OECD Forum 2016: Sponsors, Partners and Friends


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Gold Sponsors

 © McKinsey logo

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.


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.

 ‌© 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. 50 years of improving Quality of Life.


Silver Sponsors


© Cigna logo

Cigna is a global health service leader dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. We trace our roots back more than 200 years, but we became the company you know today in 1982 with the merger of INA Corporation and Connecticut General Corporation. Ever since, we’ve continued to innovate and expand around the world. We have sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and more than 86 million customer relationships throughout the world. Our more than 37,000 employees serve customers just about everywhere. Every day, our team works together with our customers in ways they find proactive, personal and empathetic. That spirit of true partnership goes deeper than paying claims, and is often life-changing — helping customers stay well, prevent sickness, obtain access to health care, recover from illness or injury, return to work and provide for their families. Worldwide, we offer our customers and their families’ peace of mind and a sense of security. We’re with them all the way, through the most critical points in their lives.

‌‌© Janssen

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology (e.g. multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), immunology (e.g. psoriasis), neuroscience (e.g. schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and tuberculosis) and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency. The Janssen Health Policy Centre exists to increase collaboration with public and private healthcare partners to challenge perspectives and work together to address the most serious health issues facing society.  By fostering close partnerships and alliances with other industry players, the academic world and public health organisations, our Janssen experts explore ways to collaborate more broadly and efficiently to secure better patient outcomes.

 ‌‌© Samsung logo

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at

‌‌‌© Telefonica logo

Telefónica is one of the greatest telecommunication companies in the World by market capitalization and number of clients. Leveraging best in class fixed and mobile, and broadband networks, and through an innovative digital services and data economy offering, Telefónica is best position to fulfil our customers’ needs and to capture new businesses growth. Telefonica’s headquarter is in Madrid. Nowadays, Telefonica has operations in 17 countries, and a client base of 347.5 million accesses in Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and Latin America, where the Company’s growth strategy is mostly focused. Telefónica stands out for having one of the greatest diversified international profiles in the industry, with close to 74% of revenues generated in operations outside Telefonica’s domestic market. Movistar, in the Spanish and Latin America market but Brazil, Vivo in Brazil, and O2 in Germany and United Kingdom, are most relevant Telefonica’s brands though which the Company develops its commercial offering. Telefonica shares, with a 100% free float, are publicly listed in the four Spanish stock markets, as well as in London, New York, Lima and Buenos Aires. Telefonica counts with a total of 1.328.308 shareholders. 

© Veolia logo

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 174 000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2015, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 63 million people with wastewater service, produced 63 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 42.9 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25 billion ($30.3 billion) in 2015.

‌‌© Vitra logo

Vitra produce furniture for office, home and public spaces. Our aim is to provide versatile products that are intelligently designed, aesthetically pleasing, functionally reliable and durable. To achieve this, Vitra has always worked with some of the world's best designers as Charles & Ray Eames, Jean Prouvé, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi ... and collaborates with major contemporary designers such as Antonio Citterio, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, Arik Levy, Barber & Osgerby, whose products reflect their personal point of view. Vitra's commitment to architectural culture is also manifest at the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein. Since 1981, the buildings on the production site near Basel, Switzerland, were designed by Nicholas Grimshaw, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Tadao  Ando,  Alvaro Siza, Herzog & de Meuron and  SANAA. Being an active promoter of the culture of design and architecture, Vitra has always felt a mission to economic and cultural institutions. Thus Vitra France became sponsors of institutions whose philosophy and general interest are close to those values and the improvement of living conditions.


Bronze Sponsors


Aegon’s roots go back more than 170 years – to the first half of the nineteenth century when two civil servants helped provide funds for people to bury their loved ones with dignity. Today, Aegon is one of the world’s leading financial services organizations, providing life insurance, pensions and asset management. Headquartered in The Hague, Aegon has businesses in more than 20 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Aegon’s purpose is to help people achieve a lifetime of financial security.

 © Aviva logo

At Aviva, we help our 33 million customers save for the future and manage the risks of everyday life. Our 29,600 people are focused on helping to free our customers from fear of uncertainty. We have businesses across 16 markets in UK, Europe, Asia and Canada, offering life insurance, general insurance, accident & health insurance, and asset management. We have a clear strategy to deliver sustainable and progressive cash flows underpinned by good potential for growth, by ensuring our people always put customers first.

© 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.

© SoftBank Robotics

Worldwide leader in humanoid robotics, SoftBank Robotics has offices in France, in Japan, in the USA and in China. Our robots, NAO, Pepper and Romeo are used in more than 70 countries worldwide and offer innovative applications relevant for the fields of research, education, retail, healthcare, tourism, hospitality and entertainment.

 © Toyota logo 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 170 countries/regions. We have contributed to local societies and economies through the establishment of 53 production facilities in 28 countries/regions overseas." Since 1997, we have sold more than 8 million hybrid vehicles worldwide, which correspond to the reduction of 58 million tons of CO2 emission.


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 Business School 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.

 © LSE

LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford.  A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 9,600 full time students from 140 countries. It has a staff of just over 3,300, with about 44% drawn from countries outside the UK. Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus and its influential network of over 160,000 LSE alumni spans the world, covering over 190 countries with more than 80 active alumni groups. A total of 16 Nobel Prize winners in economics, peace and literature have been either LSE staff or alumni. In all, 37 past or present world leaders have studied or taught at LSE. LSE confirmed its position as a world-leading research university, with an outstanding performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). It is ranked the top university in the UK in its social science disciplines. LSE has one of the most prestigious public events programmes in the world. Nelson Mandela, Dmitry Medvedev, Bill Clinton, Angela Merkel, Aung San Suu Kyi, David Cameron and the Dalai Lama have all spoken at LSE.  LSE is committed to integrating its world-renowned research with high quality and innovative teaching and an outstanding student experience. LSE is dedicated to discovering the ‘causes of things’ and is a global thought leader committed to tackling domestic and global issues in order to better our society and the world around us.


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.


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.

 © Sciences PO

Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is France’s leading university in the social sciences. Sciences Po offers degrees at the Undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D and Executive Education levels. The institution’s mission is to educate open-minded individuals who can understand and have an impact on the world. In France, life at Sciences Po takes place on seven multicultural campuses. They host 13.000 students, 46%  of which have a nationality other than French, bringing together 150 nationalities.Education at Sciences Po is interdisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual. Sciences Po places great importance on academic coursework, practical application of knowledge and interaction with professionals. Sciences Po also developed double degrees and exchange programmes with prestigious partner universities including Columbia University, Freie Universität Berlin, Fudan University, Harvard University, Keio University, LSE, Princeton University, etc. The research projects bring together over 220 faculty members who are involved in international projects and committed to producing cutting-edge knowledge. As a result of this complete education, Sciences Po graduates are highly sought after by top recruiters: 87% of Sciences Po graduates are hired within six months of obtaining their degree.

 © 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.

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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. Its affiliates consist of some 60 national trade union centres in the 34 OECD countries, representing over 66 million workers in addition to associate members in Brazil, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Africa. TUAC focusses on promoting inclusive and sustainable growth and development while protecting and creating quality jobs, strengthening collective bargaining and labour rights, reducing income inequality, enhancing skills and spreading the benefits of innovation, ensuring financial 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 logo

The University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading comprehensive research and teaching universities – consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities. We’re committed to the transformative power of education and to fostering greater knowledge and understanding. 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. For more than 150 years our alumni have inspired, led, entertained, challenged and improved the world around them. Leadership has always been at the core of our values. We were one of the first universities to admit students solely on academic merit, and to open our doors to women on the same basis as men. In creating the first university in Australia, 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

The Women's Forum for the Economy & Society, a Publicis Groupe company has been the world's leading platform featuring women's views and voices on major social and economic issues. Deploying the experience of both women and men – business leaders, researchers, politicians, entrepreneurs… – across all generations and geographies, our conferences feature broad, rich and edgy debates, acting as a sounding board for today’s important ideas and a springboard for tomorrow’s solutions. The practical discussions in our Discovery sessions typically focus not only on overcoming barriers but on creating new opportunities. The Women's Forum also promotes the advancement of women through regional and international networks. In addition to the annual Women's Forum Global Meeting in Deauville, France, important Women's Forum meetings have taken place in Brazil, Myanmar, Italy, Brussels and Dubai. The first-ever Women's Forum Mauritius takes place 20-21 June 2016 in the Republic of Mauritius. And the 12th edition of the Women's Forum Global Meeting will take place 30 November-2 December 2016 in Deauville.


Media Partners

© Boao Review © Bloomberg‌‌ © Euronews logo © International New York Times logo  ‌© Les Echos logo © L'Obs logo
© L'Opinion logo © Media India Group logo © Politico logo  © Quartz logo    © RFI France 24 logo
© Rue89 © Summa © The Japan News‌  © Yomiuri‌     


Friends of OECD Forum

Academia, AIESEC International, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union, American Chamber of Commerce to France, Council on Business and Society, European Policy Center, ESSEC Business School, Foreign Trade Association, French American Foundation, Global Economic Symposium, Institut Confiances, International Chamber of Commerce, l'Observatoire des Think-Tanks, SMERU Research Institute, Syntec Numerique, The 30% Club, Worldwide Universities Network + Australia Africa Universities Network


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