B4E Climate Summit 2011


REACHING FOR ZERO: Innovation, Growth and the Clean Industrial Revolution



Academic Partner

Imperial College

Imperial College embodies and delivers world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering, medicine and business, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare. We foster multidisciplinary working internally and collaborate widely externally. 


Corporate Partner


Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit:


Global Broadcast Partner


Offering extensive coverage and analysis of international events and stories of global importance, CNN is the world’s leading global 24-hour news network celebrating more than 30 years delivering fast, accurate, impartial news to more than 246 million households. In March 2011 environmentalist Philippe Cousteau joined CNN as host and special correspondent for the successful Going Green specials. With the network’s promise to take viewers beyond borders to deliver intelligent programming for an interconnected world, the partnership reaffirms CNN’s commitment to report environmentalstories that are changing our planet.



Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives promotes sustainable global development through a series of television programmes, media projects and international events like the B4E Summit series. These initiatives highlight global issues and offer partnership solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing the world. 



Responsible Business Television

Responsible Business a television series produced by Global Initiatives showcasing leading global corporations that, in partnership with governments, NGOs and other international organizations, are developing business-driven solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our world. Not only to improve corporate reputation or increase profits, but because it’s the right thing to do.


In partnership with


WWF has the global insights to help businesses navigate through key sustainability risks and opportunities. As the world’s leading independent conservation organization, we work with businesses, communities and governments to create innovative solutions to safeguard the natural world, tackle climate change and enable the sustainable use of our natural resources. Through our endeavors we seek to embed sustainability and social well-being in both economic and environmental systems. 


In partnership with


The  World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global coalition of some 200 companies advocating for progress on sustainable development. Its mission is to be a catalyst for innovation and sustainable growth in a world where resources are increasingly limited. The Council provides a platform for companies to share experiences and best practices on sustainable development issues and advocate for their implementation, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations. The membership has annual revenues of USD 7 trillion, spans more than 35 countries and represents 20 major industrial sectors. 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.


In partnership with

The Aldersgate Group

The Aldersgate Group (AG) is an alliance of leaders from business, politics and society that drives action for a sustainable economy. AG’s mission is to trigger the change in policy required to address environmental challenges effectively and secure the maximum economic benefit in terms of sustainable growth, jobs and competitiveness. The AG develops independent and authoritative policy objectives through the breadth, expertise and diversity of its membership. We draw on the knowledge base and connections of our network to gain an early insight into the policy formation process and engage with key decision makers in a proactive, constructive and impartial way. 


Knowledge Partner

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a management consulting firm that helps leading corporations and organisations make distinctive, lasting and substantial improvements in their performance.  Over the past eight decades, the Firm’s primary objective has remained constant: to serve as an organisation’s most trusted external advisor on critical issues facing senior management.  With consultants deployed from 90 offices in more than 50 countries, McKinsey advises companies on strategic, operational, organisational and technological issues.  The Firm has extensive experience in all major industry sectors and primary functional areas as well as in-depth expertise in high-priority areas for today’s business leaders. 


Lead Media Partner

Guardian Sustainable Business

Guardian Sustainable Business (GSB) is for business leaders at the cutting-edge of their game. We bring together the world’s most listened to voices on corporate sustainability.
We open up ideas that drive real sustainable change to a global audience.
From business models to biodiversity we find the best examples of how businesses are responding to sustainability challenges and we get the people who are making it happen to tell you how they’re doing it.


Lead Media Partner

Sustainable Business

Sustainable Business is the UK’s No. 1 climate change and sustainability magazine for business delivering strategic information in a refreshing, authoritative and accessible way.  Join the Sustainable Business community as it looks to advance the sustainability agenda forward and joins those that are responding to, and helping to shape, the UK’s future sustainability agenda.. For more information please visit:


Media Partners

The ENDS Report

The ENDS Report is the UK’s No 1 source for news, analysis and comment on green issues. It provides business and environmental professionals with an in-depth understanding of UK environmental policy and its implications. Discover in-depth analysis, dedicated news channels, weekly email bulletins, specialist reports and exclusive document links at:


Media Partners


2degrees is the world’s largest community for sustainability. We offer networking, carefully curated content, and bespoke intelligence to over 14,000 members, from 6,000+ organizations and 100+ countries. As a managed community, we actively bring together our qualified business leaders, policy experts and academics in support of a shared goal: to accelerate the delivery of solutions to sustainability’s most pressing challenges.


Summit Partners


ICAEW is a professional membership organisation, supporting over 136,000 chartered accountants around the world. Through our technical knowledge, skills and expertise, we provide insight and leadership to the global accountancy and finance profession. Our members provide financial knowledge and guidance based on the highest professional, technical and ethical standards. We develop and support individuals, organisations and communities to help them achieve long-term, sustainable economic value. Because of us, people can do business with confidence.


Summit Partners


We understand that the role of hotels in society goes beyond selling hotel rooms. Like any forward thinking business we must act responsibly.

Our size and scale give us an incredible responsibility and opportunity to do the right thing. The great news is that behaving responsibly makes good business sense. That’s why we developed Green Engage, our online environmental management programme which is helping us design , build and run more responsible hotels that are great for our business , our guests and the planet.


Supporting Partner


Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and deep local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate. Deloitte’s approximately 170,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.


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    B4E Climate Summit 2011 – London

    Business Declaration on Climate Change

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