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Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Ted Turner & Sir Richard Branson are the “Green Icons” at the World Green Summit

20 June 2012 – Rio de Janeiro – United Nations Foundation Founder & Chairman Ted Turner, Danish Prime Minister & holder of the EU Presidency Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and Founder of Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson are to take part today in a ‘Green Icons’ panel at the World Green Summit in parallel to the formal Rio+20 talks.

At 5pm today, these three Green Icons will discuss their personal experiences and the role of business, philanthropy and politics in creating sustainable green economies to complement the outcomes of the Rio + 20 negotiations.

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THE WORLD GREEN SUMMIT LAUNCHES AT RIO+20 WITH SIR RICHARD BRANSON, TED TURNER AND MANY GLOBAL LEADERS

June 14, 2012 – London - The World Green Summit www.wgsummit.com (WGS), 20 June, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, is the largest business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of Rio+20. With more than 500 CEOs, financiers and dignitaries, this inaugural event aims to be an annual high-level summit progressing sustainable development and the global green economy, by engaging business, finance, government and other leaders to find solutions for industries, cities, regions and nations.

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Aviva Investors sponsors the World Green Summit

June 12, 2012 – London - Aviva Investors joins as Sponsor of the World Green Summit(www.worldgreensummit.org)–the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on June 20th, 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilionlocated at the Olympics Athlete’s Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

 

 

June 8, 2012 – London & Montreal - Inerjys joins as Sponsor of the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Stephan Ouaknine, Chairman & CEO, Managing Partner, Inerjys says, “The status quo of clean energy does not lead us down a path of sustainable development. We need to rethink cleantech, and most importantly how we invest in the cleantech sector. Inerjys is proud to be pioneering a smarter model for investing in clean energy, and looks forward to collaborating with other leaders at the World Green Summit and Rio +20 who are rethinking solutions for sustainable development.”

 

 

Grundfos sponsors the World Green Summit

June 5, 2012 – London & Copenhagen - Grundfos joins as Sponsor of the World Green Summit(www.worldgreensummit.org)–the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on June 20th, 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilionlocated at the Olympics Athlete’s Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

Accenture sponsors the World Green Summit

May 31, 2012 – London - Accenture joins as Sponsor of the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, “We are very pleased to be working with Accenture on the World Green Summit. Their insight into sustainability is very important to our stakeholders, so that we can all progress sustainable development and create a prosperous global green economy.”

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The Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development joins the World Green Summit

May 30, 2012 – London & Rio de Janeiro - The Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development joins as Partners for the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, “It is great news to have the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development involved in our summit as it is our goal to engage the Brazilian business community and build a sustainable future.

 

 

CNBC joins the World Green Summit as Global TV Partner

May 30, 2012 – London - CNBC join as Global TV Partner for the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, “It is fantastic to have CNBC join us for the World Green Summit. It is an excellent opportunity to partner and enables WGS to reach a global business and finance audience.

 

European Voice joins World Green Summit as exclusive EU Media Partner

May 23, 2012 – London - European Voice joins as exclusive EU Media Partner for the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, ” We look forward to working with European Voice on this once in a lifetime event at Rio and at the World Climate Summit later in the year. This is a key opportunity to ensure we reach and engage with those in the EU on issues of sustainable development, the green economy, green energy and climate change.”

 

 

Thomson Reuters joins World Green Summit as Global Media Partner

May 17, 2012 – London - Thomson Reuters joins as Global Media Partner for the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, ” It’s a pleasure to welcome Thomson Reuters as a Global Media Partner. Together we can ensure that the event reaches out to all the key stakeholders in the relevant business sectors and markets. Dr Nelson Sam, Global Managing Director, Advisory Services, Commodities and Energy, Thomson Reuters will be lending his expertise to moderate the Sustainable Energy for All plenary panel session.”

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PepsiCo sponsors the World Green Summit

May 16, 2012 – London & New YorkPepsiCo joins as sponsors for the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, “We would like to welcome PepsiCo on board. Having such a recognised global brand, who are committed to sustainability and the environment will help us reach out, not just to business, but also to consumers.”

 

 

World Green Summit announces media partners

May 14, 2012 – London - 3BL Media, GreenBiz Group, The Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and REVOLVE Magazine join as Media Partners for the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, ” The World Green Summit is trying to create the most important media platform during Rio+20, and we are delighted to have all these new partners in order to reach out to all our stakeholders and other spheres of influence.”

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May 10, 2012 – London & CopenhagenAct NOW joins as partners for the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org).  Lisbet Bræmer-Jensen, Founder & CEO, Act NOW & Corporate Affairs Director, Grundfos says “Act NOW is a business-driven international movement dedicated to moving energy reduction from why to how. Act NOW shares best practice cases based on existing know-how and technology. Act NOW is unique in its action-oriented nature.”

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Schneider Electric sponsors the World Green Summit

May 9, 2012 – London & Paris -Schneider Electric Industries SAS joins as sponsor of the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Tania Cosentino, President, Schneider Electric Brazil says, “We are proud to be a leading sponsor of the World Green Summit at Rio+20, contributing to open dialogue and meaningful commitments to help solve some of the key issues towards building a sustainable future.”

 

 

State of Green partners with the World Green Summit

May 8, 2012 – London & CopenhagenState of Green joins as new partners of the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Finn Mortensen, Executive Director, State of Green Consortium said “It is Denmark’s strategic goal to lead a global green growth economy and at the same time secure the involvement of private businesses. State of Green is delighted to join the World Green Summit at Rio+20 to promote the ambitions of our public private partnership and to inspire the rest of the world.”

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ICLEI partners with the World Green Summit

May 1, 2012 – London & Bonn – Welcome to ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability who this week join as partners for the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, “It is a pleasure to welcome on board ICLEI as partners for the summit. Their involvement will ensure that local government Members who are committed to sustainable development are included in this important dialogue, with the private sector, to create the necessary solutions for a sustainable future within cities.”

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FT joins the World Green Summit as Global Media Partner

April 25, 2012 – LondonThe Financial Times joins as Global Media Partner for the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, “We are delighted to be working with the Financial Times, as they are essential to the success of the World Green Summit. Their involvement will include moderating a plenary session and promoting the summit.”

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April 24, 2012 – London and Amsterdam - Royal Philips Electronics partners with the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, “It’s fantastic to have Philips as a partner of the World Green Summit as they are instrumental in providing sustainable solutions for cities around the world.”

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BMW joins the World Green Summit

April 20, 2012 – London & Munich - BMW Group has partnered with the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org)–the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on June 20th, 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilion, located at the Olympics Athlete’s Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

UN Foundation partners with the World Green Summit

April 20, 2012 – London & New York - The UN Foundation has partnered with the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Reid Detchon, Vice President for Energy and Climate, UN Foundation says, “We are pleased to be a World Green Summit partner and welcome the summit’s focus on Sustainable Energy for All. We look forward to this important event.”

UNICA joins the World Green Summit

April 17, 2012 – London & Rio de Janeiro - UNICA has partnered with the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit, says “Having worked with and knowing UNICA’s credibility and stature in Brazil, we are delighted to be joining forces again to reach out to other associations and showcase Brazilian green industries to the rest of the world.”

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Carbon Disclosure Project joins the World Green Summit

April 13, 2012 – London - Carbon Disclosure Project has partnered with the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org). Paul Simpson, CEO of the Carbon Disclosure Project says: “Partnering with the World Green Summit will provide an ideal arena for CDP to continue communicating the benefits of integrating investor-quality climate change information into mainstream reporting.”

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TIME joins the World Green Summit as Global Media Partner

April 11, 2012 – London & New York - TIME has confirmed their global media partnership with the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org)–the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on June 20th, 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilionlocated at the Olympics Athlete’s Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

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Government of Rio de Janeiro to host the World Green Summit during Rio+20

April 10, 2012 - London & Rio de Janeiro - The Government of Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the inaugural World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org)–the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on June 20th, 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilion, located at the Olympics Athlete’s Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

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