OECD Forum 2017: Sponsors, Partners and Friends


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Gold Sponsors

© airbnb

Founded in August, 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet. Whether a spare bedroom, an apartment, a villa or a private island, Airbnb connects travellers to a more diverse and authentic range of experiences in over 65,000 cities and over 191 countries.

© AXA logo ‌© AXA

AXA's mission is to help customers live their lives with more peace of mind by protecting them, their relatives and their property against risks, and by managing their savings and assets. As a company whose business is about protecting people, we have a responsibility to leverage our skills, resources and risk expertise to build a stronger and safer society. Our teams across the world are embracing five values we are not willing to compromise on, under any circumstance: Professionalism, Innovation, Pragmatism, Integrity and Team Spirit. In addition, three core attitudes -being available, attentive and reliable- guide all of our employees in better serving our clients to establish long-term relationships based on trust. With over 103 million customers in 64 countries, AXA's strong global franchises and three lines of expertise - Property & Casualty, Life & Savings and Asset Management - provide a distinctive business portfolio. Our business model and strategy have demonstrated their relevance and continue to build on distinctive strengths:

  • Solid position in the markets where we are present;
  • A multi-channel distribution model, allowing customers to decide how they access our products and services;
  • Risk management expertise, which guarantees our financial strength and ability to keep promises;
  • Operational excellence, which allows us to deliver quality products and services at competitive prices;
  • A particular concern for employee development.
 © Engie

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 153,090 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €66.6 billion in 2016. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

© Google

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

‌‌© Johnson and Johnson

Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace innovation—bringing ideas, products and services to life to advance the health and well-being of people around the world. We believe in collaboration, and that has led to breakthrough after breakthrough, from medical miracles that have changed lives, to the simple consumer products that make every day a little better. Our over 125,000 employees in 60 countries are united in a common mission: To help people everywhere live longer, healthier, happier lives.
Searching for Home: A Family’s Journey

© McKinsey

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in over 110 locations in over 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We invest more than $500 million of our firm’s resources annually in capability building and knowledge development which allows us to bring the best thinking to our clients. We established our in-house think tank, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), in 1990, to develop research on major challenges and trends changing the world; and the McKinsey Center for Government (MCG), a research center on government productivity and performance, to provide government leaders with insights, new approaches, and connections to help them improve the lives of the citizens they serve, within the fiscal constraints they face.


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.


The Randstad Group is a global leader in the HR services industry and specialized in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary Staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse Services, Professionals, and HR Solutions (including Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services Programs, and outplacement). By combining our human touch with technology-driven solutions and tools, we aim to offer both clients and candidates the best tools and solutions for increased efficiency and engagement, connecting more people to more jobs. Randstad has top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States, and major positions in Australia and Japan. At year-end 2016, Randstad had 36,524 corporate employees and 4,752 branches and inhouse locations in 39 countries around the world. In 2016, Randstad generated revenue of € 20.7 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded.

© Sodexo

Founded in Marseille 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 50 years of experience: from foodservices, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance, child care centers 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 425,000 employees throughout the world. Sodexo is included in the CAC 40 and DJSI indices.


Silver Sponsors

PensionDanmark is a Danish pension fund established in 1993 and one of the 50 largest pension funds in Europe. PensionDanmark manages defined contribution pension plans, insurance, health care and life-long learning programs on the basis of collective agreements covering more than 695,000 members employed in 26,000 companies within the private and public sector. Assets under management were at EUR 30 billion as of March 2017. PensionDanmark has built a well-diversified and sustainable portfolio with an attractive risk-return profile and good down side protection. This is done by combining investments in public markets with alternative investments with a strong focus on sustainable real estate and renewable energy infrastructure assets.


‌‌‌© 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. 

‌‌© 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 logo

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.

© Deloitte

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 the US’ largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. Follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates

© 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.

Logo 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.

© Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School is a distinctive business university with world-leading ambitions. Established in 1917, CBS has a strong ‘business in society’ profile which covers classical management disciplines (including finance and economics, accounting and operations management, marketing, strategic management and organisation), but also disciplines that place business in a wider social, political and cultural context. For us, ‘internationalisation’ means benchmarking against the highest standards of excellence, working across intellectual and geographical borders, and attracting the most talented staff. CBS is committed to excellence in research and scholarship, but also to the notion that research and education must make a positive difference. We aim to offer both academic leadership and research-based education at the highest level. We are committed to developing open, two-way and beneficial relations with our students, stakeholders and partners. We specifically aim to play a significant role in the development of innovative business models, sustainable organisational forms and economic practices within the perspective of responsible management and leadership. With some 22,000 full and part-time students, 640 full-time faculty members, 190 PhD students and 680 administrative staff, CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of undergraduate, graduate, MBA/EMBA, PhD and executive programmes delivered in English and Danish.

© Ecole 42

Created in 2013, 42 is an information technology school located in Paris, France. With 900 new students in the 18-30 years old range each year, 42 aims to fill the huge lack of IT professionals in France and Europe. Without any degree requirement to apply, and no tuition fees, 42 chose to not rely on the french academic system, so far not relevant for IT, nor the social condition of applicants. Also, an innovative pedagogy is used to train students : peer-learning. Each individual follows its own path at its own pace, facing software development challenges. There is no lecture, no teacher, and students need to search and filter information, then debate between themselves to create collective intelligence and solve the problem. Peer evaluation applies and student unlock the next challenge, as in a video game. With almost 2000 feedbacks from IT companies, our students fit very well the needs of the digital labour market, developing high technical skills, but also problem solving, self learning, and relationship skills, and finally creativity and innovation qualities.

© 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 track record in promoting efficient management practices in public, private and non-governmental organizations in Brazil and abroad. FGV Projetos’ applied research and projects are carried out based on the experience of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)’s experts and academic faculty. FGV is ranked one the world’s top 10 think tanks by Pennsylvania University. 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 offers a technology-based learning ecosystem for leaders who make a difference in the world through innovation, global vision, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a unique focus on the humanities. IE has a faculty of more than 500 professors who teach students from 131 countries on its undergraduate, master, PhD and executive education programs. IE has a network of over 50,000 alumni in 165 countries.

 © KDI logo KDI School of Public Policy and Management was established in 1997 to educate and develop the next generation of leaders in today’s rapidly changing and globalizing economy. Nearly two decades on, KDI School has firmly established itself as a leader in international public policy education. The three Master's degree programs - Master of Public Policy, Master of Development Policy, and Master of Public Management - and Ph.D. programs offer an innovative, policy-oriented education tailored specifically for future international leaders in government, business and civic organizations, and also aim to transform mid-career professionals into leaders of their respective fields. The student body is drawn from a select pool of high-potential government officials, business managers and exceptional students from Korea and abroad. More than 190 foreign students from over 70 countries are selected annually to make up half the student population, and the School has produced over 4,000 alumni which offer a globe-spanning alumni network among 127 countries. This enables students to learn the developmental experience of Korea and discuss relevant subjects with their peers from a variety of backgrounds to broaden their views on developmental issues. KDI School draws from a wealth of research from the Korea Development Institute (KDI), Asia’s 1st and world’s 6th economic think tank among non-US institutes according to 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. KDI School's MPP Program has also been accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

 © 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.

ORF seeks to lead and aid policy thinking towards building a strong and prosperous India in a fair and equitable world. It sees India as a country poised to play a leading role in the knowledge age – a role in which it shall be increasingly called upon to proactively ideate in order to shape global conversations, even as it sets course along its own trajectory of long-term sustainable growth. ORF helps discover and inform India’s choices. It carries Indian voices and ideas to forums shaping global debates. It provides non-partisan, independent, well-researched analyses and inputs to diverse decision-makers in governments, business communities, and academia and to civil society around the world. Our mandate is to conduct in-depth research, provide inclusive platforms and invest in tomorrow’s thought leaders today.


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.

 © 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.

 © Universidad del Rosario

Universidad del Rosario, founded in 1653, is a top-three Colombian university, conceived, since its establishment, as a university of the students, by the students and for the students. It is also a place where the limits of knowledge are challenged by conducting high quality research connected to international standards curricula. Our unchanged mission aims essentially at educating young people to lead the country based on critical thinking, strong ethical training and a high sense of responsibility. For more than 360 years, the University has actively contributed to the social, political and economic development of Colombia. Moreover, it continues to stand committed to this in the future. Universidad del Rosario is a 3-star-rated (QS-stars) institution, and ranked 700+ in the QS World University Rankings and 58th in Latin America. In the most recent QS World Ranking by Subject, the University appeared among the top five Colombian universities in Economics, Law and Medicine.

© University of Sydney logo

The University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading, comprehensive research and teaching universities. Our reputation for global leadership in research and education is reflected in our ranking in the world’s top 50 universities. Our diverse community of more than 54,000 students and 3,400 academic staff come from more than 130 countries. We offer Australia’s broadest range of disciplines so our students can shape their education to their interests and society’s newest challenges. That’s why you’ll find our 300,000 alumni sharing our style of thinking in more than 170 countries around the world.


 ‌‌‌© Women's Forum

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.


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