GERMANY – Vok Dams Berlin organizes B4E Global Summit
Vok Dams Berlin, specialist for Institutional Events, had been commissioned by Global
Initiatives to organize the two-day B4E Global Summit 2012 in Berlin.
B4E is short for Business for the Environment, and indeed it was the aim of the event to
bring together corporations as well as political and international organizations in order to
work out some concrete political guidelines for the Earth Summit Rio+20.
True to the motto ‘Collaborate, Innovate, Act: Delivering the Green Economy‘ the
400 participants from more than 20 countries discussed possible approaches for a
sustainable, future-viable society and developed concrete recommendations for the
upcoming UN-Summit in Rio+20.
For the first time this eighth B4E Global Summit took place in Europe. Its delegates –
representatives of German and international corporations, NGOs and organizations –
participated in several high caliber discussion sessions and took part in seven parallel
2-day workshops with, e.g., Peter Bakker, president of the World Business Council for
Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Liz Thomson, coordinator of the UN-Conference
Rio+20, Luisa Diogo, former prime minster of Mozambique, Sir David King, director
of the Smith School of Environment & Enterprise, Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate
Group, John Elkington, founder and chairman of the board of Volans, Pavan Sukdhev,
study leader of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Yvo de Boer, former
executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,
Abdullah Al-Attiyah, president of COP18 in Qatar, as well as Helen Clark, former New
Zealand prime minister and leader of the UNDP.
Vok Dams Berlin was responsible for the overall organization of this sustainability
summit and created the perfect frame for an international top-level event with sustained