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Supporting Organizations

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The A.P. Moller - Maersk Group is a worldwide conglomerate. They operate in some 130 countries and has a workforce of some 108,000 employees. In addition to owning one of the world’s largest shipping companies, they are involved in a wide range of activities in the energy, logistics, retail and manufacturing industries.
More information about the Maersk Group can be found in our Group brochure here (ipaper-version).

In 2009, Maersk decided to become a signatory to the United Nations’ Global Compact. Their sustainability work starts with a vision of being a responsible enterprise that balances social and environmental concerns with the obvious need to remain a profitable business.

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China Minmetals Corporation is an international metals and mining corporation committed to providing high-quality services globally, adhering to a development philosophy of “cherishing limited resources and pursue boundless development”.

It primarily engages in exploration, mining, smelting, processing and trading for metals and minerals, and is also engaged in finance, real estate, and mining and metallurgic technology, with business scope covering 26 nations and regions in the world.

It has 168 thousand employees and controls nine listed companies at home and abroad, with total assets amounting to RMB200 billion Yuan. In 2010, China Minmetals achieved operating revenue of RMB255 billion Yuan and total profit of RMB7 billion Yuan, ranking No. 228 among the Fortune Global 500 and No.6 among metal companies.

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EABIS was founded in 2001 and launched at INSEAD in 2002 with the support of the leading Business Schools in Europe in partnership with IBM, Microsoft, Johnson&Johnson, Unilever, and Shell.

The companies challenged the business schools to rethink their mission in helping managers to better understand and manage the changing business-society-government dimension. Business ethics courses were only partially addressing the challenge, they suggested. The deans responded that more and better research was needed to underpin better education and learning. EABIS was founded to undertake this.

EABIS provides thought leadership in four key domains:
1. Sustainability, change, and innovation
2. Purpose, ethics, and leadership
3. Strategic management and economics
4. Corporate and public governance

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Vale is the second biggest mining company in the world and the largest private company in Latin America. Headquartered in Brazil and operating in 38 countries, Vale now employs over 126,000 people, including employees and contractors.

Its the global leader in iron ore and the second biggest nickel producer. It also produces copper, coal, manganese, ferroalloys, fertilizers, cobalt and platinum group metals. In addition, it operates in the logistics, steel and energy sectors.

Present on five continents, VALE works responsibly and are committed to sustainable development. Our shareholders come from all parts of the world and our shares are traded on the stock markets of São Paulo, New York, Hong Kong, Paris and Madrid. All of Vale’s activities are guided by our policy of transparency, respect for shareholders’ rights, environmental protection, staff development and improvements to the quality of life in the communities where we operate.

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Novozymes is a biotech company with a strong focus on enzyme production. They are committed to changing the very foundations of the industrial system for the better by using industrial biotechnology.

As a leading biotech company they believe that by using industrial biotechnology they can potentially re-engineer thousands of everyday products to deliver enhanced sustainability performance, at no extra cost. It is a compelling proposition, but one backed by strong evidence.They market over 700 biotechnology products in 130 countries.  Enzyme production leaves Novozymes with a global enzyme market share of 47% (2010).
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Aarhus Kommune CO2030 with Aarhus

The Danish city Aarhus is Jutland's capital and a city of more than 300,000 inhabitants. It is the centre of "Greater Aarhus", which has a population of approx. 1.2 mill. people. Aarhus is also Denmark's fastest-growing city and leading growth centre.

Aarhus is an unparalleled knowledge hub and gathering point for the wind industry, and is positioned among the world’s most energy efficient cities.

This position is the result of years of ambitious political planning and has been reached through a close cooperation between authorities and leading cleantech companies, architects, engineers and environmental and energy consultants. The current goal in Aarhus is to become carbon-neutral, achieve security of supply and, at the same time, experience growth.

As of today the district heating in Aarhus covers 95 % of the total need for heating in the city. And by 2015, 100 % of the heat production will be based on carbon-neutral biofuel and waste. As for wind power, the Aarhus area has the world’s highest concentration of wind power companies which generate no less than 87 % of the combined turnover in Denmark’s wind power industry.

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Go Beyond is an innovative social project aimed at the development of youth leadership skills. The program is based on a 4 day seminar, which gives a theoretical insight in the leadership science, gives an opportunity to make a self-development plan and set one’s goals and tasks. After that each of the participants gets involved in social or business project, which lasts for 10 months. During this period each of the participants gets acquainted with a personal coach who facilitates the development of each individual. Additionally, monthly meetings with guest lectures and mentoring sessions are organized.

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Phoenix Design Aid a is a leading supplier of total graphic solutions. They are specialised in working with international and intergovernmental organisations, UN Agencies, NGOs and public authorities around the world. Their mission is to assist their international partners in the graphic process by providing following services: Design concepts, Editing and translation, Pre-press services, Printing and binding, Delivery and distribution, e-Books, Online promotion and sale of publications, Production of films, and Stands for trade exhibitions and merchandise.

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CEEMAN - Central and East European Management Development Association - is an international management development association established in 1993 with the aim of accelerating the growth in quality of management development in central and eastern Europe. CEEMAN is a global network of management development institutions focusing on the quality of education and innovations within the field, as well as in the broad area of subjects related to change. CEEMAN has 200 institutional and individual members from 51 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia.

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Challenge:Future is a global youth think tank and competition on innovation and sustainability, which was established in 2009 by three dedicated partners from Slovenia – TMK Lab company, CEEMAN management development association, and IEDC-Bled School of Management, with the aim to provide profound experience to youth while they think about and develop solutions to some of the most important challenges the world is facing today.
It is a global community uniting over 22,000 youths from more than 200 countries and 1,400 education institutions, with 20 local chapters around the world and a wide array of activities and engagement possibilities for youth, educators, businesses, NGOs, and other stakeholders, supported by prominent international advisory board and partners.

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GRLI is a global multicultural community of action and learning. It operates with a fully transparent and unique governance model with all partners participating. It is legally set up as a Foundation of public interest in Belgium.

It identifies and acts on key leverage points for scalable change through concept development, advocacy and execution of new learning practices and work in partnership as a global community of change agents.

Today the GRLI has 67 partner organisations and is expanding rapidly. It has set a limit of 120 partners for the years to come in order to remain a fully integrated and action oriented global network, and to fulfil its unique role as a leading global catalyst for key challenges and future demands regarding how to develop a next generation of globally responsible leaders.

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LEAD Africa
As the world was preparing for the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, LEAD identified an urgent need for a new generation of global leaders. Ever since, LEAD has been training talented individuals from key sectors and professions to be part of an extensive network of individuals including business executives, government policy makers, academics, NGO directors, CSO representatives, education specialists and media professionals, who are committed to changing the world.

Today the LEAD Network has 13 regional offices, including 3 in Africa, each led by dedicated, multi-lingual staff who design, adapt and deliver high quality training and capacity development courses and activities.

The mission of LEAD Africa (made up of LEAD Francophone Africa, LEAD Anglophone West Africa and LEAD Southern and Eastern Africa) is to promote leadership and change for sustainable development in Africa.

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Monday Morning

The mission of Monday Morning is to turn risks into opportunities for society’s decision makers.

Never has the world faced as many urgent, shared, and interconnected risks. Monday Morning provides the overview necessary for decision makers to create new opportunities:

  • Insight into new agendas in society with significant challenges and opportunities
  • Involvement of key actors who can cooperate on new opportunities
  • Ideas for action that can create new opportunities
  • Influence on the development of future agendas in society

Monday Morning presents it's work in publications and speaking engagements, networks and events targeted decision makers. Download their company profile brochure here

As the leading independent think tank in Scandinavia, Monday Morning has a strong regional presence but also – and increasingly – works with international projects, partners and audiences. Whether nationally or internationally, Monday Morning works for an innovative society where old barriers between sectors, institutions and leaders are torn down in favor of knowledge sharing and cooperation over shared solutions to common challenges.

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Sustainia is a platform for communicating about the desirable sustainable future and the solutions that will take us there. It is a vision of a realistic and desirable sustainable future. A future we could live in already in 2020 if we boldly implemented the solutions needed and already available.

The vision of Sustainia demonstrates to world leaders the benefits of a sustainable society and how it is easy obtainable using ready and available technologies. Sustainia is the greatest story never told: this is possible and can be done now.

Sustainia is an idea and vision developed by the members of the Project Green Light. Project Green Light is a global alliance of companies and organizations all focused on improving the way we communicate about sustainability and change the narrative to one that is inspiring, engaging, attractive and appealing.

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State of Green
State of Green is the official green brand for Denmark. The brand and its supporting activities will strengthen international awareness of the solutions and competences of Danish business and industry within energy, climate and environment.

As the first country in the world, Denmark has decided to lead the transition to become a green growth economy entirely independent of fossil fuels by 2050. State of Green creates international awareness of this vision and of the innovative solutions that will pave the way.

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