6 TH B4E Global Summit 2012


COLLABORATE, INNOVATE, ACT - Delivering the Green Economy



Academic Partner

Hertie School of Governance

The Hertie School of Governance is an international teaching and research centre of excellence that prepares students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. An internationally-recruited faculty, interdisciplinary in outlook, research, and teaching, offers analytically-challenging and practice-oriented courses on governance, policy analysis, management, and leadership and helps students grow intellectually in a professional, research-intensive environment, characterised by public debate and engagement. The School was founded in 2003 as a project of the Hertie Foundation, which remains the major partner.


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. www.globalinitiatives.com



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 Association With

Carbon Disclosure Project

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organization providing a transformative global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage, and share climate change and water information. Over 3,700 companies across the world’s largest economies now measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and assessment of climate change risk and opportunity through CDP, in order that they can set reduction targets and make performance improvements. This data is gathered on behalf of 655 institutional investors, holding US$78 trillion in assets. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of self-reported climate change data.


In Association With


Econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German
business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development and promoting social responsibility in business.


In Association With


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.


In Association With


Novethic is the leading research centre in France for Responsible Investment (SRI) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It conducts studies and organises events to mobilise companies and financial institutions on the issue of sustainability. The SRI research centre provides market data and analyses the different practices for responsible investing in France and Europe. With the purpose of supporting SRI, Novethic is also designed to inform and serve the needs of European Asset Owners facing the challenge of integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues into their investment processes. In addition, Novethic’s CSR studies emphasize specific sustainability issues for professionals seeking to upgrade their responsible business development approach. Besides these activities, Novethic launched in 2009 the first French SRI Label, awarded to mutual funds whose management systematically takes into account Environmental, Social and Governance criteria.


In Association 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


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.


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.


Media Partner

Forum CSR

Forum CSR international is a special interest magazine. In our cover story we get to the bottom of recent trends and developments. We provide CSR professionals and sustainability experts with the tools for a successful everyday business. We track complex issues like energy efficiency & climate change, supply chain management down to the point. forum CSR internati onal is a spin-off of forum Nachhaltig Topics 2012 Wirtschaften, the leading CSR magazine in German speaking countries. We inspire top decision makers in politics, economy and non-profit organisations with best practice examples.


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


Media Partner

Renewable Energy Magazine

Renewable Energy Magazine and its award-winning Spanish sister site and first magazine in Spanish dedicated to clean energy, Energías Renovables, provide news, interviews, commentary and other information on the latest developments in renewable energies and energy saving and efficiency technologies with an impact worldwide. We also focus on the American continent through our sister publication in Spanish, amERica


Media Partner

REVOLVE Magazine

REVOLVE is an original and unexpected mix of energy, art and politics, with a special section on water, a section on cities, and a photo essay series called Views – all geared towards providing a different, global and constructive perspective on the world. REVOLVE is published quarterly in English and is distributed to governments, decision makers, business leaders, leading energy companies and young professionals worldwide.


Media Partner


CSRwire is the leading global source of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability news. Founded in 1999 to advance the movement towards a more economically-just and environmentally-sustainable society and away from single bottom line capitalism, CSRwire has paved the way for new standards of corporate citizenship, earning the international respect of thought leaders, business leaders, academics, philanthropists, activists and the media community. Through innovative techniques and strategic partnerships, CSRwire continues to expand its content, communication technology and distribution channels exponentially.


Media Partner

Technology Review

Technology Review’s mission is to identify emerging technologies and to explain their impact to a senior audience of business leaders, technologist and entrepreneurs. We cover the areas where change matters most: biomedicine, computing, communications, energy, materials, and the web. Founded by the MIT, Technology Review is perfect for readers who understand that the only way to stay ahead of the curve is to see what lies beyond. Subscribe the German issue today by ordering 2 free issues:


NGO Partner

European Business & Biodiversity Campaign

The European Business and Biodiversity Campaign, led by the Global Nature Fund (GNF) was initiated by a consortium of European companies and NGOs. The goal of the project is to show the big importance of biodiversity, also from an economic point of view, and to motivate the private sector for the protection and conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The European Business and Biodiversity Campaign supports companies through Biodiversity Checks, workshops and regional biodiversity forums. More information about the European Business and Biodiversity Campaign.


NGO Partner

Regency Foundation

Regency Foundation Networx is an international development agency facilitating partnerships between governments, business, civil society and the United Nations; current focus areas include the environment, HIV education & prevention and corporate responsibility. Regency is headquartered in the UK, with offices in Brazil, China and South Africa.


PR Partner

Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 81 countries around the world. The firm’s success is built on its deep commitment to client service, our people, creativity, collaboration and harnessing the power of Advocates – engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputation. Weber Shandwick partners with corporations, start-ups, foundations and NGOs to advance sustainable development. For more information, visit


Strategic Partner

KOSEP – Korea South-East Power Co.

Korea South-East Power Co. became an independent power company on April 2, 2001, when it was separated from Korea Electric Power Corp. under Korean government’s restructuring plan of electricity industry Since then, KOSEP has pursued a corporate philosophy of “Maximization of shareholder’s value, Satisfaction to customer, Respect for employee and Contribution to society. “With this philosophy, We are striving to achieve our great vision of “Global Power Leader”. At of 2011, Korea South-East Power Co. Operates five power generation complexes, including Samchonpo Thermal Power Site Division, Yeongheung Thermal Power Site Division, Yeongdong Thermal Power Plant, Yeosu Thermal Power Plant, Bundang Combined Cycle Power Plant, ect KOSEP’s total generation capacity is 8,196㎿, which occupies 10.3% of total power generation capacity in Korea.


Strategic Partner

Tata Steel

Established in 1907 as Asia’s first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top-ten global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of over 27 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). It is now the world’s second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 26.6 billion in FY 11, has over 80,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management.


Supporting Partner


Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 246,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is


Supporting Partner


Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including thermal (coal, nuclear, gas…) and renewable ones (hydro, wind, solar…) and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries, and had sales of over € 20.9 billion in 2010/11.


Supporting Partner

Deutsche Post DHL

Deutsche Post DHL is the world’s leading postal and logistics services group. Its integrated DHL and Deutsche Post brands offer comprehensive services in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation and contract logistics. Deutsche Post is Germany’s only universal provider of postal services and delivers mail and parcel in Germany and the world. It is an expert provider of dialogue marketing and press distribution services as well as corporate communications solutions.


Supporting Partner


We incorporate environmental performance goals throughout our operations, seeking continuous improvement in energy efficiency, emissions reductions, resource conservation, and other areas. Recognizing that consumer use of our products accounts for the largest portion of our overall carbon footprint, we focus on improving the energy-efficient performance of our products and collaborating with others to develop innovative ways that technology can help address long-term sustainability challenges across other industries.


Supporting Partner

Novus International

Novus International, Inc. is a provider of Health through Nutrition solutions for livestock, pets and people. Novus is headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri, USA and employs approximately 800 people, serving over 3,000 customers worldwide in more than 100 countries. Working from a strong base of scientific understanding and technological innovation, Novus has brought to market more than 100 new products over the past decade.


Supporting Partner

Office Depot

Office Depot’s global environmental strategy can be summarized in a simple statement: we commit to buy greener, be greener and sell greener. Effective execution of this strategy in our key markets is measured in an environmental dashboard which shows improvement on nearly every environmental metric since 2006. That’s why Newsweek ranked Office Depot America’s #1 greenest large retailer for 2010 and 2011. Please visit our website to learn more:


Supporting Partner


SABIC’s vision is to achieve our social, economic and environmental sustainability goals through our chemical technology, business strategy and human resources. We are focused on reducing the environmental footprint in all operations and on helping our customers to accomplish their sustainability goals through SABIC products, support and collaboration. We aspire to contribute to the changes required to achieve a more sustainable future for society.


Supporting Partner


Yara delivers solutions for sustainable agriculture and the environment. Our fertilizers and crop nutrition programs help produce the food required for the growing world population. Our industrial products and solutions reduce emissions, improve air quality and support safe and efficient operations. Founded in Norway in 1905, Yara has a worldwide presence with sales to 150 countries. Safety is always our top priority.