OECD Forum 2014: Sponsors and Partners


Special thanks to Japan, Korea, Slovenia and the United Kingdom


Gold Sponsors

© ANA All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the ninth largest airline in the world by revenues (2012) and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers (2012). Founded in 1952, ANA flies today to 31 international destinations and 50 domestic cities with a fleet of 232 aircraft serving a network of 175 routes. ANA has 14,000 employees. In 2012, it carried 45 million passengers and generated revenues of $15.8 bn. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 24 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazines, and was awarded five stars by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

© Canon Canon Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in professional and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. Canon’s product range includes copying machines, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video equipment, medical equipment and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Consolidated net sales in 2013 totalled $35,537million (at an exchange rate of ¥105=US$1).

‌‌© Google The mission of Google Enterprise is to enhance Google’s consumer products with the features and controls your business needs to be productive, secure, and efficient. 
© The Lego Foundation

The LEGO Foundation shares the mission of the LEGO Group: To inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow. The Foundation is dedicated to build a future where learning through play empowers children to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners. It’s work is about re-defining play and re-imagining learning. In collaboration with thought leaders, influencers, educators and parents the LEGO Foundation aims to equip, inspire and activate champions for play. 

Lukoil Logo OECD Forum 2013 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.

© Microsoft Since 1975, Microsoft has been developing and marketing software, services and hardware that deliver new opportunities, greater convenience, and enhanced value to people’s lives. We’re focused on long-term innovation and impact, investing over $10 billion in research and development last year. With nearly 100,000 employees working in over 100 countries, regions and territories, Microsoft is a truly global company committed to applying our technology, ingenuity and collaborative spirit to help solve critical societal challenges and create fulfilling opportunities for people around the world.


MSD (known in the US and Canada as Merck & Co., Inc.) is working to help the world be well. Through our medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer and animal products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver our products to the people who need them. MSD. Be Well.

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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.

 ‌© OnlyGlass

ONLYGLASS is a German manufacturer that integrates high-tech products into insulation glass for building facades. The most recent cutting-edge development is the ONLYGLASS MEDIAFACADE, a highly transparent media facade that is fully integrated into the architecture of buildings.

© Sodexo

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, 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 428,000 employees throughout the world.

 © Toyota "Since its foundation in 1937, Toyota's fundamental principle has been to contribute to society by making things. Our mission has been to provide pleasure for people all over the world by making vehicles.
Currently, we sell Toyota vehicles in more than 160 countries/regions. We have contributed to local societies and economies through the establishment of 52 production facilities in 27 countries/regions overseas."
Since 1997, we have sold more than 6 million hybrid vehicles worldwide, which correspond to the reduction of 41 million tons of CO2 emission.


Silver 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.

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 28,000 corporate employees and 4,600 branches and in-house locations in 39 countries around the world. Randstad generated revenues of € 16.6 billion in 2013.


Bronze Sponsor


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion.

Knowledge Partners


AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families.

© AmCham EU

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.

‌‌© AmCham France

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.

© BIAC 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.

© Council on Business & Society

Recognizing the enormous role that businesses can play in helping solve large-scale problems, six of the world’s leading business schools have come together to forge a unique international partnership: The Council on Business & Society. The partnering schools, ESSEC Business School; Keio Business School; School of Management, Fudan University; Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; The University of Mannheim, Business School; and Fundação Getulio Vargas –EAESP, share a commitment to and a belief in the power of academic excellence, global perspective, social responsibility and understand the importance of a broad view of the role of business in society. The Council on Business & Society hosts a novel International Forum Series which focuses on one key societal issue each year.

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.

© CEPS Founded 28 years ago, the CEPS is an independent think tank officially recognized in 2003 as an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) with participatory status from the Council of Europe. With a network of 850 global leaders coming from 53 different countries, its goal is to represent the voice of civil society in order to promote democracy. The CEPS is comprised of 11 delegations across the world including an office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and its Headquarters in Paris, France.  


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.’


ESSEC, founded in 1907, is one of the world’s top management schools. With 4,400 students, a wide range of management training programs, partnerships with the world’s leading universities, a network of 44,000 alumni and a faculty comprised of 147 full-time professors – recognized both for the quality and influence of their research – ESSEC continues to foster a tradition of academic excellence and a spirit of openness in the fields of economics, social sciences and innovation.
In 2005, ESSEC opened a campus in Asia. The ESSEC Asia Pacific campus, strategically located in Singapore, presents the perfect foothold for ESSEC to be part of the vibrant growth of Asia and to bring its expertise to the expanding region. 

© FGV Projetos 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.

© French-American Foundation 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.

© Gaidar The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy is a non-partisan, non-profit think tank operating independently of Russian governmental agencies. Created in 1990, Gaidar Institute is focused on combining fundamental and applied research on the key issues involving Russian economy development, and on applying the results of fundamental research to resolve both, current applied economic issues, and those which are most likely to arise in the near future. 

GES is a pioneering yearly gathering of Earth’s leaders in economics, finance, international business and social development. GES is research-based and seeks realistic, implementable solutions for the most pressing issues of today.

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As a specialist 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, HEC is itself a founding member of ParisTech and the Paris Saclay campus. It boasts a permanent faculty of 110 professors, more than 4,000 students and over 8,500 managers and executives in training each year.
HEC Paris was ranked number one business school in Europe by the Financial Times’ overall business school ranking in December 2013.


ICC is the world business organization. Its global network comprises over 6 million companies, chambers of commerce and business associations in more than 130 countries, with interests spanning every sector of private enterprise.”

 ‌‌© IE

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.


The Institute for New Economic Thinking is an economic research and education foundation based in New York City that is designed to broaden and accelerate the development of a new field of economic thought that will lead to real-world solutions to the great economic and social challenges of the 21st century. Created in response to the global financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, the Institute is supporting this fundamental shift in economic ideas by funding academic research, building communities of new economic thinkers, and spreading the word about the need for change.

© Keio Business School

Graduate School of Business Administration, Keio University (Keio Business School) —  Japanese first exclusively graduate school of business founded in 1962 — is dedicated to educating leaders and advancing knowledge in management that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. As the only business school in Japan double-accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, Keio Business School develops leaders who can envision and materialize original business concept. Here scholars and students of diverse backgrounds find enjoyment in learning together, deliver world-class research, and integrate academic theory with business experience.


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.

© RANEPA The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) is the largest of socioeconomic and humanities universities in Russia and Europe. It is the nation-wide leader in the training of public servants and business education. RANEPA constitutes a multi-tier education, research and training system that embodies the life-long learning philosophy. The Academy offers a variety of education and training programs to serve the learning needs of civil servants, entrepreneurs, managers, financiers, and lawyers. 

© SAIIA The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is a leading 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. All of our research and recommendations are available freely from our website.

© SMERU SMERU is an independent institution for research and public policy studies which professionally and proactively provides accurate and timely information, as well as objective analysis on various socioeconomic and poverty issues considered most urgent and relevant for the people of Indonesia. 

TUAC Logo OECD Forum 2013 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.
© Université de Genève

Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16,000 students of more than 140 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university.
It offers more than 280 degrees and more than 250 Continuing Education programmes covering an extremely wide variety of fields: exact sciences, medicine and humanities. Composed of nine faculties – Science, Medicine, Humanities, Economics and Management, Social Sciences, Law, Theology, Psychology and Educational Scienc­es, and Translation and Interpreting –, UNIGE also boasts several interfaculty centres, and offers multidisciplinary programmes.

© 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.

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