Chile

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/

 Colombia

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

 Chile

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

 Chile

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/

 Canada

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/

 Spain

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/

 Chile

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/

 Spain

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

 Spain

Citilab

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/

 Singapore

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/

 Canada

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/

 Canada

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/

 Colombia

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/

 Canada

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

 Singapore

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/

 France

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

 Canada

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

 Kenya

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

 Egypt

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

 Spain

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/

 Belgium

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/

 Switzerland

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

 Netherlands

Hivos

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/

 Netherlands

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/

 Netherlands

Kennisland

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/

 Germany

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/

 Spain

Jovesólides

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

 Spain

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/

 Croatia

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/

 Belgium

AEIDL

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

 Brazil

Observatorio Innovacion Social

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

 Spain

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

 Mexico

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/

 Canada

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/

 Mexico

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.

Previous

Slide

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

Slide

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

Slide

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

Slide

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

Slide

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

Slide

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

Slide

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

Slide

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

Slide

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

Slide

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/

 Canada

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

 Argentina

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

 Mexico

Observatorio Social de AUSJAL (CEAPE-AUSJAL)

What is AUSJAL? We are a network of 30 universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America. Our mission is to develop common projects in accordance with our strategic priorities, and in order to seek a greater contribution from higher education institutions to their societies.

Website: https://www.ausjal.org/

 Mexico

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/

 Germany

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

 Argentina

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/

 Mexico

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

 Argentina

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.

Website: 

 France

Cooperación con la UNESCO mediante la Cátedra UNESCO-ITESO

The Mexican nation was instrumental in the institution and consolidation of UNESCO, even before the installation of the national office in Mexico in 1967, as different illustrious Mexicans guided the mandate of the Organization and its objectives, such as Jaime Torres Bodet, who consolidated UNESCO's role on the international stage during his work as second director general. In addition, Mexican institutions, organizations and experience were fundamental to different conventions and intergovernmental pacts on cultural heritage and culture, renewing the meaning of actions in these areas at the international level with more complex and comprehensive perspectives. Welcome to Mexico, a key nation for UNESCO.

Website: https://es.unesco.org/fieldoffice/mexico

 United Kingdom

British Council México

We connect 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.

Website: https://www.britishcouncil.org.mx/

 Belgium

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/

 Belgium

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

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/

 Italy

De-Lab

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/

 Italy

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/

 Chile

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/

 Chile

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/

 Luxembourg

Limitless

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/

 Colombia

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

 Uruguay

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/

 Italy

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/

 Canada

MaRS

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/

 Canada

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. 

CRISES OBJECTIVES:

  • 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/

 Canada

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/

 Luxembourg

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/

 Belgium

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/

 Netherlands

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/

 Spain

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

 Spain

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

 Norway

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/

 Netherlands

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

 Brazil

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/

 Australia

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/

 Turkey

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

 Netherlands

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/

 Alemania

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/

 Alemania

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

 Austria

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

 Austria

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/

 Germany

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

 Greece

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

 Greece

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/

 Bulgaria

Bioselena

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

Website: www.bioselena.com

 Argentina

ALETI

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/

 Argentina

LIFIA

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/

 Argentina

CADIEL

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

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

IESC - INSTITUTO DE ENERGIA DE LA PROVINCIA de SANTA CRUZ

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

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

CIECTI

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

 Argentina

FUNDESCO

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

Website: http://www.fundesco.org.ar/

 Argentina

FUNINTEC

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/

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

MINCYT

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/

 Argentina

INTI

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/

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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/

 Argentina

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/

 Herndon

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

 Herndon

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

 Ashburn

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

 Washington

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/

 Dublin

weADAPT

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/

 Ashburn

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/

 Herndon

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/

 Provo

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/

 Germany

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

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/

 Vienna

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/

 Geneva

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/

 Japan

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/

 France

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/

 Washington

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/

 Washington

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/

 France

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/

 Ashburn

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

 Guayaquil

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

 Netherlands

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

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

 Japan

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/

 Germany

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

 France

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/

 Japan

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

 France

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/

 Switzerland

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/

 Denmark

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

 Belmont

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/

 Seoul

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/

 Italy

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

 Ashburn

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/

 Senegal

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/

 Austria

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/

 Germany

Energypedia

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

 France

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/

 California

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/

 Denver

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/

 Denmark

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/

 Germany

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

 Canada

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

 Paris

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/

 Belice

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/

 Indonesia

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/

 Germany

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

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/

 Geneva

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/

 Pittsburgh

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/

 Singapore

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/

  Hjørring

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

 Italy

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/

 Washington

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

 Budapest

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/

 Eugene

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

 Roma

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

 London

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

 London

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/

 Switzerland

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

 London

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

 Utrecht

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

 London

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

 Gland

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/

 Cologny

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

 Cologny

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/

 Geneva

LCTPi - CCS (WBCSD)

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/

 Geneva

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/

 Geneva

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/

 Geneva

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/

 Geneva

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/

 Geneva

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/

 Geneva

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/

 Geneva

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/

 Geneva

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

 Geneva

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

 Washington

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/

 Zoetermeer

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

 Amsterdam

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/

 Germany

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

 London

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/

 Amsterdam

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

 London

SpringWise

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

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

 Auckland

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/

 Bicester

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/

 Austria

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

 Indonesia

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

 London

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/

 Geneva

R20

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

 Philippines

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/

 Amsterdam

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/

 Colombia

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

 Canada

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/

 Geneva

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

 Brussels

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

Lead

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

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/

 España

Koopera

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

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

 Switzerland

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

 Paris

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/

 London

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

 Amsterdam

GRI

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

 Stockholm

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

 Oakland

GreenBiz

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/

 Geneva

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/

 Sydney

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

 Singapore

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/

 Singapore

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/

 London

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/

 California

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

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/

 Geneva

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

 Ariozona

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/

 Colonia

GLOBALG.A.P.

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/

 Singapore

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

 Bonn

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

 London

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/

 Nairobi

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/

 Berlin

Ecosummit

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

 Perú

Ecopyme

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/

 Nairobi

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

 Oregon

ClimateWise

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/

 Cambridge

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

 Montreal

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

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

 London

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

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/

 Managua

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/

 Bonn

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/

 Beijing

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

 Boston

CERES

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/

 

CDP

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

CDKN

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

 Australia

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/

 Japan

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/

 Arlington

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/

 France

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/

 Arlington

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

 Singapore

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

 Victoria

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

 Panamá

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/

 London

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/

 Brussels

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

 Bogotá

Acoplásticos

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/