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

Renault-Nissan Alliance

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a strategic partnership between Paris-based Renault and Yokohama, Japan-based Nissan, which together sell one in 10 cars worldwide. The companies, which have been strategic partners since 1999, sold 8.1 million cars in nearly 200 countries in 2012. The Alliance is the global leader in zero-emission mobility, with a wide range of 100% electric vehicles on the market, including the multi-award winning Nissan LEAF and the recently launched Renault ZOE.

Global Broadcast Partner


CNN is the world’s leading global 24-hour news network and one of the world’s most respected and trusted sources for news and information. CNN International is the international directorate of CNN Worldwide reaching more than 268 million households and hotel rooms in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. With experts including noted environmental advocate and CNN Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau and dedicated documentaries and programming including ‘Going Green’ , ‘Eco Solutions’, CNN is committed to reporting environmental stories and issues that are shaping our planet. These range from food and water security to ocean science to climate change and its impact on our fragile eco systems .The network also celebrates the efforts of environmental champions who are offering innovative solutions to preserve the 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.


In partnership with

The Climate Group

The Climate Group is an independent, not-for-profit organization, which brings together a global coalition of the world’s most powerful governments, brands and public figures across Asia, Europe and North America. Since 2004, we’ve been working with governments, business leaders and the world’s most influential individuals – to push for the policies, technologies and investment we need to make the Clean Revolution commercially viable. Together, we have the power to create a smarter, better, more prosperous future for all.



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.



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 a global network for corporate leaders at the cutting-edge of positive change. We curate the world’s most authoritative voices on corporate sustainability to bring you thought-provoking comment and expert insight. Register as a member to gain access to VIP networking, invite-only thought leadership events and debate.

Media Partner

The environmentalist

The environmentalist is the UK’s leading environmental magazine, published monthly by IEMA, the UK’s dedicated membership body for environment professionals. the environmentalist contains a wide range of up-to-date information, practical articles, insightful case studies and news on current environmental issues including details of the latest regulations and consultations.
Go to
www.environmentalistonline.com/ to sign up for a free trial.


Media Partner

Green Futures

Green Futures is the leading magazine on environmental solutions and sustainable futures. Founded by Jonathon Porritt in 1996, it is published by Forum for the Future. Every issue is packed full of stories, comment and insight on topics ranging from clean energy and smart design, to food and finance in a changing world. You can read us in print four times a year, and we also produce regular Special Editions.
Twitter: @GreenFutures

Skills Partner


The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment is dedicated to creating a sustainable future through environmental skills, knowledge and thought leadership. With a membership over 15,000 members based in over 80 countries, IEMA is the leading professional body dedicated to the professional development of individuals involved in the environment profession and representing their views. Find out more at:


Strategic 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:


Summit Partner


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 Partner

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.


Summit Partner


Trucost helps organisations reduce exposure to increasing natural resource costs and shortages, optimising both risk management and strategic decision making. Key to our approach is that we not only quantify environmental impacts, but we also put a price on them, helping companies, investors and governments understand environmental issues in business terms.

Summit Partner

Renewables 100 Policy Institute

Renewables 100 Policy Institute was founded to study and advance the global shift to 100% renewable energy. Because non-renewable energies, by definition, will run out and are in the meantime causing multiple existential crises, the organization is committed to mapping, tracking, researching and educating decision makers and other citizens about 100% renewable energy targets and solutions.


Summit Partner


CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 722 institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest-risk information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdproject.net to find out more.

Summit Partner

UK Green Building Council

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) is a membership organisation that campaigns for a sustainable built environment – one that minimises negative environmental impacts while maximising benefits for people everywhere. Our member organisations span the whole of the built environment sector. This diversity is one of our greatest strengths – our activities bring these sometimes disparate groups of experts together, fostering innovative cross-industry collaboration.

Summit Partner


Volans is a think-tank and consultancy focussed on accelerating ‘breakthrough’ innovation in business, investment, policy-making and entrepreneurship. We play at the intersection of the sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship and reframing capitalism movements.


Supporting Partner


HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments, and society. The world’s largest technology company,
HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services, and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. We believe our success depends on being good environmental and social stewards. This belief is at the core of our Positive Impact vision—by uniting the power of people and technology, we create solutions to environmental and social challenges.
HP 2012 Global Citizenship Report