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The 15th International Business Forum at a Glance
The conference will provide a platform for success stories of innovative, inclusive business models tackling climate change. Entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, policy-makers and investors are invited to discuss their concepts and ideas in a public-private dialogue and jointly look for ways of scaling up innovative business solutions and cooperations.
Taking up the recommendations of Rio+20, the 15th International Business Forum will discuss challenges of climate investments from a business perspective and present practical business–led approaches and solutions. The underlying concept is to identify opportunities where commercial objectives align with development objectives and explore new ways of cooperation.
The 15th International Business Forum (IBF) is part of the dialogue series “Investment Climate for Climate Investment - fostering business dynamics for inclusive low carbon growth" implemented on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and organized by GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.
Announcement 15th IBF 2012 (pdf)
New Business Models for a changing Climate…Success Stories of
Low-Carbon Business Models | Adaptation to Climate Change as a Business Case | Inclusive Business Models | Technology Transfer | Climate resilient value chains – a model linking big players and small enterprises | Access to Clean Energy | Energy Efficiency
Key Sectors to be featured at the 2012 event include: agriculture | power & energy | water
How to shape a supportive environment for business models for a changing climate?
Facilitating low-carbon and inclusive businesses through an improved business enabling environment | Business, investors and governments standpoints | Public-private collaboration as a "state of the art" approach? | South Africa and the Green Economy Accord under the New Growth Path
Financing innovative Business Models: Investors and Investments
Bringing together successful business models for a changing climate and (impact) investors.
The outcomes of Rio+20 and the G20. Implications for the role of business fostering inclusive and low-carbon growth.
The event is designed for (social) entrepreneurs, innovators and intrapreneurs from all over the world. Companies can be active in all sectors where innovation leads to low-carbon growth or adaptation to climate change, from energy provision and infrastructure to agriculture and education. Policy-makers, investors, media representatives and sustainability practitioners are invited to join the International Business Forum.
The event will host up to 250 participants.
The dialogue series discusses the challenges of climate investments and inclusive growth from a business perspective. The focus lies on identifying, analyzing and upscaling successful business models in the field of climate investments and inclusive low-carbon growth. The 15th IBF offers many opportunities to business representatives to present their business cases and ideas, to develop new approaches for cooperation and to get in touch with financing institutions and representatives of public institutions.
More information for business representatives can be found here