B4E COP17 Dialogue





Corporate Partner


Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators globally. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries utilize our network equipment and 40% of all mobile calls are made through our systems. We are one of the few companies worldwide that can offer end-to-end solutions for all major mobile communication standards.


Corporate Partners

Novus International

Novus International, Inc. creates Health through Nutrition products for livestock, pets and people. Novus has more than 800 employees working in over 90 countries, serving more than 3,000 customers worldwide. Based in St. Charles, Missouri, USA, our mission is to make a clear difference in sustainably meeting the growing global need for nutrition and health.


Corporate Partners

Rand Water

Rand Water prides itself on the important role we play in the economic heartland of South Africa. Our current record indicates that we supply approximately 12 million people with world-class water. We are acutely aware of the necessity to play an increased role within the water sector. A pivotal part of Rand Water’s Strategy is the pursuit of growth within the mandate given to us by the Water Services Act.


Corporate Partners

Standard Bank

Standard Bank Group is Africa’s largest financial services organisation with extensive operations in 17 countries on the continent, including South Africa, and 13 countries outside Africa with an emerging market focus.

The Standard Bank Group, which has been operating for nearly 150 years, upholds the high standards of corporate governance and is committed to advancing the principles and practice of sustainable development.


Corporate Partners

Vestergaard Frandsen

Vestergaard Frandsen is a private company guided by the principles of humanitarian entrepreneurship. We innovate technologies to improve health in developing countries. In 2011 we distributed 880,000 LifeStraw(r) Family water filters in western Kenya at no charge, providing 4.5 million people with the means to avoid waterborne illness. The project is financed entirely by carbon credits. For more information visit


Corporate Partners

Yara International ASA

Yara International ASA provides solutions to develop sustainable agriculture and cleaner industrial processes. Our fertilizers help to produce food and renewable energy for a growing world population. Our nitrogen based industrial solutions include chemicals, gases and environmental technologies. Established in Norway in 1905, we have 7300 employees in production, research, sales and technical support in 50 countries worldwide.


Event Partner

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. It catalyses change by working closely with the government on policy issues, enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and expanding business opportunities for industry. On the climate change front, CII has been at the forefront in exploring and promoting best global business practices through its organisations like the CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre and CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development.


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.


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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. 


Strategic Partner

Tata Steel

Tata Steel is among the top ten global steel companies and the second most geographically diversified steel producer with operations in 26 countries and commercial presence in 50 countries. Tata Steel’s vision is to be the world steel industry bench mark in value creation and corporate citizenship through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and over all conduct. The Company has an ambitious target to increase its presence in the African continent in the near future.