Meet our Sponsor and Partners
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm committed to helping organisations create Change that Matters. In more than 130 cities and 65 countries, our teams help clients across the private, public and social sectors shape bold strategies and transform the way they work, embed technology where it unlocks value, and build capabilities to sustain the change. Not just any change, but Change that Matters – for their organisations, their people, and in turn society at large.
Honeywell Building Technologies is transforming the way every building operates to help improve the quality of life. Our software, products and services are in more than 10 million buildings worldwide. We offer smart building solutions that integrate comfort, security, safety and energy efficiency in easy-to- manage systems that help turn building data into insights. Our industry-leading fire and life safety products improve responses to the most critical situations. We work to keep people – including those responsible for saving lives – safe. Our integrated security systems are easy to manage from anywhere, enable the fastest response and centralize decision making.
The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) is the developer behind Saudi Arabia’s flagship international regenerative tourism initiative - The Red Sea Project.
A central pillar of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and the nation’s ambition to diversify its economy, it will place Saudi Arabia firmly on the global tourism map and provide visitors with an unparalleled variety of immersive experiences delivered to the highest standards of personalized, luxury service.
As one of the world’s last hidden treasures, The Red Sea Project is home to some of the most diverse and unique natural environments. The destination is being developed over 28,000 km² of pristine land on Saudi Arabia’s west coast and features a vast archipelago of more than 90 islands, mountain canyons, dormant volcanoes and ancient heritage sites.
More importantly, the project will be developed to the highest sustainability standards to preserve and enhance the destination’s natural beauty for generations to come. In fact, one of the things that makes The Red Sea Project truly exceptional is its uncompromising commitment to regeneration and sustainable development – it is ingrained in everything we do.
Blue Yonder is the world’s leading, end-to-end, digital supply chain platform provider, enabling companies to better predict, optimize and fulfill customer demand. Blue Yonder empowers companies to dynamically improve business planning and execution to drive more autonomous, profitable business outcomes and reimagined customer experiences. With Blue Yonder, you can Fulfill your Potential.TM
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is an investment grade multilateral finance institution established in 2007 to be the catalyst for private sector led infrastructure investment across Africa. AFC combines specialist industry expertise with a focus on financial and technical advisory, project structuring, project development and risk capital to address Africa’s infrastructure development needs. AFC’s seeks to makes investment in infrastructure assets that provide essential services in the core infrastructure sectors of power, natural resources, heavy industry, transport, logistics and telecommunications. The Corporation to date, has invested over US$7.2 billion in projects within 32 countries across Africa.
The European Investment Bank is the lending arm of the European Union. We are the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one of the largest providers of climate finance. Our activities focus on the following areas: climate and environment, innovation, infrastructure, support for small and medium businesses, cohesion, and social and economic development.
The EIB Group is actively responding to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working to counter and alleviate the immediate health emergency and the longer-terms economic effects of the crisis.
Amundi, the leading European asset manager, ranking among the top 10 global players 1 , offers its 100 million clients - retail, institutional and corporate - a complete range of savings and investment solutions in active and passive management, in traditional or real assets. With its six international investment hubs 2 , financial and extra-financial research capabilities and long- standing commitment to responsible investment, Amundi is a key player in the asset management landscape. Amundi clients benefit from the expertise and advice of 4,500 employees in nearly 40 countries. A subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole group and listed on the stock exchange, Amundi currently manages more than €1.650 trillion of assets 3 . Amundi has a strong expertise in ESG solutions and manages €345bn 3 in Responsible Investment assets through different approaches including ESG integration, specific environmental and social initiatives and active engagement with issuers.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a UK-based charity, develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy in order to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, such as plastic pollution, climate change, and the loss of biodiversity. A circular economy designs out waste and pollution, keeps products and materials in use, and regenerates natural systems, creating benefits for society, the environment, and the economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works closely with designers, businesses, educators, and policymakers around the world to achieve this.
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes. At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 188,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
Luxembourg for Finance (LFF) is the Agency for the Development of the Financial Centre. It is a public-private partnership between the Luxembourg Government and the Luxembourg Financial Industry Federation (PROFIL). Founded in 2008, its objective is to develop Luxembourg’s financial services industry and identify new business opportunities.
LFF connects international investors to the range of financial services provided in Luxembourg, such as investment funds, wealth management, capital market operations or advisory services. In addition to being the first port of call for foreign journalists, LFF cooperates with the various professional associations and monitors global trends in finance, providing the necessary material on products and services available in Luxembourg. Furthermore, LFF manages multiple communication channels, organises seminars in international business locations, and takes part in selected world-class trade fairs and congresses.
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.
NSF International (nsf.org) is an independent, global organisation committed to protecting human health worldwide by facilitating the development of public health and safety standards and providing certification and testing services. Separately, they also offer auditing, education, risk management and consulting services. Manufacturers, regulators and consumers look to NSF International’s services to help protect the world’s food, water, health and consumer products.
More recently in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19, NSF International has launched Checked by NSF™, an independent programme that reviews all safety measures implemented by a business to mitigate COVID-19, makes recommendations based on public health guidelines and monitors ongoing compliance. Businesses that are verified by Checked by NSF™ bear a blue tick, helping consumers to identify COVID-19 safe establishments at a glance. The programme is tailored to help businesses open and operate with continuity – through customised plans based on the latest public health guidance and, crucially, in-depth scientific analysis.
NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment. Founded in 1944, NSF operates in more than 175 countries and its 2,700-plus staff includes microbiologists, toxicologists, chemists, engineers, and environmental and public health professionals.
PineBridge Investments is a private, global asset manager focused on active, high-conviction investing. We draw on the collective power of our experts in each discipline, market, and region of the world through an open culture of collaboration designed to identify the best ideas. Our mission is to exceed clients’ expectations on every level, every day. As of 30 June 2020, the firm managed US$104.4 billion across global asset classes for sophisticated investors around the world.
As a global leader in both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages industry, Suntory Group offers a uniquely diverse portfolio of products from premium spirits, beer and wine to brewed teas, bottled water, carbonated soft drinks, ready-to-drink coffee and energy drinks, along with health and wellness products.
Founded as a family-owned business in 1899 in Osaka, Japan, Suntory Group has grown into a global company operating throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania with an annual revenue (excluding excise taxes) of $21.0 billion in 2019. We are driven by Yatte Minahare - the spirit of bold ambition - and our 40,210 employees worldwide draw upon our unique blend of Japanese artisanship and global tastes to explore new product categories and markets.
As a company that delivers blessings of water and nature to our customers, we are committed to our mission to create harmony with people and nature. Always aspiring to grow for good, we are devoted to giving back to society through protecting water resources, nurturing our communities and fostering the arts.