B4E Climate Summit 2015

New London 2015 EventPage

POWERING GLOBAL GROWTH: TRANSFORMATION IN ENERGY PRODUCTIVITY

CO-ORGANISERS

  • Global Initiatives promotes partnership solutions to global challenges through film, media projects and high-level international events. By sharing knowledge and best practices, and calling on all stakeholders to take action, we address some of the greatest challenges facing the world. Our initiatives are about partnership, inspiration and creating a better future. The B4E (Business for the Environment) global event series focuses on industry-led solutions for the environment and climate. B4E events have been convened in 13 countries since 2007 with notable speakers including US Vice-President Al Gore, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, and CEOs of many international businesses and agencies. www.globalinitiatives.com

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  • Established in 1984 with the mission of achieving “sustainable energy for everyone”, Ecofys has become the leading expert in renewable energy, energy & carbon efficiency, energy systems & markets as well as energy & climate policy. The unique synergy between those areas of expertise is the key to its success. Ecofys creates smart, effective, practical and sustainable solutions for and with public and corporate clients all over the world. With offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and the US, Ecofys employs over 200 experts dedicated to solving energy and climate challenges. www.ecofys.com

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  • The Climate Group is an award-winning, international non-profit. Its goal is a prosperous, low carbon future, achieved through a ‘clean revolution’: the rapid scale-up of low carbon energy and technology. It works with corporate and government partners to develop climate finance mechanisms, business models which promote innovation, and supportive policy frameworks. It convenes leaders, shares hard evidence of successful low carbon growth, and pilots practical solutions which can be replicated worldwide, through its offices in Greater China, North America, India and Europe. 2014 was The Climate Group’s 10th Anniversary. www.theclimategroup.org

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  • Forum for the Future is an independent non-profit that works globally with business, government and other organisations to solve complex sustainability challenges. We aim to transform the critical systems that we all depend on, such as food and energy, to make them fit for the challenges of the 21st century. We have 19 years’ experience inspiring new thinking, building creative partnerships and developing practical innovations to change our world. System innovation is at the heart of our strategy. One of our key approaches is creating innovation coalitions, bringing together groups to solve bigger sustainability challenges across whole value chains. www.forumforthefuture.org

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  • WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

    www.wwf.org.uk

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SPONSORS

  • Eneco UK is based in Warwick and headed by Director, Guy Madgwick. The UK wind portfolio includes Scottish onshore projects: Tullo and Twinshiels Wind Farms, fully operational with a combined generating capacity of 42MW, located in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire; Burn of Whilk Wind Farm (22.5MW) located west of Wick, Caithness – currently under construction; Moy Wind Farm (60MW) in The Highlands – currently under construction; Lochluichart Wind Farm (69MW) in The Highlands – fully operational and Macritch Hill, a proposed 54MW wind farm located in Angus that is being developed in partnership with Scottish Water. Eneco is also a 50:50 development partner in the Navitus Bay offshore wind project located to the west of the Isle of Wight. In November 2013, the company acquired its first solar project in the UK – the 10MW Sevor Solar Farm near South Marston, Swindon. www.eneco.co.uk

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  • Royal Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. www.philips.com/global

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  • Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is an independent specialized, global professional services firm that combines deep industry knowledge with technical expertise to enable companies to defend, protect and create value. With a focus on industries and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory and legal issues, the Firm serves clients primarily in the healthcare, energy and financial services sectors which represent highly complex market and regulatory environments. Professional service offerings include strategic, financial, operational, technology, risk management, compliance, investigative solutions, dispute resolutions services and business process management services. The Firm provides services to companies, legal counsel and governmental agencies. The business is organized in four reporting segments – Disputes, Investigations & Economics; Financial, Risk & Compliance; Healthcare; and Energy. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com

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  • ClimateWorks mobilizes philanthropy to solve the climate crises and ensure a prosperous future. Philanthropy has a critical role to play in solving the climate challenge. ClimateWorks helps leading funders come together to be more strategic, efficient, and effective in their response to global climate change. We are a team of researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grant-makers who are deeply committed to our mission to mobilize philanthropy to solve the climate crisis and ensure a prosperous future. www.climateworks.org

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  • South Pole Group is a leading sustainability solutions provider. The company headquartered in Zurich operates with 16 offices across the globe. Initially focused on the development of premium carbon emission reduction projects, the company now offers a wide spectrum of sustainability services, including climate policy and strategy advisory. Its expertise covers the areas of climate change, forests and land use, water, sustainable cities and buildings, as well as renewable energy and energy efficiency. The company is determined to help its clients grow their business with ground breaking solutions which positively impact the environment and the needs of society. thesouthpolegroup.com

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EVENT PARTNERS

  • The Aldersgate Group is an alliance of leaders from business, politics and civil society that drives for a sustainable economy. Our members include some of the largest businesses in the UK with a collective global turnover of over £300bn and politicians of all parties. We work for better policy that can adequately tackle climate change and other key environmental challenges whilst safeguarding the sustainable growth and competitiveness of the UK economy. Our policy proposals are formed collaboratively and benefit from the expertise of our members who span a wide range of industry sectors and public interests. www.aldersgategroup.org.uk

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  • The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. We have 180 experts working around the world from offices in the UK, China, South Africa, Mexico and the US. Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. To have real impact we act as a catalyst, making the case for change to businesses, governments and civil society worldwide. www.carbontrust.com

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  • 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 822 institutional investors with assets of US$95 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. www.cdp.net

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  • Corporate Citizenship is a global business consultancy specialising in sustainability and corporate responsibility. The team uses expert insight and a simplified approach to sustainability to deliver growth and long-term value for business and society. With teams in London, New York, San Francisco, Santiago and Singapore we work with clients on both a local and global level, to achieve their commitments to responsible business behaviours and sustainable practices. We advise on a number of areas including strategy, community, engagement, environment, supply chain, socio-economic impacts, reporting and assurance – helping clients to make the smart choices that will enable them to survive and thrive in an increasingly challenging business environment. 

    www.corporate-citizenship.com

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  • Founded in 2010, the German Business Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF) is the strong voice of energy efficiency in Germany, both towards policymakers and in the general public. The DENEFF represents more than 120 member companies, including disruptive start-up firms, innovative SMEs, and large multinational corporations, that offer energy saving solutions along the sector’s entire value chain. 12 Members of the German and European Parliament, together with more than 20 national experts and opinion leaders, constitute its advisory board. As such, the DENEFF seeks to foster smart ideas that reconcile economic demands with environmental limits, in Berlin, Brussels and beyond. www.deneff.org

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  • The Global Alliance for Energy Productivity is a network of policymakers and corporate leaders committed to improving energy productivity. The Global Alliance enlists credible leaders around the world who commit to not only improving the energy productivity within their own organization, but also to encouraging similar commitments from others. The goal is to double global energy productivity 2030. To do that, the Global Alliance assists decision-makers by drawing on proven strategies and highlighting the meaningful impact of productivity on global economies. Organizations ready to take the next step should endorse the goal of improving energy productivity at www.globalproductivity.org

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  • Verdantix is an independent analyst firm. We provide authoritative data, analysis and advice to help our clients succeed with their energy, environment and sustainability strategies. Our global primary research and deep domain expertise gives clients a competitive advantage through strategic advice, market opportunity analysis, best practice frameworks and industry connections. Our clients ask us to support their decisions in the uncharted waters created by game-changing sustainability innovations, environmental risks, transformational improvements in energy efficiency and carbon regulations. They count on us for fact-based, independent analysis to identify the right decisions. www.verdantix.com

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  • The Toronto-based World Council on City Data (WCCD) hosts a network of innovative cities committed to improving city services and quality of life with globally standardized city data and provides a consistent and comprehensive platform for standardized urban metrics. Comparable city data is critical for building more sustainable, resilient, smart, prosperous and inclusive cities. As a global leader on standardized metrics, the WCCD is operationalising ISO 37120 Sustainable Development of Communities: Indicators for City Services and Quality of Life, the first international standard for sustainable and resilient cities. The WCCD has also developed the first ISO 37120 certification system and the Global Cities Registry™. www.dataforcities.org

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SUSTAINABLE EVENT PARTNER

CONVERSATIONS POWERED BY

  • Pigeonhole® Live empowers audiences to ask and vote for questions that interest them during panel sessions. Every audience member has the opportunity to ask questions online using a simple, interactive Q&A platform. Moderators and speakers are able to address the most popular audience questions in real-time, instilling highly engaging and audience-driven Q&A sessions. Pigeonhole® Live will also be capturing delegate feedback about this forum via a quick post-event survey. Pigeonhole® Live has impacted thousands of events in over 40 countries, and is trusted by leading Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organisations. www.pigeonholelive.com

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