Sponsors

To join our leading line-up of exhibitors at the Sustainable Innovation Exhibition  please contact our Commercial Director Lindsay Baxter on +44 (0) 20 7871 0123 or via email at lbaxter@climateactionprogramme.org

Platinum Sponsors

Carbon Wealth

Carbon Wealth

Carbon Wealth is the inventor of SkyMining®, the process of literally mining pure carbon straight out of the atmosphere, and turning that carbon into a clean and renewable fuel that can replace fossil fuels and charcoal all over the world.

The unique aspect of SkyMining® is that the resulting CO2-based fuel is cheaper than most fossil fuels and charcoal, yet highly profitable. This profitability is the much needed paradigm shift in dealing with climate change.

SkyMining® is a holistic process that combines biology and technology; using the hyper-efficient CO2 pumps in fast-growing grass to extract carbon straight from the atmosphere, a large part of which is permanently stored in the ground. Our technology is then used to convert the carbon inside the grass itself into a Carbon Negative Fuel (CNF) that is clean and renewable  — and that replaces both fossil fuels and charcoal to stop existing emissions and slow deforestation.

The technology has successfully tested on an industrial scale, is massively scalable, and ready for global deployment — giving the world ‘something else to burn’ that will not add CO2 to the atmosphere.

There is enough excess carbon in the sky to power the planet and replace all fossil fuels.


Gold Sponsors

Phillips Lighting

Phillips Lighting

For over 120 years, Philips Lighting has been at the forefront of innovation. We use the transformative power of light to make people more comfortable and productive – providing high-quality light in public places, professional spaces, and at home. We use light to make people feel happier and safer – light that entertains, inspires, and informs, makes cities more livable, and satisfies people’s daily needs.

Philips is taking lighting beyond illumination with connected lighting innovations for the home, retail environments, offices, cities, and more.

Philips pioneered the development of high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting. We are now taking lighting into a fully digital world that connects people, places, luminaires, and devices. We foresee a day, in the near future, when all our lamps, luminaires, and system devices will be digital and network-ready. 


Silver Sponsors

Planet Labs

Planet Labs

Planet Labs, based in San Francisco, designs, builds and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. Planet's mission is to image the entire Earth, every day.

Planet moves quickly: in two years, Planet has successfully launched 113 satellites, called “Doves”, tripled their imaging capability, mitigated two failed launches and developed a cloud-based imaging platform that delivers satellite imagery to customers the same day it was captured. With the complementary RapidEye constellation, Planet Labs has an image archive from 2009, and a network of over one hundred partners around the world.


Green Transport Partner

Kiira Motors Corporation

Kiira Motors Corporation

Kiira Motors, “a brainchild of Makerere University”, is a Presidential Initiative for Automotive Manufacturing in Uganda. This industrial development intervention is aimed at establishing Vehicle Manufacturing Capabilities in Uganda with the Market Entry Product Mix including Pickups, SUVs, Sedans, Light and Medium Duty Trucks, and Buses. The ultimate goal is to establish Kiira Motors Corporation as an Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in East and Central Africa by 2039.

The Kiira Motors journey dates back to 2007; evolving from an extra-curricular activity under the auspices of the then Makerere University Faculty of Technology, to a university curricular activity and later a mainstream research and innovation program which designed and built the first ever Electric Vehicle in Africa, the Kiira EV.  The Kiira EV was launched by H.E. President Y.K. Museveni on 24th November 2011.  Powered by the visionary leadership, various stakeholders and a team of extraordinarily talented young men and women, Kiira Motors has now transitioned into a government program for industrialization through Automotive Engineering & Manufacturing contributing to the strategic transformation of Uganda into a middle income economy by 2040. 


Event Partner & Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Tribe

Tribe

Set apart from the crowded city centre and a modern contrast to a city of colonially-inspired getaways, Tribe Hotel located in the lush suburbs of the city echoes nothing but the ultimate in luxury and tranquility.  It’s sleek architecture and crisp lines are sure to set forth a brand new experience in hotel accommodation.  Drawing inspiration from its African heritage, the interior of the hotel boasts exquisite art, crafts and furnishings handpicked from the farthest corners of the continent.  Each of the 137 rooms is carefully designed to whisk you away from the average mundane hotel room into a world of chic and hip design with an emphasis on detail and luxury.


Past Sponsors

Hewlett-Packard

Hewlett-Packard

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments, and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services, and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world.

From the beginning, our founders, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, believed their company should both create great products and help make the world a better place. As long ago as 1947, our co-founder David Packard said “the betterment of society is not a job to be left to a few. It’s a responsibility to be shared by all.”

With more than seven billion people seeking greater prosperity worldwide, balancing the impact on people, economies, and the environment calls for innovation and leadership by forward-thinking companies like HP. We consider human, economic, and environmental impact as we develop our products, services, and solutions; manage our operations; and drive interactions with our customers, partners, and communities.

We call it HP Living Progress, and it’s how we are creating a better future for everyone through our actions and innovations. This wholly integrated approach to business enables us to advance the health and well-being of people, help businesses and economies thrive, and strengthen the environment as we grow.

Learn more about these efforts by stopping by our booth or visiting our HP Living Progress website at www.hp.com/go/livingprogress.


Island Sky® Corporation

Island Sky® Corporation

Island Sky® Corporation services water resource needs in countries all around the world, by supplying Skywater® machines which make drinking water from humidity in the air. Island Sky®’s patented adiabatic distillation technology, leads the industry in air to water technology. Skywater® atmospheric water generators, or AWG's produce more water in varied climates with less electricity consumption than all other air-to-water devices.  As water shortages persist around the world, Skywater® products provide effective emergency water solutions.

Skywater® products alleviate dependence from the local water supply with point of use installations, by harvesting enough fresh water from the air in warm and humid climates. Custom solutions are created for medical, residential, agricultural, military, and industrial, situations. Frequently using alternative energy sources for off-grid environments, Island Sky works directly with customers in the design and implementation of the most effective combined green energy approach for the customer's environment. Green energy technologies include waste-to-energy, biofuel gasifiers, solar power, and wind, providing water while leaving a minimal carbon footprint.

Island Sky's mission is to provide low-cost, high-quality drinking water to people in every corner of the world and help alleviate the global water crisis by getting water to those in need.


ABB South Africa

ABB South Africa

ABB South Africa offers a wide range of power and automation technologies solutions from a comprehensive product and service portfolio. We offer complete solutions to utilities, including electrical power infrastructure for transmission and distribution networks and associated products and systems.

On the industries side, we offer systems, products and services in the areas of pulp and paper, mining, metals and minerals, cement, chemicals and petrochemicals as well as manufacturing and customer industries. Our project capabilities include a comprehensive offering from feasibility studies, project management and design to construction, installation,  commissioning and customer training.As a key player in the solar industry, ABB is constantly striving and innovating to develop solutions that can efficiently transform the sun's energy into reliable power.

Our offering for the solar market stems from our expertise in power electronics. Products and solutions include solar inverters, low-voltage and grid connection products as well as PV power plants.


Actis

Actis

Actis invests exclusively in the emerging markets with a growing portfolio of investments in Asia, Africa and Latin America; it currently has US$7 billion funds under management.

Combining the expertise of over 100 investment professionals in nine countries, Actis identifies investment opportunities in three areas: private equity, energy and real estate.

Actis is proud to actively and positively grow the value of those companies in which it invests and in so doing contribute to broader society. It calls this the positive power of capital.

The firm which was founded in 2004, building on a sixty year heritage, is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) an investor initiative developed by the UNEP FI and the UN Global Compact.

Actis was recently awarded ‘Firm of the Year in Africa’, ‘Frontier Market Firm of the Year in Asia’ and ‘African Infrastructure Fund Manager’ of the Year by Private Equity International, ‘2013 Best African Fund Manager’ by Africa Investor, ‘Best Real Estate Developer in Africa’ by Euromoney and Most Active Real Estate Funding Institution’ for the second year in a row by Real Estate UNITE.

You can learn more about Actis at www.act.is


Sumitomo Corporation

Sumitomo Corporation

The Sumitomo Corporation Group is a corporate group committed to business activities in a wide range of industries on global scale. Its core competence is its Integrated Corporate Strength.
Sumitomo Corporation possesses a strong business foundation, which is comprised of integrity, global network, global relations, and intellectual capital, as well as diverse, high-level functions made up of business development, market intelligence & information gathering and analysis, logistics solutions, ICT Solutions, financial services and risk management.

Sumitomo Corporation has been in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1962 and has now offices in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Angola, Ghana and Mozambique. For  Power Project  field, Sumitomo Corporation has track records of 48,000MW in EPC projects completed and owns over 5,000MW of net power generation capacity in global market.

Sumitomo Corporation has committed to provide solutions for “Access to Electricity” in Africa, based on regional needs.


SUNERGY

SUNERGY

SunErgy is a Norwegian company providing solar electricity to off grid rural villages in emerging markets through the installation and operations of solar power stations and local grid. On the same grid, the company also offers cable television and Internet, thus giving people access to the outside world. www.SunErgyPower.org

As a next step for the “SunErgy villages”, the company arranges   entrepreneurship and business development training, as well as provides micro credit, both to entrepreneurs and for households installing electricity.

SunErgy strongly believes that electricity, combined with communication solutions, is key to sustainable and viable community development. It will provide rural villages, private and public institutions (businesses, schools, government offices, health centers, etc.) with access to Internet communication previously not available. This will hugely impact and affect the villages and its people, and may in turn revolutionize vital areas such as education, health, business opportunities and communication with the outside world, thus providing the opportunity for millions to escape poverty and move towards a brighter and prosperous future.

SunErgy works with state of the art equipment, thoroughly tested and delivered by world leading manufacturer.


SunEdison

SunEdison

SunEdison is a global leader in transforming how energy is generated, distributed and owned. SunEdison manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs and operates distributed solar power plants, delivering predictably priced electricity and services to its residential, commercial, government and utility customers. 

SunEdison also provides 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services for hundreds of solar systems worldwide via the company’s Renewable Operation Center (ROC).

SunEdison has offices in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, India and Asia.

SunEdison's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "SUNE."  To learn more visit www.sunedison.com.


Valmont Industries

Valmont Industries

From the lighting and traffic structures that guide your way, to communication towers and utility structures that power your home and business, to irrigation equipment that waters the croplands on which your food is grown, Valmont products improve lives worldwide.

Valmont Industries operates in four primary business segments: Engineered Infrastructure Products, Utility Support Structures, Irrigation and Coatings; as well as in the tubing, grinding media and electrolytic manganese dioxide businesses. Valmont (VMI) is publicly traded on the NYSE.

We focus on two global markets: infrastructure and agriculture. Valmont Industries is present in 23 developed and developing countries, offering 27 brands from more than 90 facilities. International sales represent a significant portion of our revenues.Valmont has an ongoing process called "The Valmont Way." The Valmont Way is our method of implementing a culture of continuous improvement. Sustainability is one aspect on our drive towards continuous improvement.

Valmont has an ongoing process called "The Valmont Way." The Valmont Way is our method of implementing a culture of continuous improvement. Sustainability is one aspect on our drive towards continuous improvement.


DIRECTTECH Global® GmbH

DIRECTTECH Global® GmbH

DIRECTTECH Global® has various patents in renewable energies and efficient sustainable concepts based on alternative technologies. The modular decentralised DIRECTTECH WINDTRACKER® System is designed to be integrated in architecture and infrastructure to build up SMART cities and communities. Through its storage capabilities it is not grid dependent. Working as a Node in a Network Cluster it becomes a Virtual Power Station managed by the Energy Cloud. Combined with broadband, telecommunication, street lighting, e-mobility and monitoring systems it becomes a compact solution for urban economic upgrade and infrastructural development of rural areas. These business models, also including “Green Marketing”, are intended to strengthen the renewable energy transformation process.


Pak Oasis

Pak Oasis

Pak Oasis is one of Asia’s leading integrated water management companies, specialising in providing innovative and sustainable solutions in the fields of water filtration, sanitation and disaster relief.

Founded with just three plants in 2005, Pak Oasis now boasts more than 1,500 projects, over 3,000 highly skilled technical staff and engineers, and years of experience in the successful operation and maintenance of thousands of water and wastewater plants. In partnership with Veolia and Dow, Pak Oasis performed the Engineering, Procurement and Construction and provides Operation and Maintenance services for the largest Ultrafiltration plant on the Subcontinent – a 64,000m3/day municipal drinking water plant.

Pak Oasis understands the importance of providing integrated water management solutions that are both sustainable and affordable. Pak Oasis offers a holistic approach to the issues of water consumption, treatment and conservation through innovative projects such as solar-powered drinking water plants, biofertiliser extraction from sewerage, treating wastewater for irrigation projects, to recharge aquifers and to combat the effects of desertification in drylands.

Partnered with the industry’s leading technology companies, such as Grundfos, Dow, FSI, LORENTZ and Veolia, Pak Oasis sits at the vanguard of the industry, delivering environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions to the developing world.


Siemens

Siemens

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 165 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world's largest provider of environmental technologies. Around 40 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2012, which ended on September 30, 2012, revenue from continuing operations totaled €78.5 billion and income from continuing operations €4.7 billion (incl. IAS 19R and reclassification of the solar business into continuing operations). At the end of September 2012, Siemens had around 370,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com.

Sustainability is a guiding principle of our company strategy. The three areas of sustainable development – environment, business and society – are the cornerstone of all our activities. In the area of the environment, we’re providing innovative products and solutions to improve both our own ecobalance and those of our customers and suppliers. In the area of business, we’re focusing on long-term value creation. And in the area of society, we’re fostering our own employees and striving to be good citizens in all the communities in which we are active.

As our history shows, our understanding of sustainability is closely linked to our company values – responsible, excellent, innovative. From the very first, Werner von Siemens insisted that his company fulfill its responsibilities to its employees, to society and to nature. To achieve excellence, to capture leading positions in the markets of tomorrow, to develop innovative technologies that help ensure the future viability of modern civilization – this has always been our vision and our challenge.


BlackBridge

BlackBridge

BlackBridge is focused on providing end to end solutions across the geospatial value chain. This includes satellite operations, ground station services, data center and geocloud solutions, and worldwide satellite imagery distribution through over 100 BlackBridge partners, combined with the creation of value added products and services.

BlackBridge’s RapidEye products offer imagery collected from a constellation of five Earth Observation satellites, imaging up to five million square kilometers of earth every day, adding over one billion square kilometers of imagery to its archive every year. Every square kilometer imaged can be browsed with its online discovery tool, EyeFind (eyefind.rapideye.com).

From natural disaster damage observation to change detection, there are numerous ways that RapidEye imagery can support environmental monitoring. RapidEye generated coverages of several countries currently participating in the REDD+ initiative including Guyana, Nepal, and Mexico.

Whether identifying which areas are forested or tracking the change of forested land over multiple years, RapidEye is the perfect imagery product for REDD+ and many other environmental applications. To find out more about how RapidEye is making an impact on the earth in areas from agriculture to climate change, visit www.blackbridge.com/rapideye.


Avaya

Avaya

Avaya brings people together.  Whether by text, voice or video, our goal is to increase an individual’s access to information so they can make faster and smarter decisions and quickly solve critical organizational and business challenges. We work to give people the best collaboration experience, regardless of the devices, locations, or media they choose.

As enterprises and organizations are more geographically dispersed and require a 24x7 workforce, they need tools that help users to engage in meaningful collaboration across locations, so they can quickly solve problems and reduce waste and cost.  Avaya core technologies provide sustainable solutions that re-use existing IT infrastructure investments to increase access to information and technology, improve employee productivity, reduce travel and its associated emissions and trim operational expenses. 

Our solutions allow organizations to develop short- and long-term IT strategies and deploy them at their own pace.  Regardless of whether an organization consists of 10 employees or 100,000, Avaya takes all forms of communication and gets them working together, to dramatically improve collaboration and organizational efficiencies.  For more information please visit www.avaya.com.


Scania AB

Scania AB

With the aim to be a leader in sustainable  transport, Scania creates value for shareholders, customers, employees and society.

Delivering customised heavy trucks and buses, engines and services, our focus is on efficient, low carbon solutions to enhance customer profitability.

We leverage the competencies and experience of our dedicated workforce to deliver on this promise to our customers.

On the journey to a more sustainable future, we are guided by our core values and a strong focus on continuous improvement.


Aqualogy

Aqualogy

Aqualogy is the global brand covering all activities related to water solutions and technologies. We focus on improving efficiency through the use of advanced technologies and encouraging greater commitment to innovation, thanks to out R&D projects in the area of water cycle management.

Our business strategy is customer-centric and focuses on new markets, relying on acquired experience, knowledge and talent. Our aim is to meet the expectations of millions of citizens around the world, creating lasting social and economic value. However, at the same time, we fulfill our responsibility to the environment, and we work to raise awareness of the responsible use of resources, in our particular case, water.

Our four main areas of activity are:

• Enviornment: offering solutions to companies in the water and environment sector.
• Infrastructures: focused on the development of hydraulic engineering building projects.
• Solutions: specialised in services and solutions aimed at improving the management of water companies.
• Knowledge: centred on services based on knowledge and people management


The vision, mission and values of the company follow the lines of our business strategy and are very important for our company.

• Vision
To be a benchmark in the sphere of water and the environment through the sustainable creation of shared value.

• Mission
To bring value to our stakeholders through innovation knowledge transfer.

• Values
Excellence in everything we do, in harmony with nature
Support for the initiative and talent of individuals
Adaptation to the needs of the customer
Cooperation and a commitment to create value


As everybody knows water is an essential commodity for a high quality of life and wellbeing in our society, as well as a basic resource for productive economies on all continents. Its scarcity and the need for proper management pose serious challenges which we at Aqualogy are able to tackle by providing intelligent and innovative solutions committed to sustainable development.


Vossloh Kiepe

Vossloh Kiepe

For over a century, Vossloh Kiepe has been supplying innovative electrical systems used on road and rail vehicles operating on urban public transportation services.

The company’s customised and efficient solutions address the ultimate quality requirements, with special emphasis on economic efficiency and ecology. The range includes integrated system solutions for new vehicles, the revamping of older vehicles, turnkey projects, components, and a wide array of services.


SolarReserve

SolarReserve

SolarReserve is a leading worldwide developer of utility-scale solar and hybrid power projects and advanced solar thermal technology with more than $1.8 billion of projects in construction, of which $800 million are in Southern Africa.  SolarReserve’s world-leading patented solar thermal technology with integrated molten salt storage offers a cost-effective, reliable, on-demand, zero emission supply of electricity. This solar thermal technology, either alone or coupled with photovoltaics (PV), can provide a cost effective 24/7 reliable alternative to fossil fuel generation with the reduction in emissions to near zero.  Not only does SolarReserve’s technology generate power on-demand, day and night, but its plants are dry-cooled.

The SolarReserve team is adept at developing large scale projects internationally – an example of which is a SolarReserve-led consortium that currently has three photovoltaic projects, totaling 246 MW of generation capacity, in construction in South Africa. Combined, these projects are creating thousands of direct jobs during the construction phase, as well as over 9,000 indirect and induced jobs across the supply chain.

SolarReserve’s experienced team of power project professionals has assembled an extensive 5,000 MW worldwide development portfolio of large-scale solar projects, including some featuring advanced solar thermal technology (CSP), others utilising photovoltaic (PV) technology, and hybrid projects utilising conventional power units.

With its headquarters in the U.S. and offices in South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Turkey, Australia, and Spain. SolarReserve continues to gain global market share with its game changing technology, experienced management team and extensive portfolio of projects.


Krinner

Krinner

Krinner Schraubfundamente GmbH is a German based company which patented its first ground screw in 1994. Within the past 18 years, Krinner Schraubfundamente has grown from a small company to one of the most successful companies in the solar field, standing for QUALITY, COMPETENCE, SPEED and TRUST.

To develop solutions with innovative ideas, combined with utmost quality is one of the secrets of KRINNER’s success.  The growing interest in innovative foundations, especially in the area of renewable energies has given the company Krinner an ideal opportunity to promote its unique product. Currently, Krinner Schraubfundamente GmbH is represented worldwide in more than 40 countries.

Equipped with the latest technology and years of extensive experience allows us to install 23-35 MWp solar farm within a month’s time. Until now, we have installed more than 1000 MWp solar fields all over the world.  

The growing interest in innovative foundation solutions around the world, in particular in the area of regenerative energies, has given the company Krinner Schraubfundamente an ideal opportunity to promote its unique product, and to set the course for a successful future, as is evident in the strong sales growth and increase in employee numbers. These developments have been supported by a reorganization of the company structure, which has set the foundation for expanding the market leadership of the company in the area of ground screws, while retaining Krinner’s innovative principles.


Alstom

Alstom

Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.

Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids.

The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked close to €24 billion in orders in 2012/13.


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