Industry

19 MAY 2021

MOTT MACDONALD BECOMES PLATFORM PARTNER OF THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Mott MacDonald has become a platform partner of the World Economic Forum. As a member of the energy, materials and infrastructure platform, the company will focus on the transformations required in these areas, to shape and build a more sustainable future.

Mike Haigh, Mott MacDonald executive chair said: “We’re delighted to accept the World Economic Forum’s invitation to partner with them and play an active role in transforming energy, materials and infrastructure to create a more resilient and inclusive society.”

As a platform partner, Mott MacDonald will seek to play a key role in initiatives such as the Net Zero Carbon Cities - a project to rethink urban planning, energy policy and the built living environment to ensure sustainable ecosystems and human wellness.

Haigh said: “Through our work we’re involved in solving some of the world’s most urgent social, environmental, and economic challenges. We know that addressing those challenges in ways that deliver sustainable and equitable outcomes requires collaboration on a global scale. That is why we are excited to play our part in helping the World Economic Forum amplify the best approaches across our industry.”

Additionally, Mott MacDonald will be part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Commission on BiodiverCities 2030, that will support city governments, businesses and citizens and advise on the development of a shared concept, framework and forward-looking perspective to integrate cities with nature.

Haigh added: “Climate change impacts continue to pose a global threat and significant investment in climate resilience is needed to protect our communities. Only through strong public and private sector partnerships can we create opportunities for people and nature to thrive.”

Mott MacDonald will also continue to champion the World Economic Forum’s Infrastructure 4.0 initiative, co-chaired by Mott MacDonald’s chief technical officer, Mark Enzer. The project is focused on driving an ambitious agenda on sustainable, resilient, and inclusive infrastructure through improved adoption of emerging technologies.

“Technology and digitalisation provide the means to achieve sustainability by enabling decision makers to understand large and complex challenges and address them more effectively. By reframing how we think of infrastructure we can leverage technology and information to deliver better outcomes for people and planet,” said Haigh.

Isidora Kosta, who leads the engineering and construction community at the World Economic Forum said: “We’re delighted to welcome Mott MacDonald as a partner of the Forum. Their expertise and unique perspective will add a great deal to the dialogues, initiatives and coalitions hosted by the Forum.”

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