OUTCOMES

OUTCOMES

The broad engagement of young people around sustainable business ideas that this initiative created is beyond the accomplishment of any other international conference ever held in Europe with this focus.

– The Summit brought together 1,700 participants from 120 countries. 50% of the participants were under the age of 35. 44% were women. 

– Over 150 participants brought projects or businesses that they presented during the Summit, most of an outstanding quality

– Over 10 000 people were directly engaged in the wider process, through local meetings or dialogues over the internet platform

– More than million people were impacted by the process, through social media, TV and print reporting. (Rework had 5,400 tweets, and on the summit opening day, the rework hashtag was the most discussed hashtag in Scandinavia!)

Investors, policy makers and corporate leaders were engaged at a deep strategic level around new opportunities and initiatives

– Approximately 60 corporations, foundation and public bodies provided financial and in kind support to the process

– An estimated USD100 billion of investment capital was represented at the Summit

– Deep and strategic commitment from new and traditional sources of capital. Among those involved were the IFC and the World Bank, Mott Foundation and Ford Foundation, HSBC and Swedbank, and many others.

– Strategic engagement of political decision makers on global and local levels through a Policy Dialogue as part of the Summit organized in cooperation with the ILO and with the active engagement of OECD, UNEP and the Government of India

The realization of a “market place” during the summit and in preparatory regional and local meetings brought together investment capital and promising investment opportunities, who are committed to the generation of a total of two million green employment opportunities.

– Immediate investments of SEK10 million resulting from the Summit have been documented.

– Approximately 1300 business ideas and new partnerships taken forward, with an estimated employment potential of 10 000 people. 

– The successful creation of a new financial instrument, a Green Bond, together with IFC. By end of 2010 the bond is expected to raise USD 20 million to finance distribution of 200 000 clean stoves and solar lights through SEWA in India. USD 300 million is projected by 2012.

– The integration of the idea of ”Green Teams” into the ILO Youth Employment Facility, likely to green a significant percentage of the 23 000 jobs envisaged as the result of the facility