One of the world’s leading professional services firms and a responsible corporate citizen, KPMG employs close to 140,000 people around the world with operations in over 140 countries. KPMG is proud to support Cycle for Water because of the clear match with the corporate ambitions and values of KPMG, in which making a difference and sustainability are major themes.
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WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. Cycle for Water is very proud to be supported by World Wildlife Fund!
IN10 is a Rotterdam-based creative company that creates interactive brand communication. It is the agency’s stated ambition to connect people and brands in a relevant matter. As such, the team of more than 30 dedicated professionals working at IN10 is very eager to develop the positive story of Cycle for Water and create a meaningful experience for everyone involved.
Rotterdam School of Management has for nearly 40 years firmly established its reputation as one of Europe’s leading business school. The university combines a clear focus on sustainability in management practices with a philosophy that students should be internationally orientated. As such, we are proud to join in an academic partnership with RSM.
New Earth Films is a production company based in Amsterdam which has a mandate to make honest and respectful broadcast documentaries based on four main genres: adventure, culture, travel and wildlife. It is the stated belief of the company that it is their duty to make films that leave a positive effect on the environments they encounter, and as such the team is dedicated to present our Living Planet through the lens of a film camera.
Claudio Von Planta is a documentary filmmaker with more than 20 years of freelance experience. He is probably best known for his role as DoP on ‘Long Way Round‘ and ‘Long Way Down‘ where he filmed the actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on motorbike journeys around the world and across Africa.
Net Impact is an international non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Spanning six continents, its membership of current and emerging leaders makes up one of the most influential networks of professionals and students in existence today.
One of the world’s biggest manufacturers of consumer electronics in the field of audiovisual technology, Sony has provided us with new cutting-edge products which will allow us to come back with video material of the highest quality. We are equipped with a Sony HXR-MC50E Ultra Compact Professional AVCHD Camcorder with which we will film the whole Cycle for Water project.
Calfee Design is a bicycle manufacturer located near Santa Cruz, California. Starting out in 1989, founder Craig Calfee built innovative carbon frames which helped international cycling champion Greg LeMond to ride in the leader’s yellow jersey in the 1991 Tour de France. Craig then expanded his skill set to include producing bamboo frames. Bringing his expertise to Ghana and Zambia, Craig has recently started Bamboosero – an initiative aimed to have bamboo bicycles produced in Africa.
Basecamp is one of the leading retailers specialized in renting and selling mountaineering equipment in the Netherlands. Based in The Hague, their strength lies in combining honest and personal advice with a wide assortment of up-to-date and high quality products. Their technical know-how and expertise is the result of more than 20 years of mountaineering experience and we are therefore very happy to have such dedicated and knowledgeable professionals helping out with the expedition.
Jacobsons is a Benelux distributor of high-end cycling brands and part of Agu Holding, which is one of the largest and most well known distributors and producers of cycling gear and cycling wear in the Benelux. Jacobsons supports us in our efforts to raise awareness for the global water crisis and has partnered with us in the hope we can bring positive change to communities throughout Latin America.
Kata Bags has provided us with strong, well-designed and functional storage for all of our video and photographic equipment for during our 18-month journey. Considering the different environments and weather we will be traveling through keeping the equipment safe and protected is key. Kata Bags will do the job!
Power Traveller has provided us with the latest in green sustainable energy – their ‘Power Gorilla’. This innovation will provide us with enough SOLAR energy to power up our video and photo cameras and our laptops too.
The professional team at Van Wijk, Gorsira & Tacken provided us the best possible advice and support on how to set up the Stichting Cycle for Water (the Foundation). We remain indebted to them.
Illies hats are handmade hats, each designed with unique shapes and color combinations. This enables an exclusive match between an Illies hat and your head, both shape wise and personality wise. We thank Illy for making sure our heads keep nice and warm!
Akvo is an open source platform for water and sanitation projects. Headquartered in The Hague, the not-for-profit foundation creates and shares Internet and mobile phone tools that for the first time make it easy for everyone to reach out and fund thousands of new water and sanitation projects.
The Resource Foundation is a U.S. nonprofit organization that has been facilitating charitable giving to Latin America and the Caribbean since 1987 in order to empower the region’s disadvantaged so they can gain the skills, knowledge and opportunities to improve their lives. TRF does so by partnering with high-impact local NGOs and selective donors worldwide to increase the self-reliance of the region’s poor. Since 2007, The Resource Foundation has held Charity Navigator‘s highest rating of 4-stars.
International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year theme, Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge, aims to spotlight and encourage governments, organizations, communities, and individuals to actively engage in addressing the defy of urban water management.