Grundfos sponsors the World Green Summit June 5, 2012 - London - Grundfos joins as Sponsor of the World Green Summit (


Grundfos sponsors the World Green Summit

June 5, 2012 - London - Grundfos joins as Sponsor of the World Green Summit ( business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on June 20th, 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilion, located at the Olympics Athlete's Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, "Grundfos is a global leader in providing energy efficiency and water solutions. As such, they will be hosting a roundtable during the Summit and a high-level event on June 18th, in which I encourage all our stakeholders to participate."


UNDP and Grundfos host High-Level Side Event at Rio+20

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How can we achieve sustainability in the water sector through private-sector innovation & participation?


June 18, 2012, 2pm-5pm, Sheraton Barra Hotel

UNDP and Grundfos will be hosting a High-Level Side Event at Rio+20. This event will gather more than 100 key stakeholders - leading practitioners and experts from the private sector, government, civil society, academia and development organisations from developed and developing countries - to share experiences and expertise on this key topic. Sessions will focus on the role of Public-Private Partnerships and Innovative Technology, Management & Partnerships. Speakers include: Christian Friis Bach, Danish Minister of Development Cooperation; Carsten Staur, Danish Ambassador to the UN, and Rachel Kyte, World Bank Vice-President for Sustainable Development. For further details please contact:

About Grundfos: With an annual production of over 16 million pump units, Grundfos is one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers and the world’s largest manufacturer of circulator pumps. Grundfos is committed to develop and provide sustainable solutions for people all over the world through innovative technology, partnerships and ground-breaking business models. During the Rio+20 Summit, Grundfos will engage in various events to highlight the role of the private sector as a provider of innovative solutions to drive sustainable development. In particular, we will showcase Grundfos LIFELINK, which is an innovative technology and service solution for sustainable water supply in the developing world. For more information, please visit and

About UNDP: UNDP is the United Nations' global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners. For more information please go to

About the World Green Summit: The World Green Summit (WGS) is a new annual high-level forum committed to progressing sustainable development and the green economy, by engaging business, finance, government and other leaders to find solutions for industries, cities, regions and nations. Endorsed by the Government of Rio de Janeiro, the inaugural WGS provides a media, marketing and networking platform during the official high-level portion of the Rio+20 conference, to enable the world’s leading CEOs, financiers, celebrities, and dignitaries to initiate, communicate and build solutions for a sustainable future. The summit is supported by Institutional Partners (Act NOW, Carbon Disclosure Project, CEBDS, ICLEI, United Nations Foundation, Sustainable Energy For All, UNICA), Global Media Partners (TIME, FT, Thomson Reuters), Global TV Partner (CNBC), EU Media Partner (European Voice) and is by invitation-only for 500 business and government leaders. WGS is organised by World Climate Ltd and Climate Action, two leaders in the green media space.

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