Become a MOBILIZE Sponsor


Sponsors are key to MOBILIZE. Join a select group of event supporters and choose from a variety of different options to meet your company or organization’s needs.


For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Christina.Jang@itdp.org.

For media sponsorship inquiries, please contact Jemilah.Magnusson@itdp.org.

MOBILIZE Founding Partners

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) works around the world to design and implement high quality transport systems and policy solutions that make cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable. ITDP is a global nonprofit at the forefront of innovation, providing technical expertise to accelerate the growth of sustainable transport and urban development around the world. Through our transport projects, policy advocacy, and research publications, we work to reduce carbon emissions, enhance social inclusion, and improve the quality of life for people in cities.

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) inspires, initiates and supports research and educational activities through the Future Urban Transport Programme – How to deal with the complexity of urban transport (FUT).

MOBILIZE Virtual Sponsors

At the Bernard van Leer Foundation, we believe that giving all children a good start in life is both the right thing to do and the best way to build healthy, prosperous and creative societies. We are a private foundation focused on developing and sharing knowledge about what works in early childhood development. We provide financial support and expertise to partners in government, civil society and business to help test and scale effective services for young children and families.

Based in Boston, Barr Foundation focuses regionally, and selectively engages nationally, working in partnership with nonprofits, foundations, the public sector, and civic and business leaders to elevate the arts and creative expression, to advance solutions for climate change, and to connect all students to success in high school and beyond.

Past MOBILIZE Sponsors, Partners, & Contributors

The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) enables leaders in developing countries and emerging economies to create sustainable urban mobility. It offers technical and financial support for innovative ideas.  TUMI will support projects, leadership development and career building for urban leaders, decision-makers, planners and students; ultimately connecting 1000 leaders worldwide. We believe in capacity building, mobilization of investments and supporting approaches on the ground as the most effective measures to follow the set goals and achieving a more sustainable urban future.

Founded in 2012, 99 app is the result of the desire to make difference from three known geeks of the Brazilian internet: Ariel Lambrecht, Renato Freitas, and Paulo Veras. Six years later, we were acquired by DiDi, the largest mobile phone platform in the world that reaches more than 60% of the world’s population and covers more than a thousand cities with an increasingly better mobility service.

Grow is a Latam-based holding for micromobility and payments. It is the result of the merger between Grin, the Mexican scooter pioneer, and Yellow, a multimodal and payment player from Brazil.

ICLEI is the world’s leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI addresses the local impacts of unprecedented global change, from climate change to urbanization, aiming for urban development to have the least possible impact on global systems and to build communities that are people-centered and equitable. ICLEI EcoMobility Alliance brings together cities committed to advancing urban mobility to conceptualize, design and implement people and climate friendly urban mobility options that encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.

Vital Strategies partners with governments to rapidly design and implement public health initiatives that bridge the gap between public health needs and solutions, especially in low- and middle- income countries.

WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities galvanizes action that will help cities grow more sustainably and improve quality of life in developing countries around the world. The Center increases our reach in established and emerging cities, building on the EMBARQ sustainable urban mobility work. 

Via is re-engineering public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Via’s mobile app connects multiple passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to seamlessly share a premium vehicle. First launched in New York City in September 2013, the Via platform operates in the United States and in Europe through its joint venture with Mercedes-Benz Vans, ViaVan. Via’s technology is also deployed worldwide through dozens of partner projects with public transportation agencies, private transit operators, taxi fleets, private companies, and universities, seamlessly integrating with public transit infrastructure to power cutting-edge on-demand mobility.  

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.  Our mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.