The objective of the Corporate Sustainability Forum is to strengthen the business contribution to sustainable development globally – seeking to bring greater scale and quality to implementation of corporate sustainability practices, innovation and collaboration. The Forum will provide a venue for business, industry and investors to meet with Governments, local authorities, civil society and UN entities – with 2,000 participants expected. Consisting of dozens of highly focused workshops and thematic sessions linked to the Rio+20 agenda, the Forum will highlight leading sustainability practices and partnerships, as well as provide a platform to announce new commitments.
The UN Global Compact seeks sponsorships to cover the cost of the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum. Sponsorship provides a unique opportunity for organizations to demonstrate commitment to corporate sustainability on a global stage. Notably, sponsorship at the “Gold” level will support participation by Member States from Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States at the UN Rio+20 conference.
Sponsorship opportunities are open to organizations with a commitment to sustainable and responsible practices.1 Sponsorship slots will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.2
Gold - $200,000
Number of openings: 15
Gold-level sponsorship offers organizations the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences in making tangible and significant progress in advancing sustainable development goals. In addition to supporting the Corporate Sustainability Forum, Gold-level sponsorship contributes to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20. Half of the proceeds from this sponsorship will assist the Rio+20 Secretariat in funding Member States from Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States to attend the conference. Three Gold-level sponsorship slots will be reserved for corporate sustainability leaders in Brazil.
Green - $200,000
Number of openings: 5
The Corporate Sustainability Forum is being organized as a fully responsible and sustainable event at all phases of event design and execution. In cooperation with sustainable event experts at MCI Group, the event will be externally certified following the most robust process available. Additionally, all event participants will be encouraged to offset their CO2 emissions through the purchase of Gold Standard Certified Emission Reductions and Gold Standard Verified Emission Reductions. A portion of Green sponsor contributionswill assist the Rio+20 Secretariat to offset attendance of participants from the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States. A portion may also be directed to cover emissions of organizations less able to pay. Two Green-level sponsorship slots will be reserved for corporate sustainability leaders in Brazil.
Special requirement: Green sponsors must have demonstrated a proven commitment to tackling climate change and advancing sustainability in their organization – for example through engaging in Caring for Climate, reporting greenhouse gas emissions and strategic climate change data to the Carbon Disclosure Project, or similar actions.
Silver - $100,000
Number of openings: 12
Silver-level sponsorship provides organizations the opportunity to demonstrate commitment to the advancement of corporate sustainability. Sponsorships will support the organization of the Corporate Sustainability Forum.
Transportation - $75,000
Number of openings: 3
Transportation sponsorship offers organizations the opportunity to provide sustainable shuttle services for Corporate Sustainability Forum participants to and from event sites.
New sponsorship opportunities now available for coffee and lunch breaks. See below for further information.
Lunch Break - $50,000
Number of openings: 6 (2 sponsors per day)
Lunch Break sponsorship offers organizations the opportunity to receive exclusive recognition as the official Corporate Sustainability Forum lunch sponsor. Two sponsorship openings are available per lunch and sponsors will be featured as the official lunch sponsor in the Forum lunch area.
Coffee Break - $50,000
Number of openings: 6 (1 sponsor per coffee break)
Coffee Break sponsorship offers organizations the opportunity to receive exclusive recognition as the official Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum coffee break sponsor. One sponsorship opening is available per coffee break and the sponsor will be featured as the official coffee break sponsor in the Forum coffee break area.
Sponsorship Recognition and Benefits
|Before Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum & Website (pre/post event)|
|Logo on Forum website homepage|| || || || |
|Logo in Forum website sponsorship section|| |
|Logo on Forum promotional materials and event report|
|Logo on UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) website in funding section|| || || |
|Use of special “We support Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum” logo/widget on corporate material|
|Recognition in Forum sustainability report, “green” event management cases and/or award applications following the Forum|| || || || |
|At Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum|
|Opportunity to organize a 90-minute session focused on one of the identified Forum themes|| || || || || |
|Organization name on flyer distributed at UN Rio+20 conference venue on 20-22 June 2012|| || || |
|Logo on banners throughout Forum venue|| || |
|Logo on Forum transportation banners|| || || || |
|Logo in Sponsorship section of Forum booklet|| |
|Full-page advertisement in Forum booklet|| || || |
|Half-page advertisement in Forum booklet|| || || |
|Display in dedicated Sponsor Space at Forum|| |
|Complimentary registration to Forum for 2 company representatives|
|Concierge service for assistance with arrangements|
|Exclusive access to Sponsors lounge and meeting rooms|
|Exclusive name recognition at lunch / coffee break|| || || || |
To indicate interest in sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Foundation for the Global Compact
UN Global Compact Office
1 – The UN Global Compact Office reserves the right to review and approve all interested sponsors, ensuring that any financial and content contributions uphold the integrity of the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum and the UN Global Compact. Sponsors must have demonstrated leadership in the UN Global Compact and have consistently completed an annual Communication on Progress (COP).
2 – Sponsorship and programme are completely independent of each other, and speaking slots are not granted to any individual or organization as a result of, or in return for, sponsorship.