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Platinum Sponsors

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The Long-Term Investors Club, created in 2009, promotes academic and operational cooperation among long term investors and develops a common strategy in order to adapt the regulatory framework to their specific needs. Today the LTI Club, a global platform of 12 major international investors, is likely to welcome other institutions from G20 countries. The LTI Club encourages co-investment strategies to strengthen their capacity to contribute to a more sustainable global growth.

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Headquartered in Walldorf, Germany, with locations in more than 130 countries, SAP AG is the enterprise application software and software-related services world market leader, helping companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device, SAP helps people and organizations work together efficiently and use business insight effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 232,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


Gold Sponsors


Founded 88 years ago by Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, Isbank today is the largest bank in Turkey in terms of total assets and total loans. At the end of 2012, Isbank's consolidated shareholders' equity stands at TRY 24.9 billion, total assets stand at TRY 201.1 billion and total loans at TRY 114.7 billion. Isbank has the largest network among Turkish private banks with more than 1.200 domestic and foreign branches and more than 4,800 ATMs, that make up the largest ATM network in Turkey, plus internet banking, telephone banking and call center at Isbank.

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Kia was founded in 1944 in South Korea. It is one of the world fastest growing car manufacturers (5th Global Automotive Group in 2012). Kia's brand slogan – "The Power to Surprise" – represents the company's global commitment to surprise the world by providing Quality vehicles and ultimate Customer Satisfaction. To reach these goals, the Group invests more than 6 % of its revenues in R&D. One recent example of Kia brand commitment to sustainability is the exciting Kia Optima Hybrid sedan.
Over 2.7 million Kia vehicles a year are produced in nine manufacturing and assembly operations – including Kia Zilina (Slovakia) European factory with a capacity of 300,000 units per year - which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering around 150 countries. Kia today has over 47,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of US$42 billion.

LUKOIL is one of the world's biggest vertically integrated companies for production of crude oil & gas, and their refining into petroleum products and petrochemicals. The company is a leader in Russian and international markets in its core business. Every day millions of people in 30 countries buy our products, and use those products to improve the quality of their lives and more than 150,000 people unite their efforts and talents to give LUKOIL a leading market position.

Good Food, Good Life, captures the very essence of Nestlé and the promise we commit ourselves to everyday, everywhere as the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company.

‌‌‌ Randstad is the number 2, global HR services provider, specialized in temporary staffing, permanent placement, in-house services, professionals, search and selection, and HR solutions. Randstad has 29,300 corporate employees and 4,500 branches and in-house locations in 39 countries around the world. Randstad generated revenues of € 17.1 billion in 2012.

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Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 45 years of experience: from reception, safety, maintenance and cleaning, to foodservices and facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 420,000 employees throughout the world.


Silver Sponsors


AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a bilingual news source.  AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation. Together with customers across a broad array of industries we create tomorrow’s industrial biosolutions, improving our customers' business and the use of our planet's resources.

UniCredit is a major international financial institution with strong roots in 22 European countries and an overall international network present in approximately 50 markets, with about 160,000 employees and 9,496 branches.

Knowledge Partners

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AmCham EU speaks for American companies committed to Europe on trade, investment and competitiveness issues. It aims to ensure a growth-orientated business and investment climate in Europe. AmCham EU facilitates the resolution of transatlantic issues that impact business and plays a role in creating better understanding of EU and US positions on business matters. Aggregate US investment in Europe totalled €1.9 trillion in 2012 and directly supports more than 4.2 million jobs in Europe.

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The American Chamber of Commerce in France is the oldest “AmCham” in the world – a driving force in transatlantic economic relations, promoting bilateral investment and trade since its inception in 1894. Today, the 4,200 U.S. companies present in France represent 450,000 French jobs. The AmCham's more than 500 members include more than 150 CAC 40 and Fortune 100 companies. The Chamber’s activities and operations are completely funded by dues and contributions from its members.


Founded in 1962, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) is the officially recognised representative of the OECD business community. BIACs members are the major business organisations in the 34 OECD member countries. Via its 32 standing committees and task forces, ‌BIAC mirrors all economic policy issues the OECD covers, and their impacts on both member and an increasing number of non-member countries like Brazil, China, India and Russia.

  China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) is a national commonalty, which aims to support policy research and academic exchanges, serve the economic and social development of China and to promote the government decision-making process operated on a scientific and democratic basis.  Foundation funding comes mainly from the donations of enterprises, institutions and individuals both in China and abroad and is used to support research programs, training, academic discussions and exchange activities, reward the achievements by researchers in policy consulting and academic research, and to finance other activities of the public good.

 ‌ The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women provides women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets with the skills, technology, networks and access to finance that they need to become successful small and growing business owners, so that they can contribute to their economies and have a stronger voice in their societies. Working in partnership with local and international non-profit organisations, the private and public sector, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women develops projects with sustainable solutions to the challenges women entrepreneurs face through three programmes: Enterprise Development, Mentoring and Mobile Technology.


The European Policy Centre (EPC) is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank, committed to making European integration work. It works at the "cutting edge" of European policy-making, providing rapid, high-quality analysis and information, and promotes a balanced dialogue between the different constituencies of its membership, spanning all aspects of economic and social life.’

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With over 30 years of experience providing technical assistance to Brazilian institutions, FGV Projetos brings together expertise, state-of-the-art methodologies and a staff of well-prepared professionals with a proven record in promoting efficient management practices in public, private and non-governmental organizations in Brazil and abroad. FGV Projetos’ studies and projects are carried out based on the experience of FGV Foundation´s professional experts and academic faculty. On the basis of its extensive knowledge in the areas of public policy, law, administration, finance and economics, FGV Projetos devises solutions for the implementation of best practices in the following key sectors of activity: Agribusiness, Communications and Neuromarketing, Media and Technology, Consumption and Retail, Culture, Education, Energy, Government, Industry, Justice, Health, Public Safety, Services, Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Sports, Telecommunications, Transportation, Tourism.


At Forum for the Future, we are passionate about creating a brighter, more sustainable future for everyone. We are an independent non-profit who work globally with business and government to inspire new thinking, build creative partnerships and develop practical solutions. We share what we’ve learned so that others can benefit – and act. Working with pioneering partners, we transform the essential systems of food, energy and finance to secure a more fulfilling life for us and future generations.


The French-American Foundation – France was established in Paris on 1976, with its sister Foundation, the French American Foundation in New York. They share the same mission: strengthening the French-American relations and fostering a mutual understanding of each other’s policies and decisions. They provide high-level policymakers, academics, business leaders and other experts on both sides of the Atlantic with a platform to share knowledge and best practices on a wide range of policy issues. This mission is established through conferences and study tours on subjects such as national security and defense, sustainability, equality of opportunity, business, media and culture.

Global Economic Symposium (GES) aims to provide a new collaborative setting to analyze the world’s most important economic problems, create shared visions of the future and formulate innovative strategies to achieve these visions. The GES thereby seeks to be a catalyst for future change.  In particular, the GES seeks to initiate a strategic dialogue on global economic affairs for leading policy makers, business executives, academics and other representatives of civil communities. Such a dialogue is needed as a response to the challenges of an increasingly interdependent world. Policy making and business decisions need to take into account the changing policy and business environment. The GES provides a forum to think globally about global problems. The ‌GES aims to build communities to come up with practical solutions that contribute to the global public interest. “GESolutions 2012/2013: Proposals from the Global Economic Symposium

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Specialized in education and research in management, HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of educational programs for the leaders of tomorrow. Masters Programs, MBA, PhD, HEC Executive MBA, TRIUM Global Executive MBA and Executive Education open-enrolment and custom programs. Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and founding member of ParisTech, HEC Paris has a permanent faculty of 110 professors, more than 4,000 students and over 8,500 managers and executives in training every year.

IE is an international institution dedicated to educating business leaders through programs based on our core values of global focus, entrepreneurial spirit and a humanistic approach. Our 500-strong, international faculty teaches a student body composed of more than 90 nationalities on our Undergraduate (IE University), Master, and Doctorate degrees, and Executive Education programs. Our alumni, now numbering over 40,000, hold management positions in some 100 countries worldwide. We champion high-quality research coupled with multidisciplinary, integrative education programs. Designed to address market demands, our innovative learning processes comprise a blend of online and onsite formats, making IE a pioneer in international education.

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INSEAD Logo OECD Forum 2013 As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and to transform organisations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching.  With campuses in Europe, Asia and Abu Dhabi, INSEAD's business education and research spans three continents. Our 141 renowned Faculty members from 35 countries inspire more than 1,000 degree participants annually in our MBA, Executive MBA and PhD programmes. More than 6,000 executives participate in INSEAD's Executive Education programmes each year.  ‌INSEAD continues to conduct cutting edge research and to innovate across all our programmes to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled us to become truly "The Business School for the World."


Novethic is the leading research centre on Responsible Investment in France. It conducts studies and organises events to mobilise financial actors on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues into investment practices. In 2009, Novethic launched first French SRI Label, awarded to mutual funds whose management systematically takes into account Environmental, Social and Governance criteria. Novethic is part of Caisse des Dépôts.


Observer Research Foundation (ORF) is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary public policy think tank based in India, engaged in developing and discussing policy alternatives on a wide-range of issues of national and international significance. Some of ORF's key areas of research include international relations, security affairs, politics and governance, resources management and economy and development.

 ‌ The OECD Observer magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of world economic, social and environmental issues. ‌Since 1962 it has been keeping policymakers, business people, NGOs, researchers and journalists ahead of the policy debate. It is a catalyst for new discussion and ideas, and a source of key data.


Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) is a leading higher learning institution in Russia in the fields of public policy and management. Over the years, it has played key roles in the contemporary development of Russia’s leadership capabilities in both the public and private sectors. More than 80% of local governors and senior civil servants and more than 40% of MBA degree-holders in Russia are RANEPA graduates. The Academy occupies a unique and central position in Russia’s policy-making, implementation and research. We have provided advice to the Russian government in economic reforms over the past two decades, including most recently in developing the nation’s “Strategy-2020," and in preparing Russia’s hosting of the APEC and G-20 Summits.  We are committed to building strong international exchanges in the area of policy research, public policy training and business education.


South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is a non-governmental research institute focused on South Africa’s and Africa’s international relations. We provide analysis, promote dialogue and contribute to African policy making in a dynamic global context.


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The Trade Union Advisory Committee (‌TUAC) to the OECD is an interface for trade unions with the OECD. It is an international trade union organisation which has consultative status with the OECD and its various committees.

© University of Sydney The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university, home to some of the brightest minds in Australia and a national leader in competitive research funding. At an international level, we are firmly established among the world’s top universities and are involved in worldwide university networks and research collaborations. We are committed to innovative partnerships with leading universities, government, industry and international organisations, leading to excellence in research, teaching and the development of solutions to real-world problems.


Galeries Lafayette Logo OECD Forum 2013 Galeries Paris Haussmann, the department Store Capital of Fashion, offers an incomparable selection of the most famous names in fashion, beauty, accessories and home decoration, and has become a top tourist attraction in Paris! Specific services for foreign visitors: welcome service, 12% tourist tax refund, personal shoppers, ‌Lafayette Gourmet, 18 restaurants and food corners, special offer for OECD Forum 2013, Paris maps and much more!

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