On 19-20 October, 800 leaders spanning 53 countries convened in Denmark for the P4G Copenhagen Summit: a first-of-its-kind event inspiring, accelerating and recognizing partnerships between governments, businesses, and members of civil society to drive inclusive growth and measurable progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
At the Summit's conclusion, a powerful alliance of global leaders declared their support and signed the Copenhagen Commitment. Their signatures recognized the world's need for concrete partnerships that get the job done. The only way to deal with climate change and reach the SDGs – the biggest challenges of our time - is to partner up - across continents, sectors and generations.
“You are here for a reason: to bring hope and practical solutions to a world in need of it… and to show the world what strong partnerships can do, and what an alliance of action can bring.”
- Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
International Business Leaders
Executives from some of the world’s largest corporations including Alibaba, BYD, Blackrock, IBM, Maersk, Novo Nordisk, Siemens, SAP, SK Telecom, Unilever and Vestas were among those leading Summit conversations and objectives around accelerating partnerships
The Summit brought together 24 P4G Partnerships and 15 State-of-the-Art partnership finalists to accelerate and recognize action in five key areas: food and agriculture, water, energy, cities and the circular economy.
The innovation and vision that these partnerships provided helped shape the outcomes of the Summit. As Summit participants look to implement the steps they took towards green growth action, these partnerships will stand as an ongoing source of inspiration as well as models for success.