Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen is speaking today during a FREE investment webinar called The Race to Zero – Investing in Technology For Sustainable Cities. Catch it today (Tuesday 8th June) at 08:00 CT and 13:00 CT.
The WEF Global Innovators Community (WEF) is a group of the most promising start-ups and scale-ups in the world at the forefront of technological innovation and business models. The WEF provides a platform for the community to work with public and private sector leaders to help find new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resilience. Businesses are invited to become global innovators and to work with one or more of our platforms that are relevant and help define the global agenda on key issues. There are over 140 parishioners from 15 different countries. Digital twin market leader Cityzenith has been selected as part of the community to support its mission to decarbonize US cities.
“Our partnership with the World Economic Forum gives us a platform to have our voice heard, spread our message, and take advantage of more opportunities,” stated Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen in a press release. “WEF recognized that our technology and insight had a role to play in combating Climate Change, and now we can go further in helping governments and countries to decarbonize cities worldwide.”
Shaping the future of energy, materials and infrastructure is one of seventeen platforms that work to bring together industry leaders in energy, oil and gas, mining, metals, chemicals and construction. The youngest participant on the list is Cityzenith with its SmartWorldOS, a software platform that creates virtual replicas of buildings and urban areas to manage, reduce and track CO2 emissions and minimize environmental damage.
Cityzeniths technology has been used in several international megaprojects, including large-scale, ground-breaking decarbonization programs for US cities. Cities generate 70% of global carbon emissions from sources that are not currently inhabited, and the company believes its technology can help buildings, real estate and asset management groups, urban planners, and developers move toward carbon neutrality over the next decade. The partnership is a catalyst for the Clean Cities for a Clean Future campaign, which is part of the Race to Zero movement.
“We have to help the most polluted urban centers become carbon neutral, and we plan to do this by donating the company’s Digital Twin platform SmartWorldOS™ to key cities, one at a time, after every $1m raised. We’re able to do this because of the recent surge of investment as part of our $15m crowdfunding raise,” stated Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen at a launch of the Clean Cities – Clean Future’ initiative.
Major investment funds such as the Carlyle Group, Equinor, the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Fund and CPP Partners provide potential investments in promising climate solutions. The World Economic Forum works with leading organizations that are pushing for change and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports countries in the transition to a sustainable energy future.