OECD Forum 2015: Sponsors, Partners and Friends


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Gold Sponsors


Founded 90 years ago by Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, Isbank today is the largest private bank in Turkey in terms of total assets and sector leader in terms of total loans and shareholders’ equity. At the end of 2014, Isbank's consolidated shareholders' equity stands at TRY 31.7 billion, total assets stand at TRY 275.8 billion and total loans at TRY 167.7 billion. Isbank has the largest network with more than 1,300 domestic and foreign branches and more than 6,200 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 Motors Corporation– a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart – was founded in 1944 in South Korea. It is one of the world fastest growing car manufacturers (5th largest global automotive group in 2013). Kia's brand slogan – "The Power to Surprise" – represents the company's global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting and inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations. To reach this goal, the Group invests more than 6% of its annual revenues in R&D. One recent example of Kia’s commitment to sustainability is the exciting Kia Soul EV urban crossover, the company’s first electric vehicle marketed outside of Korea. Over 3 million Kia vehicles a year are produced in ten manufacturing and assembly operations – including the Kia Motors Slovakia plant in Zilina with a capacity of over 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 49,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of US$45 billion.

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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.

© 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.


Silver Sponsors

© ANA logo All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the 13th largest airline in the world by revenues (2013) and the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 72 international routes and 113 domestic routes with a fleet of about 240 aircraft. ANA Group has 33,000 employees. In 2014, it carried 47 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.7 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a 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 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and in 2015 was awarded five stars for the third consecutive year by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

‌‌© 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. 

‌‌‌© Invest Turkey logo

The Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) was established under the auspices of the Prime Ministry in 2006. ISPAT is the official organization for promoting Turkey’s investment opportunities to the global business community and providing assistance to investors before, during and after their entry into Turkey. ISPAT serves as a reference point for international investors and as a point of contact for all institutions engaged in promoting and attracting investments at national, regional and local levels. It works on a fully confidential basis and combines a private sector approach with the backing of all governmental bodies. ISPAT’s free-of-charge services include, but are not limited to, providing market information and analyses, site selection, B2B meetings, coordination with relevant governmental institutions, and facilitating legal procedures and applications, such as establishing business operations, incentive applications, obtaining licenses and work permits.

© 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. 


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.

Randstad specializes in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse, Professionals, Search & Selection, and HR Solutions. The Randstad Group is one of the leading HR services providers in the world, with top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States as well as major positions in Australia and Japan. In 2014, Randstad had approximately 29,000 corporate employees and around 4,400 branches and Inhouse locations in 39 countries around the world. Randstad generated revenue of € 17.3 billion in 2014. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded.

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Bronze Sponsor

© Deloitte logo

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients. Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s more than 200,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.


Knowledge Partners


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; www.; AARP TV & Radio; and AARP Books. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.

© Bertelsmann Stiftung logo

The Bertelsmann Stiftung was founded in 1977 by Reinhard Mohn, predicated on the belief that financial wealth entails social responsibility. “Inspiring people. Shaping the future. Participating in a globalized world” – this is our mission and we believe that if everyone is to participate then everyone must have the ability to get involved and society must offer all of its citizens the chance to succeed. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s programs are therefore designed to strengthen society and help individuals reach their full potential by developing the resources needed to achieve those goals. Our work focuses on people, since individuals must be in a position to participate – politically, economically and culturally – as the world grows more complex. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s programs provide access to the necessary knowledge and expertise while developing solutions that can help ensure this is the case. We concentrate our efforts on areas in which we have expertise: improving education, creating an economic system that is fair and efficient, promoting people-centred healthcare, empowering civil society, ensuring a viable cultural future and anchoring international understanding around the globe. Both independent and politically nonpartisan, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is a private operating foundation and therefore initiates and executes its own projects.

‌‌© BIAC logo 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.

© 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.

© 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. 

 © 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 100 nationalities on our Undergraduate (IE University), Master, and Doctorate degrees, and Executive Education programs. Our alumni, now numbering over 50,000, 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.

 © JUMP logo
“Promoting gender equality, advancing the economy” is the leading social enterprise working with organisations and individuals to close the gap between women and men at work, achieve sustainable corporate performance and create a more equal society.

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The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey, was established in 1990 to develop a deeper understanding of the evolving global economy. MGI's mission is to provide leaders in the commercial, public, and social sectors with the facts and insights on which to base management and policy decisions. MGI research combines the disciplines of economics and management, employing the analytical tools of economics with the insights of business leaders. Its "micro-to-macro" methodology examines microeconomic industry trends to better understand the broad macroeconomic forces affecting business strategy and public policy. MGI's in-depth reports have covered more than 20 countries and 30 industries. Current research focuses on six themes: productivity and growth; the evolution of global financial markets; the economic impact of technology and innovation; natural resources; the future of work; and urbanization. Recent reports have assessed job creation, resource productivity, cities of the future, and the impact of the Internet. The partners of McKinsey fund MGI's research; it is not commissioned by any business, government, or other institution.


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. The fundamental objective of ORF is to influence formulation of policies for building a strong and prosperous India. ORF pursues its goal by providing informed and productive inputs, in-depth research and stimulating discussions. 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 logo 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.

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. Its affiliates consist of some 60 national trade union centres in the 34 OECD countries, representing over 60 million workers in addition to associate members in Brazil, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Africa. TUAC focuses on promoting measures to ensure a sustainable and equitable recovery through green and inclusive growth and development while protecting and creating quality jobs, reducing income inequality, ensuring ļ¬nancial sector reforms, fair tax systems and responsible business conduct. 

© 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 one of the world’s leading, comprehensive research and teaching universities – consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. Our community includes more than 50,000 students, 3,000 academic staff, and 300,000 alumni. We’re committed to the transformative power of education and to fostering greater knowledge and understanding of the world. Our aim is to make lives better not just by producing leaders of society, but through equipping our people with the qualities that allow them to serve all of our communities at every level. Leadership has always been at the core of our values. We were one of the first universities in the world to admit students solely on academic merit, and to open our doors to women on the same basis as men. In 2014, we were ranked 37th in the QS World University Rankings, and all our discipline areas were ranked in the top 50. In creating the first university in Australia in 1850, our founders recognised the power of education to change society. We hold that belief just as strongly today.

 Women's Forum for the Economy and Society logo

Founded in 2005, the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society is the world's leading platform featuring women's views and voices on major social and economic issues. Deploying women's experience and expertise across all generations and geographies, the Women’s Forum fosters practical discussions on how to overcome barriers and create new horizons and opportunities, as well as broad, rich and edgy debates on important ideas. The Women's Forum also promotes the advancement of women worldwide through business and social networks.


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