SELECTED LIST OF AFFILIATES

The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals. They work with offices throughout the UN organizations to build capacity for the business community to work more effectively and sustainably with member countries.

Thrive Global’s mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance well-being, performance, and purpose, and create a healthier relationship with technology, so we can move from surviving to thriving.

The SDG Knowledge Hub is an active community of global sustainability experts and an online resource center for news and commentary regarding the implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The AI for Global Good Series, hosted by ITU in partnership with Xprize and ACM is the leading United Nations platform for dialogue on AI. The action​​-oriented summits identify practical applications of AI and supporting strategies to improve the quality and sustainability of life on our planet. The summit continued to formulate strategies to ensure trusted, safe and inclusive development of AI technologies and equitable access to their benefits.

The World Energy Council is the principal impartial network of leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all. Formed in 1923, the Council is the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum, with more than 3000 member organisations located in over 90 countries and drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy-related stakeholders.

Stockholm Resilience Centre offers different interdisciplinary courses on first (Undergraduate), second (Master’s) and third (PhD) levels of University education.The social-ecological approach and the concept of ecosystem services, the benefits humans derive from ecosystems, have been key in the research of the centre since its inception.

Connect4Climate is a global partnership program launched by the World Bank Group and the Italian Ministry of Environment, joined by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, that takes on climate change by promoting solutions and empowering people to act. The Connect4Climate community connects more than 460 partners around the world including civil society groups, media networks, international organizations, academic institutions, youth groups, and the private sector.

UNESCO-MAB is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication. The international organization strengthens the ties between nations and societies, and mobilizes the wider public so that each child and citizen. We work with UCI on quality education programs in higher education. We promote basic human rights and an indispensable prerequisite for sustainable development. We aim to grow and live in a cultural environment rich in diversity and dialogue, where heritage serves as a bridge between generations and peoples;• can fully benefit from scientific advances;• and can enjoy full freedom of expression; the basis of democracy, development and human dignity.

The Partnerships for SDGs online platform, managed by the Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD/DESA) and initially developed in response to a mandate set out by the Rio+20 Conference (paragraph 283, Future We Want), has been improved to better respond to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in order to function as a tool to inform all stakeholders on initiatives carried out by multi-stakeholder partnerships in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and for linking progress of those initiatives to various follow-up mechanisms of the 2030 Agenda, in particular to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to transforming the way our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED — the top third-party verification system for sustainable structures around the world.Every day USGBC is helping advance spaces that are better for the environment and healthier for us to live, work and play in. Through our community network, continuous collaboration weith industry experts, market research publications and LEED professional credentials, USGBC remains a key driving force in the green building sector.

Linking Tourism and Conservation: Humans and the rest of biodiversity are critically linked and interdependent. The need for the conservation of diversity of natural habitats and ecosystems on earth is supported by the United Nations through the development of a complete and well-managed network of protected areas by the year 2020 (CBD Aichi 2020 target 11). This goal is achievable with the support of tourism. There is no other group of people in the world more interested in protected nature than tourists.

The Bellona Foundation is an international environmental NGO based in Norway. Founded in 1986 as a direct action protest group, Bellona has become a recognised technology and solution-oriented organization with offices in Oslo, Brussels, Washington D.C., St. Petersburg and Murmansk. 75 engineers, ecologists, nuclear physicists, economists, lawyers, political scientists and journalists work at Bellona.

Bioneers Global is a leading edge learning lab and forum of leaders, entrepreneurs and practitioners in Biomimicry, Innovation Inspired by Nature‚ Biosphere Economy, and in Leadership Inspired by Nature. Focusing on Innovation (and Technology), Economy and Leadership, BIONEERS GLOBAL is a community and learning event for decision-makers who are inspired in their daily work by nature’s principles, practices and potential.

The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) creates and advances solutions to the core issues driving climate change. Working with governments and businesses around the world to tailor local solutions that are economically and environmentally sustainable, CCI focuses on three strategic program areas: increasing energy efficiency in cities, catalyzing the large-scale supply of clean energy, and working to measure and value the carbon absorbed by forests.

The Center for International Forestry Research is a nonprofit, global facility dedicated to advancing human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity. CIFOR conducts research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries.

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The Club of Madrid responds to the demand for leader-to-leader support to confront today’s global, regional and national democratic leadership challenges. It is an independent organization dedicated to strengthening democratic values and leadership around the world by drawing on the unique experience and resources of its Members –more than 70 democratic former Heads of State and Government from 50 countries.

Instituto Ethos tem como missão mobilizar, sensibilizar e ajudar as empresas a compreender e incorporar o conceito da responsabilidade social no cotidiano de sua gestão, estabelecendo padrões éticos de relacionamento com os seus diversos públicos – acionistas, fornecedores, funcionários e governo – e controlando os impactos gerados por suas atividades na comunidade e no meio ambiente.

Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) is a unique organization at the forefront of the environmental peacemaking movement. As a tri-lateral organization it brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists. Their primary objective is the promotion of cooperative efforts to protect our shared environmental heritage.

The Global Humanitarian Forum was established as an NGO in Switzerland in 2007. Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations is the President. The GHF seeks to revitalize efforts to meet the major humanitarian challenges of today and the future. They work by facilitating debate, raising awareness, and initiating exemplary programmes.

The Global Humanitarian Forum was established as an NGO in Switzerland in 2007. Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations is the President. The GHF seeks to revitalize efforts to meet the major humanitarian challenges of today and the future. They work by facilitating debate, raising awareness, and initiating exemplary programmes.

Green Cross is an international NGO that unites the efforts of 30 National Organisations to promote a just, sustainable and secure future for all. GCI bases its work on fundamental human values that transcend cultural differences: respect, care, solidarity, integrity, equality and non-violence. Their mission is to foster a value shift and cultivate a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility in humanity’s relationship with nature.

Green School Bali gives students a relevant holistic and green education and strives to have the lowest carbon footprint of any international school anywhere, through use of bamboo and rammed earth for its buildings, growing its own food in its gardens, and plans to generate its own power from the river. Green Studies, which focus on sustainability, and a quality Creative Arts program complement the academic curriculum.

Abengoa Solar focuses on the promotion, construction and operation of solar electric energy generating plants (tower, trough, hybrid plants ISCC and photovoltaic) and customized installations (hot water and air production, heating and air conditioning). Abengoa Solar plants and installations are the culmination of 20 years of heavy investments in R&D. This research drives technical innovations in cost reduction and improved plant performance.

The Millennium Project is an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities. It manages a coherent and cumulative process that collects and assesses judgments from over 2,500 people selected by its 33 Nodes around the world.

Korea 2050: Global Climate Change Situation Room(GCCSR) has been established in Gimcheon, Korea in August 2009. The Millennium Project will design and implement a global climate change situation room and collective intelligence system. Within the framework of climate change, alternative energy and green technology would be the initial focus for the system. Providing the developmental platform for the knowledge component with Semantic Media Wiki and web services interface to other platforms including RT Delphi, Media Wiki, Cohere, and Drupal.

Established in September 2000, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for future generations. The Foundation’s science-based, results-driven orientation stems from the principles and interests of Gordon and Betty Moore. The Foundation operates proactively in three specific areas of focus—environmental conservation, science, and the San Francisco Bay Area—where a significant and measurable impact can be achieved.

Natural Capitalism Solutions’ mission is to educate senior decision-makers in business, government and civil society about the principles of sustainability. NCS shows how to restore and further enhance natural and human capital while increasing prosperity and quality of life. In partnership with leading thinkers and groups, they create innovative, practical tools and implementation strategies for companies, communities, and countries.

The Copenhagen Climate Council is a global collaboration between business and science founded by the leading independent think tank in Scandinavia, Monday Morning, based in Copenhagen. The members of the Copenhagen Climate Council have come together to create global awareness of the importance of the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP15) and to ensure support and assistance to global decision-makers when agreeing on a new climate treaty.

Nearly 2,000 change makers came to Leksand, Sweden. Outside the limelight of stalled international negotiations, people are taking up the global challenges of environment, energy and development. They are shaping new ways of working together locally and globally. They are creating work that matters, seizing collaborative opportunities around concrete efforts that result in better living conditions for millions of people.

Tallberg Foundation has been deepening our understanding of issues related to leadership and change in society and business for over three decades. The annual gatherings organized for over two decades by the Tällberg Foundation have evolved into an innovative global Forum characterized by an atmosphere of openness, honesty, warmth and creativity. Every year, leaders from all over the world and from various sectors of society gather to talk about and reflect upon the challenges and opportunities that stem from global interdependence.

TERI’s mission is to tackle issues of concern to Indian society, and the world at large, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions. Enhance networking for sustainable interventions.Realize potential for national and international leadership as a knowledge-based agent of change in the fields of energy, environment, other natural resources and sustainable development. Inspire diverse stakeholders to realize a shared vision of global sustainable development.

UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. They are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. UNDP’s network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals.

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) coordinates United Nations environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies that also promote sustainable development. Itis the designated authority of the United Nations system in environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments.

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Their mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.

The Yasuni Research Station supports pure scientific research and applied research on the sustainable use of resources. Additionally, they advise the indigenous communities that live in Yasuni National Park and the contiguous Waorani Reserve so they may improve their life conditions within the framework of a socio-ecological equilibrium, in accordance with the Man and Biosphere Reserve distinction held by Yasuni (UNESCO, 1989).

YES provides a platform that excites youth, engaging them in a powerful role with their governments and other partners to promote entrepreneurship. In 55 countries young people have developed YES Country Networks that works with diverse stakeholders to promote entrepreneurship education, business development services, business formation, mentorship networks and links with markets and finance.