The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a catalyst for action on the environment, and through its strategic investments the GEF works with partners to tackle the planet’s biggest environmental issues. GEF funding helps reduce poverty, strengthen governance and achieve greater equality between women and men. As such, GEF occupies a unique space in the global partnership for a more sustainable planet. The GEF aims to expand private sector investment and commitment to environmental solutions across GEF’s focal areas and initiatives, and to identify potential opportunities to enhance private sector engagement. (Read more about this here.)
The Cleantech Open (CTO) is the world’s oldest and largest cleantech startup accelerator. Over the last 11 years of programming, CTO has established key cleantech innovation hubs in the U.S. and globally to find, fund, and foster the most promising cleantech startups on the planet. Since the beginning of the GCIP journey, CTO has been our knowledge partner and based on the proven accelerator model originally created in Silicon Valley, the GCIP has adopted and customized the GCIP Accelerator and Global Platform. The GCIP countries benefit from CTO events, training, materials, as well as CTO’s extensive network of mentors, investors and experts.
The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations with the mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. The Global Climate and Energy Practice (CEP) is WWF’s global program addressing climate change and a move to 100 percent renewable energy through engagement with business, promoting renewable and sustainable energy, scaling green finance and working nationally and internationally on low carbon frameworks.
Founded in 2002, the mission of Cleantech Group (CTG) is to accelerate sustainable innovation. CTG subscriptions, events and programs are all designed to help corporates, investors, and all players in the innovation ecosystem discover and connect with the key companies, trends, and people in the market. With global coverage, CTG spans the entire clean technology theme and is relevant to the future of all industries.