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GPC Membership

The Global Projects Center's Industrial Affiliate Program creates value for organizations engaged in financing, developing, building, operating or investing in long term infrastructure projects and other capital assets globally through research, education, networking and outreach.

There are a variety of benefits available to members of the GPC, such as facilitated recruiting of students, member bulletins, issues in brief, engagement with technical reports, attendance at seminars, and, in certain circumstances, mini-internships, visiting fellowship programs, and opportunities to sit on the Board of Advisors or have GPC staff come out for site visits. 

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Current Affiliates

AGC Glass Europe

Using the world’s top-class technologies cultivated through a history of technological innovation extending over 100 years, AGC has continued to achieve the creation of new values in the business areas of Glass, Electronics, Chemicals, and Ceramics.

Amazon

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. Explore how millions of customers are currently leveraging AWS cloud products and solutions to build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.

Ananda Development

Ananda Development PCL is a Thai property developer that focusses on condominium developments related to major transportation infrastructure. Its brands cover all segments of the market from luxury units costing over $1 million to super value costing $30,000. The company was founded in 1999 and its 2012 IPO unleashed its potential when it began a growth spurt that has the company expecting to grow 10X between its IPO and 2020. The company grew its market share in condo launches by major developers from less than 5% in the year before its IPO to over a quarter of the national total by 2017. This growth has been fuelled by the company’s dedication to innovation. The company has a long history of successfully working with foreign partners beginning in 2006 with Prudential, continuing with Mitsui Fudosan from 2013 and expanding with Ascott (A CapitaLand Company) in 2017.

Anbaric

Anbaric’s corporate mission is to develop innovative, large electric infrastructure projects, and to be good stewards of the portions of those projects we and our investor partners own directly. As a developer, Anbaric invests in projects that will have long lifespans: electric transmission and distribution assets foremost among them.  As a steward of our investors’ capital, we are interested in growing our portfolio of assets that provide steady, reliable returns for decades to come. We do not seek energy commodity exposure. Instead, we seek to develop and own interests in assets and companies that are platforms for the efficient trade of energy.

APG

APG carries out collective pension schemes in the Netherlands for participants in the education, government, and construction sectors, cleaning and window-cleaning companies, housing corporations and energy and utility companies as well as social or sheltered employment. APG manages pension assets of in total approximately 337 billion euros (September 2013) for these sectors. APG works for over 30,000 employers and provides for the income of around 4.5 million participants and administrates over 30% of all collective pension schemes in the Netherlands.

Arup

Founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, Arup first came to the world’s attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House, followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organisation. Most recently, its work for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has reaffirmed its reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs that reinvent the built environment.

AustralianSuper

AustralianSuper is one of Australia’s largest industry superannuation funds with $65 billion in funds under management. AustralianSuper is focused on building a portfolio of core infrastructure assets predominantly in the regulated utilities, transport and contracted sectors. 

Azcende

Azcende is a venture capital and advisory firm that seeks to evolve the infrastructure utility and value of the world’s cities through its investment mindset in urban innovation. As a result of our expertise and insights into (smart city) infrastructure, Azcende can harness existing assets and services or enhance construction or new infrastructure through effective identification and matching of early-stage tech startups (in which we may seek to invest). Combined with our approach to identify societal, economic and environmental problems, there has never been a better time to leverage new approaches to intergenerational infrastructure necessary to support humanity’s urban future. This is why our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) focus is central to our business – to ensuring that we advance humanity with positive (economic, social and environmental) impact.

Bechtel

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that create long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

BlueCross BlueShield

Gleaned from connecting more individuals with more doctors across more communities, Blue Cross Blue Shield Axis® (BCBS Axis®) enables richer analytics, sharper insights and smarter solutions to advance the quality and affordability of care.

carsales.com

carsales.com Ltd (ASX: CAR) is an ASX 100 company and one of the largest online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds business in the world. The carsales network has operations and interests in leading marketplaces across Australia, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina and South East Asia. carsales.com Ltd also has interests in a range of adjacent industries spanning vehicle inspections, e-commerce, data, commercial software, payments and media. The carsales network receives tens of millions of visits to its online properties each month, services ~30,000 dealer customers and has ~5m members. The company is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and employs approximately 1000 people across the world. 

Cbus

With a history of strong long-term performance, we’re the leading Industry Super Fund for the building, construction and allied industries. We’re a long-standing superannuation fund that helps our members build a secure future. Year after year, our default investment option, Growth (Cbus MySuper) has performed better than the industry average. Our wholly-owned property development company, Cbus Property, invests in property developments across Australia, creating jobs for the building, construction and allied industries.

CINÉMOI

Cinémoi is a television network focusing on film, fashion and international style. It is available in the United States on DirecTV, Verizon FiOS-Frontier, Channel 236 and Sling TV. Originally the channel was dedicated to screening subtitled French movies from the New Wave onwards. And its premium programming currently gives viewers front row seats to an assortment of international titles and festivals, curated vintage to modern movies, as well as green and haute couture content, and an array of glamorous events, including the Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet and Closing Ceremony, and the channel's annual International Fashion Film Awards show.

CloudCover

CloudCover is a software-defined cybersecurity risk aware, risk control organization with the goal of utilizing automated intelligent risk analytics to underwrite cybersecurity data insurance in sub-second.  Since inception, CloudCover’s research and development expanded its product portfolio with AI-based machine learning, including decentralized blockchain technology to revolutionize the insertion of the CyberSafety Platform™ that will disrupt traditional data privacy structures lacking sub-second cybersecurity including underwriting (risk transfer) incremental data insurance on-demand. For more information, please visit: https://cloudcover.cc or follow @TheCloudCover on Twitter.

Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that provides our clients with insight to make real estate decisions. In a world that continues to change faster than ever, we provide deep expertise locally, with global perspective. And in doing so, we strive to create a positive impact—on our employees and their families, our clients, local and global communities, and the natural environment. We work with stakeholders in more than 70 countries to create a sustainable, successful, responsible business, which includes understanding the way our activities affect other businesses, the environment, society, and the economy.

Daikin

Established in 1924, Daikin Industries is one of the leading manufacturer of air conditioning equipment in the world. It had over $17B in annual revenue in 2016. Daikin sells its air conditioners in more than 150 countries. Leveraging its cutting-edge technologies, Daikin delivers outstanding products and solutions to ensure comfortable and sustainable living environments to people all over the world. Daikin strives to bring new technologies and solutions to improve its customers' every day life. In that spirit, Daikin has established an innovation center in the heart of Silicon Valley to collaborate and benefit from the innovation ecosystem here.

Diamond Wealth Strategies

Diamond Wealth Strategies is a full service boutique advisory firm catering exclusively to the many unique needs of 85 Single Family Offices ranging in size from $250 million to $15 billion. Diamond has a direct investment division that serves as an outsourced private equity division for Family Offices that do not have a dedicated private equity division.  This enables Family Offices to make direct investments in private equity without the high cost and inflexibility of traditional private equity fund investing.  Diamond has a Wealth Transfer division which reviews estate and gift tax planning objectives in consideration of the Family’s goals and objectives.  In doing so, Diamond identifies strategies that may minimize transfer taxes such as gift, estate, and generation skipping taxes while meeting the Family’s planning objectives.  The planning is typically in response to specific planning needs which may include transactional planning and structuring, sophisticated inter-generational wealth transfer considerations, wealth preservation, asset protection and distribution strategies and family gifting strategies. Diamond has an investment banking division which provides financial advisory services to middle market companies throughout the world, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger and acquisitions advisory, financial restructuring & corporate turnarounds, valuations and strategic consulting services all geared around the unique goals and objectives of Family Offices. Lastly, Diamond has a Philanthropy division which focuses on governance design that reflect founder and family intent, methods for identifying and engaging trustees, coaching and leadership training, next gen training and connection to family values, tools and learning agendas for strategic giving, legacy, capital, and global giving, giving during times of natural disasters and active conflict, and portfolio evaluation and results driven learning and planning.

Five States Energy

Five States Energy is a private oil and gas investment firm based in Dallas Texas. Since our founding in 1985 we have been focused on acquiring producing oil and gas properties and participating in infill development projects throughout the lower 48 states. Our goal today is the same as it has always been, to build portfolios of high quality assets that will generate long-term income for our investors.

Hyundai MOBIS

Founded in 1977, Hyundai Mobis has been an automotive parts manufacturer that achieves continuous development. By offering top-quality products, technologies and services, Hyundai Mobis strengthened its position in the automotive parts industry to become the seventh largest global automotive parts suppliers in 2018. We will continue to strengthen the foundation for sustainable growth through meeting challenges to become a global top tier, while also creating shared values with all of our stakeholders and share these created values.

Jones Lang LaSalle, Middle East & Africa

Long-Term Stock Exchange

Companies that operate with a long-term mindset tend to outperform their peers over time. But going public can pressure even the most visionary founder into a short-term mindset. We are building software tools and a coalition of investors for 21st-century companies.

McMaster University Degroote School of Business

We actively foster interdisciplinary thinking and evidence-based management to transform business and society. The DeGroote difference is that you’ll be challenged to apply your knowledge to practical business situations, gaining an understanding of how the concepts you’re learning today will impact the business world tomorrow.

Meiden America, Inc.

Meiden America, Inc. is an important element of the global Meidensha Network. Since incorporating in 2003, we have been growing our business and developing our resources. We started primarily within the dynamometer business group and have since expanded into businesses related to logistics, power, and the environment.

Microsoft

 Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

MISO Energy

MISO is a not-for-profit member-based organization that ensures reliable, least-cost delivery of electricity across all or parts of 15 U.S. states and one Canadian province. In cooperation with stakeholders, MISO manages approximately 65,000 miles of high-voltage transmission and 200,000 megawatts of power-generating resources across its footprint.

Motus Ventures

Motus Ventures helps new businesses raise seed level funding to develop and launch their new product and/or service. We have investment syndication experience and relationships with a substantial array of active early stage investors who will help us fund good opportunities. Motus Ventures has substantial connections and working relationships with automotive OEMs, tier one suppliers, fleet management companies, logistics providers, mobile phone manufacturers, internet and e-commerce companies, large retailers and consumer goods businesses, academic and government institutions, and businesses participating in the supply chains for all these businesses. We leverage these relationships to help new companies commercialize their products, form channel partnerships, win early adopter customers, and gain much needed early market traction. 

Neuberger Berman

As a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, Neuberger Berman is structurally aligned with the long-term interests of our clients. We have no external parent or public shareholders to serve, nor other lines of business to distract us from our core mission. And with our employees and their families invested alongside our clients—plus 100% of employee deferred cash compensation directly linked to team and firm strategies—we are truly in this together.

New Zealand Superannuation Fund

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund invests money, on behalf of the Government, to help pay for the increased cost of superannuation entitlements in the future. By doing this the Fund adds to Crown wealth, improves the ability of future Governments to pay for National Superannuation, and ultimately reduces the tax burden on future New Zealanders of the cost of superannuation. A long-term, growth-oriented investor, the Fund has more than $23 billion in assets, including $3.5 billion* invested in New Zealand.The Fund is managed by a Crown Entity, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation. 

OpTrust

With net assets of $19 billion, OPTrust invests and manages one of Canada's largest pension funds and administers the OPSEU Pension Plan, a defined benefit plan with almost 90,000 members and retirees. OPTrust was established to give plan members and the Government of Ontario an equal voice in the administration of the OPSEU Pension Plan and the management of the assets through joint trusteeship. OPTrust is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, five of whom are appointed by OPSEU and five by the Government of Ontario.

PSP Investments

At PSP Investments, we highlight the possible. We explore every angle—across asset classes, markets and industries—to broaden our perspectives. We work as one, recognizing that diversity is an asset that can help us realize an opportunity’s full potential. In close collaboration, we have developed a collective instinct that allows us to hone in on opportunities otherwise overlooked, unnoticed, or unseen. In blind spots or in plain sight, we always seek to spot the edge.

Queensland Investment Corporation

QIC is a leading provider of dynamic investment solutions for sovereign wealth funds, superannuation funds and other institutional investors. Established in 1991 by the Queensland Government to manage its long-term investments, we have grown to be the third largest institutional investment manager in Australia, with more than 90 local and international clients and $74.3 billion* in funds under management. With a strong foundation in Australia, our global presence also extends to Asia, Europe and the United States.

Real Capital Innovation

Enabling long-term investors.

RPMI Railpen

The Railways Pension Scheme is one of the UK's largest and longest established pension funds. RPMI Railpen (Railpen) is responsible for the safekeeping and investment of around £28 billion on behalf of the scheme's 350,000 members who are connected with the railway industry. Our mission is to pay members’ pensions securely, affordably and sustainably. To achieve this we invest the scheme’s assets to generate strong investment returns over the long term.

SRI International

SRI is an independent, nonprofit research center that works with clients to take the most advanced R&D from the laboratory to the marketplace. Serving government and industry, we collaborate across technical and scientific disciplines to generate real innovation and create high value for our clients. We invent solutions that solve your most challenging problems today and look ahead to the needs of the future. For more than 70 years, we’ve led the discovery and design of ground-breaking products, technologies, and industries – from Siri and online banking to medical ultrasound, cancer treatments, and much more.

State of Wisconsin Investment Board

The State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB), created in 1951, is responsible for managing the assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), the State Investment Fund (SIF) and other state trust funds. As of December 31, 2016, SWIB managed over $104 billion in assets.