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2018 Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring CvCC 2018? Leadership positions are available.

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  • Speakers 2019
  • Premier Sponsor
  • Platinum Sponsor
  • Gold Sponsors
  • Supporting Sponsors
  • Key Strategic Partners
  • Joe Franses
    Joe Franses
    Vice-President, Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Therese Noorlander
    Therese Noorlander
    Sustainability Director Europe at The Coca-Cola Company
  • Uwe Bergmann
    Uwe Bergmann
    Director, Sustainability Management, Henkel
  • Michael Cooke
    Michael Cooke
    Senior Vice President HSE and Sustainability, ABB
  • Luke Manning
    Luke Manning
    Head of Sustainability and Strategic Initiatives, Refinitiv
  • Thomas Lingard
    Thomas Lingard
    Global Director, Climate & Environment, Unilever
  • EIT Climate-KIC
    EIT Climate-KIC
  • Enel Green Power
    Enel Green Power
  • ING
  • Nedap NV
    Nedap NV
  • Natural Capital Partners
    Natural Capital Partners
  • Salterbaxter
  • Sustainability Consult
    Sustainability Consult
  • Land Life Company
    Land Life Company
  • CO2logic
  • Signify
  • Green Pulse
    Green Pulse
Joe Franses
Vice-President, Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners

Joe Franses is Vice-President, Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. CCEP manufactures and distributes an extensive range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages, serving a consumer population of over 300 million across Western Europe, including Great Britain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Iceland.

Joe oversees CCEP’s sustainability strategy focusing on sustainable packaging, energy & climate and water stewardship. Joe is responsible for stakeholder engagement, sustainability reporting & communications, including external engagement with NGOs, policy makers, customers and suppliers.

Joe is an experienced sustainability professional with over 18 years’ experience in managing corporate responsibility and sustainability issues. He is a passionate advocate for sustainable business, providing vision and leadership to drive change on global sustainability issues. Joe has worked within the Coca-Cola System in both Great Britain and Europe since 2005.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Joe spent three years with Cable & Wireless, overseeing corporate responsibility, sustainability reporting and disclosure as well as community and NGO partnerships.

Joe began his career working in the charitable sector and spent four years working in public affairs and communications consultancy, focused on supporting businesses to develop and communicate their corporate responsibility strategies and community partnerships.

Joe holds an undergraduate degree in Social Policy & Politics from the University of Manchester and a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge.

Therese Noorlander
Sustainability Director Europe at The Coca-Cola Company

I have a passion for health, sustainability and sustainable developments in the area of public and private policies. Working on public private partnerships to reach goals in complex political environments motivates me. I am experienced in program management and building innovations from strategy to implementation with multiple stakeholders. I have a background in Business Administration, majored in marketing communication.


Strategic change processes, concept development and intervention management.

Initiator and involved partner of ‘Samen werken, samen winnen’: published book (2013) on public private partnerships.

Based on work experience, my knowledge concentrates on promoting healthy life style through policies and health awareness processes such as obesity and injury prevention. I have a background in disease management and integrated care issues.

I’m an enterprising, energetic person, loyal and dedicated to add value.

Uwe Bergmann
Director, Sustainability Management, Henkel

Responsibilities include the development of the sustainability strategy and the coordination of Henkel’s Sustainability Council, driving the implementation of the strategy together with Henkel’s business units and functions as well as the development of steering and communication tools.

Michael Cooke
Senior Vice President HSE and Sustainability, ABB

A highly qualified DIRECTOR with extensive international experience in a wide range of industrial sectors and blue-chip companies. A team builder, skilled at motivating employees to excel. Demonstrable track record of change management. Strategic vision balanced with pragmatism to ensure adoption of best practice. Financial, M&A and marketing experience compliment SHEQ expertise. Proven leader with excellent communication, persuasion, analytical and implementation skills.


Luke Manning
Head of Sustainability and Strategic Initiatives, Refinitiv

Strategic leadership role responsible for defining and delivering the long-term sustainability vision for Refinitiv, covering three main areas:

Thomas Lingard
Global Director, Climate & Environment, Unilever

19 years broad based leadership, communications and commercial experience gained in executive and non-executive roles with leading organisations in both the private and NGO sector, including Unilever, Green Alliance and Oxfam.


EIT Climate-KIC

EIT Climate-KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community) is the EU’s largest public-private partnership addressing climate change through innovation. Our community consists of over 300 leading partners from business, academia, the public sector and NGOs. Our purpose is to help create a prosperous, inclusive, climate resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy.
We focus on levers of systemic change, looking for where innovation is most needed to accelerate deep decarbonisation (elimination of fossil fuels and negative carbon) and effective adaptation. EIT Climate-KIC is predominantly grant-funded by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology, a body of the European Union and acts as a platform to work across boundaries and across sectors, fostering innovation as a catalyst for transformation.

Enel Green Power

Founded in December 2008, part of Enel Group, Enel Green Power develops and manages activities for the generation of energy from renewable sources worldwide.

A Global Presence

Enel Green Power is present in 30 countries* in 5 continents with a managed capacity of over 42 GW and over 1,200 plants.

Our production mix includes the main renewable sources: wind, solar, hydroelectric and geothermal.

“Worldwide, we are one of the main renewable operators with an annual production of about 82 TWh**, produced mainly from water, sun, wind and heat from the earth.”

The clean energy generated by our plants is able to meet the consumption needs of millions of families around the world and helps reduce carbon emissions, combating climate change and facilitating a new model of decarbonised development.


Having drawn strength from our international experience, we also develops bespoke projects to offer companies the best solutions when it comes to energy from renewable sources. Clean energy and sustainable projects, competitive costs and personalised solutions are the main benefits of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), tools capable of building solid, long-lasting partnerships with commercial and industrial customers.


Sustainable Development

Our development strategy is based on technological and geographic diversification, focusing our activities on expanding markets, which are characterised by the ready availability of natural resources, high growth rates in energy demand and stable socio-economic contexts.


Our development strategy contemplates sustainability in all its aspects in order to work in an innovative way, less with the logic of reaction to critical issues and more with a proactive approach, aimed at identifying opportunities for creating shared value for the company and the territory.


Renewables: An Open Door to the Future

We believe that renewable sources are an important tool both for promoting the competitiveness of production systems in various countries and for ensuring the security of energy source supply.


The widespread production of electricity from water, sun, wind and heat from the earth contributes to greater energy autonomy for nations, and at the same time supports the safeguarding of the environment.


“We are a leader in countries with an established tradition in the renewables sector as well as being among the main players in new markets with strong growth potential, such as Zambia, Indonesia and Australia.”


Innovation and New Business

EGP has developed new business and technologies, such as the construction of off-grid solutions and storage systems in order to improve flexibility and performance in its plants.


Thanks to our constant search for technical and operational excellence around the world, our attention to technological innovation and the effort of our more than 7.000 colleagues around the world, we look to the future with full awareness of Enel Green Power’s great potential for further growth, both in size and in performance.


We are also one of the founding members of RES4MED – Renewable Energy Solutions for the Mediterranean and beyond, an association founded in 2012 to promote renewable energy and electricity infrastructures necessary for its transport in the Mediterranean region.


Our direction
The world is changing so quickly, sometimes it’s hard to keep up. We at ING are here to help people stay a step ahead of these changes. To help them thrive in tomorrow’s world by turning the threats of climate change and fast-changing technology into opportunities.

If we want to get there, doing nothing isn’t an option—and saying no isn’t enough. Banks can’t do it alone, but where can we make a real impact?

We’ve made a lot of progress integrating sustainability with the business over the past years, which you can read about here. But we’re not done yet.

Now, we are ramping up our sustainability efforts. We have a new direction to guide us: all of our sustainability initiatives will help contribute to a low-carbon or self-reliant society.

Low-carbon society?
Climate change is a clear and present danger, and as a large global bank, we have a duty to help fight it. We believe in the Paris agreement, supporting the idea that the world must take steps to keep temperatures from rising more than two degrees Celsius (and ideally no more than 1.5 degrees).

We’re working to translate this into what it means for ING, and what actions we can best take to contribute.

Self-reliant society?
Innovation is having an enormous impact on the world, and with that, our customers and employees. Our purpose is to help people stay a step ahead, which means that we must be at least two steps ahead.

For the most part, innovation makes our customers’ lives easier. But it can sometimes have a less-positive impact, which we don’t see right away. Artificial intelligence and digitalisation can simplify and improve processes, but have consequences for society – different skills needed, less jobs available, and even some jobs lost altogether. This can leave people struggling with harder financial choices.

We all know that helping people with those difficult financial choices is part of our strategy – and the impact this has on society is part of how we approach sustainability.

Our new direction
Our new direction, to contribute to a low-carbon and self-reliant society, has been broken down into building blocks, each with its own objectives and targets. For example:

· becoming the industry leader in sustainable finance

· creating products to specifically help our SME/Mid-Corp clients future-proof their businesses

· helping the Think Forward Initiative financially empower 100 million people, and

· figuring out how to align our portfolio with the two-degree scenario (which is a big one).

To ensure that these projects are as effective as they can be, concrete sustainability target-setting will become part of the strategic dialogues between the countries and the MBB. By the end of the second quarter 2018, concrete contribution targets will be defined per country for most sustainability building blocks.

Nedap NV

Since the company’s founding in 1929, Nederlandsche Apparatenfabriek ‘Nedap’ N.V. has been manufacturing smart technical applications for the challenges of today and tomorrow and selling them all over the world. Headquartered in Groenlo in the Netherlands, Nedap boasts a workforce of approx. 780 employees and operates on a global scale, while the company has been listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 1947.

About Nedap Luxon
Luxon light management by Nedap connects sustainability initiatives with a company’s financial objectives. By focusing on the specific needs of the user, lighting systems are only active when and where needed. In addition, the platform provides clear insights into performance and usage, allowing for future optimizations and proactive maintenance. With the help of intuitive dashboards, Nedap enables users to manage all their business locations online using one system. Luxon is easy to combine with any lighting system on the market.

Natural Capital Partners

Natural Capital Partners works with clients to combine business success with positive impact on the environment and society. Through collaboration with global project partners the company develops and delivers solutions for renewable energy sourcing, forest protection and restoration, water stewardship, and biodiversity conservation in clients’ operational, supply chain and consumer markets, in addition to its award-winning carbon offset solutions, and CarbonNeutral® certification programmes. The company was founded in 1997 and has more than 300 clients in 34 countries.


Vision and values


Our vision is “Changing energy behaviour”. Renewable energy is our ticket to a more sustainable and energy-secure future. ECOHZ wants to be a game changer – driving the renewable energy industry forward.

We believe that change needs to come at many levels. On a global and national level, we need to stimulate major changes in energy systems and infrastructure, enabling a rapid transition to a low-carbon energy and renewable intensive economy.

Equally important is challenging established truths at local levels. This spans developing municipal electric mobility in Europe, installing solar powered lightning in remote villages in the developing world, and educating school children in the importance of using less energy.

As a company and as individuals, we strive to show that we are serious about taking the lead by – changing our own behaviour. Success is largely based on our people, who represent an impressive pool of expertise.


Our mission is “to create value with solutions for renewable energy”. This focus has enabled us to become one of the leaders in the European market and we offer one of the richest global portfolios of renewable energy solutions.


ECOHZ employees share both a keen understanding of the market as well as being guided by a common set of values – trust, boldness and openness.

Trust: We depend on building confidence amongst our stakeholders.

Openness: We are committed to transparency in our work with customers and partners.

Boldness: We believe knowledge and leadership makes a huge difference


We are the leading international sustainability strategy and communications consultancy. We help companies and brands Step Up to the changing relationship between business and society. We combine smart strategy, sharp insights and creativity to help businesses succeed.

Sustainability Consult

Sustainability Consult is the leading bioeconomy communications agency, working with organisations to build their visibility and credibility. We offer sustainability communications and policy communications across sectors. Based in Brussels and operating internationally, we also offer professional communications support to EU projects, including Horizon 2020.

We were founded in 2008 by our CEO Kathryn Sheridan, a former environment journalist with a vision for a values-based consultancy.

We build lasting client relationships and consistently deliver on our promises. We promote credible communications and are outspoken advocates for the responsible development of emerging technologies and start-ups.

Land Life Company

Land Life Company
Restoring ecosystems and communities around the world
We must and can restore our planet within our lifetime.
With the COCOON planting technology we have a low-cost, sustainable and scalable solution to plant trees in arid soils.

Together, we can revitalize ecosystems and communities
for this generation and the next.

The Cocoon planting technology
The Cocoon can be applied to projects of all sizes and can be used for different tree types and soil conditions. The various applications of the Cocoon include nature restoration, landscaping, highway planting and productive trees.

Nature restoration
The COCOON is a key tool to restore ecosystems that have been damaged by overgrazing, tree cutting, droughts, floods or urban or industrial/mining developments. The COCOON can be deployed on large stretches of land, including areas with slopes and hard topsoils where traditional irrigation does not work. Restored ecosystems improve rainwater infiltration and groundwater recharge, provide shade, increase soil organic matter content and enhance soil life, – all enabling other vegetation to grown around the trees planted. The value of the land often increases as a result.

Urban and highway landscaping
The COCOON is used as a sustainable solution for greening highways, urban streets as well as individual homes in dry climates. It is a solution for communities that are concerned about water conservation but still want to enjoy the safety, health and environmental benefits trees bring to city living. It is also used for highway greening and to reduce the amount of sand dust on the road.


CO2logic has extensive experience in calculating, reducing, and offsetting the carbon footprints of large organizations. Not only does CO2logic help organizations reduce their carbon footprint, they help them do it in a way that benefits the international community by developing and sustaining social programs in areas that are in the greatest need. CO2logic has won public tenders to become the carbon consultant to the European Investment Bank, the European Parliament, the City of Brussels, etc. Large corporations like Levi’s, Dow Corning, Baltimore Aircoil, Le Pain Quotidien and Mars have also trusted CO2logic’s expertise. CO2logic works with the highest quality standards and has the best consultants in the field.


Signify (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT) is a global leader in lighting products, systems and services. Our understanding of how lighting positively affects people coupled with our deep technological know-how enable us to deliver digital lighting innovations that unlock new business value, deliver rich user experiences and help to improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we sell more energy efficient LED lighting than any other company. We lead the industry in connected lighting systems and services, leveraging the Internet of Things to take light beyond illumination and transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. In 2015, we had sales of EUR 7.4 billion and currently we have approximately 36,000 employees in over 70 countries.

Green Pulse

We clean Chinese smog with the help from Western multinationals.

Reducing your carbon footprint in Emerging Markets helps the world more.
We can help any corporation with a large rooftop achieve this goal together.

We do so by utilizing idle rooftops, installing our solar power plants and selling green electricity via corporate PPA’s to multinationals in Emerging Markets.

We just happen to install and operate high-quality onsite solar projects and provide one single point of contact for our clients.

Our team consists of EU and Asian solar experts.

In total, we realized 85MW of distributed solar projects for Heineken, BMW, Betafence, Eternit, TVH to name a few. Vistit us at www.greenpulse.eu