IKEA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of INGKA Foundation, the owner of the IKEA Group of companies. Its mission is to create substantial and lasting change by funding holistic, long-term programmes that address a community's fundamental needs: home, health, education and a sustainable family income, while helping them fight and cope with climate change.
Partners Global Partner
STBY, with offices in London and Amsterdam, is specialized in creative research for service design and innovation. Its creative research connects organizations with the lives and experiences of their customers. STBY has extensive experience with research, strategy, design and project management, working in multi-disciplinary teams with agile project approaches. STBY is the research partner for the WDCD Challenges.
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The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) was established in 1992 when countries adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). With the subsequent adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and the Paris Agreement in 2015, Parties to these three agreements have progressively reaffirmed the secretariat’s role as the United Nations entity tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change.
Partners Acceleration Partner
Climate Ventures accelerates a low-carbon, regenerative economy in Brazil. With programs to engage leaders from climate, technology, business and finance worlds across sectors, they support the development of a new economy, with innovation and collective action. By connecting start-ups with partners and investors, they maximise their social-ecological impact, producing knowledge & advocacy to influence government decisions and public awareness on the climate change agenda.
ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s largest green business ideas competition. The mission is to unlock the world’s cleantech potential that addresses climate change. The competition creates a stage for those ideas. ClimateLaunchpad is determined to address the negative impacts of climate change by way of innovation and invention. ClimateLaunchpad is run by a central team, located in the Netherlands, which is supported by national teams who organise the competition in their country.
Mettā is a club for the entrepreneurial community to connect, share knowledge and bring ideas to life. But most importantly, Mettā is a movement committed to creating impact by connecting the boldest and brightest visionaries across the globe. Our mission is to driving meaningful connections through introductions, collaborations and a strong community;we support you on your journey to create a better future.
Startup México (SUM) is the leading organization in Mexico for the promotion of innovation, entrepreneurial culture and economic development both locally and internationally. Startup México supports promising high impact Startups, providing them with physical space, mentors, workshops, funding and an ecosystem of critical professional services. SUM’s proven methodology allows each company to operate efficiently and effectively improves their probability of success.
Social Enterprise NL represents, connects and supports the growing community of social enterprises in The Netherlands. These enterprises function in the social economy with a main objective to have a social impact rather than to make a profit for their owners or shareholders. A community of over 300 social enterprises form the member base of Social Enterprise NL. These members are active in 16 business sectors and have a diverse range of impact areas such as circular economy, renewable energy and active participation in the labour market for underprivileged groups.
Partners São Paulo City Partners
The Climate and Active Mobility Coalition is partnership of civil society groups and organisations that deal with active mobility and climate change. We believe in taking action as a network to better impact and influence the Brazilian climate agenda. By doing so we be able to achieve more ambitious reductions in emissions in the transportation sector acknowledging pedestrians and cyclists as the basis for the low carbon cities of the future.
The idea to form a coalition began after a meeting with the UNFCCC. Aline Cavalcante handed out Executive secretary Patricia Espinosa with the Manifest for Active Mobility. The proposal was written and signed by a group of organisations and made it clear of how important pedestrians to curb our emissions in the urban environment.
The Netherlands Consulate General in São Paulo represents, promotes and protects the interests of the government of the Netherlands, as well as those of Dutch nationals in Brazil. The Economic Team of the Embassy deals with Economy, Trade, Investment, Innovation and Agriculture between the Netherlands and Brazil, and assists Dutch companies looking for market opportunities. Furthermore, Brazil is a focus country in the Dutch international cultural policy. The cultural cooperation between the Netherlands and Brazil is focused on greater appreciation for the intrinsic and social significance of culture, the importance of exchange and the connecting role of culture and support for cultural diplomacy worldwide. ‘The Liveable City’ is the overall theme for our cooperation with Brazil. Our efforts are aimed at knowledge sharing, talent development & co-creation and the promotion of cross-sectoral, creative solutions by the Dutch cultural sector.
The Institute for Climate and Society (iCS) is a philanthropic and re-granting organization that promotes prosperity, justice and low carbon development in Brazil. The Institute serves as a bridge between international and national funders and local partners. iCS belongs to a wide network of philanthropic organizations dedicated to building the solutions to the climate crisis.
Flutter Innovation is a networking enterprise. Flutter imagines, designs and builds the future by bringing together highly skilled people. They work with institutions to foster innovation from concept to execution. Flutter is inspired by nature in order to better understand complex systems and therefore learn patterns that can be applied to business challenges. In their approach they unify creative and rational thinking.
Mandacaru is a cultural production and communication studio based in São Paulo since 2005. Mandacaru’s work focuses on the development of exhibitions, workshops, conferences and events for companies and artists, and in the planning of visual communication and design for brands in various areas of activity, with direct or incentive funding.
Founded in 2006 by the architect Marko Brajovic, the Atelier is composed by multidisciplinary team trained to develop a project from concept to the final construction and set-up. The idea of hybrid obsesses the eclectic works of the Atelier Marko Brajovic based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. That very concept permeate all areas, formats and aesthetics that get shaped as scenography, museography, product design, architecture, and creative direction with projects worldwide.
Partners México City Partners
VBAT is an internationally focused Branding and Design agency, based in Amsterdam and Mexico City, focused on servicing consumer and corporate oriented clients in brand formats, products, services and organizations. VBAT is a partner for those that are looking for revolutionary change in their brands. The award-winning brand design agency's mission is to help clients untangle complicated brand design issues, create workable solutions and craft them into end solutions.
Studio José de la O is an interdisciplinary design agency specialized on innovation. The studio was founded in Eindhoven (NL) and relocated to Mexico City in 2013. The studio works in different disciplines, from product design, visual identity, advertising, creative consultancy and new strategies that can create new values to benefit society.
Reinventing Mexico Foundation is a business group whose organization is made up of committed citizens, who contribute to improving the living conditions of society by adding value, technology and innovation in the way companies and governments communicate and collaborate,manage and operate the services offered to society.
Partners Delhi City Partners
Founded in 2011, Unbox celebrates action at the intersection of different disciplines. It is an attempt by Quicksand to build momentum around design thinking and interdisciplinary collaborations as the means of driving more sustainable and impactive social and cultural change in India.
Quicksand is an interdisciplinary consultancy that facilitates the creation of meaningful experiences through design research and innovation. Their practice builds on inspiration and insights from the 'experiential reality' of people - whether they be users, stakeholders or clients. Quicksand are investigators - exploring the marvellous complexities of human systems.
Partners Amsterdam City partners
ABN AMRO is a Dutch bank serving Retail, Private and Corporate Banking clients with a focus on the Netherlands and selective operations internationally.Climate change is a focal point in ABN AMRO's sustainability strategy. In its Mission 2030 initiative, ABN AMRO has set a clear target: by 2030, the average energy label of all homes and offices the bank helps finance must be ‘A’. As a result, ABN AMRO will achieve a reduction of 2 megatonnes of carbon emissions per year starting in 2030, which is equivalent to the annual emissions of 800,000 cars. ABN AMRO will also make sure that all the offices they use are energy-efficient and will support their clients and staff in their efforts to make their real estate more sustainable. ABN AMRO offers them advice, financing products, online tools and discounts. This includes online sustainability tools, sharing knowledge on energy innovation with their own real-estate as testing playground, and offering to fully finance investments in making commercial real estate more sustainable. This is one of the ways ABN AMRO creates value for its clients, employees, investors and society as a whole.
The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) is a partnership between two provinces (Noord-Holland and Flevoland), one transport region, and 33 municipalities in the northern part of the Randstad conurbation. This economically diverse region, with its varied urban areas and landscapes, has a population of 2.4 million and stretches from IJmuiden to Lelystad and from Purmerend to Haarlemmermeer. The AMA is a region known for its high quality of life, with attractive amenities, good public transport and a relatively highly educated population. It’s one of Europe’s five strongest economic regions. The co-operation between the partners in AMA focuses on issues that partners cannot resolve by themselves. Preserving the quality of the landscape, managing mobility within the region and fighting climate changing by decreasing CO2-emissions therefore are focus points in the informal AMA co-operation.
The University of Amsterdam(UvA) is one of the leading research universities in Europe. A modern university with a long, rich history (going back to 1632). In recent years, the university has combined teaching and research at four lively city campuses, including the University Quarter in the heart of Amsterdam’s city centre. Sustainability is one of the central tenets of the development of open urban campuses, both during construction and later during the use of the buildings. UvA is developing and managing its campuses with respect for man and the environment through sustainable construction. This involves:
- energy efficient construction;
- a healthy indoor climate;
- choice of materials;
- preventing the exhaustion of raw materials;
- responsible water consumption
Partners Nairobi City Partners
The Nest Collective is a multidisciplinary arts collective based in Nairobi. Founded in 2012, the Nest Collective has created works in film, music, fashion, visual arts and literature. Their work focuses on modern identities, re-imagining the past and remix futures. In their work, The Nest prioritizes the acknowledgement and stating of different individual perspectives and privileges, and strives to convey this dialogue.
WiBO Culture is a community based organisation connecting people through cultural exchange. WiBO facilitates projects that enhance sustainable livelihoods for creative entrepreneurs. Their key areas of focus include building trust relations between producers and consumers of creative outputs, improving quality of cultural and products, and promoting sustainable lifestyles & livelihoods.
Hivos seeks new and creative solutions to persistent global problems; solutions created by people taking their lives into their own hands.They offer a positive counterbalancing force against discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Main mission of Hivos is to innovate for social change. With smart projects in the right places to work towards more open and green societies.