Green Growth Leaders benefits from the complementary capabilities and positions of the Founding Partners which include the following:
City of Copenhagen
“Climate solutions and green technology will be some of the decisive competitive parameters of the future. In Copenhagen, we are aiming to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital. It requires cooperation, enormous investment and a strong focus on Green Growth. We are inviting companies, knowledge-based institutions and organisations to join us; let us together use the city to create and develop Green Growth – and let us invite the whole world to see it. We are already offering partnerships in nine specific climate projects, a large number of green events and in the development of new city districts. In addition, we will be offering the city as a laboratory for the development of new solutions. Green growth – join us in Copenhagen”
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“We are building energy solutions for the future. DONG Energy’s long term vision is to provide reliable energy without CO2. To produce more energy with less CO2, we need a change in the energy system. It is a long-term project, but we are well underway with large wind power investments. DONG Energy has many years of experience in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms, and we are a market leader. In 2009 we opened one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, Horns Rev 2, and we have more large offshore wind farms in the pipeline in the United Kingdom and in Denmark”
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“Realdania is a strategic foundation created with the objective of initiating and supporting projects that improve the built environment. Our mission is to improve quality of life for the common good through the built environment. We want to create value through development and change, dialogue and knowledge, partnerships and networks, and through taking initiative and being proactive. Realdania was established in late 2000 following a merger between two large financial institutions. At the end of 2009, Realdania’s net capital amounted to approx. EUR 2.5 billion. In 2009, Realdania made grants of approx. EUR 60 million. Realdania is currently involved in approx. 34 strategic flagship projects and approximately 309 focus projects”
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Monday Morning is Scandinavia’s leading independent think tank and has extensive experience in developing and implementing international partnerships and platforms within green growth such as Copenhagen Climate Council, a global network of the world’s climate leaders, 2007-2009; World Climate Solutions in 2007-2010, Bella Center, in collaboration with NIDAB Networking; The World Business Summit on Climate Change, Bella Center, May 2009; The Copenhagen Call, the global industry recommendations to COP15, May 2009; COP15 Event “To Be Or Not To Be:” Kronborg Castle, December 2009; and “Unlocking The Climate Code: Innovation in Energy,” Copenhagen University, June 2008
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The VELUX name is derived from two words – Ventilation and Lux, the Latin word for light. The VELUX Group, which has manufacturing companies in 11 countries and sales companies in just under 40 countries, is one of the strongest brands in the global building materials sector and its products are sold in most parts of the world. The VELUX Vision expresses the future they envisage, supported by vivid descriptions of what it will be like to achieve it. It must be an out of the ordinary goal, but achievable. It must be daring and exciting and stimulate progress. It must accord with the foundation and must apply for a long time (10–20 years).
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In order to emphasise its position in wind power, Vestas sharpened its profile in 2010. Thisemphasis is expressed by “Wind. It means the world to us.”, which conveys to the world that wind means everything to Vestas because Vestas deals exclusively with wind power, thereby ensuring clean energy for its customers. Vestas believes that wind power is the best supplement to oil, gas and other conventional energy sources currently employed. Vestas aims to ensure that wind power remains at the top of the global energy agenda. This is among other things achieved through dialogue with politicians, public servants, interest groups and NGOs the world over and through advice and information to the public about the potential of wind power, both in individual markets and worldwide. Vestas’ long-term financial priorities reflect its focus on profitability
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DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. DNV’s history goes back to 1864, when the foundation was established in Norway to inspect and evaluate the technical condition of Norwegian merchant vessels. As a leading international provider of services for managing risk, the point of managing risk is not necessarily to eliminate risk, but to have an overview of the most critical risks and manage them professionally. DNV’s technology understanding blended with competency within risk management has been used to assess, evaluate and manage the risks involved in numerous high-profile projects around the world.
Media and Knowledge Partners
Furthermore, Green Growth Leaders works together with a series of knowledge partners such as UC Berkeley, Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster, European Environment Agency, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute in California and Lexxion- Renewable Energy Law Policy Review.