge of best practices in the sector; access to specialized media in order to publicize and disseminate their own or industry initiatives; being part of a large team of business advisors, to keep up as Dominican environmental regulation refers, and influence their changes and improvements and; A link with government agencies to permit procedures and / or consultation, through agreements inter-institutional cooperation. 

Website: http://www.ecored.org.do/



R20 Regions of Climate Action is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other global leaders in cooperation with the United Nations. R20 is a coalition of partners led by regional governments that work to promote and implement projects that are 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. These local actions can help the world achieve our shared global environmental and economic goals. R20 aims to help 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 achieves this by connecting Regions, Technology and Finance to build sustainable low-carbon projects. 

Website: http://regions20.org


Philippine Green Building Council

The Philippine Green Building Council (PHILGBC) was incorporated on March 22, 2007 as a national non-stock, non-profit organization that promotes the sharing of knowledge on green building practices to the industry to ensure a sustainable environment. It was organized to serve as a single voice in the promotion of holistic and market-based green building practices, to facilitate the sharing of green building information and practices in the building industry, and to serve as a non-partisan venue for the development of a green building rating system. Since its establishment, PHILGBC has been campaigning for the transformation of design, construction and management methods of the industry into practices that are environmentally and socially responsible, safe and healthy, and a prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. With a lot of “schools of thought” on how to be green, the PhilGBC explains to the public that a rating tool will make things easier for the public to identify green buildings. In this regard, the Council is continuously developing and improving the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) Rating System, the Philippines’ own green building rating system. Initiated to facilitate greener building, BERDE measures how a building excels above and beyond the existing local environmental regulations and standards. 

Website: http://philgbc.org/about/


Rainforest Alliance

We work with forward-thinking farmers, foresters and tourism entrepreneurs to conserve natural resources and ensure the long-term economic health of forest communities. In order for a farm or forestry enterprise to achieve Rainforest Alliance certification, or for a tourism business to be verified, it must meet rigorous standards designed to protect ecosystems, safeguard the well-being of local communities and improve productivity. The Rainforest Alliance then links these farmers, foresters and tourism businesses to the growing global community of conscientious consumers through the green frog seal. Businesses that meet strict sustainability standards are eligible to use one of the Rainforest Alliance trademarks to make their products and services stand out in the global marketplace. These marks make it easy for consumers to identify a legitimately sustainable product or service and to support those businesses that are acting responsibly. The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal is an internationally recognized symbol of environmental, social and economic sustainability that helps both businesses and consumers do their part to ensure a brighter future for us all.

Website: http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/


Network of Sustainable Companies

The Sustainable Business Network (Redes-CAR) program seeks to generate productive transformation in supply chains made ​​up of large companies and their SME suppliers. Redes-CAR is a response to the need to strengthen and improve the performance of SMEs and Colombian supply chain and is directly related to the guidelines and policy goals and action plans on production, consumption and environmental management.  It is a public-private partnership through which companies improve their competitiveness and also their environmental performance , with the support of the Regional Autonomous Corporation-CAR, the University of the Andes and other allied institutions. Participating companies Redes-CAR improve economic and environmental performance through cleaner production (CP) and the strengthening of the supply chain. Between 2013 and 2015, 100 participants in the program Redes-CAR belonging to 12 economic sectors and providers of leading companies, called "anchor" companies - Alpina, Bavaria, Group Success, Wok, MG Consultants, Asocolflores, Fedepapa and Fenavi - have devised their own projects, aimed at improving business processes, and interacted with other companies in a common effort to increase productivity and reduce their environmental impact. 

Website: http://www.redescar.org/escar/libreria/php/03.0106.html


Network for Business Sustainability

NBS is a non-profit established in 2005, the Network for Business Sustainability is a powerful and growing network of international academic experts and business leaders. NBS produces authoritative resources on important sustainability issues – with the goal of shaping management practice and research. We connect thousands of researchers and professionals worldwide who are interested in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and who believe in the value of research-based practice and practice-based research.NBS is a global network of people and organizations committed to advancing sustainable business practice. NBS enables business sustainability by fostering collaboration and co-creating knowledge through research and practice. NBS uses a networked approach - connecting businesses and researchers, and seeking to break down the silos within and among the academic, industry, and government sectors by encouraging collaboration.

The Network for Business Sustainability: South Africa (NBS: SA) will address business sustainability issues within the South African context to better use and build the considerable business and academic resources in the region. The initial focus will be on South Africa, though an expansion of scope to the southern African region will be considered in due course. NBS: SA aims to become a regional hub of academics and practitioners focused on building more sustainable business models. Meanwhile, housed at the Ivey Business School in London, Ontario, the Canadian arm of NBS works with businesses, industry councils, and academics to identify and research the top business sustainability challenges across the country, and as Chile’s economy progresses, the need to address pressing sustainability issues becomes greater. NBS: Chile will work towards address these sustainability challenges to build considerable business and academic resources in the region. NBS: Chile is housed at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI)’s Centre for Business Sustainability and is led by Pablo Muñoz, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at the UAI Business School.

Website: http://nbs.net/


The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.

PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. Thanks to its eco-label, customers and consumers are able to identify products from sustainably managed forests. 

Website: http://www.pefc.org/about-pefc/overview


NATRUE - The International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association

NATRUE is a Brussels based international non-profit association committed to promoting and protecting Natural and Organic Cosmetics worldwide. Founded in 2007, we provide a home to all true friends of Natural and Organic Cosmetics and embrace all who commit to our high standards of quality and integrity. The two pillars on which NATRUE stands have consumer interests at heart: Participation  and contribution to EU regulatory decision making to ensure the availability of premium Natural & Organic Ingredients and to establish a level regulatory playing field for the international Natural & Organic Cosmetic sector to the benefit of consumers worldwide; Promotion and development of the NATRUE Label to guarantee the availability of the highest possible quality of Natural & Organic Cosmetics for consumers worldwide. 

Website: http://www.natrue.org/

 United Kingdom


As we look towards the future, Lead believes that among the possible scenarios lies a world of new possibilities with extraordinary opportunities for innovation and reinvention. Individuals and organisations can play a critical role in building a sustainable future by changing the way we work, solve problems and create value. For over 20 years, Lead has pioneered the development of leadership capacity across sectors, on a global scale, to address the world's most pressing problems. We've witnessed and learned how individuals are able to challenge conventional ways of creating, learning and being, to become major catalysts for change, crossing traditional organisational and industry boundaries. Today, Lead enables aspiring and established leaders to explore, with fresh eyes, the implications of sustainability for their organisations and their leadership capacity for the future. We support individuals and organisations to realise their potential to be catalysts for change and to thrive in a future that may seem impossible by today's rules. LEAD supports individuals and organisations to realise their potential, to be catalysts for change and to thrive in the complexities of the future. Experiential learning journeys are the cornerstone of our approach. We believe that direct experience of complex sustainability challenges and the people tackling them provides a powerful vehicle for learning, personal growth and leadership development. Our programmes are designed to prepare progressive individuals and organisations to prepare for leadership in the 21st century. Our open and custom programmes offer established and emerging leaders the opportunity to share perspectives, build insights and be inspired to plot a course of action for themselves and their organisations. 

Website: http://www.lead.org/

 South Africa

National Business Initiative (NBI)

The Energy Efficiency Leadership Network (EELN) is a partnership, which consists of more than 40 businesses, government departments/ agencies and business associations who make up the signatory network. The EELN fora lets government and business speak openly about energy efficiency as well as energy strategy and policy implementation. The activities of the EELN are geared to upskill its members on shared energy efficiency experiences and keeps members/signatories abreast with energy efficiency technology best practices. Needless to say that the sharing of experience and challenges in the EELN has had a significant impact on South African businesses to date. The National Business Initiative (NBI) acts as secretariat for the EELN, which works with companies, government departments / agencies and business associations. NBI plays the role of convenor for open dialogue on various strategic and policy matters related to energy efficiency as well as organises capacity building and technical site visit opportunities for EELN members. This provides members a framework within which to collaborate on projects as well as develop a common roadmap which informs clear strategies and a proactive approach to energy efficiency for both business and government. Due to the NBI’s track record in hosting the EELN the organisation managed to attract FDI in the form of donor funding (8.6 million pounds sterling) from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in 2014. This funding was used to establish the Private Sector Energy Efficiency Programme (PSEE), as an implementation arm, which offers subsidised assistance for SMEs and large businesses to help organisations identify potential energy savings (via energy audits) and also assisted large companies to design and implement their own energy efficiency initiatives, policies objectives and strategic alignment activities. More than 700 medium sized businesses and more that 35 large businesses respectively, have been assisted by the PSEE to date. 


Website: http://www.nbi.org.za/focusarea-energy.html

 Ciudad de México

Las Páginas Verdes Foundation

Green Pages is an organization that aims at protecting the environment through the promotion of sustainable consumption. This is achieved through projects that link consumers with companies committed to caring for the planet through products and services low environmental impact. So, we encourage not only entrepreneurial and responsible drinking culture in Mexico, but also the sustainable economic development of the whole country. This movement of green consumption is constantly growing and we are confident that this will continue. With projects like directories sustainable products and services, EcoFest and Green Sector , we give alternative both the consumer and the business to broaden their view on the subject.This makes the green culture is increasing ensuring the welfare of the country and transferring borders. So we will make slowly with small steps, day by day, the company is passed from the desire to care for the environment. 

Website: http://laspaginasverdes.com/


Kenya Green Building Society

Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) is an independent membership based society formed to advocate for green building, rate the built environment and train industry on green building. KGBS is registered with the World Green Building Council and is one of the 100 members alongside South Africa, Australia, UK and USA. KGBS seeks to lead the transformation in the construction industry towards environmentally sustainable buildings and promoting healthy and efficient environments. KGBS is the leading Green Building movement in the Kenyan market that ensure buildings are designed and built sustainably. Currently, KGBS using Green star SA rating tool We are a dedicated team of professionals working in collaboration with industry experts, leaders, government departments to develop modern day building best practices crafted to suit the Kenyan dynamic property industry. 

Website: http://kenyagreenbuildingsociety.co.ke/



We are a cooperative of second degree in which we participate Cooperative Initiative and Social Integration Enterprises promoted by Caritas. Our aim is the social inclusion of people at risk of social exclusion through activities of environmental services, reuse and recycling, sustainable consumption, education, care for people and other activities that can help meet the target. We work to improve the situation people, especially those who need another chance, fulfilling a social and solidarity economy. Our daily work is guided by the innovation and growth, with people at its center. And it develops on cooperatives competencies: Identification Koopera: Teamwork; Customer orientation; Achievement orientation; Impeccability; Orientation change and innovation. 

Website: http://koopera.org/


Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity

JBIB is a group of Japanese corporations committed to biodiversity conservation. The initiative was launched in 2008 with 14 companies. Now it has grown to a group of 55 leading companies representing many different business fields. They are persistently moving toward our goal of balancing business operations with the necessity of biodiversity conservation. JBIB aims to make substantial contributions toward the conservation of biodiversity in our capacity as corporations. They have set the objectives of their activities as follows and will keep continuing to make such efforts : to explore links between business and biodiversity and to use that knowledge in business practices; to promote dialogues and collabrations with stakeholders; to share good practices within Japan and abroad; to advocate and undertake educational efforts for the promotion of biodiversity conservation; to conduct projects to fulfill the aforementioned objectives. They therefore have all the corporations in JBIB exchange experiences and together investigate the issue of biodiversity conservation from a global perspective. 

Website: http://jbib.org/english/introduction


International Union for Conservation of Nature

Since its creation in 1948, The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been engaging business to help conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. The Global Business and Biodiversity Programme was established in 2003 to influence and support private partners in addressing environmental and social issues. The Programme's key priority, based on a strategy approved by the IUCN Council, is to engage the business sectors that have a significant impact on natural resources and livelihoods. These include: large 'footprint' industries such as mining and oil and gas; biodiversity-dependent industries including fishing, agriculture and forestry; and, financial services and “green” enterprises such as organic farming, renewable energy and nature-based tourism. IUCN - together with key actors from policymakers to industry leaders – is promoting new solutions, standards and safeguards for businesses to consider as they develop sustainability plans and activities. IUCN seeks to build an action-based relationship with business that goes beyond Corporate Social Responsibility obligations, addressing the root causes of environmental degradation. The Global Business and Biodiversity Programme provides a wide range of expertise. It builds bridges between stakeholders, carries out independent scientific assessments, and develops conservation policy standards and tools.  

Website: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/business/

 New Delhi

Indian Leaders for Nature

Leaders for Nature offer: Individual partnerships - following a company's value chain down to the landscape level, where they explore options to have less impact on the landscape and make your operations contribute to healthier ecosystems, ensuring the longterm delivery of the resources on which the business depends; Sectoral summit tables - full-day work sessions prepared with the organisation in advance, wokring in a multi-sector setting on preserving and benefiting from the natural capital in the landscape where the sector operates; Heart in business sessions - reviewing the connectedness of the company with nature, brining nature back into the heart of the business with reflective, professionally moderated sessions and outdoor experiences on areas of natural beauty. Leaders for Nature interact with companies in the agriculture, infrastructure, extractives and finance sectors. 

Website: https://www.iucn.org/asia/countries/india/leaders-nature-india


International Chamber of Commerce - Green Economy Roadmap

ICC’s flagship green economy guide assists business, policy makers and society in the development and implementation of policies and actions towards a “green economy”. This first ICC Green Economy Roadmap – containing contributions from experts from around the globe brought together in a two year process – is widely read by business, policy and other stakeholder groups worldwide, both within and outside ICC’s international membership. The Roadmap represents a comprehensive and multidisciplinary effort to clarify and frame the concept of “green economy” and promote a more common understanding.It highlights the essential role of business in bringing solutions to common global challenges and sets out 10 conditions needed for a “green economy” in which “economic growth and environmental responsibility work together in a mutually reinforcing fashion while supporting progress on social development.” These 10 conditions are: Open and competitive markets; Metrics, accounting, and reporting; Finance and investment; Awareness; Life cycle approach; Resource efficiency and decoupling; Employment; Education and skills; Governance and partnership; Integrated policy and decision-making.  

Website: https://iccwbo.org/publication/icc-green-economy-roadmap-executive-summary-2012/


International Integrated Reporting Council

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard setters, the accounting profession and NGOs. The coalition is promoting communication about value creation as the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting. The IIRC’s mission is to establish integrated reporting and thinking within mainstream business practice as the norm in the public and private sectors. The IIRC’s vision is to align capital allocation and corporate behaviour to wider goals of financial stability and sustainable development through the cycle of integrated reporting and thinking. 

Website: www.theiirc.org



GRI is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others. We have pioneered sustainability reporting since the late 1990s, transforming it from a niche practice to one now adopted by a growing majority of organizations. GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards are foundational to this success. With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most widely used standards on sustainability reporting and disclosure, enabling businesses, governments, civil society and citizens to make better decisions based on information that matters. In fact, 93% of the world’s largest 250 corporations report on their sustainability performance. 

A sustainability report is a report published by a company or organization about the economic, environmental and social impacts caused by its everyday activities. A sustainability report also presents the organization's values and governance model, and demonstrates the link between its strategy and its commitment to a sustainable global economy. By using the GRI Guidelines, reporting organizations disclose their most critical impacts – be they positive or negative – on the environment, society and the economy. They can generate reliable, relevant and standardized information with which to assess opportunities and risks, and enable more informed decision-making – both within the business and among its stakeholders. G4 (the guideline used) is designed to be universally applicable to all organizations of all types and sectors, large and small, across the world.

Website: https://www.globalreporting.org/Pages/default.aspx


Haga Initiative

The Haga Initiative is a network of companies that works to reduce carbon emissions from the business sector and highlight the climate issue by showing that ambitious climate strategies create business advantages and improve profitability. The network includes: AkzoNobel, Axfood, Coca-Cola Enterprises Sweden, Folksam, Fortum Värme, Green Cargo, JM, Lantmännen, Löfbergs, McDonald’s, HKScan Sweden, Stena Recycling and Sveaskog. The Haga Initiative wants to reduce the carbon emissions of the business sector, highlight the climate issue as one of the most important future issues, and act as a role model for companies that take active responsibility for the climate. The companies in the network have set their own climate goals to reduce emissions by at least 40 percent by 2020. By showing that ambitious climate strategies create business advantages and improve profitability, the Haga Initiative wants to drive the business sector in the direction needed to meet the overall climate goals and achieve a long-term sustainable society. As role models for companies that take active climate responsibility, the network also wants to launch climate-positive initiatives that lie beyond the traditional responsibility of the member companies and that lead to changes in behaviour of customers, suppliers, employees, competitors and politicians. 

Website: http://hagainitiativet.se/en/

 Ciudad de México

Green Momentum - Cleantech Challenge Mexico

Cleantech Challenge Mexico is the competition's leading green companies in Mexico. GreenMomentum Inc., main organizer and promoter of Cleantech Challenge Mexico (CTCM) was founded in 2008 by a group of Mexicans in Silicon Valley, California, who came to Mexico in 2009 with its first branch (GreenMomentum). In 2010, they launched the Cleantech Challenge Mexico subsidiary, with the first edition of the competition, the results exceeded expectations. In 2019 celebrated its tenth annual edition. It aims at promoting the identification, coaching and development of start up companies/entrepreneurs with potential to drive economic development through sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship in clean technology. Cleantech Challenge Mexico (CTCM) recruits academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, startups or anyone who has manufactured, used or promoted clean technology to help minimize the impact on the environment. The seventh edition of CTCM has 2 categories: Cleantech Innovation Challenge: Aimed at projects that are in early stages, creating prototypes, yet market their technologies or with less than one year billing. It takes place from April to June in 12 regional headquarters and consists of assessment phases 1, 2 and 3.  Cleantech Startups Challenge: can participate startups that have been billed for at least one year. To this the best projects of the previous category they will be added. It takes place from July to September and is made up of phases 4, 5 and 6 (final). Phase 4 is performed in 6 regional headquarters, 5th in the City of Mexico and 6 in Merida, Yucatan. Cleantech Challenge Mexico is distinguished by strengthening all projects selected through multiple benefits such as ongoing training for 5 months and valued at more than $ 100,000 MXN on issues such as sustainability, business model, marketing, finance and investment; while the 40 semifinalists will receive counseling and specialized follow-up mentoring and / or consultants.Finally, the finalists have the chance to win several awards among which is a cash prize of $ 250,000 MXN for first place and more than 1 million pesos in prizes, and the opportunity for investment by fund private equity joint venture with a capacity of up to $ 30 million.  

Website: http://www.cleantechchallenge.org/?language=en



GreenBiz advances the opportunities at the intersection of business, technology and sustainability. Through its websites, events, peer-to-peer network and research, GreenBiz promotes the potential to drive transformation and accelerate progress — within companies, industries and in the very nature of business. Through its media strategy, GreenBiz provides intelligent, focused content on business, technology and sustainability for people from every industry and discipline.  Since 1991, GreenBiz has chronicled and been a catalyst for thought leadership in aligning environmental responsibility with profitable business practices. 

 Their events convene the brightest minds in sustainability, technology and business from the world's largest companies, technology startups, utilities and cities. Around the world, GreenBiz events combine strong, forward-looking content with high-wattage stage presentations, hands-on workshops and unsurpassed networking opportunities. They also have an Executive Network, whose membership-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for sustainability executives from the world’s largest companies. 

Its unique combination of expertly facilitated meetings and resource sharing enables members to benefit from the insights of their peers across a range of topics and sectors. Finally, GreenBiz  produces research on a wide range of topics related to business, technology and sustainability, including the annual State of Green Business and NGO reports. It also produces custom research reports for corporate clients and conducts monthly surveys of the 3,000-member GreenBiz Intelligence Panel. 

Website: http://www.greenbiz.com/


Greenhouse Gas Protocol

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, developed by World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), sets the global standard for how to measure, manage, and report greenhouse gas emissions. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. A decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the GHG Protocol is working with businesses, governments, and environmental groups around the world to build a new generation of credible and effective programs for tackling climate change. 

The GHG Protocol also offers developing countries an internationally accepted management tool to help their businesses to compete in the global marketplace and their governments to make informed decisions about climate change. The GHG Protocol supplies the world's most widely used greenhouse gas accounting standards. These include: the corporate accounting and reporting standard; the corporate value chain (Scope 3) standard; the product life cycle standard; the project protocol; the GHG protocol for cities; the mitigation goal standard; policy and action standard. 

Website: http://www.ghgprotocol.org/


Green Truck Partnership (GTP)

The Green Truck Partnership is an alliance between Roads and Maritime Services and the road transport industry. Its purpose is to commission agreed independent testing of products that claim to improve the environmental performance of heavy vehicles. Roads and Maritime Services is a NSW statutory authority established on 1 November 2011 under the Transport Legislation Amendment Act 2011. Roads and Maritime is a multi-modal transport agency within the broader Transport Cluster, known as Transport for NSW. Transport for NSW has responsibility for transport policy, planning and coordination functions, and the oversight of infrastructure delivery and asset management. Roads and Maritime implements initiatives to improve movement of people by various transport modes, including public transport (bus and ferry), cycling and walking, as well as motor vehicles. We also deliver initiatives to improve the movement of goods on the freight network, by improving accessibility and infrastructure, with a focus on reliability, productivity and safety initiatives. 

Website: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/about/environment/air/green-truck-partnership/index.html


Green Industry Platform

The Green Industry Platform is a global, high-level, multi-stakeholder partnership and forum to catalyze, mobilize and mainstream action on Green Industry around the world. It provides a framework to bring governmental, business and civil society leaders together to secure concrete commitments and action in support of the Green Industry agenda, i.e. greening the manufacturing process and creating green industries for production of goods and services for domestic use or export. By encouraging the more efficient use of energy and raw materials in manufacturing processes and services, the GIP contributes to both cleaner and more competitive industrial development, and helps reduce pollution and reliance on unsustainable use of natural resources. Membership to the GIP is free and always will be, but also shows your support for Green Industry, Corporate Social Responsibility and the future of our planet. The Platform has a number of unique features. 

These include: Mandate – The Platform is the first and largest purpose-built multi-stakeholder framework with a focus on promoting Green Industry; further consolidating and supporting the mandates of UNIDO and UNEP; Membership Model – The Platform is built on a public/private partnership model bringing together leaders from government, the private sector and civil society. Supporting this, it has a multistakeholder governance and membership model to promote diverse, innovative and effective approaches; Materials – The Platform helps link existing data resource bases and develop its own materials and communication mechanisms, including a web-based portal to share information on relevant policies, technologies and developments. The Plaform’s tools, include convening meetings with key stakeholders, commissioning research, and developing project partnerships. 

Website: http://www.greenindustryplatform.org/


Green Freight Asia

Green Freight Asiav (GFA) is an industry led program. GFA is incorporated in Singapore as a non-profit organisation. Green Freight Asia is a member driven organisation, mainly of shippers (Companies that buy road freight transport services) and carriers (Campanies that own commercial vehicles for the transport of goods). Their key objective is to help lower fuel consumption across Asia-Pacific sourced road freight movements, reduce CO2e emissions from these movements and lower shipping costs across the entire supply chain. GFA provides a simple/ clear definition and recognition of Green Road Freight Transport; aligns the definition and recognition of Green Road Freight Transport across countries in Asia-Pacific and other regions; provies a level playing field for industry to adopt green freight practices; facilitates information sharing about Green Technologies; proves a positive impact of Green practices on fuel consumption and CO2e emissions in a measurable way for its members. 

Website: https://www.greenfreightasia.org/


Green Economy Coalition

The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) is a diverse set of organisations and sectors from NGOs, research institutes, UN organisations, business to trade unions. We have come together because we recognise that our economy is failing to deliver either environmental sustainability or social equity.  In short, our economic system is failing people and the planet. Our vision is one of a resilient economy that provides a better quality of life for all within the ecological limits of the planet. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a new green economy. The GEC is governed by a Steering Group who meets every two months to discuss strategy and management, and is coordinated by a small secretariat based at IIED's offices. The race for greener economies is now on and gathering pace. 

 The GEC, the world’s largest multi-stakeholder network working on green economy, is committed to accelerating the transition to a green and fair economy. We are mobilising activity amongst stakeholders; sharing experiences and policy practices across our global network; and influencing key decision makers at the local, national and international levels. We believe the transition to a green economy requires five interrelated action areas (that we call our big picture): measuring what matters; influencing financial systems; greening high impact sectors; investing in people and managing natural capital.  We are working across all of these action areas and drawing the connections between them. Our activities include: coordinating multi-stakeholder national dialogues on a green economy; researching and identifying policies necessary for the transition; representing the voices of stakeholders in national and international processes; engaging new target audiences in the opportunities offered by a transition and; lobbying key decision makers. 

Website: http://www.greeneconomycoalition.org/


Green e (Climate Standards)

Green-e® Climate is the first and only independent, third-party certification program for retail carbon offsets sold in the voluntary market. Green-e Climate Certified offsets are GHG emissions reductions 1) that have been certified and issued under an endorsed GHG project standard, 2) the sale and marketing of which has met our marketing and disclosure requirements, and 3) the exclusive and accurate delivery of which has been verified in accordance with our audit process to prohibit double selling. As such, Green-e Climate certification provides quality assurances covering the entire chain of custody of the emissions reduction, complimenting GHG project standards and streamlining all of the vital elements of a credible carbon offset into a single certification mark. The Program is intended to strengthen credibility in the voluntary carbon market and thereby promote use of carbon offsets by individuals and companies to reduce their greenhouse gas footprints. 

Website: http://www.green-e.org/getcert_ghg.shtml

 Brisbane City

Green Cross Australia

Green Cross Australia introduces the Business Adaptation Network as a place where best adaptation practice can be shared to mainstream responses and lift our nation's resilience to the impacts of climate change. Business Adaptation Network involving companies and research organisations that share an interest in advancing good climate adaptatation practice. Green Cross Australia's proven capacity to convene business networks across sectors, and its nimble, transparent governance model positions our organisation uniquely in relation to hosting a network that mainstreams climate adaptation for commercial and community benefit. 

To kick-start development of the Business Adaptation Network, Green Cross Australia is using an entrepreneurial shared interest model by reaching out to Governments and business adaptation leaders to offer a financial and expert contribution towards network development, supported by the adaptation research community. As part of Green Cross Australia, the Business Adaptation Network (BAN) represents Australia’s only climate change adaptation and resilience network focussed on business. 

Offering member organisations a rare opportunity to collaborate with like-minded organisations and professionals, our members include some of Australia‘s leading organisations from corporate, government and research sectors. By being part of BAN your organisation is privy to an exclusive, dynamic and growing network working at the forefront of climate adaptation and resilience to develop real world business and community solutions and responses.

Website: http://www.greencrossaustralia.org/our-work/climate-adaptation/business-adaptation-network.aspx

 Cape Town


GreenCape was established to promote the development of the green economy in the Western Cape Province. We assist viable green businesses and potential investors in the green economy to remove barriers to their establishment and growth. Our aim is to help unlock the investment and employment potential of green business, technologies and manufacturing and put the province on course to become the green economy hub for Sub-Saharan Africa. 

 This business support work, in turn, contributes to improving the resource efficiency, carbon intensity and resilience of the regional economy. Our programmatic focus areas include energy (renewable energy, energy efficiency and green building), waste and resources. Within each programme, GreenCape’s sector desks are an interface between industry, government and academia. The underlying task of the sector desks is to understand the sector – and how the sector could be leveraged to create broad economic opportunity, but with a special focus on manufacturing opportunity. 

Website: http://greencape.co.za

 Ciudad del Cabo

Green Africa Directory

The Green Africa Directory is an online pan-African network that aims to connect and promote sustainability organisations across Africa and is a green hub for news and information. The Green Africa Directory aims to inspire and accelerate sustainability across all sectors in Africa – raising awareness, facilitating knowledge-sharing, enabling collaboration and igniting innovation. Launched in 2012, the Green Africa Directory is a central online sustainability hub - listing green events, green jobs & tenders, green specials & competitions and featuring green news. Africa has a wealth of green organizations and initiatives. The Green Africa Directory aims to bring all of these together in one central green hub to help mainstream sustainable options and enable easy access to sustainability information. In so doing, we hope to also raise collective awareness about environmental issues, promote and gain additional support for green organizations, products and services and to profile green solutions that have potential to be replicated and scaled up. 

Website: http://www.greenafricadirectory.org/about/


Gold Standard

We are a standard and certification body that works to ensure every dollar of climate and development funding goes as far as it can. To do this, we design the strongest processes that maxmise the impact of efforts to deliver clean energy and water, responsibly manage land and forests, and transform the lives of the world’s poor. We then verify those outcomes, inspiring greater confidence that drives investment to accomplish even more. Established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs as a best practice benchmark for energy projects developed under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Gold Standard was set up to ensure that projects delivered genuine emission reductions and long-term sustainable development. Now endorsed by 80+ NGOs and with more than 1,100+ projects in 70 countries undergoing certification. The Gold Standard has become the global benchmark for the highest integrity and greatest impact in climate and development initiatives. 

Website: http://www.goldstandard.org/our-story/who-we-are


Global institute for sustainability

Green Business is an initiative of Tecnológico de Monterrey, which began in 2010 and aims to promote sustainable entrepreneurial culture needed to support the transition to a low carbon economy and efficient use of natural resources. The initiative consists in carrying out various forums for dialogue, workshops and meetings to share successful experiences in business competitiveness and sustainability. The initiative is led by the Global Institute for Sustainability EGADE Business School of the Tecnológico de Monterrey. To date there have been six editions of the Green Business Summit, coordinated by the Dra. Isabel Studer, Director Founder of the Global Institute of Sustainability. Each forum has different themes such as:. Green business and innovation, sustainable consumption and production, the challenges and opportunities of the green economy and sustainability for SMEs. The sixth edition of the Global Green Business Summit 2015, the initiative of the Global Institute of Sustainability EGADE Business School of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, was held on 27 and 28 April in Mexico City Campus. The Summit is the leading event in corporate sustainability in Latin America it brings together national and multinational leader in the development of products, technologies or innovative systems to take advantage of the transition to low carbon economies as an opportunity to build competitive advantage. This edition focused on the topic of " Corporate Sustainability and innovation: business growth and competitiveness." 

Website: https://sustainability.asu.edu/

 British Columbia

GLOBE Vancouver

In 1993 the GLOBE Foundation, a not-for-profit private business Foundation, was established in Vancouver to carry forward our mandate to promote the business case for sustainable development. Our philosophy? Companies can do well by doing good without sacrificing the bottom line, and environmental challenges bring enormous opportunity for the business sector. Our three guiding principles: environmental problems are business opportunities; companies that can provide clean technologies and solutions will prosper and; proactive organizations that embrace environmental sustainability will be more competitive. The GLOBE Foundation is a neutral, self-funded, non-partisan authority on environmental business. We work with the corporate sector, environmental technology and service providers, and all levels of government as well as NGOs, academia, and global agencies, providing a platform through our various activities for the debate and development of solutions geared towards achieving a low carbon economy. We have steadily grown and expanded our capacity and services over the years to now comprise the GLOBE Group of Companies which includes: the GLOBE Foundation, GLOBE Events Ltd., GLOBE Advisors Ltd., GLOBE Communications Ltd., GLOBE Ventures Ltd., Sustainable Events Ltd., Sustainable Media Group LLC, GLOBE Performance Solutions Ltd., and the Green Table Network. Each of the areas in which GLOBE operates revolves around amplifying the concept that protecting the environment will result in a better bottom line for business. 

Website: http://globe.ca/home/about/our-story/



GLOBALG.A.P. (formerly known as EUREPGAP) is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe. The aim is to establish ONE standard for Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P.) with different product applications capable of fitting to the whole of global agriculture. GLOBALG.A.P. is a pre-farm-gate standard, which means that the certificate covers the process of the certified product from farm inputs like feed or seedlings and all the farming activities until the product leaves the farm. 

GLOBALG.A.P. is a business-to-business label and is therefore not directly visible to consumers. GLOBALG.A.P. Certification is carried out by more than 100 independent and accredited certification bodies in more than 100 countries. It is open to all producers worldwide. GLOBALG.A.P. offer 3 main certification products named localg.a.p, GLOBALG.A.P. and  GLOBALG.A.P.+ Add-on: GLOBALG.A.P. offers 16 standards for 3 scopes: Crops, Livestock, and Aquaculture; localg.a.p. and GLOBALG.A.P.+ Add-on offer programs for developing customized solutions for our members. 

Website: https://www.globalgap.org/es/who-we-are/


Global Initiatives

Responsible Business presents practical ways to accelerate solutions for a more sustainable world while increasing business and industry growth. Through our website, television and international event series we look at the commitments of leading global companies and explore deeper integration of sustainability and social responsibility to deliver longer-term business success. We enable our clients to participate in global forums across the world, where they engage with various stakeholders to share knowledge and discuss the most effective practices. 

Our events and community strive to create and maintain strategic partnerships, which will inspire change and help build our vision of a sustainable future. The 3rd Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture will bring together more than 350 global leaders from business, government, media and NGOs to discuss how greater collaboration between ASEAN countries can create more equitable growth for farmers and all stakeholders in the regions food, beverage and agriculture sector. Delegates will produce recommendations for increasing productivity across six key commodities in the ASEAN region’ with a focus on improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers while reducing environmental impacts. 

Website: https://www.responsiblebusiness.com/


Global e-Sustainability Initiative

In collaboration with members from major Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies and organisations around the globe, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is a leading source of impartial information, resources and best practices for achieving integrated social and environmental sustainability through ICT. GeSI takes a holistic view of sustainability. We support efforts to ensure environmental and social sustainability because they are inextricably linked in how they impact society and communities around the globe. They provide our members, industry stakeholders, policymakers, the corporate community and the general public with access to thought leadership, tools and best practices for social and environmental sustainability. They communicate about their thought leadership to a wide stakeholder audience through press releases, articles, stakeholder conferences and seminars, and other means. 

Website: http://gesi.org/platforms


Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council sets standards for responsible forest management. A voluntary program, FSC uses the power of the marketplace to protect forests for future generations. Some people feel the best way to prevent deforestation is to stop using forest products. In reality, people use forest products every day. For example, the average American uses nearly six trees worth of paper each year. So FSC harnesses market demand to ensure forests are responsibly managed. 

Because FSC is the gold standard in forest certification, it is the only system supported by groups such as WWF, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council and National Wildlife Federation. Today, more than 380 million acres of forest are certified under FSC’s system, including more than 150 million acres in the US and Canada. FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. The FSC Principles and Criteria provide a foundation for all forest management standards globally, including the FSC US National Standard (v1.0) that guides forest management certification in the U.S.

Website: https://us.fsc.org/en-us

 Ciudad de México

Gemi México

GEMI Initiative is a nonprofit business organization whose story refers to 1990, which is created the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) in the United States by a group of world-class companies committed to the pursuit of excellence in environmental , Health and security. To achieve this commitment, GEMI developed various environmental tools among which the Environmental Self Assessment Program published in 1992, based on the 16 principles enunciated by the International Chamber of Commerce. Globally it is credited for having coined the term in 1991 Total Quality Environmental Management (TQEM), which formally links environmental management to total quality.

TQEM involves a cycle of: planning; implementation; verification and improvement. In terms of daily application to business, we can say that the TQEM far from being an instrument for the exclusive use, is complementary to many other thereby achieving strength and synergy. Nationally, IGEMI part of what might be called an industrial network where they interact major business organizations. It is in this space where they can share experiences and proposals for the improvement of our country. In the case of IGEMI, it works based on the concepts used by the Global Environmental Management Initiative, creates own and share experiences adapting to conditions in Mexico.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/iniciativa.gemi


The Equator Principles

The Equator Principles (EPs) are a credit risk management framework for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project finance transactions. Project finance is often used to fund the development and construction of major infrastructure and industrial projects.The EPs are adopted voluntarily by financial institutions and are applied where total project capital costs exceed US$10 million. The EPs are primarily intended to provide a minimum standard for due diligence to support responsible risk decision-making. 

The EPs, based on the International Finance CorporationPerformance Standards on social and environmental sustainability and on the World Bank Group Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines (EHS Guidelines), are intended to serve as a common baseline and framework for the implementation by each adopting institution of its own internal social and environmental policies, procedures and standards related to its project financing activities. he Equator Principles Association is the unincorporated association of member Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs) whose object is the management, administration and development of the Equator Principles. 

Website: https://equator-principles.com/


Fairtrade Africa

Established in 2005, Fairtrade Africa is the independent non-profit umbrella organisation representing all Fairtrade certified producers in Africa. Fairtrade Africa is owned by its members, who are African producer organisations certified against international Fairtrade standards producing traditional export commodities such as coffee, cocoa, tea, cotton, bananas, mango and non-traditional commodities including shea butter and rooibos tea. Currently, the organisation represents over 932,000 producers across 32 countries in Africa.Fairtrade Africa seeks a world in which producers in developing countries can enjoy secure and sustainable livelihoods, fulfil their potential and decide on their future. 

They support members to strengthen their organisations in line with Fairtrade standards, improve and increase members' ability to access Fairtrade markets, and empower members to advocate for their interests and take active ownership of the global fair-trade system. They do this through: delivering relvant valued services to Fairtrade smallholders and workers; building, securing and sustaining access to market for their members; advocacy and; building a strong, settled producer network as part of a global system. 

Website: https://fairtradeafrica.net/



Ecosummit is Europe’s leading smart green innovation and impact conference for startups, investors and corporates in Berlin, Amsterdam and London. The European cleantech industry grows faster if all stakeholders jointly manage to build big startups aiming at big impact. Therefore, Ecosummit fosters fast startup development, open innovation, public dealflow, co-investing, corporate venturing and the cooperation between impact investors and VCs. We focus on smart green energy, mobility and buildings – the 3 pillars of the Energiewende. We love smart, green and lean startups that make and sell intelligent and resource efficient products in a capital efficient way. 

We promote early and late stage startups during their entire lifecycle from seed investment until exit. Since 2010, we organised 10 international conferences in Berlin (6), London (3) and Düsseldorf (1) with over 2.000 participants and 350 startup pitches. Our main online marketing tools are Ecosummit Market, Ecosummit Award and Ecosummit TV. Ecosummit Market is the open platform for smart green startups to support fundraising, recruiting and business development. The Ecosummit team advises smart green startups on fundraising, strategy, marketing and sales. To find the best solutions for our clients, we take advantage of our extensive Ecosummit network and in-depth cleantech market expertise. 

Website: http://ecosummit.net/participants



Ecopyme is a website to support SMEs to be sustainable and eco-efficient in their use of waste and energy.  It provides a tools through which SMEs can record and monitor energy consumption and water over time, and discover opportunities to do so more efficiently. It also presents recommendations technology or standard practices to reduce consumption of these resources. The initiative is backed by WWF, Backus, and CCL (Camara de Comercio Lima). 

Website: http://ecopyme.pe/


Eco Mark Africa

Eco Mark Africa (EMA)’s overall aim is to contribute to a global shift towards sustainable consumption and production and thus enhance Africa’s ability to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The EMA will establish a certifiable sustainability standard as well as a recognition system for other sustainability standards, functioning as a quality assurance mechanism. A set of threshold criteria are currently being defined, including ecological, social and climate-relevant requirements as well as credible governance and implementation mechanisms. The producers fulfilling these requirements or those of EMA recognized standards systems will be able to use the EMA label to be built as an African brand. The EMA standard will be developed for the agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism sectors. To include the large number of African smallholders, the EMA will take into account the conditions of certification in Africa and meet the needs of small businesses. 

In particular, incentives and support for small producers and service providers will be offered in order to prepare them for the certification process.Through its benchmarking and recognition process the EMA shall also support already certified producers. Minimizing certification and marketing expenditure, it will foster the cooperation of different voluntary ecological and social standards. It will also encourage them to apply tools of climate change adaptation and mitigation. The use of one common label awarded on the basis of clear threshold criteria will combine high credibility with the value of African brand recognition. The EMA will establish a certifiable sustainability standard as well as a recognition system for other sustainability standards, functioning as a quality assurance mechanism.

A set of threshold criteria are currently being defined, including ecological, social and climate-relevant requirements as well as credible governance and implementation mechanisms. The producers fulfilling these requirements or those of EMA recognized standards systems will be able to use the EMA label to be built as an African brand. The EMA standard will be developed for the agriculture, fisheries, forestry and tourism sectors. At a later stage, the scope of the EMA can be expanded.

To include the large number of African smallholders, the EMA will take into account the conditions of certification in Africa and meet the needs of small businesses. In particular, incentives and support for small producers and service providers will be offered in order to prepare them for the certification process.

Through its benchmarking and recognition process, the EMA shall also support already certified producers. Minimizing certification and marketing expenditure, it will foster the cooperation of different voluntary ecological and social standards. It will also encourage them to apply tools of climate change adaptation and mitigation. The use of one common label awarded on the basis of clear threshold criteria will combine high credibility with the value of African brand recognition. This will improve the image of sustainable African products and thereby foster their trading and marketing opportunities. For the consumer, the approach will enhance transparency while at the same time maintaining the benefits of competition among standard initiatives. 

Website: http://www.ecomarkafrica.com/

 New Delhi

Council for Business Sustainability

Business Sustainability is an approach for business to improve profitability, competitiveness, and market share without compromising resources for future generations. It entails governing and operating in a manner which addresses social and environmental concerns thereby, effectively managing the specific agendas of the business, communities, stakeholders and the government. TERI Council for Business Sustainability (CBS) is an independent and credible platform for corporate leaders to address issues related to sustainable development and promote leadership in environmental management, social responsibility, and economic performance (the triple bottom line). 

Presently, the network has more than 100 corporate members across India representing a varied section of Indian industry. Workshops, trainings, seminars, events and publications are the other outreach activities of the business network. We connect companies, partners, stakeholders and government organizations to address issues and opportunities among sectors and in supply chains. We emphasis on responsible and profitable solutions for corporates with our expertise and experience at TERI Council for Business Sustainability. 

Website: http://cbs.teriin.org/aboutus.php



As an initiative, ClimateWise is run on a not-for-profit basis by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) alongside the many other work streams that CISL delivers to transfer knowledge about sustainability to the business sector. Key governance functions are performed by the ClimateWise Managing Committee, comprising representatives from across the membership base as well as an independent member, Dr Jake Reynolds from CISL. 

Our international membership covers Europe, North America and Southern Africa and all members commit to action, individually and collectively, against the ClimateWise Principles: 1. Lead in risk analysis; 2. Inform public policy making; 3. Support climate awareness amongst our customers; 4.Incorporate climate change into our investment strategies; 5. Reduce the environmental impact of our business; 6. Report and be accountable. 

Website: http://www.climatewise.org.uk/


Corporate Leaders’ Group

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) is a select group of European business leaders working together under the patronage of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to advocate solutions on climate change to policymakers and business peers within the EU and globally. CLG members are committed to playing a leadership role in securing a just, low carbon transition, both in terms of changing their own businesses and sectors, and advocating change in the wider economic and political context. 

At a minimum the CLG supports the goal of achieving net zero emissions globally well before 2100, and “at least” 40 per cent emissions reductions overall by 2030 and at least 80 per cent by 2050 EU-wide. The CLG seeks to deliver its goal through bringing European business leaders together to advocate for policy change in relation to climate change and a low carbon transition, drawing on high-level convening, thought leadership, business innovation and new partnerships as required. 

The CLG is composed of major companies including market leaders and household names that are representative of the majority of EU member states. It is deliberately composed to represent a broad cross section of business sectors, including service providers, retailers and consumer goods companies, infrastructure operators, energy generators, energy producers, energy intensive industries, advanced manufacturing, and technology suppliers. 

Website: http://www.corporateleadersgroup.com/about


Commission for Environmental Co-operation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (CEC-NAFTA)

Since 1994, Canada, Mexico and the United States have collaborated in protecting North America's environment through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC). Accordingly, the NAAEC established an intergovernmental organization - the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) - to support cooperation among the NAFTA partners to address environmental issues of continental concern, including the environmental challenges and opportunities presented by continent-wide free trade. Accordingly, the NAAEC established an intergovernmental organization - the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) - to support cooperation among the NAFTA partners to address environmental issues of continental concern, including the environmental challenges and opportunities presented by continent-wide free trade. 

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation facilitates collaboration and public participation to foster conservation, protection and enhancement of the North American environment for the benefit of present and future generations, in the context of increasing economic, trade, and social links among Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The CEC addresses its three current strategic priorities — climate change mitigation and adaptation; green growth; and sustainable communities and ecosystems — through its cooperative work program as well as through its independent reports and key initiatives and tools. 

Details can be found in our Strategic Plan and Operational Plan. Our work also encompasses activities and publications of the CEC’s Submissions on Enforcement Matters unit, Advice to Council and meetings of the Joint Public Advisory Committee, and accomplishments brought about by NAPECA community grants. All this and more can be found here. 

Website: http://www.cec.org/our-work/green-economy


China Business Council for Sustainable Development

The China Business Council for Sustainable Development (CBCSD) aims to provide business solutions to world sustainable development. It does this by providing a platform for exchange and cooperation among Chinese and foreign enterprises, government and social communities; sharing information, experiences and best practices in the field of sustainable development, in order to help companies improve understanding and performance in health, safety and environment (HSE), corporate social responsibility (CSR), climate change, and other related areas, and to push forward the course of sustainable development by common efforts. Its objectives include: business leadership - to be the leading business advocate on issues related to sustainable development; policy development - provide inputs to the government and assist in policy development in order to create a framework that allows business to contribute effectively to sustainable development; promotion of exchange and cooperation between Chinese and foreign enterprises – introduce and demonstrate latest progress in environmental and resource management by the business community; share advanced management concepts and business operation practices in order to promote common development, improve corporate social responsibility and enhance the global competitiveness of member companies. 

CBCSD will build a social network for communications within all sectors, establishing training programs, strengthening construction of environmental facilities and adopting the concept of clean production in order to develop environmental protection, as well as to optimize the management system of resource and environment. CBCSD serves as a channel to the government to draw direct insights from the business community in making policies addressing the issues of sustainable development, including water shortage, air pollution in cities, greenhouse effect, as well as energy and health related issues. CBCSD will actively promote exchange and cooperation between Chinese enterprises and international counterparts to build a better future for sustainable development in China. 

Website: http://english.cbcsd.org.cn/aboutcbcsd/20130807/58912.shtml


Climate Disclosure Standards Board Statement

The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) is an international consortium of business and environmental NGOs. We are committed to advancing and aligning the global mainstream corporate reporting model to equate natural capital with financial capital. They do this by offering companies a framework for reporting environmental information with the same rigour as financial information. In turn this helps them to provide investors with decision-useful environmental information via the mainstream corporate report, enhancing the efficient allocation of capital. Regulators also benefit from compliance-ready materials. The objectives of the CDSB Framework are to: help companies to provide clear, concise and consistent information to investors, connecting the organisation's environmental performance to its overall strategy, performance and prospects; enable & encourage investor decision making on the allocation of financial capital; and add value to an organisation's existing mainstream report, while minimising the reporting burden and simplifying the reporting process.

The Framework also: supports compliance with regulatory reporting requirements with current & emerging requirements for environmental reporting, (e.g. the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive); aligns & complements the objectives of financial reporting by providing environmental information that is connected with financial information; builds on the most widely used reporting approaches, such as CDP, GRI, SASB, IFRS; encourages standardisation of environmental information reporting; supports the rigour that is appropriate for information provided to investors; helps prepare assurable reports; and the CDSB Framework will be complementary to the Natural Capital Protocol. 

Website: http://www.cdsb.net

 Ciudad de México


CESPEDES is the Mexican chapter of the Business Council for Sustainable Development, WBCSD for its acronym in English (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) and belongs to the Business Coordinating Council (CCE). The WBCSD is a global association of more than 200 companies interested in sustainable development working with the United Nations through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Earth Summit (Rio Summit) and the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF). The Business Coordinating Council aims to coordinate policies and actions of business organizations, and identify strategic positions with specific solutions that contribute to design public policies to boost economic growth and competitiveness of both companies and the country. 

 CESPEDES was created in 1994 by Mexican businessmen to meet the challenges in sustainable development posed by the incorporation of Mexico to global markets; WTO (1988); NAFTA (1994); and Earth Summit on Sustainable Development of the United Nations (Rio de Janeiro 1992). Its mission is to promote the business sector, government and society, the principles of sustainable development, through studies and public policy positions, initiatives and projects of its partners. Its objectives are to: direct, promote and coordinate green growth and a sustainable agenda for the Mexican private sector; to create opportunities for dialogue with public sector agencies, academia and civil society; support its partners in creating economic, natural and social value and society in general; represent the Mexican private sector in national and international forums related to sustainable development, green growth and the climate change agenda; participate in the creation of public policies that promote green growth and the sustainable development agenda and; the development of innovative business models for the Mexican private sector, to enable low-carbon economic growth. 

CESPEDES is organized into working groups around strategic lines of action on the three pillars of sustainable development: economic growth, Conservation of Natural Resources and Human Development. These groups develop strategic alliances and produce programs and public policy proposals. 

Website: http://www.cespedes.org.mx/quienes-somos/


Center for Cleaner Production

The Center for Cleaner Production of Nicaragua (CPmL-N), promotes sustainable development. It is established at the National University of Engineering (UNI) in 1998, on the initiative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as part of the "Center for Cleaner Production" program. We provide technical solutions to businesses to improve their competitiveness as well as the impacts on the environment are reduced. The Center for Cleaner Production of Nicaragua promotes the application of concepts and methodologies that promote competitiveness and productivity in companies of goods and services efficiently, raising awareness of prevention and generating environmental benefits to society.

The CPmL-N provides technical solutions to efficiently meet the needs related to productivity, competitiveness and improved environmental performance, meeting the requirements of our customers, while continuously improving the effectiveness of the Quality Management System. The CPmL-N is committed to compliance with national and applicable to the environmental aspects of our business legal requirements, as well as the prevention of pollution, while continually improving the effectiveness of the Environmental Management System.

Ensure fair and equitable development by allowing women and men to participate equally in decision-making and the development of the organization. Ensure equality and employment equity countering discrimination against women. 

Website: http://www.pml.org.ni/

 Ciudad de México

Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust helps businesses and the public sector adopt more sustainable, low-carbon operational models by measuring and certifying the resource footprints of organisations, their supply-chains, products and services to recognised international standards.The Carbon Trust provides independent verification and certification services that recognise real achievements in sustainability, identify improvement opportunities, enhance your reputation and build trust with customers, investors and stakeholders. 

Having developed the world’s first certification for organisational CO2e and product carbon footprints, the Carbon Trust is the leading footprint certification body for carbon, water & waste, and is accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO 14065:2013 to provide greenhouse gas verification against PAS 2050 and the Code of Good Practice. 

Our core methodology, based on a process of working through four key stages: Measure, Manage, Reduce & Certify, helps your organisation identify and capture opportunities to reduce resource use and thereby reduce cost.

Website: https://www.carbontrust.com/


Carbon Protocol of South Africa

The Carbon Protocol of South Africa is a non-profit collaboration of concerned and interested parties in South Africa that sets consistent and transparent standards to calculate, verify and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions into a single registry. 

The Registry supports both voluntary and mandatory reporting programs and provides comprehensive, accurate data to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They also have The Carbon Neutral Logo for their members to benefit from this credible way of portraying carbon footprint and offset for products and / or part of processes (i.e. annual business report, fleet process, etc.)

Website: http://carbonprotocol.org/


Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC)

CLEAN BY DESIGN: An innovative program to use the buying power of multinational corporations as a lever to reduce the environmental impacts of their suppliers abroad. From the design board to the tumble dryer, fashion's footprint on the environment is large. As much as 200 tons of water is used to produce 1 ton of fabric. 

The industry uses a suite of harmful chemicals and it consumes tremendous amounts of energy for steam and hot water needed in dyeing and finishing processes. Clean By Design help industry to make decisions in four key areas - raw materials, manufacturing, consumer care and the movement of goods. 

Website: http://www.cleanbydesign.org



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. Mobilizing investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy. Founded by a small group of investors in 1989 in response to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Ceres has been working for more than 20 years to weave sustainable strategies and practices into the fabric and decision-making of companies, investors and other key economic players. 

Ceres is uniquely positioned at the nexus of the business, investment and advocacy communities. To advance our mission and vision, we leverage the power of our partners—leading investors, Fortune 500 companies, thought leaders and policymakers—to positively influence change. Ceres seek to advance corporate sustainability through drawing on the expertise of the Ceres Coalition. 

They convene and direct stakeholder engagements with Ceres network companies to find smart strategies and meaningful performance improvements on key environmental and social issues. This unique engagement model features diverse teams of credible, external stakeholders that provide ongoing input to companies on policies, strategies, disclosure and bottom-line performance. The group also produce cutting-edge reports on wide-ranging sustainability topics, including global water scarcity risks, challenges from unconventional oil extraction, corporate climate change strategies, and regulatory/policy-related analyses. 

Website: http://www.ceres.org/



The CDP system has helped move climate change and energy efficiency onto the business radar and into mainstream business thinking. Companies are better able to understand how to protect themselves from the impacts of climate change and become more energy efficient. CDP's approach has also helped the investment community to become more aware of the risk to their portfolios and act to achieve more sustainable and strong shareholder returns. This includes requesing information on greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and the risks and opportunities from climate change from thousands of the world’s largest companies. They do this on behalf of 822 institutional investors with US$95 trillion in assets. Through measurement and transparency companies are better placed to manage carbon and protect themselves from climate change risk. Disclosed information is made available by CDP for integration in business, investment and policy decision making. Companies that disclose to CDP are able to demonstrate:
Increased awareness of greenhouse gas emissions hot spots so that they can begin to reduce them.
Business leadership in understanding the risks from climate change, deforestation and water scarcity.
How they are creating opportunities to innovate and generate revenue from sustainable products and services. How they are future-proofing their business from climate change and water impacts.                                                                                                                               

Website: https://www.cdp.net/en-US/Pages/HomePage.aspx

 Cape Town


The Climate Development Knowledge Network is managed by an alliance of organisations led by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), and including Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, LEAD International, LEAD Pakistan, the Overseas Development Institute, and SouthSouthNorth. The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) aims to help decision-makers in developing countries design and deliver climate compatible development. We do this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. We work in partnership with decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally and globally. We hold strongly to the ideals of human development and environmental sustainability. Within the broad scope of climate compatible development, we work across four strategic themes: Climate compatible development strategies and plans; Improving developing countries’ access to climate finance; Strengthening resilience through climate-related disaster risk management; Supporting climate negotiators from the least developed and most vulnerable countries. The network contributes to these themes by: providing tailored and demand-driven technical assitance to support developing country decision-makers; wokring with leaders and negotiators of developing countries to help them become better informed and more skilled at negotiating; supporting a wide range of demand-led, policy-relevant, applied research projects, led and implemented by a wide range of universities, private sector partners, NGOs and international agencies. 

Website: http://cdkn.org/?loclang=en_gb


CCCLR Scientific Committee

The concept of “Latinoamérica Renovable” (Renewable Latin America) was coined in mid 2011. The idea of creating a website in Spanish with resources and information regarding renewable energy was conceived by Dora de Alonzo after participating in various Latin-American and International conferences. Realizing the need of disseminating information regarding the development of renewable energy in our language, she and her team have task themselves to sharing on the topic. Our mission is to promote renewable energy in Latin-America. Our aspiration is to become a center of reference for Latin America to serve the private sector, academics, students, government agencies and any entity interested in renewable energy. In our site we will facilitate news, maps, conferences and events information, educative material, technical support, and the exchange of ideas. 

Website: http://latinoamericarenovable.com/nosotros/origen-mision-y-vision/#Origin

 Ciudad de México

CANACINTRA - Green Economy Sector

CANACINTRA Green Economy sector is formed by industry partners looking to implement sustainable programs balancing the social, ecological and economic aspects with aimed at the use of alternative energy, recycling and water care creating a culture of awareness among companies, with the commitment of employees and systems their families, through actions and common tactics. It is a group of companies that promotes projects for sustainability, clean technologies, recycling and water quality. Teaming up with the National Institute of Ecology, the group have organized regional events in Merida, Yucatan; Torreon, Coahuila; and Culiacan, Sinaloa where entrepreneurs have collected proposals on the theme of green economy and climate change. The group also write articles to dissmenate information, these include: 'Conservation actions on World Earth Day'; 'It is intended to encouraged sustainable growth in rural areas'; 'Organized form for sustainability'; Chicago green building functions as vertical farm' and; 'Solar plane takes off in San Francisco'. 

Website: https://canacintra.org.mx/camara/sectores/sector-industrial-de-economia-verde/


Caux Round Table Japan

Caux Round Table (CRT) is a global network of business leaders working to realize a fair, free and transparent society through sustainable and socially responsible business. Since its establishment in 1986, at Caux in Switzerland, the members of CRT has been working to promote corporate social responsibility (CSR) and responsible business behavior based on CRT Principles for Business. As a founding member of CRT, CRT Japan has been providing a unique service that helps companies implement CSR. Guided by the belief “…putting one’s own house in order and on seeking to establish what is right rather than who is right.“, CRT Japan is expanding its activities while bridging between companies and various stakeholders. For the effective and efficient deployment of CSR activities under limited budget and human resources, CRT Japan developed “Sustainable Navigation”, a comprehensive framework of CSR activity, and provides service corresponding to each step specified in the framework. 

Website: http://crt-japan.jp/en/about-crt-japan/


CCBA - The Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance

The CCBA is a unique partnership of leading international NGOs that was founded in 2003 with a mission to stimulate and promote land management activities that credibly mitigate global climate change, improve the well-being and reduce the poverty of local communities, and conserve biodiversity. The CCBA brings together diverse stakeholders through a transparent and inclusive participatory process to develop standards that stimulate, identify and promote high quality multiple-benefit land management activities. The CCBA has been supported by Advising Institutions and CCB Standards donors. The Advising Institutions have provided technical input for the development and revision of the CCB Standards. The CCB Standards donors provided financial support for the development of the CCB Standards. 

Website: http://www.climate-standards.org/about-ccba/


Business school INSEAD, Centrum for development OCDE, Telefonica Foundation

InnovaLatino: Driving innovation in Latin America is a report that is the result of collaboration between the business school INSEAD and the Development Centre of the OECD, supported by Fundación Telefónica. The aim of this publication is to investigate how innovation works in the business world. 

Website: https://www.insead.edu/


C2ES - Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

C2ES – the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to advance strong policy and action to address our climate and energy challenges. C2ES's Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) was created in 1998 with the belief that business engagement is critical for developing efficient, effective solutions to the climate problem. We also believe that companies taking early action on climate strategies and policy will gain sustained competitive advantage over their peers. Starting with 13 companies, the BELC is now the largest U.S.-based group of corporations focused on addressing the challenges of climate change and supporting mandatory climate policy. The BELC is comprised of industry leading, mostly Fortune 500 companies across a range of sectors with combined revenues of $2 trillion and 3.5 million employees. Many different sectors are represented, from high technology to diversified manufacturing; from oil and gas to transportation; from utilities to chemicals. While individual companies hold their own views on policy specifics, they are united with C2ES in the belief that voluntary action alone will not be enough to address the climate challenge. C2ES provides: a reliable source of timely, impartial information and analysis on the scientific, economic, technological and policy dimensions of climate and energy challenges; working together - brining together business, th environmental community, other stakeholders, and policymakers to achieve common understandings and consensus solutions; concrete action - working with members of the BELC and others to take action on the ground; innovative policy - working closely with policymakers and stakeholders to promote pragmatic, effective policies at the state, national and international levels. 

Website: http://www.c2es.org/business/belc

 Hong Kong

Business for Social Responsibility

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. Our mission is to work with business to create a just and sustainable world. We envision a world in which everyone can lead a prosperous and dignified life within the boundaries of the Earth’s natural resources. Members of BSR have access to BSR expertise to improve company performance; collaborative initiatives to generate sustainability solutions; networking opportunities with peers and stakeholders. Any company that’s committed to improving its sustainability performance is eligible to join BSR. Membership can be initiated at any time, and dues are renewed annually based on an organization's operating budget.

Website: http://www.bsr.org


B4E Summit

B4E, the Business for Environment Global Summit, is the world's leading international conference for dialogue and business-driven action for the environment. The summit addresses the most urgent environmental challenges facing the world today. Important topics on the agenda include resource efficiency, renewable energies, new business models and climate policy and strategies. CEOs and senior executives join leaders from government, international agencies, NGOs and media to discuss environmental issues, forge partnerships and explore innovative solutions for a greener future. Past B4E Summits were convened for the last five years in Singapore, Paris, Copenhagen, Seoul, Mexico City, Cancun and Jakarta by the United Nations, WWF, Global Initiatives and host Governments. 

Website: http://b4esummit.com


Australian Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform

The Australian Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform came together in 1997 from across food and beverage value-chain to provide practical and commercial perspectives on issues and policies that impact Australia’s agricultural sector. SAI is a unique member-based organisation committed to supporting the development of sustainable agriculture. The SAI aims to inform and advise on the key issues that impact sustainable food and beverage production in Australia. It undertakes activities and actions that could benefit the sector, including trialing approaches, implementing specific sustainability practices and encouraging R&D involving supply chain participants, and it partners with business, government and other networks to drive improved sustainability. The SAI Platform draws its strength from these different corporations and sectors, coming together to solve problems. The SAI’s focus is connecting the farm-gate, manufacturers, buyers, policy makers, retailers, academics and investors to solve problems in the best interests of the industry, our farmers and productivity.  SAI members are actively undertaking sustainability actions within their own businesses and organisations.  Members also share knowledge and information in areas of common interest (at the pre-competitive stage).  Members have developed and are committed to a suite of sustainability guidelines covering environmental, social and economic aspects. 

Website: http://www.saiplatformaust.org/about-us


AVINA Foundation

Foundation Avina is a Latin American foundation focused on producing large-scale changes for sustainable development by building collaborative processes between actors from different sectors. The Avina Foundation still receives substantial support from VIVA Trust - trust established in 2003 by its founder to promote sustainable development through alliances between private companies committed to the new economy and social impacts and philanthropic organizations that promote sustainable development through leadership and innovation. The foundation seeks a prosperous, integrated, caring, democratic Latin America, inspired in its diversity and solidarity by its citizens that globally for its own model of inclusive and sustainable development. It is a platform that supports projects for sustainable development, related to: access to water, climate change, sustainable cities, energy and extracting industry, sustainable management of Amazonia and Gran Chaco, innovative politics, migrations, recycling and technologies. The group promotes new models of collaboration to accelerate social impact combining social innovation, technological innovation and innovation in business between different actors and around shared objectives.

Website: https://www.avina.net/

 New Delhi

Asia LEDS Partnership

Low emission development strategies (LEDS) are country-led and country-specific strategic plans to promote economic growth while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (in absolute and/or relative terms) over the long term. Asia LEDS Partnership is a voluntary regional network comprised of individuals and organizations from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors active in designing, promoting, and/or implementing LEDS in Asia. It is one of three regional platforms of the LEDS Global Partnership,1 an initiative of more than 120 countries and international programs launched in 2011.  LEDS carries the same meaning as low carbon development strategies, low emission climate resilient development strategies, and provide a framework to support broader green growth strategies. The Asia LEDS Partnership vision is an Asia and Pacific region with robust economic progress and low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with countries adopting and implementing LEDS and green growth practices. The Asia LEDS Partnership goal is to advance the development of country-led and country-specific strategic plans to promote economic growth while reducing GHG emissions—without causing trade-offs to other environmental pressures—in the Asia region. 

Website: http://www.asialeds.org/

 Hong Kong

Asia Business Council

The Asia Business Council was formed by a group of prominent business people and is the first pan-Asian CEO organization. Our primary goal is to understand and work toward the continued economic growth and competitiveness of Asia as a region. Our mission is to: foster dialogue and understanding among Asian and international business leaders; improve the efficacy of the private sector in promoting continued economic growth and development in the region; be a collective voice to influence other corporations, governments, multilateral organizations and members of civil society. We accomplish our goals by holding two member-only Forums in the spring and autumn of each year, facilitating subject specific task forces, and by conducting research in areas that impact on the Council's aims. Findings and recommendations for action are made public when appropriate. The Council conducts research on issues that are important to Asia’s future and, where appropriate, takes needed action. The Council is funded by its members and has no government affiliation.The Council is committed to guiding Asia as it increasingly influences the global marketplace. It has created a unique peer group whose members are shaping the agenda on key issues from trade to energy to development, with a goal of ensuring long-term, sustainable growth in the region. 

Website: http://www.asiabusinesscouncil.org/


Aldersgate Group

The Aldersgate Group is an alliance of leaders from business, politics and civil society that drives action for a sustainable economy. Their members include some of the largest businesses in the UK with a collective global turnover of over £300bn, leading NGOs, professional institutes, public sector bodies, trade bodies and politicians from across the political spectrum. We are politically impartial and champion the important role of the business sector in moving the UK and the EU towards a sustainable economy. We develop independent policy solutions based on the expertise and diversity of all members. Through our membership, we aim to represent every sector of the economy, allowing us to advocate change that benefits all parts of the economy. We engage with key decision makers, holding private roundtables with thought leaders to agree new approaches, member roundtables to brainstorm new ideas and public events to publicise important topics. 

Website: http://www.aldersgategroup.org.uk/


Airport Carbon Accreditation

Airport Carbon Accreditation is an independent, voluntary programme administered by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, an international consultancy appointed by ACI EUROPE to enforce the accreditation criteria for airports on an annual basis. The administration of the programme is overseen by anAdvisory Board. As of November 2011, Airport Carbon Accreditation has been extended to airports in the Asia-Pacific region, in cooperation with ACI Asia-Pacific. Airports applying to become accredited must have their carbon footprints independently verified in accordance with ISO14064 (Greenhouse Gas Accounting). Evidence of this must be provided to the programme administrator (WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) together with all claims regarding carbon management processes which must also be independently verified.
The definitions of emissions footprints used by Airport Carbon Accreditation follow the principles of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) “Greenhouse Gas Protocol” Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. When considering the emissions from aircraft within the airport perimeter and on final approach and initial departure, Airport Carbon Accreditation uses the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) definition of the Landing-Take Off cycle and requires airports to comply with these definitions.” 

Website: http://www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org/about.html



Association that promotes the sustainability in the plastics production chain. It supports research and education initiatives and promotes the development of innovative technologies to reduce the environmental impact of the production chain. These initiatives include: a biennial conference "PVC and Sustainable Development"; research, courses and other academic activites; publications, including a dedicated website, newsletters and thematic papers. The organisation also manage the dissemination of knowledge required by the chain of PVC in the region for the introduction of improved production and management practices in companies in the region, in order to ensure the protection of the environment and health in the product life-cycle management. This includes: strategic management of sustainable development (Framework The Natural Step); ISO 14001 management systems - OHSAS 18000; climate neutrality in the chain of PVC; waste recovery/ recycling. 

Website: http://www.acoplasticos.org/

 New York

AccountAbility AA1000 series

AccountAbility's AA1000 series are principles-based standards to help organisations become more accountable, responsible and sustainable. They address issues affecting governance, business models and organizational strategy, as well as providing operational guidance on sustainability assurance and stakeholder engagement. The AA1000 standards are designed for the integrated thinking required by the low carbon and green economy, and support integrated reporting and assurance. The AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Standard (AA1000APS) provides a framework for an organisation to identify, prioritise and  respond to its sustainability challenges. The AA1000 Assurance Standard (AA1000AS) provides a methodology for assurance practitioners to evaluate the nature and extent to which an organisation adheres to the AccountAbility Principles. The AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard (AA1000SES) provides a framework to help organisations ensure stakeholder engagement processes are purpose driven, robust and deliver results.

Website: https://www.accountability.org/