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
- 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
- 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.
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.
investments of SEK10 million resulting from the Summit have been
- 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