Sustainable productivity through innovation
FLSmidth is a leading provider of innovative engineering, equipment and service solutions to the global mining and cement industries. We help customers to improve performance, drive down costs and reduce their environmental impact. Our operations span the globe and we are close to 10,700 employees across 60 countries.
Improving global living standards, providing better infrastructure and meeting the need for a green-energy transition are some of the factors currently driving demand for cement and minerals. However, both industries use a significant amount of resources, while also contributing to global C02 emissions – up to 8% in the case of cement production.
But what if we could help our customers slash C0₂ emissions in cement? And what if we could aid more efficient resource and water use in mining and cut emissions there too?
With our sustainability ambition, MissionZero, that is exactly what we are trying to achieve – to enable our customers to move towards zero emissions, zero water waste and zero energy waste by 2030. We are attacking this thorough the development and co-creation of digital and technologically innovative solutions that minimise environmental footprint and make resource use as efficient as possible.
MissionZero, however, goes beyond what is attainable today; it requires a shift in how we collaborate. MissionZero is an invitation to innovate together, to accelerate efforts to phase out inefficient technologies and to achieve much faster adoption of new solutions. Through this we can create a much greener path towards a sustainable future.
Fero Labs is an explainable machine learning software that is powering the next wave of industrial process optimization. Since launching in 2015, Fero Labs has built actionable machine learning for the industrial sector to optimize production, reduce waste, and improve quality. Headquartered in New York, Fero Labs aligns with leading global manufacturers to increase profitability by up to 10% through reducing raw material consumption, improving quality, and hitting critical sustainability goals.
Hydro is a leading energy and aluminium company that builds businesses and partnerships for a more sustainable future. We develop industries that matter to people and society.
Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses, creating a safe and secure workplace for our 34,000 employees in more than 140 locations and 40 countries.
Today, we own and operate various businesses and have investments with a base in sustainable industries. Hydro is through its businesses present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium, energy, metal recycling, renewables and batteries, offering a unique wealth of knowledge and competence.
Hydro is committed to leading the way towards a more sustainable future, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways.
The Carbon Trust is an expert partner for businesses, governments and organisations around the world – supporting them in realising ambitious plans for a sustainable, low carbon future. We believe that environmental sustainability and economic prosperity can go hand-in-hand as we address the climate crisis. The Carbon Trust has been a trusted partner to a wide range of organisations grappling with energy issues for over 19 years. We have been engaged in what could be described as ‘first of a kind’ energy systems work, for example helping UK power distribution network companies understand how best to integrate electricity storage assets onto networks, quantifying uncertainty in future energy system business models for multinational corporates, and developing deployment roadmaps for renewable energy technologies and smart (mini-) grid architectures for governments around the world.
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Energy Transisions Commission
We are a global coalition of leaders from across the energy landscape committed to achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century, in line with the Paris climate objective of limiting global warming to well below 2°C and ideally to 1.5°C.
Our ambition is to inform the decisions of public and private decision-makers and support the leaders at the forefront of climate action to speed up the deployment of low and zero-carbon solutions.
We do that by providing them with datapoints and tools on the energy transition as well as convening action-oriented, high-level discussions and nurturing collaborations between leaders from a range of sectors.
Asia-Pacific Hydrogen Association
The Asia-Pacific Hydrogen acts as the regional platform for all stakeholders in the hydrogen industry to collectively promote the best interests of the hydrogen sector. Our members include utilities, power project developers, equipment manufacturers, technical consultants, financial institutions, regional associations and other institutions in the hydrogen sector.
AVERE (The European Association for Electromobility) is the European association that promotes electromobility and sustainable transport across Europe.
Our Members consist of National Associations supporting and encouraging the use of Electric Vehicles and electromobility across Europe. We currently have active members in 17 European countries, notably some of the most successful EV countries like Norway, France, The Netherlands and Belgium.
Within these Associations, there are close to 1000 members, ranging from SME’s, OEM’s, and other companies with a commercial interest in electromobility.
BSR™ is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR™ develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Our mission is to work with business to create a just and sustainable world. We envision a world in which everyone can lead a prosperous and dignified life within the boundaries of the Earth’s natural resources.
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential Institute developing leadership and solutions for a sustainable economy.
The EIC brings industry and innovators together. As a not-for-profit organisation, we operate a shared platform and provide an open environment for our partners and community to innovate together. Improving the quality of people’s lives is at the core of what we do, and by working together we can achieve a safe, affordable, net-zero future for everyone.
The Union of the Electricity Industry – Eurelectric is the sector association which represents the common interests of the electricity industry at pan-European level, plus its affiliates and associates on several other continents. We currently have over 34 full members, representing the electricity industry in 32 European countries.
Eurocities is the network of 190 cities in 39 countries, representing 130 million people. Through joint work, knowledge-sharing and coordinated Europe-wide activity, we ensure that cities and their people are heard in Europe.
European Energy Research Alliance
The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is an association of European public research centres and universities active in low-carbon energy research. EERA pursues the mission of catalysing European energy research for a climate-neutral society by 2050. Bringing together more than 250 organisations from 30 countries, EERA is Europe’s largest energy research community. EERA coordinates its research activities through 18 Joint Programmes and is a key player in the European Union’s Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan.
Global Cement and Concrete Association
The GCCA is a CEO led industry initiative. It’s members, Board of Directors, and Executive team are committed to sustainability – reducing the impacts of cement production and promoting the unique properties of concrete as a sustainable, durable and resilient building material – a material that will answer the needs of a growing and increasingly urban population that is set to exceed 9 billion people by 2050.
Global Infrastructure Investors Association (GIIA)
GIIA is the membership body for the world’s leading infrastructure investors and the advisors to the sector. Our aims are:
1) Make the case for private investment in infrastructure across the world through evidence-based advocacy;
2) Promote improved understanding and dialogue between governments and the private sector to create the right environment for private investment;
3) Foster a community of infrastructure professionals to collectively shape the future of the sector.
International Council on Mining and Metals
The International Council on Mining and Metals is an international organisation dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry.
Bringing together 27 mining and metals company members and over 35 national, regional and commodities association members, we strengthen environmental and social performance and serve as a catalyst for change, enhancing mining’s contribution to society. As a membership commitment, every ICMM company member adheres to our Mining Principles, which incorporate comprehensive environmental, social and governance requirements, robust site-level validation of performance expectations and credible assurance of corporate sustainability reports with annual disclosure. Applicant companies undergo a rigorous admission process, with scrutiny by an independent expert review panel.
Long Term Infratsructure Investors Association
Founded in 2014 by investors and for investors, Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA) is a not-for-profit international professional association; most of our members are institutional investors and fund managers with responsibilities over long-term and open-ended infrastructure investment mandates. Our action circle includes leading global and regional discussion fora, information powerhouses and service providers to the infrastructure marketplace.
LTIIA works with a wide range of stakeholders, including infrastructure investors, policy-makers and academia, on supporting long-term, responsible deployment of private capital to public infrastructure around the world. Its members, hailing from various jurisdictions, collectively manage close to US$ 12 t of assets, out of which over $ 350b of infrastructure assets.
Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 24 countries and the European Commission (on behalf of the European Union) working to reinvigorate and accelerate global clean energy innovation with the objective to make clean energy widely affordable.
MI was announced at COP21 on November 30, 2015, as world leaders came together in Paris to commit to ambitious efforts to combat climate change.
POLIS is the leading network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport. Since 1989, European local and regional authorities have been working together within POLIS to promote sustainable mobility through the deployment of innovative transport solutions.
Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group
The Corporate Leaders Groups’ members are progressive industry leaders, coming from a range of sectors including energy, transport, retail and consumer goods, communication, finance, infrastructure and the built environment. Together we have headquarters across the UK and EU member states but with influence and presence in every region of the world.
Regen is a not-for-profit centre of energy expertise and market insight whose mission is to transform the world’s energy systems for a zero carbon future.
Regen offers independent expert advice and market insight on all aspects of sustainable energy delivery. We use our technical expertise, industry research and policy knowledge to support a range of public and private sector organisations to make the most of their clean energy opportunities.
Renewable Energy Association
With around 500 members, The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) is the UK’s largest trade association covering the renewable energy and associated clean technologies sector. REA is a not-for-profit organisation and represents companies operating in the renewable heat, power, transport, and the circular bioeconomy sectors.
Member organisations range from multinationals to sole traders, equipment manufacturers to installers, and services providers such as finance providers and lawyers.
REA engages with its members through 14 forums covering clean energy solutions such as biogas, renewable fuels, solar, electric vehicle charging, energy storage, composting and biomass.
We believe that sustainable, low carbon transport is central to ensuring equitable socio-economic prosperity for all people.
SLOCAT was established in 2009 by the pioneers of our movement as an outcome of the Bellagio Process and since then has been served by a full-time professional secretariat. In 2014, SLOCAT acquired legal personality through the incorporation of SLOCAT Foundation into Dutch law.
Today, our Partnership engages a vibrant international, multi-stakeholder ecosystem of over 90 entities across transport sectors associations, knowledge and academia, governments, multilateral organisations, NGOs, philanthropy and industry; as well as a large community of world-class experts and change-makers.
By going there where others do not or cannot go individually, our inclusive, multi-stakeholder Partnership is leveraged to set ambitious global agendas and catalyse new thinking and solutions for the urgent transformation of transport and mobility systems.
Smart Freight Centre
Smart Freight Centre (SFC) was established in 2013 as a global non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable freight. We cover all freight and only freight.
Our vision is ‘Smart Freight’: an efficient and zero-emissions global logistics sector – contributing to Paris Agreement climate targets and Sustainable Development Goals.
Our mission is to bring together the global logistics community through our Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) to work towards this vision. We believe that increased collaboration and transparency will mobilize companies to take climate action to reduce the greenhouse gas and pollution impact arising from global freight.
Our goal is that 100+ multinationals reduce at least 30% of logistics emissions by 2030 compared to 2015 across their global logistics supply chains reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Concretely this means at least 80 million tonnes annual CO2 e emission reductions by 2030.
Our main role is to advise companies on how to develop and implement their company-specific Sustainable Logistics Roadmap using the four ‘Smart Freight Leadership’ steps: report, set targets, reduce and collaborate.
To ensure sector-wide uptake of GHG disclosure and climate action, SFC also plays an advocacy role and raises awareness among companies and other relevant stakeholders.
We put this into practice through four activities:
- Guide multinationals and their suppliers to develop and implement Sustainable Logistics Roadmaps, through guidelines, training and advice
- Remove key business barriers through GLEC projects that results in guidelines that work for industry, the first of which was the GLEC Framework
- Advocacy with governments and organizations for supportive policy, programs and strategies in order to scale industry action
- Raise awareness through events, workshops and webinars and by publishing stories of companies that demonstrate leadership
Sustainable Aviation is the coalition of UK airlines, airports, aerospace manufacturers, air navigation service providers and supply companies committed to cutting aviation’s environmental impact and building a world leading aviation sector. In February 2020, SA members made a public commitment to reach net zero UK aviation carbon emissions by 2050, becoming the first national aviation body anywhere in the world to make such a pledge.
Sustainable Mobility for All
Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) is the premier advocacy platform for international cooperation on transport and mobility issues. Established in 2017, and hosted by the World Bank, the global, multistakeholder partnership, brings together more than 55 public organizations and private companies, including bilateral partners, multilateral development banks, U.N. organizations, inter-governmental organizations, and civil society with a shared ambition to transform the future of mobility.
SuM4All is an innovative model for action in transport. It leverages the knowledge, expertise, and influence of its Member organizations to assist countries worldwide in their ambition to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and sustainable mobility.
techUK is the UK’s leading technology membership organisation, with more than 850 members spread across the UK. We are the trade association which brings together people, companies and organisations to realise the positive outcomes of what digital technology can achieve. We create a network for innovation and collaboration across business, government and stakeholders to provide a better future for people, society, the economy and the planet.
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA)
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) represents the leading companies and organizations that are advancing innovative, clean, safe, and reliable energy technologies.
FCHEA drives support and provides a consistent industry voice to regulators and policymakers. Our educational efforts promote the environmental and economic benefits of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies.
UKSIF is a membership organisation for those in the finance industry committed to growing sustainable and responsible finance in the UK.
We inform, influence and connect UK Finance, policymakers and the public to achieve our vision of a fair, inclusive and sustainable financial system that works for the benefit of society and the environment.
World Cement Association
The World Cement Association, founded in 2016, is the largest independent organisation that works globally on behalf of the cement and clinker industry and its stakeholders, with offices in London and Beijing. We are a not for profit company incorporated under UK law, owned and controlled by our members.
The majority of our members are cement producers, ranging from the world’s largest companies, with capacities of 540mtpa, to some of the smallest, with capacities of 0.5mpta. We also represent companies across the wider value chain, including specialist engineering firms, equipment suppliers and technology providers.
World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)
The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) catalyses the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere.
Transforming the building and construction sector across three strategic areas—climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity—we are a global action network comprised of around 70 Green Building Councils around the globe.
As members of the UN Global Compact, we work with businesses, organisations and governments to drive the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Through a systems change approach, our network is leading the industry towards a net zero carbon, healthy, equitable and resilient built environment.
Zemo Partnership are a not-for-profit, independent partnership, jointly funded by government and our members, whose breadth of backgrounds and perspectives make us unique.
We are collaborative, bringing together government, industry, NGOs, experts and the widest range of key stakeholders at the highest levels, with a shared vision of accelerating transport to zero emissions.
We shape government policy, regulation and initiatives, influence business strategy and provide information and advice to those working to reduce emissions, improve air quality, and combat climate change through cleaner mobility.
Active since 2003 as the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, we’ve played a pivotal role successfully delivering the UK’s low emission transport targets.
On 18 February 2021, acutely aware of the growing climate emergency and that ‘low’ is now not enough, we relaunched as Zemo Partnership, embracing a bold new chapter and the need for accelerated change to zero emissions.
Foresight Climate & Energy
FORESIGHT Climate & Energy is the essential read from Denmark on the global transition to a decarbonised energy economy — objective reporting on what really matters by expert journalists and writers from around the world.
Since 1991, GreenBiz has chronicled, and been a catalyst for thought leadership in aligning environmental responsibility with profitable business practices. Through our websites, events, peer-to-peer network and research, we enlighten and promote the potential to drive transformation and accelerate progress — within companies, industries and in the very nature of business.
Since 2015, Innovators Magazine, curated for innovators – by innovators, has collaborated with partners across Europe and worldwide to produce digital editions, lead events and spearhead new initiatives.
Renews provides news-focused business intelligence on the renewable energy sector with market-leading coverage of offshore and onshore wind.
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written by and for social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits, foundations, business, government, and engaged citizens. SSIR’s mission is to advance, educate, and inspire the field of social innovation by seeking out, cultivating, and disseminating the best in research- and practice-based knowledge. With print and online articles, webinars, conferences, podcasts, and more, SSIR bridges research, theory, and practice on a wide range of topics, including human rights, impact investing, and nonprofit business models.
The Energy Industry Times
Today there is no shortage of information on issues related to energy – magazines, newsletters, national newspapers, email newsletters, dedicated internet sites – the list goes on. Yet in this age of information overload, most professionals still take the time to read their favourite daily newspaper. The Energy Industry Times is a monthly newspaper dedicated to providing forward-looking reporting on the key issues driving this exciting sector. At last, an easy way to keep abreast of the latest news in the power and energy sectors – from a source you can trust.